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By Tigerulze | A survey of surveillance

My Health Record: the doctor's tale

Today marks the first day of the three-month “Opt Out” period for My Health Record, the government’s digital database of personal medical records. …

Mental Health

Privacy decision sets worrying precedent for what the Government can reveal about us

Legal experts are warning a recent decision by the Privacy Commissioner sets a worrying precedent allowing the Government to reveal people's private …

My Health Record: privacy, cybersecurity and the hacking risk

There’s vulnerable communities – the gay community, the HIV community, mental health sufferers – who feel at risk. Bernard Robertson-Dunn, Australian Privacy Foundation<p>From Monday, Australians will have three months to opt out of a new digital medical record that can hold on to information for up …

healthrecord

Smart TVs are invading privacy and should be investigated, senators say

Democrats want FTC probe of privacy policies and practices of smart TV makers.<p>Two Democratic US senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission to …

Privacy

‘It made me feel sick’: how Optus is monetising your web browsing history

If you’re an Optus mobile phone or home internet customer, here’s something we suspect you don’t know about your telco: it is monetising customer web …

Prying Eyes Archives • Crikey

No matter where you go, you’re never alone<p><b>Ben Grubb</b>, Jul 09, 2018<p>Your movements often reveal your buying habits. Which is why companies follow you …

Privacy

For tech firms, facial recognition means big markets and ‘Orwellian’ fears

As sophisticated “eyes” driven by artificial intelligence find new applications in store checkout lines, police body cameras and war zones, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Dusseldorf demonstration against new police surveillance laws

Germany's most populous state is preparing a new law on police surveillance and controls, following in Bavaria's footsteps. A colorful demonstration …

Surveillance

You Know Your Smartphone is Spying on You, But It’s Worse Than You Think

via pixabay.com/en/users/JESHOOTScom<p>Is your phone surreptitiously monitoring you?<p>Yes. Of course, it is. You knew that, I knew that, it’s just a given …

Spying

Facial recognition to be deployed by police across London, sparking human rights concerns

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Extreme Sports

Another day, another data breach – what to do when it happens to you

Reports of data breaches are an increasingly common occurrence. In recent weeks, Ticketmaster, HealthEngine, PageUp and the Tasmanian Electoral …

Identity Theft

The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities

The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete …

Surveillance

ACLU petitions Amazon to stop selling surveillance technology to the government

The American Civil Liberties Union is delivering a petition to Amazon's Seattle headquarters today with more than 150,000 signatures. They are …

Surveillance

Amazon Gets Pushback from Investors In Effort to Keep Facial Recognition Tool Out of the Hands of Police

Shankar Narayan, legislative director of the ACLU of Washington, left, speaks at a news conference outside Amazon headquarters, Monday, June 18, …

Surveillance

Ex-CIA Worker Linked to WikiLeaks Data Dump Appears in Court

A former Central Intelligence Agency software engineer charged with leaking classified national defense secrets appeared in a federal courtroom in …

Judiciary

The Theft and Reuse of Advanced Offensive Cyber Weapons Pose A Growing Threat

Almost exactly a year ago, North Korea and Russia reused a vulnerability stolen from the U.S. government to conduct the WannaCry and NotPetya …

Cybersecurity

The press kit from the Trump-Kim summit included a USB fan. Experts don't think it's safe

It seems harmless enough, plugging in a free USB-powered fan on a hot day.<p>But when it surfaced on Twitter Tuesday that the item was included in a …

Bank accounts, addresses: Why your sensitive information could be sold to the highest bidder

A Brisbane entrepreneur says he will be forced to sell "critically sensitive" details of more than 21,000 people to the highest bidder, as he unloads …

Chart of the day: If you're using any of these passwords, stop now. Please

Passwords are a pain to remember. This leads many of us to use the same short, memorable words or numbers across multiple apps and websites. However, …

HART: Homeland Security’s Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and Peoples’ “Non-Obvious Relationships”

So why do we know so little about it?The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database …

Facebook let select companies have “special access” to user data, per report

Such data sharing was supposed to have been fully cut off in 2015, but it wasn't.<p>Facebook maintained secret deals with a handful of companies, …

Edward Snowden: 'The people are still powerless, but now they're aware'

Edward Snowden has no regrets five years on from leaking the biggest cache of top-secret documents in history. He is wanted by the US. He is in exile in Russia. But he is satisfied with the way his revelations of mass surveillance have rocked governments, intelligence agencies and major internet …

Surveillance

Facial recognition is not just useless. In police hands, it is dangerous | Martha Spurrier

In one trial by the Met, the results were 98% inaccurate. People must be protected from being falsely identified as criminals<p>• UK police use of facial recognition technology a failure, says report<p>Science fiction is often a precursor to science fact. Some of the best dystopian novels and films are …

Surveillance

Facial matching system risks racial bias, Human Rights Law Centre warns

Facial matching technology proposed by the government risks racial bias and would have a chilling effect on the right to freedom of assembly without further safeguards, the Human Rights Law Centre has said.<p>The warning is contained in a submission to a parliamentary committee inquiry examining the …

Surveillance

Dutton's facial recognition scheme could target jaywalkers, lawyer warns

People who litter or jaywalk could be caught using facial recognition technology if the broad powers proposed by Peter Dutton’s home affairs department are not limited, the Law Council has warned.<p>At a parliamentary inquiry hearing on Thursday the Law Council president, Morry Bailes, will warn that …

Surveillance

This is how your MHR data will be used • The Medical Republic

On Friday the Federal Government quietly released its long-awaited framework for secondary use of information contained within the My Health Record. …

Why Twitter is urging its 330 million users to change their passwords

The social network said it had fixed the glitch and that an internal investigation had found no indication passwords were stolen or misused by …

Lawyers warn Peter Dutton's facial recognition regime could target jaywalkers, litterbugs

"If that line can creep towards broad social surveillance such as use of the system to detect and fine jaywalkers or litterers, that line can also …