System crashes as My Health opt-out deadline nears

The extended opt-out period for My Health Record is set to close. We present the updated arguments for why you might stay in or opt out.


How the ATO checks on you

The ATO estimates that it is missing out on $906 per person – and it is on a mission to lower that mark.

Safety Online

Data breaches makes it vital you follow this advice

Reports of data breaches are becoming increasing common, but that’s no reason to become complacent with your online security, writes criminology lecturer Cassandra Cross.*


ACCC wants Aussies to share data for their own benefit

Just as Australians are bracing for their medical records going ‘live’ online, the competition watchdog says it wants consumers to be able to share their other personal data more widely – and benefit.

Health news

Healthcare providers must tighten data security: expert

Sensitive information held by healthcare providers was one of the areas most vulnerable to cyber criminals, according to a government report.


How to stop Google tracking you

If, like most Australians, you haven’t opted out of these Google settings, the web giant is currently tracking your physical location and all of your search history.


Facebook data breach affects 50 million accounts

The largest data breach in Facebook’s history has seen over 50 million people’s profiles harvested for data, The Guardian reported at the weekend.


How to turn off your spying tech

These days, from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep, your technology is most likely spying on you. Here’s how to turn them off.

Technology News

Is your antivirus tracking you?

The latest privacy policy update of one of the largest antivirus software companies has revealed that it will start selling users’ non-personal data to third parties from 15 October.


5G network expected to launch in Australia by 2020

Australia’s biggest telecommunication companies including Telstra, Optus and Vodafone are working together to develop and implement a 5G network throughout Australia by 2020.


Which features use the most data on your internet plan?

Stretching your limited data plan can help you to avoid bill shock. We take a look at what uses the most data on your device so you can maximise the value of your internet plan.


Australians experience slow internet, but enjoy very fast mobile

Australia currently ranks 48th in global average broadband connection speeds, but new reports show that our mobile connection speeds are still some of the fastest in the world.

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