Data privacy

Apple’s latest iOS update has app tracking controls that threaten Facebook’s revenue. Here’s how it works and whether you should you use it

- April 29, 2021 4 MIN READ

Apple users across the globe are adopting the latest operating system update, called iOS 14.5, featuring the now-obligatory new batch of emojis. But there’s another change that’s arguably less fun but much more significant for many users: the introduction of “app tracking transparency”. This feature promises to usher in a new era of user-oriented privacy,… Read more »

News & Analysis

The ACS has produced a road map for privacy in data sharing

- December 4, 2019 2 MIN READ

Tech association ACS has produced a report on the way forward in a world of data sharing, outlining a basis for balancing the need for governments and business to share information while maintaining citizens’ privacy. The  Privacy Preserving Data Sharing Frameworks report, released at ACS’s Reimagination Thought Leaders Conference in Melbourne today, concluded Australia should… Read more »

News & Analysis

And you thought the Government was tracking you online …

- July 7, 2014 2 MIN READ

Ghostery is a privacy tool that allows users that have the app installed on their browser to see the invisible web. Cookies, tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons etc, and gives you a roll-call of over 1,900 ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers and other companies interested in your activity.

Profiles

Privacy: Does Twitter finally get it?

- November 25, 2013 2 MIN READ

Encryption isn’t always about doing something illegal. We live in a time when bored kids can hack entire servers with a smart phone, and understanding that a need for more complex and increased security is not always the sign of illegal activity seems to be a nuance not every government agency has caught on to.