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Human error to blame for 30% of data breaches: commission

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

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Mass action against Google over iPhone data blocked by London court
UK

Mass action against Google over iPhone data blocked by London court

Claimants had said the tech giant illegally accessed details of iPhone users' internet browsing data by bypassing privacy settings on the Safari browser.

Iconic London phone boxes get high-tech upgrade, prompting surveillance fears
UK

Iconic London phone boxes get high-tech upgrade, prompting surveillance fears

New crop of phone booths, which British law still treats as essential utilities, are American digital ad displays equipped with Wi-Fi, cameras and a phone.

  • by Benjamin Mueller
'Deeply concerned': Labor wants to tap the brakes on landmark encryption legislation
Peter Dutton

'Deeply concerned': Labor wants to tap the brakes on landmark encryption legislation

Privacy advocates and tech experts have sounded the alarm over the legislation handing law enforcement new powers.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Tech chief departs Home Affairs super ministry after just seven months
Public service

Tech chief departs Home Affairs super ministry after just seven months

The inaugural technology chief at Peter Dutton's Home Affairs super ministry has exited the high-ranking role.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Souths lewd photo scandal coverage may have breached anti-porn laws
Opinion
Opinion

Souths lewd photo scandal coverage may have breached anti-porn laws

The publication of images related to this story may have unexpected legal consequences, and not for who you may first assume.

  • by Adair Donaldson
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Safari and Mozilla in new bid to beat Facebook and Google tracking
Google

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.

Inclusive or invasive? Digital ID stirs debate
Healthcare

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
Google

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?
Analysis
Facebook

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
'The hitman offered me a job': Eileen Ormsby uncovers the dark web
Cyber protection

'The hitman offered me a job': Eileen Ormsby uncovers the dark web

A Q&A with Eileen Ormsby, author of Darkest Web, who will speak about her investigation of the internet's nefarious underbelly at the Canberra Writers' Festival.

  • by Serena Coady