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Günther Oettinger, the European Union's proposed Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, gave a disappointing performance at his confirmation hearing, dodging questions and calling the victims of a recent data breach "dumb."
By Loek Essers | 01 October, 2014 21:35
Attorney-general George Brandis has said that the government has not overreached with its national security laws and that it has crafted an “appropriate legislative response to the current threat” of terrorism
By Rohan Pearce | 01 October, 2014 14:40
As Facebook began rolling out a global advertising network on Monday that will capitalize on all it knows from tracking users across the web, German consumer organizations immediately raised their voices in protest.
By Loek Essers | 30 September, 2014 01:09
Amid fierce debate about measures to force telcos to retain data and the sweeping expansion of ASIO's powers to access computer systems, software vendor Microsoft has reported a decline in the number of requests from Australian government agencies seeking to access user data.
By Rohan Pearce | 29 September, 2014 11:34
Facebook's appeal against the collection by law enforcement in New York of bulk user data under a gag order has been accepted.
By John Ribeiro | 26 September, 2014 16:50
A new social network is generating buzz for its hard stance against paid advertising and data collection. But how the site really works, when it comes to privacy, is a little more nuanced.
By Zach Miners | 26 September, 2014 10:35
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is concerned about moves by Apple and Google to include encryption on smartphones, the agency's director said Thursday.
By Grant Gross | 26 September, 2014 07:05
The amount of personal information held by firms like Google and Facebook has made them ripe targets for data-hungry governments and intelligence agencies. But the bull's-eye on Yahoo's back may be losing its appeal.
By Zach Miners | 26 September, 2014 06:53
Google, Dropbox and the Open Technology Fund are supporting a new organization focused on making open-source security and privacy tools more user-friendly.
By Lucian Constantin | 20 September, 2014 03:32
Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday aims to place limits on access by U.S. law enforcement agencies to emails and other communications stored abroad.
By John Ribeiro | 19 September, 2014 16:54
In the period 1 January to 30 June, requests from Australian law enforcement agencies for data from iCloud and iTunes accounts more than doubled compared to the preceding six month period, Apple has revealed.
By Rohan Pearce | 19 September, 2014 12:06
An electronic case-handling dashboard and a network of specialists will be created to help EU data protection authorities deal with complaints filed by people whose requests to delete search results based on a recent "right-to-be-forgotten" ruling is denied.
By Loek Essers | 19 September, 2014 01:17
Nine months after revealing plans to develop a decentralized and encrypted chat application, BitTorrent has opened public testing for Windows, Mac and Android versions of the program Wednesday.
By Lucian Constantin | 19 September, 2014 00:17
By John Ribeiro | 18 September, 2014 15:48
Yelp has agreed to pay US$450,000 to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that the company accepted registrations to its services from children under 13 through its apps.
By John Ribeiro | 17 September, 2014 17:06
Rackspace Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in hosting and cloud computing, wanted to offer its customers an easy way to link dedicated managed servers to cloudbased servers. The company used Application Delivery Networking devices from F5 to help build a hybrid service called RackConnect.
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