From tech and Internet surveillance to sensors to social networking, privacy rules are being rewritten.
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Legislation that is likely to pass the Australian parliament this week will allow ASIO to get a warrant for access to an unlimited amount of devices, Attorney-General George Brandis has confirmed.
The US Internet Crime Complaint Center has revealed that cyber criminals are posing as its employees in order to dupe the public, only a day after announcing that disgruntled IT employees posed a "significant cyber threat" to the US businesses.
A cyber attack has resulted in the leaking of personal information of up to 750,000 Japan Airlines' miles program customers.
Blackphone and communications security firm Silent Circle are offering hackers US$128 per security-related vulnerability found in its mobile operating system and associated platforms in a new bug bounty program.
Not only has it been a big week for Apple products, it's been a big week for Apple privacy and government news. On one hand, Apple is promising to protect your privacy, on the other, the "warrant canary" has sung and Apple may be giving into PATRIOT Act demands. There's also more gov news the world over.
Internet Party partner Mana lost its seat while their combined effort was well short of the 5 percent threshold required for representation in Parliament.
The European Commission is putting together a toolbox for search engines dealing with complaints about right to be forgotten requests, to make sure there's a common approach across Europe.
The Victorian government has replaced the Information Privacy Act with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 to address the protection levels of personal information collected and used by public agencies.
Google's upcoming Android L operating system will offer default data encryption, mirroring the functionality in Apple's iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 range.
The number of requests to Apple for device or account data from Australian law-enforcement agencies went up in the first six months of 2014.
The decision to hire a "head of law enforcement" comes in response to Apple moving to store some Chinese data to servers based on the country's soil.
The Enhanced Security Clearance Act of 2014 (HR 5482) hopes to employ 'social media screening' to flag violent psychopaths, and prevent the next Edward Snowden from getting a clearance.
Having been sold the image of Cupertino as the privacy good guy, and a music collection as a personalised reflection of one's tastes, Apple has overplayed its hand by pushing an album onto its users.