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Hackers are now targeting councils

Hackers are now targeting councils and governments

Hackers are now targeting councils

Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly complex, as hackers find creative ways to beat ordinary systems ...

Facial recognition concerns

Should the facial recognition database cause you concern?

Facial recognition concerns

Concerns abound about the scope and safeguards surrounding facial recognition.

Google allegedly misled consumers

Google faces court action for allegedly misleading consumers

Google allegedly misled consumers

The ACCC has alleged Google engaged in misleading conduct about personal location data.

Big brother is watching you

Drivers’ licences to be used for facial recognition

Big brother is watching you

Data from drivers' licences will be uploaded to the Federal Government's database.

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

New research uncovers the specific data leaked through hospital breaches.

Spyware apps could violate laws

Consumer spyware apps could violate Australian laws

Spyware apps could violate laws

Readily available consumer spyware products potentially violate a range of Australian laws.

Facebook privacy changes coming

facebook privacy

Facebook privacy changes coming

The US Federal Trade Commission is aiming to prevent Facebook from deceiving users.

Is Centrelink checking your bank account?

Is Centrelink checking your bank account?

Is Centrelink checking your bank account?

Does Centrelink have the power to check your bank account?

Your car may start tracking you

Your car may start tracking you

Your car may start tracking you

New car owners could have their driving activity recorded.

Delete yourself from the internet

How to delete yourself from the internet

Delete yourself from the internet

Fear not: erasing yourself from the internet is possible.

Must-have new Google tool

Must-have new Google tool

Must-have new Google tool

Google has released a must download extension for its internet browser Google Chrome.

Are pollies invading your privacy?

Are unsolicited SMS messages an invasion of privacy?

Are pollies invading your privacy?

Many Australians are calling for Privacy Act exemptions for pollies to be changed.

Browsing the internet anonymously

a person browsing the internet on a tablet

Browsing the internet anonymously

Do you know that some websites track how often you visit and any products you ...

How to blur your house on Google

How to blur your house on Google

How to blur your house on Google

Are you eager to reclaim some personal privacy?

Companies should pay for your data

Companies should pay for your data

Companies should pay for your data

PM announces push to make companies pay for mining your data.

Beware police impersonators

Beware police impersonators

Beware police impersonators

Scammers are increasingly catching out people by impersonating well-known businesses.

Govt wants to access your phone

The Government wants to access your smartphone

Govt wants to access your phone

Draft legislation will give the Government power to access your smartphone data.

Calls rise to abandon My Health

IT experts warn Australians to abandon My Health Record

Calls rise to abandon My Health

Top digital consultant says My Health Record could be the next tech wreck.

Why to stick with My Health Record

The advocates who want you to share your medical data online

Why to stick with My Health Record

Experts explain compelling reasons to use My Health Record platform.

Facial recognition privacy concerns

Facial recognition privacy concerns

Facial recognition privacy concerns

A new technology is raising privacy concerns in Australia and all over the world.

Friday Funnies goes private

Friday Funnies goes private

Friday Funnies goes private

It’s Privacy Awareness Week next week. No joking.

How do firewalls prevent viruses?

How do firewalls prevent viruses?

How do firewalls prevent viruses?

The most important and effective way to protect your computer.

Medical data privacy breached

Medical data privacy breached

Medical data privacy breached

The identities of three MPs and a footballer were cracked by a team of academics.

Security concerns over PayPal breach

Security concerns over PayPal breach

Security concerns over PayPal breach

PayPal has been left red-faced after it was forced to admit a massive data breach.

Are dating apps safe?

Are dating apps safe?

Are dating apps safe?

Analysis of dating apps has shown that many of them leak data.

Medicare deception revealed

Medicare deception revealed

Medicare deception revealed

New investigation reveals DHS knew private Medicare details were for sale.

Time to rethink your password

strong password

Time to rethink your password

Experts abandon old advice and recommend a new tip to keep your data safe.

Safeguarding your online security

paying online

Safeguarding your online security

Follow these simple steps to protect your valuable personal information.

How the ‘Yes’ vote got your number

How the ‘Yes’ vote got your number

How the ‘Yes’ vote got your number

Controversial text message has people questioning their phone security.

Is a private browser really private?

guy incognito

Is a private browser really private?

Do you use ‘incognito’ mode? It might not hide as much as you think!

Are your email contents safe?

email privacy

Are your email contents safe?

Companies are increasingly prying into your private communications.

Medicare scare prompts review

Medicare scare prompts review

Medicare scare prompts review

The Government launches an independent review into Medicare accessibility.

How to turn off your spying tech

spy tech

How to turn off your spying tech

Four everyday technologies that are spying on you, and how to turn them off.

Are your Medicare details for sale?

Are your Medicare details for sale?

Are your Medicare details for sale?

A popular site for illegal products offers Medicare details for $30.

Are free VPNs worth it?

Will cutting back on costs mean cutting back on protection?

Are free VPNs worth it?

Will cutting back on costs mean cutting back on protection?

Five tips to protect online privacy

Five tips to protect online privacy

Five tips to protect online privacy

We all take the internet and social media for granted, but, unfortunately, so do cyber ...

Targeted advertising explained

Senior woman using a computer and seeing targeted advertisements

Targeted advertising explained

Do you ever see ads online that seem to be specifically targeting you?

Facebook’s new ‘Discover’ feature

Facebook’s new ‘Discover’ feature

Facebook’s new ‘Discover’ feature

The feature allows you to discover users who live nearby or attend the same events.

Call centres are selling your data

Overseas call centres are selling your private data

Call centres are selling your data

When will Australian businesses accept their responsibilities?

Are your devices spying on you?

Magnifying glass held over social media smartphone apps

Are your devices spying on you?

While we all enjoy modern technology; the monitoring these devices perform is another story.

Is the US Govt reading your emails?

Why is the US Government reading your emails?

Is the US Govt reading your emails?

The emails of 280 million people worldwide are being scanned by the US Government.

Census boycotters face fines

Census 2016: Boycotters would face fines

Census boycotters face fines

The ABS warns that boycotting the Census will result in fines.

Is your private data being sold?

Credit company under fire for allegedly selling private information

Is your private data being sold?

Credit reporting agency Veda is being criticised for allegedly selling private data.

425 million user accounts hacked

425 million user accounts hacked in massive online security breach

425 million user accounts hacked

The personal data of 425 million internet users has been hacked and sold online.

How to stop Centrelink tracking you

How to stop Centrelink tracking you on social media

How to stop Centrelink tracking you

Drew explains how to boost your privacy settings on social media.

Will your metadata be exposed?

Will your metadata be exposed?

Will your metadata be exposed?

Government agencies still trying to access metadata.

Media release no one read

Media release no one read

Media release no one read

No one in the Immigration Minister’s office read the press release.

Keep your metadata private

Keep your metadata private

Keep your metadata private

Greens senator Scott Ludlam’s tips for keeping your metadata private.

How to make a strong password

How to make a strong password

How to make a strong password

Learn how to create a memorable and hack-proof internet password.

Alarming police metadata access

Alarming police metadata access

Alarming police metadata access

Victorian police officers sought access to customer metadata 63,000 times in 2013/14.

Law changes will damage privacy

Law changes will damage privacy

Law changes will damage privacy

New anti-terror laws are expected to pass the senate before the end of the week. ...

Google is scanning your emails

Google is scanning your emails

Google is scanning your emails

Google’s terms of service have been updated to spell out its right to scan your ...

Telstra breaches customer privacy

Telstra breaches customer privacy

Telstra breaches customer privacy

Telstra has been fined for breaching the privacy of 15,775 customers.

Gmail users MUST opt out

Gmail users MUST opt out

Gmail users MUST opt out

Any Google+ user can email your Gmail account if you don’t opt out of this ...

Coles to become a bank

Coles to become a bank

Coles to become a bank

Retail giant Coles is in the process of applying for a banking licence

Hashtags coming to Facebook

Hashtags coming to Facebook

Hashtags coming to Facebook

If you believe the rumour mill, hashtags are just around the corner.

Unmanned drones set for QLD skies

Unmanned drones set for QLD skies

Unmanned drones set for QLD skies

In an Australian first, QLD police plan to use unmanned drones

Facebook adds search function

Facebook adds search function

Facebook adds search function

Facebook has added the first phase of its ‘Graph Search’ function

Facebook photo privacy concerns

Facebook photo privacy concerns

Facebook photo privacy concerns

Internet security experts extremely concerned about the privacy of Facebook users

Social media – force for good or evil?

Social media – force for good or evil?

Social media – force for good or evil?

Yesterday saw an escalation of the power of social media in two different, but related ...

How to untag Facebook photos

Facebook, photos, privacy, settings

How to untag Facebook photos

Most Facebook users would agree that the site is a great way to share ...

No Scan No Fly

Body scan, Australian airports, Gillard Government, privacy, health

No Scan No Fly

From July this year passengers travelling through Australian International Airports can be ...

Time to accept change

Body scan, Australian airports, Gillard Government, privacy, health

Time to accept change

This week the Government will introduce legislation allowing compulsory body scans at ...

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