From tech and Internet surveillance to sensors to social networking, privacy rules are being rewritten.
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Mandatory data retention is not just about national security, but also about cracking down on illicit online file sharing, according to Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam.
The ACMA and the Australian Privacy Commissioner have signed a deal to work together in a bid to streamline telecommunications, spam, and telemarketing matters, and to ease duplication in their respective duties.
Australia's proposed data-retention laws still leave too many questions unanswered. Turnbull and Brandis must fill in the blanks.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that copyright holders could sue ISPs to get hold of data retained as part of the government's mandatory data-retention regime.
Australia's two largest telecommunications companies have welcomed the Australian government's approach to legislation forcing them to retain customer data for two years.
Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has this morning introduced legislation that will force telecommunications companies to retain customer data for two years.
Data retention laws in Sweden looked dead a few months ago, but it's alive and kicking with all but one ISP resuming the collection of user data to aid law enforcement investigations.
'Volunteer' companies will not be forced to remove content, and smaller social media companies will not be covered by the Australian government's cyberbullying laws.
The private eHealth records of numerous patients have been breached by healthcare providers and other myGov account users.
They may be the home of hundreds of millions of online free speakers, but how Tumblr and Imgur work for their users' free speech may not be as strong as could be.
Apps running in mobile operating systems must get permission from the user for all sorts of things. This can be confusing. Do some do it better than others?
Labor has called on the Australian government to release the exposure draft for legislation forcing telecommunications companies to keep customer data for two years.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) knows a thing or two about cloud computing, and they've decided to share some good recommendations. Plus an anti-NSA phone and more government tech shenanigans from the world over.
Fake transactions from Brazil take advantage of implementation errors to approve what appear to be chip card purchases without the PIN. Hint to banks: It's "Chip AND PIN," not OR.