July, 2018

How Facebook creates a dossier of your most private activities

, Jul 16, 2018

Why on earth do they need so much information about you?

The mess we’re in

, Jul 16, 2018

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Could 2018 finally be the watershed year, when the narrative shifts against the surveillance economy?

Every word you type, every move you make, they’ll be watching you

, Jul 09, 2018

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So-called “session replay scripts” not only record everything you type, they track every mouse movement, and even what you’re looking at on the web — including personal information.

Are Facebook and Google eavesdropping on your conversations? No, it’s far creepier than that.

, Jul 09, 2018

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Stories abound of people who mentioned a subject while their phone was sitting idle, then got bombarded with online ads about that subject.

Welcome to a world where your privacy is being sold for billions

, Jul 02, 2018

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A new Crikey series, edited by technology writer Stilgherrian.

Australians are concerned about their online privacy but do little to protect it

, Jul 02, 2018

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Australians are deeply worried about how their personal data is used by online companies -- but struggle to know how to protect themselves, polling from Roy Morgan shows.

They know where you live, work, play, shop, eat and a hell of a lot more

, Jul 02, 2018

Location-based advertising companies lurk in the background, collecting data about us from wherever (and whomever) they can get it.

An A-Z of the jargon companies use while spying on us

, Jul 02, 2018

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From "beacons" to "probabilistic matching", this is the language of the surveillance economy, compiled by Chris Woods.

Here’s what you won’t know if you don’t read the terms and conditions

, Jul 02, 2018

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Google and Facebook hook you into their vast data collection and advertising networks when you press ACCEPT.

Dark patterns: the tricks and traps used to lure you into handing over personal data

, Jul 02, 2018

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How do websites and apps make you buy or sign up for things that you didn't mean to? It’s duplicitous, but all too easy.