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Academic behind Cambridge Analytica scandal sues Facebook for defamation

Academic behind Cambridge Analytica scandal sues Facebook for defamation

The academic who helped Cambridge Analytica vacuum up private data from millions of Facebook profiles claims the social media site defamed him.

  • by Matthew Rosenberg

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Rebuild: Your Facebook is about to get more private, promises Zuckerberg
Facebook

Rebuild: Your Facebook is about to get more private, promises Zuckerberg

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says the future of the social media giant will be 'privacy-focused', with many features to be rebuilt.

  • by Sarah Frier
Political parties should be stripped of Privacy Act exemptions after hack: experts
Cyber security

Political parties should be stripped of Privacy Act exemptions after hack: experts

Former privacy commissioners have called for an end to the exemption in the wake of a major cyber attack.

  • by David Crowe
Are you comfortable with Amazon controlling your smart home?
Gadgets

Are you comfortable with Amazon controlling your smart home?

Amazon wants to go further than just making our homes 'smart'. It wants to turn our dwellings into the 'Amazon Home'.

In this age of surveillance capitalism, the law is left for dust
Opinion
Opinion

In this age of surveillance capitalism, the law is left for dust

European courts are leading the charge against invasions of privacy by the likes of Facebook and Google. Australia needs to catch up.

  • by Josh Bornstein
Apple has fixed FaceTime security bug, update delayed until next week
Apple

Apple has fixed FaceTime security bug, update delayed until next week

A software update will be released next week for owners of iPhones, iPads and Mac computers, the company said.

  • by Jack Nicas and Brian X. Chen
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H&M hires the 29-year-old Facebook whistleblower to mine its data
Facebook

H&M hires the 29-year-old Facebook whistleblower to mine its data

Wanting to get a better sense of what makes its customers tick, the fast-fashion giant has turned to the man who set off Facebook's data privacy scandal.

  • by Anna Molin & Niklas Magnusson
Today is your last chance to opt out of the government's digital health record
Healthcare

Today is your last chance to opt out of the government's digital health record

Despite privacy concerns remaining, Thursday is the last day you can opt-out of the $2b My Health Record system.

  • by Ben Grubb
Apple turns off Group FaceTime for all to avoid eavesdropping bug
Apple

Apple turns off Group FaceTime for all to avoid eavesdropping bug

A US teen and his mother apparently tried to alert Apple of the bug last week, but now the issue is public the company has taken Group FaceTime offline.

  • by Hamza Shaban
FaceTime bug lets you eavesdrop on your iPhone contacts
Apple

FaceTime bug lets you eavesdrop on your iPhone contacts

Apple says it is aware of the bug and will issue a software fix soon.

  • by Tim Biggs
HIV records of more than 14,000 people leaked in Singapore
Singapore

HIV records of more than 14,000 people leaked in Singapore

Authorities said the records included HIV test results, names, identification numbers, phone numbers, addresses and other health information.