From tech and Internet surveillance to sensors to social networking, privacy rules are being rewritten.
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The personal, identifying details of nearly 10,000 asylum seekers in Australia have been accidentally published online.
Hackers could remotely take over devices, power outlets in your home
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia would never use its intelligence gathering for commercial purposes, after reports that one of its spy agencies offered US counterparts information on trade talks with Indonesia.
Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation, defends Firefox's new ad program. Firefox users remain wary.
Since taking effect last month, there have been 1,500 valid complaints from the public against 580 organizations, and the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has already censured multiple companies.
When it comes to developing a legal framework for Australia's digital future, Attorney-General George Brandis has shown us that he's completely up to speed — with the 19th Century.
The Framework is described to be "a voluntary how-to guide for organizations in the critical infrastructure community to enhance their cybersecurity."
Top executives from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, AOL, LinkedIn, and Twitter have published a joint statement calling for greater oversight and transparency about the NSA's secret operations.
Australian Attorney-General Senator George Brandis has told Senate Question Time that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is a traitor to the US who is putting lives at danger.
What boggles the mind is not the choice of judges (both are competent and seasoned jurists). Instead, it's that the job is part-time.
It's a low-snark week here at ZDNet Government HQ. The FBI's seemingly silly-sounding quest for malware actually makes sense, and new reports say the NSA is 80 percent less evil. At least it's all Obama's fault. Oh, wait, he just wants to put broadband in schools. All the gov news that's fit to put into bits. Read on...
A French judge has refused to suspend an order obliging Google to publish a notice saying it had been fined for breaches of the French data protection act.
The search giant is fighting a ruling that could see it fined €150,000 and forced to make changes to its French homepage.
In response to recent arrests in Singapore linked to Anonymous, the hacktivist group is threatening to release more personal info unless it sees "a sense of justice and fairness" from the government.
A well-known hacking organization is suing spies over civil rights and liberties.