privacy

New Google default wipes users' location, web history after 18 months

New Google default wipes users' location, web history after 18 months

Reduces tracking.
Jun 25 2020 11:10AM
Apple previews privacy enhancements across OS suite

Apple previews privacy enhancements across OS suite

Will present info in a 'nutrition label' format.
Jun 23 2020 6:56AM
7-Eleven Australia deploys facial recognition on customer feedback tablets

7-Eleven Australia deploys facial recognition on customer feedback tablets

Says technology is 'not used for any other purpose'.
Jun 22 2020 2:28PM
ACCC to probe Google's proposed $3bn Fitbit acquisition

ACCC to probe Google's proposed $3bn Fitbit acquisition

Access to health data may stymie competition.
Jun 18 2020 11:41AM
ASIO chief hits out at 'obstructive' tech companies

ASIO chief hits out at 'obstructive' tech companies

Calls for greater access to encrypted data.
Jun 9 2020 12:56PM
Israel's NSO showcases drone tech, pushes to counter rights abuse allegations

Israel's NSO showcases drone tech, pushes to counter rights abuse allegations

Gives the public a rare look at its technology.
Jun 9 2020 6:41AM
Services Australia put face matching to work for bushfire relief payments

Services Australia put face matching to work for bushfire relief payments

Biometrics database trialled with hundreds displaced over summer.
Jun 5 2020 11:50AM
Google says use existing EU laws to govern AI

Google says use existing EU laws to govern AI

Doesn't want to see new laws created.
May 29 2020 9:50AM
Arizona files consumer fraud lawsuit against Google

Arizona files consumer fraud lawsuit against Google

Cites "deceptive" and "unfair" practices.
May 28 2020 12:19PM
DTA improves Bluetooth privacy on COVIDSafe

DTA improves Bluetooth privacy on COVIDSafe

But device names still visible.
May 27 2020 3:20PM
COVIDSafe privacy protections now locked in law

COVIDSafe privacy protections now locked in law

Contact tracing app bill passes with minor improvements.
May 14 2020 11:28AM
Queensland next to upload photos to national face matching database

Queensland next to upload photos to national face matching database

Will join Victoria, SA and Tasmania.
May 13 2020 6:22AM
Microsoft alarmed by secrecy provisions in CLOUD Act-readying bill

Microsoft alarmed by secrecy provisions in CLOUD Act-readying bill

Wants "blanket" ban on disclosure axed.
May 8 2020 12:08PM
Govt unveils COVIDSafe contact tracing app bill

Govt unveils COVIDSafe contact tracing app bill

Unlawful access punishable by five years jail.
May 5 2020 6:48AM
Google warns of overreach in proposed cross-border data access regime

Google warns of overreach in proposed cross-border data access regime

Fines for non-compliance go against the CLOUD Act.
May 4 2020 1:08PM
Privacy boffins call for legislated protections from coronavirus tracker app

Privacy boffins call for legislated protections from coronavirus tracker app

Cautions against scope creep.
Apr 22 2020 6:59AM
Health minister now unsure if source code for COVID contact tracing app is safe to release

Health minister now unsure if source code for COVID contact tracing app is safe to release

Despite previous assurances by government services minister Stuart Robert.
Apr 21 2020 1:58PM
EU privacy watchdog calls for pan-European mobile app for virus tracking

EU privacy watchdog calls for pan-European mobile app for virus tracking

Warns against current nation-based approach.
Apr 7 2020 12:40PM
WA prepares for national face matching database upload

WA prepares for national face matching database upload

Introduces biometrics sharing laws.
Mar 27 2020 6:45AM
In Europe, tech battle against coronavirus clashes with privacy culture

In Europe, tech battle against coronavirus clashes with privacy culture

Governments turn to technology to track spread and monitor people under quarantine.
Mar 27 2020 6:24AM

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