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When it comes to data, Big Tech isn’t the only threat to our privacy

When it comes to data, Big Tech isn’t the only threat to our privacy

While the focus on the abuse of personal data has been on the major tech companies, banks have been engaged in the same process for years.

Why old media is upset over ACCC action on digital privacy

Why old media is upset over ACCC action on digital privacy

The ACCC is trying to get to grips with how to regulate Google and Facebook. You'd think that would be good news to the groups currently being dominated...

Fourteen easy tips to avoid looking like Big Brother

Fourteen easy tips to avoid looking like Big Brother

Human Services Minister Michael Keenan is sick of the government being portrayed as Big Brother. Maybe if it stopped behaving in ways straight out of 1984, he wouldn't have that problem.

Encryption laws will target whistleblowers, journalists, civil society groups

Encryption laws will target whistleblowers, journalists, civil society groups

The government's war on encryption inevitably means whistleblowers, journalists, lawyers and opposition politicians will be targeted by security agencies, like they have with mass surveillance laws.

Australia will reap what it sows with anti-encryption laws

Australia will reap what it sows with anti-encryption laws

Crikey readers discuss anti-encryption and freedom of religion laws.

Australians set to become guinea pigs for worldwide war on privacy

Australians set to become guinea pigs for worldwide war on privacy

Australians are ripe for targeting in the war on encryption because we have no human rights or privacy protections and no effective oversight of security agencies.

When the Liberals aren’t inconsistent in their privacy policy, they’re hypocritical

When the Liberals aren’t inconsistent in their privacy policy, they’re hypocritical

Crikey readers discuss the Chelsea Manning visa denial and the neoliberalism of the Productivity Commission.

Turnbull unveils bill to plant viruses on computer devices

Turnbull unveils bill to plant viruses on computer devices

The government has unveiled a bill to enable it to force tech companies to cooperate with its efforts to defeat encryption, including by planting viruses on devices.

My Health Record faces new DNA controversy

My Health Record faces new DNA controversy

Good morning, early birds. My Health Record's capability to store DNA data is under serious interrogation. Plus, it's a big week for the superannuation market. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Hunt health record humiliation raises the question: why no warrant for metadata?

Hunt health record humiliation raises the question: why no warrant for metadata?

The government now admits access to health records should require a warrant. So why not for the rest of the metadata it retains?