The US National Security Agency is itself a threat to national security, international IT expert and security guru, Bruce Schneier says. And security is more important than surveillance.
School CCTV may proliferate as a new academic year begins…but are there dangers? Dr Emmeline Taylor, author of a new book on the subject, explores the issue.
Our personal privacy took a battering in the past year from our own government and the America’s NSA. What have Australians lost, and how do we get it back?
Phone surveillance in Australia is much more common than you think. The AFP has confessed to tapping even parliamentarians’ phones when it suits them. We have been warned!
Only public pressure by journalists and the Greens’ Scott Ludlam has kept us from having a massive data retention scheme, at least for the moment, Bernard Keane writes.
The EU Parliament may protect whistleblowers for life, and pay them, in a bid to fight back over US phone and internet surveillance on non-US citizens, a new report suggests.
The world is fighting back against overweening US surveillance of private global communications, such as phone calls and emails, with moves to create a new protocol to human rights agreements.
IP Australia must give proper weighting to community rights in deciding the formal ‘objects’ for the Patents Act. Australia must also be free to address clear societal need.
Without privacy, other key freedoms also disappear, and democracy itself disintegrates, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has told the UN. She has called for a new UN-run internet.
Young people are handing their their personal IDs to bouncers and bar staff under pub scanning regimes which mostly infringe privacy rules and principles, Bill Rowlings of CLA says