Discovered originally by Australian security researcher Chris Moberly, the vulnerability resides in the SSDP engine of the browser that can be exploited by an attacker to target Android smartphones connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the attacker, with Firefox app installed.
Facebook has been dealt a blow in its fight to fend off Australian legal action surrounding the Cambridge Analytica scandal, with the tech giant failing to convince the federal court it does not carry out business in Australia.
A Chinese company with links to Beijing's military and intelligence networks has been amassing a vast database of detailed personal information on thousands of Australians, including prominent and influential figures.
DART 2.0 anonymously tracks over 2 million Australians and measures those viewing content based on their age, gender, when they viewed and how many viewed providing more insights and analytics of real time audience viewing habits.DART – Digital Outdoor Audience in Real Time.
A data security breach involving an online examination tool used by Australian universities is under investigation."Any breach of security and privacy of this type is of course deeply concerning and we will continue to work with ProctorU to understand the circumstances of the breach and determine whether any follow-up actions are required on our part," the spokeswoman said.
In Australian Federal Court, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) accused Google of not explicitly getting consent or properly informing consumers of a 2016 move to combine personal information in Google accounts with browsing activities on non-Google websites.
The ACCC alleges that Google misled consumers in 2016 when it changed its data collection technology to combine the personal information in a person’s Google account with their browsing on other sites and apps.
(Bloomberg) -- Australian and British privacy regulators opened a joint probe into Clearview AI Inc., saying they want to examine how the company’s facial-recognition technology uses people’s data, just days after the company suspended operations in Canada.
Popular video messaging app TikTok may be “a data collection service disguised as social media” that requires greater scrutiny by Australian users, the deputy chair of the Foreign Interference through Social Media inquiry has said.
In the report released by the Australian institute, it estimated that the authorities aimed to collect DNA samples from 35 million to 70 million men and boys, or roughly 5 percent to 10 percent of China’s male population.
TL;DR — After a review of the application permissions, sign up form, and as well a PCAP Dump of the entire process and a review of the architecture.So for those not aware, during the sign-up process of COVIDSAFE you are asked a few questions.
Mobile phone tracking software could be compulsory if not enough Australians voluntarily download the application to help in coronavirus case tracing."One of the things that would occur if that was the government response would be people would simply stop taking their phone to places," he told reporters.
Coalition wants to introduce app within fortnight as part of pandemic ‘road out’ strategy but PM says easing of restrictions still many weeks away.She said hospital admissions and deaths might increase even if new cases of Covid-19 continued to decrease in coming weeks.
As ITNews reports, WA transport minister Rita Saffioti introduced Transport Legislation Amendment (Identity Matching Services) Bill 2020, which will allow photos, signatures, and other information to be shared with the NDLFRS database.
The identified issues relate to record-keeping, authorisations, and reporting of requests under Section 180(2) of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.The AFP said it undertook an examination of historic documents and records to estimate the extent of the compliance issues, and self-reported to the Commonwealth Ombudsman on 24 January 2020.In a statement, the AFP confirmed the requests were made by ACT Policing and related to the potential identification of a mobile device location during an investigation.
In the Federal Court lawsuit, the Australian Information Commissioner accused Facebook of breaching privacy law by disclosing 311,127 users' information for political profiling via a survey product, 'This Is Your Digital Life', on its website.
Image copyright Getty Images Australia's privacy regulator is taking Facebook to court over the Cambridge Analytica scandal."Facebook failed to take reasonable steps to protect those individuals' personal information from unauthorised disclosure," the Australian commissioner's office said.
Noble said that “while much of our cybersecurity role, and the protection of Australia’s digital borders, is conducted domestically – ASD is prohibited by legislation from producing intelligence on Australian persons except in rare circumstances, and only then under the authority of a ministerial authorisation”.
The lawyer for a Melbourne dentist who received an anonymous online negative review has welcomed the decision by an Australian Federal Court judge compelling Google to release the identity of the reviewer.
The Australian government’s Department of Home Affairs has proposed using facial recognition for online age verification for pornography and gambling websites visited by Australians as an update to Australia’s National Identity Security Strategy.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) filed a lawsuit against the local unit of Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday, alleging that the company misled smartphone users on how it collected, kept and used personal location data.
Over 508,000 disclosures of metadata to law enforcement agencies for criminal law purposes under the controversial Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (TIA Act) occurred during the 2018-19 fiscal year, an increase from last year's 482,800, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) 2018-19 annual report [PDF] has revealed.
Signed by Barr, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, acting US Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, and Australian Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton, the letter raises concerns that Facebook’s plan to build end-to-end encryption into its messaging apps will prevent law enforcement agencies from finding illegal activity conducted through Facebook, including child sexual exploitation, terrorism, and election meddling.
The Department of Home Affairs is pushing ahead with moves to expand the powers of Australia’s cyber spy agency, the Australian Signals Directorate, to potentially embed ASD within the corporate computer systems that run the nation’s banks, telecommunications and other critical infrastructure.
Now in the same week that details of the record $5 billion FTC fine emerged, an Australian cyber researcher has reopened a years-old debate as to whether the social media giant is embedding "hidden codes" in photos uploaded by users onto the site.
“In June 2019, the Australian federal police executed two search warrants in relation to secrecy offences in part 6 (offences by and against public officers) and part 7 (official secrets and unlawful soundings) of the Crimes Act,” the Department of Home Affairs stated.
The Australian federal police have raided the home of News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst investigating the publication of a leaked plan to allow government spying on Australians.
The documents, which are marked “highly confidential” and have been seen by Business Insider Australia, also suggest Bleich was critical of the Australian government and offered to amplify Facebook’s concerns with relevant policymakers.