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‘It made me feel sick’: how Optus is monetising your web browsing history

‘It made me feel sick’: how Optus is monetising your web browsing history

If you think that Optus just provides telephony and internet services, think again. They’re also selling their customers.

We read a bunch of popular companies’ privacy policies to find out how (and why) they monitor your data

We read a bunch of popular companies’ privacy policies to find out how (and why) they monitor your data

What does that fine print really mean? We dig into the big companies' privacy policies to find out.

Media Files: Veteran ABC journalist and presenter Liz Jackson dies

Media Files: Veteran ABC journalist and presenter Liz Jackson dies

Journalist and presenter Liz Jackson has passed away after a well-documented battle with Parkinson's disease. She is being remembered as an inspirational, fearless journalist.

How to survive the World Cup if you know nothing about the world game

How to survive the World Cup if you know nothing about the world game

Prefer your footballs oval shaped? Couldn't pick Cristiano Ronaldo out of a line-up of one? Here are five things you can say to get you through the next month.

Optus drops the ball on World Cup coverage. But that’s privatisation for you.

Optus drops the ball on World Cup coverage. But that’s privatisation for you.

The fiction of privatised competition was simply so diverse functions could be handed over to cartelised oligopolies.

Media Files: ABC keeps cricket commentary

Media Files: ABC keeps cricket commentary

The ABC has retained radio broadcasting rights for the cricket, defying speculation that the rights were set to shift elsewhere.

Crikey Worm: ‘Make Australia a hellhole,’ says departing ASIC boss

Crikey Worm: ‘Make Australia a hellhole,’ says departing ASIC boss

Good morning, early birds. Outgoing ASIC chief's parting shot at white-collar crooks, and Optus is now likely to follow Telstra in returning money to customers stiffed by underperforming NBN speeds. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Fifield’s diary revealed: minister preferenced China telco before big local players

Fifield’s diary revealed: minister preferenced China telco before big local players

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield held his first meeting with a China state-owned telecommunications company that has no big presence in Australia.

Data breach illustrates danger of mass surveillance

Data breach illustrates danger of mass surveillance

Revelations of trafficking of Australians' metadata illustrate that data retention -- which has no benefits for law enforcement -- is a serious threat to Australians.

Govt (finally) gives telcos money to keep your personal data

Govt (finally) gives telcos money to keep your personal data

The big telcos have been given millions of dollars in order to keep your personal information for the government to access anytime it wants, without a warrant. Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.