privacy

Apple's Webkit to launch new privacy feature for ad tracking

Apple's Webkit to launch new privacy feature for ad tracking

'Opaque' third parties blocked from measuring clicks.
May 23 2019 12:58PM
San Francisco votes to ban city use of facial recognition technology

San Francisco votes to ban city use of facial recognition technology

Aimed at protecting marginalised groups.
May 15 2019 12:39PM
Facebook rejects co-founder call for breakup

Facebook rejects co-founder call for breakup

While US lawmakers urge antitrust investigation.
May 10 2019 7:00AM
Google debuts privacy controls, principles

Google debuts privacy controls, principles

In light of increased public scrutiny.
May 8 2019 12:57PM
Facebook overhauls messaging as it pivots to privacy

Facebook overhauls messaging as it pivots to privacy

Tries to move past a stream of scandals while tapping new revenue sources.
May 1 2019 7:05AM
Apple boots MDM-abusing parental control apps

Apple boots MDM-abusing parental control apps

Ends "risky and clear violation of App Store policies".
Apr 29 2019 3:58PM
Smart home tech sexist, sparks security fears for women: study

Smart home tech sexist, sparks security fears for women: study

Fails to deliver on easy living promises.
Apr 29 2019 2:17PM
Health apps may not disclose sharing your personal information

Health apps may not disclose sharing your personal information

Black Dog Institute report finds privacy shortfall.
Apr 26 2019 11:59AM
Facebook to start blocking 'apps with minimal utility'

Facebook to start blocking 'apps with minimal utility'

In data privacy crackdown.
Apr 26 2019 10:08AM
US senators introduce social media bill to ban 'dark patterns' tricks

US senators introduce social media bill to ban 'dark patterns' tricks

To stop consumers being duped into giving up personal data.
Apr 10 2019 12:21PM
NSW govt looks to develop AI ethics policy

NSW govt looks to develop AI ethics policy

Consults on privacy, tech maturity.
Mar 28 2019 11:52AM
EU lawmakers back copyright reforms targeting Google, Facebook

EU lawmakers back copyright reforms targeting Google, Facebook

ISP upload filtering laws get up.
Mar 27 2019 1:00PM
EU copyright reforms pits creative industry against internet activists

EU copyright reforms pits creative industry against internet activists

Artists back push for ISP upload filtering laws.
Mar 26 2019 6:44AM
Govt wants to punish data misuse with $10m-plus fines

Govt wants to punish data misuse with $10m-plus fines

Won’t introduce draft legislation until after election.
Mar 25 2019 12:07PM
E-voting vendor Scytl criticises researchers that found vulnerability

E-voting vendor Scytl criticises researchers that found vulnerability

Claims vote changing "highly unlikely" but fixes code anyway.
Mar 14 2019 10:18AM
IBM warns customers no-deal Brexit could choke business data flows

IBM warns customers no-deal Brexit could choke business data flows

Prepares itself and customers for the worst and expresses preference for soft Brexit.
Feb 26 2019 3:33PM
Disability workers personal information to be centralised in new NDIS database

Disability workers personal information to be centralised in new NDIS database

Expected to improve portability of screening checks.
Feb 15 2019 12:28PM
Apple gives education grant to US teen for FaceTime bug find

Apple gives education grant to US teen for FaceTime bug find

After fixing privacy issue.
Feb 8 2019 11:40AM
Cisco wants privacy to be a fundamental human right

Cisco wants privacy to be a fundamental human right

New laws needed to protect people.
Feb 8 2019 9:48AM
Over 59,000 data breaches stretch GDPR watchdogs

Over 59,000 data breaches stretch GDPR watchdogs

Only 91 fines imposed under strict new privacy regulation so far.
Feb 7 2019 12:19PM

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