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Safari and Mozilla in new bid to beat Facebook and Google tracking

Safari and Mozilla in new bid to beat Facebook and Google tracking

Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers want to help you fight back.

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Inclusive or invasive? Digital ID stirs debate
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Inclusive or invasive? Digital ID stirs debate

More than 1 billion people globally have no way of proving their identity, according to the World Bank.

  • by Carey L. Biron
Google blasts French bid to globalise right to be forgotten
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Google blasts French bid to globalise right to be forgotten

Search giant says extending the scope of the right all over the world was 'completely unenvisagable.'

  • by Stephanie Bodoni
If privacy is dead, why can't we sell our own data?
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If privacy is dead, why can't we sell our own data?

If privacy is truly a thing of the past, then people should at least profit off their own personal information, a data rights advocate says.

  • by Michelle Jamrisko & Mark Miller
Turnbull government security bill threatens online privacy
Opinion
Opinion

Turnbull government security bill threatens online privacy

If you create a weakness in encryption for one person, there is no way to stop hackers, malicious actors, or even foreign agents from exploiting that same weakness for other ends.

  • by Denelle Dixon
Unions urge members to opt out of MyHealth Record
Healthcare

Unions urge members to opt out of MyHealth Record

Unions are advising members to opt out of getting their health data onto the system, saying it could potentially give employers access to their medical history.

  • by Anna Patty
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Your smartphone identity is at your finger tips

Your smartphone identity is at your finger tips

Every phone user's swipe and tap is unique allowing apps to build a detailed picture of the individuals using them, new CSIRO research has found.

  • by Peter Bateman
Australians are 'rightly' questioning My Health Record, says Privacy Commissioner
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Australians are 'rightly' questioning My Health Record, says Privacy Commissioner

The Privacy Commissioner says privacy requirements will change over time in the controversial health record system.

  • by Ben Grubb
Finally, Australians give a damn about privacy
Opinion
Opinion

Finally, Australians give a damn about privacy

My Health Record is the first time that I can think of that a privacy conversation has been emotionally relevant for the mainstream public in Australia.

  • by Claire Thurstans
'Serious' risks of domestic violence in new online health system
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'Serious' risks of domestic violence in new online health system

Women experiencing domestic violence could suffer 'catastrophic' releases of information from the government's online health record, women's groups say.

  • by Tony Moore
'Zero confidence': Labor MP in push for opt-in digital health records
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'Zero confidence': Labor MP in push for opt-in digital health records

MP becomes first official to publicly disown opt-out model, advocating for a change back to opt-in while adding he has "zero confidence" in scheme.

  • by Ben Grubb