Facebook is 'schoolyard bully' in Australia news row, says UK media boss

Facebook is 'schoolyard bully' in Australia news row, says UK media boss

Faure Walker said: “Facebook’s actions in Australia demonstrate precisely why we need jurisdictions across the globe, including the UK, to coordinate to deliver robust regulation to create a truly level playing between the tech giants and news publishers.”.

Facebook suffers blow in Australia legal fight over Cambridge Analytica

Facebook suffers blow in Australia legal fight over Cambridge Analytica

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.

TikTok may be 'data collection service disguised as social media', Liberal senator says

TikTok may be 'data collection service disguised as social media', Liberal senator says

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.

Virus mobile tracking app may be mandatory

Virus mobile tracking app may be mandatory

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.

Australian State to Share Driver License Data with Biometrics Database

Australian State to Share Driver License Data with Biometrics Database

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.

Australian Signals Directorate has already spied on Australians, boss confirms

Australian Signals Directorate has already spied on Australians, boss confirms

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”.

Encryption laws are creating an exodus of data from Australia: Vault

Encryption laws are creating an exodus of data from Australia: Vault

The coalition called for an "enforceable federal human rights framework" to prevent Australia being the weakest link in the Five Eyes network, as well as for protection for whistleblowers in relation to the encryption laws, and the use of warrants and judicial content for notices issued.

Federal police raid home of News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst

Federal police raid home of News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst

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.

YIPI ELECTRONIC LIMITED brought Privacy Filter to the Asian Expo

YIPI ELECTRONIC LIMITED brought Privacy Filter to the Asian Expo

YIPI ELECTRONIC LIMITED at the exhibition brought Acrylic Privacy Filter, Acrylic Anti Blue Filter, Privacy Filter , silk printing privacy filter,3D privacy covered master, Magic Patent Screen Protector etc. Acrylic Privacy Filter : Acrylic high-hard material, explosion-proof, dust-proof, easy to install, easy on / off, anti-peep,.

The Government wants to free up your bank data. Here's what that means for you

The Government wants to free up your bank data. Here's what that means for you

The Consumer Data Right (CDR), which begins to come online mid-year, aims to give Australians more agency to access and control parts of their personal information.

Google creates ‘shadow profiles’ on Android users, Oracle says

Google creates ‘shadow profiles’ on Android users, Oracle says

Oracle levelled the claims in a document provided to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s digital platforms inquiry the regulator made public on Tuesday along with 26 other submissions including News Corp Australia’s, urging the ACCC to recommend to the Government that Google be split up.

Tech giants and civil liberty groups call out ghost cops and source code demands under Australian encryption laws

Tech giants and civil liberty groups call out ghost cops and source code demands under Australian encryption laws

A collective of companies and civil liberty groups including Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Privacy International, Linux Australia, and the Electronics Frontier Foundation have issued a warning that requirements to silently add law enforcement into encryption chats could introduce vulnerabilities and create new risks to systems.

Australia's Encryption-Busting Law Could Impact Global Privacy

Australia's Encryption-Busting Law Could Impact Global Privacy

Australia's parliament passed controversial legislation on Thursday that will allow the country's intelligence and law enforcement agencies to demand access to end-to-end encrypted digital communications.

Signal >> Blog >> Setback in the outback

Signal >> Blog >> Setback in the outback

We can’t include a backdoor in Signal, but that isn’t a new dynamic either. Although we can’t include a backdoor in Signal, the Australian government could attempt to block the service or restrict access to the app itself.

'Didn't you see me Googling 'baby not moving'?' : Mother's emotional plea

'Didn't you see me Googling 'baby not moving'?' : Mother's emotional plea

it's a common and painful experience." Ms Mead, whose group provides peer support to bereaved parents, said insensitive advertising targeted to people who had lost their babies was "something I've seen people talking about".

Australia to pass sweeping anti-encryption laws

Australia to pass sweeping anti-encryption laws

The main political parties in Australia have made a deal to pass controversial and sweeping laws granting authorities the legal powers to access encrypted communications. Despite protests from privacy campaigners and companies including Facebook and Google, the Liberal-National coalition government and the opposition Labor Party have struck a deal to pass the law.

Australian encryption-busting Bill would create backdoors: Cisco

Australian encryption-busting Bill would create backdoors: Cisco

In a submission [PDF] to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security -- which is currently reviewing the legislation as the government attempts to ram it through Parliament -- Cisco called out Canberra for not allowing greater transparency on disclosing notices and requests from Australian authorities to access encrypted communications.

Police want your mobile and laptop passwords and you could be jailed for refusing

Police want your mobile and laptop passwords and you could be jailed for refusing

People could face up to five years' in jail if they do not give their laptop password or mobile phone PIN to the authorities under proposed changes to the law.