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Some 129 of 150 Australian and New Zealand websites audited by not-for-profit organisation Online Trust Alliance (OTA) failed to meet consumer protection, data privacy or cyber security criteria, according to a report released this week.
By Hamish Barwick | 25 November, 2014 08:01
The U.S. National Security Agency's surveillance programs are legal and under close scrutiny by other parts of the government, the agency's internal privacy watchdog said Monday in an online Q&A.
By Grant Gross | 25 November, 2014 07:52
The Senate has passed a motion put by Greens Senator Scott Ludlam that calls on Attorney-General George Brandis to table a PricewaterhouseCoopers study into the cost to industry of implementing a data retention scheme.
By Rohan Pearce | 24 November, 2014 17:22
Silicon Valley-based ride-sharing company Uber is looking eastward to inject some wisdom into how it handles user data.
By Zach Miners | 21 November, 2014 08:03
Thanks to revelations about government spying, a revamped version of a 15-year-old agreement governing the exchange of personal data between EU and the U.S. still seems a long way off, threatening the ability of American companies to do business in Europe.
By Loek Essers | 21 November, 2014 05:03
The U.S. National Security Agency is planning no major changes in its domestic telephone records collection program after a bill to rein in those efforts failed in the Senate this week, the agency's director said.
By Grant Gross | 21 November, 2014 04:40
A free tool released Thursday allows users to scan their computers for surveillance malware that has been used in attacks against journalists, human rights defenders and political activists around the world.
By Lucian Constantin | 20 November, 2014 22:54
Google is employing a big team of lawyers, engineers and paralegals who have so far evaluated over half a million URLs that were requested to be delisted from search results by European citizens, the company said.
By Loek Essers | 20 November, 2014 07:27
BitTorrent dismissed claims that its popular peer-to-peer file synchronization program BitTorrent Sync has an insecure cryptographic implementation that potentially gives the company access to users' files.
By Lucian Constantin | 20 November, 2014 02:38
The U.S. Senate has voted against a bill that would rein in the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone records within the country, possibly killing any NSA reforms until next year.
By Grant Gross | 19 November, 2014 12:15
Apple, Microsoft, and Google are among 10 top tech companies that this week signed onto a letter backing passage of a bill that would curtail bulk collection of Internet metadata by government agencies.
By Lucas Mearian | 19 November, 2014 09:17
It's OK to be paranoid about every last detail when it comes to security.
By Networkworld Staff | 19 November, 2014 08:31
Swedes have started to sign up for a free service from ISP Bahnhof to hide their Internet communications metadata from the police, and the company's CEO is urging other European ISPs to follow suit.
By Loek Essers | 19 November, 2014 03:22
The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama urged the Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act, which would curb the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency in the wake of widespread concerns about potential violations of privacy.
By John Ribeiro | 18 November, 2014 18:11
It turns out that TRUSTe, the provider of privacy certifications for online businesses, may not be so trustworthy after all. The company failed to conduct annual recertification checks for hundreds of companies holding its privacy seal, despite promising to do so, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has charged.
By Grant Gross | 18 November, 2014 09:18
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