Long-time – and by now somewhat despondent – privacy advocate Roger Clarke says successive Australian governments have ignored the privacy impacts of nearly every national security measure passed by parliament since 2001.
In this analysis of 72 items of legislation, Clarke finds only around 10 per cent received the normal parliamentary privacy scrutiny.
The UK's Information Censorship Office (okay, it’s not called that. It’s really called the Information Commissioner's Office), anyway, the ICO has ordered Google to remove links to stories about right-to-be-forgotten stories linking back to stories that Google has agreed to remove links to because of right-to-be-forgotten requests.
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The worst thing about having a phone or laptop stolen isn’t necessarily the loss of the physical object itself, though there’s no question that that part sucks. It’s the amount of damage control you have to do afterward. Calling your phone company to get SIMs deactivated, changing all of your account passwords, and maybe even canceling credit cards are all good ideas, and they’re just the tip of the iceberg.
The massive leak attributed to the hackers who rooted to the Ashley Madison dating website for cheaters has been confirmed to be genuine. As if that wasn't bad enough, the 10 gigabytes of data—compressed, no less—is far more wide-ranging than almost anyone could have imagined.
Mobile phone users are at risk from a signalling flaw that allows hackers to intercept all voice calls and track locations.
Australian TV programme 60 minutes is claiming the scoop, showing in a special report how hackers were able to record the mobile phone conversations of a prominent politician and track his movements from a base thousands of miles away in Germany.