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Greens push to enshrine digital rights while spruiking lead candidate

Greens push to enshrine digital rights while spruiking lead candidate

The federal Greens will look to repeal the mandatory data retention scheme and set up a digital rights commissioner.

  • by Katie Burgess

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Hidden conflict: My Health Record boss privately giving advice to health firms
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Hidden conflict: My Health Record boss privately giving advice to health firms

Jim Birch has been juggling multiple jobs, including one as chairman of My Health Record agency and one as adviser to outsourcing giant Serco.

  • by Esther Han
Press pause on drones until community is heard
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Opinion

Press pause on drones until community is heard

Canberrans don't like companies coming in and privatising public space.

  • by Tim Hollo
My Health Record's privacy chief quits amid claims agency 'not listening'
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My Health Record's privacy chief quits amid claims agency 'not listening'

My Health Record's privacy chief quits amid claims privacy concerns have not been taken seriously enough.

  • by Ben Grubb
Surveillance state: NSW intensifies citizen tracking
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Surveillance state: NSW intensifies citizen tracking

New laws allowing government agencies and private companies to access data and photos from passports, driver licences, and visas have been made.

  • by Nigel Gladstone
Facebook’s vision for the future: Less news feed, more stories
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Facebook’s vision for the future: Less news feed, more stories

When Facebook warned in July that its growth would slow, it had few answers for how it planned to fight that. On Tuesday, it came back with some responses.

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Someone is pretending to be me, and Twitter doesn't care
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Someone is pretending to be me, and Twitter doesn't care

The story of a fake account, and efforts to combat it, betray the social-media company’s nature.

  • by Tim Culpan
Cathay Pacific says hacker stole personal data of 9.4 million fliers
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Cathay Pacific says hacker stole personal data of 9.4 million fliers

Passengers' addresses, passport numbers and credit card details were among the types of data accessed in the security breach earlier this year, the airline says.

  • by Dave McCombs
'This is surveillance': Apple boss takes aim at 'weaponisation' of customer data
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'This is surveillance': Apple boss takes aim at 'weaponisation' of customer data

Tim Cook said customer data was being "weaponised with military efficiency" by companies to increase profit.

Govpass on brink of becoming the next Australia Card debacle: report
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Govpass on brink of becoming the next Australia Card debacle: report

The roll-out of a digital ID scheme risks being the latest failed attempt at tech reform, a defence think tank says.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Human error to blame for 30% of data breaches: commission
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Human error to blame for 30% of data breaches: commission

The most common human error was sending emails containing personal information to the wrong person.

  • by Emma Koehn