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Consumers Target-ed: the US retail data-mining scandal

Hackers managed to steal data about millions of customers from retail giant Target at the tail end of last year, and the effects are still being felt. Are Americans about to get serious about personal financial security?

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Is there really too much freedom of speech online?

Once again the old media have missed the point of privacy online, preferring to maintain their patch instead of focusing on issues such as data mining.

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In the US election, Big Brother really is watching you

US political parties know where people live — and maybe what they drive, buy and think too. Ben Winsor, an Australian working as a political consultant in New York, reports on the power of data mining.

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The price of online privacy? Five bucks

In a bold new data mining initiative, Google will reward users for giving information about themselves with a $US5 Amazon gift voucher, writes Ian Grayson.

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Online privacy dangers: they’re not what you think

Forget your drunken photos on Facebook. They already know about them, and you know they know. Don’t worry about tracking cookies either. It’s what you don’t know they know that you should worry about.

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