privacy

Telcos decry lack of consultation on new snoop powers

Telcos decry lack of consultation on new snoop powers

Talks with US on access to locally-held data come as a surprise.
Simon Sharwood Oct 8 2019, 6:10PM Strategy
Chinese face-swapping app goes viral

Chinese face-swapping app goes viral

ZAO turns you into a star, with creepy AI and creepier T&Cs.
Josh Horwitz Sep 3 2019, 5:41AM Software
Chrome's Incognito Mode has loophole

Chrome's Incognito Mode has loophole

Google will close it on 30 July to stop detection of private browsing.
Simon Sharwood Jul 19 2019, 11:53AM Security
MYOB data leak sprayed payments info to wrong workers

MYOB data leak sprayed payments info to wrong workers

Also reveals STP call centre blowout, backup and email glitches.
Simon Sharwood Jul 4 2019, 5:40PM Cloud
Google promises easier user data deletion

Google promises easier user data deletion

But will still hang onto location and browsing histories for three months.
Simon Sharwood May 2 2019, 11:33AM Security
Apple is the anti-Facebook

Apple is the anti-Facebook

Comment: Your world can be pricey and private, or free with endless apologies.
Simon Sharwood Mar 29 2019, 11:59AM Strategy
Govt floats massive new data misuse fines

Govt floats massive new data misuse fines

Trouble ahead for social networks, other orgs with bad security.
Ry Crozier Mar 25 2019, 9:15PM Sales & Marketing
Bug discovery accelerates Google+ shutdown

Bug discovery accelerates Google+ shutdown

Company said there was no evidence other apps had accessed exposed data.
Paresh Dave Dec 11 2018, 7:10AM Finance
Google will acknowledge privacy mistakes to US Senate

Google will acknowledge privacy mistakes to US Senate

Will provide testimony to committee this week.
David Shepardson Sep 26 2018, 11:43AM Security
Apple denies iPhones are eavesdropping on customers

Apple denies iPhones are eavesdropping on customers

Lawmakers asked if devices were invading users' privacy.
David Shepardson and Stephen Nellis Aug 8 2018, 4:09PM Finance
How lawyers' red tape entangles cloud innovation

How lawyers' red tape entangles cloud innovation

[Comment] Simple cloud computing contracts do not exist.
Phil Hassey Nov 8 2017, 6:00AM Comment
Millions of Verizon customer details exposed on misconfigured server

Millions of Verizon customer details exposed on misconfigured server

Threat to two-factor authentication.
Robert Abel Jul 13 2017, 7:48AM Security
IT contractor behind Australia's biggest data breach

IT contractor behind Australia's biggest data breach

Human error exposed data on 550,000 Red Cross donors.
Allie Coyne Oct 31 2016, 6:52AM Security
OAIC condemns Ashley Madison

OAIC condemns Ashley Madison

Year-long investigation "highly critical" of dating website's security.
Steven Kiernan Aug 24 2016, 6:43AM Security
Personal data on dumped hard drives

Personal data on dumped hard drives

Majority contain personal info: study.
Greg Masters Jun 30 2016, 11:45AM Security
Judge forces woman to give fingerprint to unlock iPhone

Judge forces woman to give fingerprint to unlock iPhone

FBI warrant pins 29-year-old woman.
Teri Robinson May 3 2016, 11:15AM Security
Apple CEO Tim Cook stays firm on privacy

Apple CEO Tim Cook stays firm on privacy

Pledge to remain strong in face of FBI's legal challenge.
Greg Masters Mar 22 2016, 10:07AM Security
Apple battles FBI over iPhone "backdoor"

Apple battles FBI over iPhone "backdoor"

Warns key to unlock San Bernadino iPhone could be used widely.
Reuters Staff Feb 18 2016, 7:49AM Security
Dell, SMS switch uni from Gmail to Office 365

Dell, SMS switch uni from Gmail to Office 365

Macquarie Uni moves staff accounts over privacy concerns.
Allie Coyne Sep 30 2015, 7:03PM Cloud
Microsoft responds to Windows 10 privacy backlash

Microsoft responds to Windows 10 privacy backlash

Reveals businesses will be able to stop data being sent to Redmond.
William Maher , Alan Martin Sep 30 2015, 7:09AM Security

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