Articles about Privacy
Have you ever used your iPhone as a personal hotspot in public venues? Don't overlook this simple tweak.
US company operations are increasingly being disrupted due to the battle between the Chinese government's censorship plans and free speech activists.
Australian law-enforcement agencies have contributed to a year-on-year surge in requests for Facebook users' data within the Asia-Pacific region.
The deal between the Coalition government and the Labor opposition that would see law-enforcement agencies requiring a warrant to access journalists' metadata is unnecessary, Australia's chief law officer has said.
A security expert has warned that stolen data is being sold back into legitimate commercial channels.
Security and privacy were top issues in 2014, and so Tech Pro Research conducted a survey to find out what companies are planning for 2015. Now more than ever, security and privacy protections are of paramount...
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Facebook has revealed an updated set of guidelines for communities -- as well as interesting snippets concerning government requests for information.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has agreed to introduce an amendment to the government's proposed data-retention legislation that will require law-enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant for access to journalists' metadata.
Our online lives generate a trail of data that is eagerly consumed, analysed and traded by marketing companies and rating agencies, among others. This book explores the dangers of the data-driven society, with a particular focus on Silicon Valley and Wall Street.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner received over 100 voluntary data breach notifications, and saw a 43 percent increase in privacy complaints in the 12 months since changes to the country's Privacy Act came into effect.
A Dutch court in The Hague has struck down legislation requiring telecommunications companies to retain customer data for access by law-enforcement agencies.
Representatives of Australia's telecommunications industry have called for an appeals process providing website owners with some measure of recourse if their sites are blocked under Australian law.
The Wikimedia Foundation and US arm of Amnesty International have filed a suit against the NSA and other American intelligence agencies over the legality of the US government's mass online surveillance programs.
New Zealand's prime minister has refused to rule out the possibility that the country's electronic spy agency conducts mass surveillance, while suggesting that New Zealanders are not legally entitled to be told when their communications data is collected.
Customers of Telstra will be able to request the same metadata that law-enforcement agencies are able to access, the telco has said.
The parliamentary committee inquiring into the laws allowing Australian government agencies to block websites has received calls for an independent party to oversee the scheme.
A look back at the hot topics, major discoveries, and technological breakthroughs of 2012: from privacy to surveillance, major product launches, successes and catastrophes.
ZDNet looks back at the year, on a month-by-month basis, at some of the most publicized hacks, leaks and data breaches of 2012.
Thanksgiving is over, and we're heading into December. It's time for a look back at all the blunders, catastrophes, epic fails and major screw-ups of 2012.
During the year, we have seen the destruction of SOPA and PIPA but the emergence of CISPA and similar laws around the world, a growing trend in hacks and scams, an explosion in malware, and states committing cyberwarfare on their friends and foes. Here's a run-down of what happened in 2012.
Scenes from Twitter of the peaceful London 5th of November V For Vendetta re-enactment protest against government surveillance, censorship and unjust imprisonment - largely organized by Anonymous hacktivists.
Hot new tech devices can mean more convenience to the user as well as more data for the marketer or someone that you don't want to have it.
Despite Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange's successful asylum bid, he picked the worst embassy to try and escape from. Here's why, and how he could possibly evade the U.K. authorities.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gave a statement to protesters and the media from the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Sunday.
Integral's Crypto SSD is the Full Disk Encryption solution for Windows desktops and laptops.
When you think CIA, the last word likely to come to mind is "open". And yet the US spy organisation has begun to lift the lid — albeit ever so slightly — in a bid to cultivate public support. In fact, the agency recently launched a retooled website, complete with YouTube and Flickr channels.
Fingerprint scanning gates are being used by tour group the Fanatics to control entry and exit to the Durban Cricket Ground, which has been converted into a "tent city" for around 1200 Socceroos fans during the World Cup in South Africa.
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Customs has been trialling a spy plane to patrol Australia's borders, flying surveillance low and slow to get into the dirty details of shipping.