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Reading between the lines on Facebook’s privacy doublespeak

Reading between the lines on Facebook’s privacy doublespeak

As Mark Zuckerberg starts talking about the importance of "privacy", it's important to note his definition might be different from yours.

What I learnt from Gillian Triggs’ metadata

What I learnt from Gillian Triggs’ metadata

Think that if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear? Maybe you should just hand over your email password, writes Amy Gray.

Just what is metadata, anyway?

Just what is metadata, anyway?

Content management consultant Liz Van Dort says there may be a case for storing metadata, but access must be given at the highest level only and a scheme must be put together only by those who truly know what they're talking about.

What internet overlord Apple is doing with your personal data

What internet overlord Apple is doing with your personal data

Apple has issued some details on what information it passes on to governments (including Australia's). Technology journalist Richard Chirgwin has some advice for you if you're relying on Apple's cloud. So put down that iPhone.

Remember the NSA? Snooping is the real story

Remember the NSA? Snooping is the real story

Everyone now has an easy-to-follow narrative chasing Edward Snowden around the world. But we've lost sight of the fundamental issues: the NSA's vast surveillance program

Aaron Swartz: a martyr for info-freedom fighters?

Aaron Swartz: a martyr for info-freedom fighters?

Aaron Swartz was a hacker in every sense of the word. His death -- at just 26 -- is a tragic loss for technology's bright young things and raises questions about the fight for freedom of information on the internet.

Users snap over Instagram, but should have seen it coming

Users snap over Instagram, but should have seen it coming

The online world was abuzz with Instagram's hardline terms of use changes. But users should know what they're getting themselves in for when using social media platforms.

Hey Facebook, we want to share, but this is ridiculous

Hey Facebook, we want to share, but this is ridiculous

Sharing is good. We teach our kids to share their toys and chocolate. But, Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, that does't mean sharing everything with everybody automatically is really such a good idea.

Privacy issues on Facebook: it’s not all bad

Privacy issues on Facebook: it’s not all bad

While Facebook continues to attract condemnation for its contentious privacy policies, the social networking website may also be providing valuable lessons to young'uns about how to manage their online reputations, says Esther Dyson.

Facebook’s new privacy controls: the good, the bad and the ugly

Facebook’s new privacy controls: the good, the bad and the ugly

Facebook has caved in to public pressure and reworked its privacy controls. But are users actually gaining anything back, or just a false sense of security? Valleywag breaks it down.