privacy

  • How much do you value privacy?

    Australians, have your say about our security and surveillance regime.

    Who has access to the plethora of information collected from surveillance devices, such as CCTV cameras and facial re...

    Culture March 12, 2021
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    Would you trade privacy for security?

    Tracking information is closer than we realise.

    Imagine a world where your every move is captured on camera – where your name is shamefully announced on billboards t...

    AI November 8, 2019
  • Odds stacked against privacy, study shows

    Giving personal data anonymously doesn’t mean you can’t be identified – in all probability. Mark ...

    Removing personal details from data to make it anonymous will not stop individuals being identified and compromising ...

    Technology July 23, 2019
  • Health apps send data without disclosure

    Many health apps operate under dodgy privacy regimes.

    Health-care professionals should reasonably assume that data from behaviour-changing apps will be “shared with commer...

    Ethics April 23, 2019
  • The dark web weapons trade

    Sales favour handguns rather than exotic firearms.

    The dark web is being used to buy conventional firearms rather than weapons of war, and at legal-market prices, new U...

    Society April 23, 2019
  • Is anything private in the digital age?

    Even your contact list and your musical choices reveal personal information. Natalie Parletta rep...

    Most of us think we have control over our online privacy with the security settings of social platforms – and some le...

    Technology January 21, 2019
  • Police and DNA may threaten privacy

    Proof-of-concept study set to prompt debate around privacy.

    Police in the US opened a can of worms – as well as making headlines – when they used data from a genealogy website t...

    Ethics October 11, 2018
  • Super cute home robots are coming, but think twice before you trust them

    The cuteness of domestic robots may make us lower our guard and forget questions of privacy and s...

    Cherie Lacey (left) and Catherine Caudwell interacting with a Furby, one of the first cute home robots. VUW,...

    Technology October 8, 2017
  • What is the dark web and how does it work?

    It can be hard to fully understand how the dark web works and what it looks like.

    We often hear about the dark web being linked to terrorist plots, drug deals, knife sales and child pornography, but ...

    Technology December 20, 2016
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