Identity Management

Google, Yahoo could make encryption mainstream

Internet giants keen to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users' messages.

European regulators question Google's mobile monopoly

Four-year investigation into whether Google abuses its market share to promote its services steps up.

Italy gives Google 18 months to change data use practices

Data protection regulator issues deadline to comply with local laws after Google consolidated privacy policies.

Federal govt releases draft guidelines on big data ethics

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Comments invited on proposed administrative and ethical framework for government agencies.

A year after Snowden, how far have we come?

The Reset the Net campaign delivers an important message about surveillance but missing is an emphasis on the role of the corporate sector.

How will the new privacy laws affect smartphone tracking?

The extent to which the Privacy Act's new definition of 'personal information' covers this growing practice is unclear - and a missed opportunity.

Obama defends surveillance

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US president responds to dramatic revelations; UK spy agency reportedly accessed data.

Data breaches leave the Australian public fuming

Public concerns about cyber attacks and loss of personal data hit their highest level in five years, according to latest poll by IT services provider Unisys.

Reflections on retrospective security

With new and dangerous malware infecting our computers every day, there's now a potent argument for cyber security measures that use data and insight gleamed from past infections to help prevent new ones.

Polish president’s computer network hacked

Hackers have broken into the computer network of the Polish president's office and attempted to spread a computer virus in the form of an email attachment.

Assange to sue Gillard for defamation

 Julian Assange has reportedly hired lawyers to try to sue Prime Minister Julia Gillard for defaming him.

Wells Fargo website glitch raises cyber-attack alarm

ReutersWells Fargo & Co has become the latest bank to suffer problems with its website amid heightened concerns about cyber attacks against US financial institutions.

German government urges citizens to avoid Internet Explorer

ReutersThe German government has urged the public  to temporarily stop using Microsoft's Internet Explorer following discovery of yet-to-be repaired bug in the web browser that the software maker said makes PCs vulnerable to attack by hackers.

AT&T hit by DDoS attack

ReutersAT&T Inc said some business customers temporarily lost internet access because its network was targeted by unknown attackers earlier this week.

The online security mirage

Yahoo, Billabong, Crikey have become the latest in a growing list of companies that have seen their databases come under attack. So are hackers getting smarter or are we making their lives easier?

Facebook, LinkedIn agree to beef up privacy, compliance teams

ReutersTechnology groups Facebook and LinkedIn have agreed to beef up their international privacy and compliance teams in response to demands from the Irish regulator, the deputy Data Protection Commissioner has told Reuters.

Apple's corporate data mine sabotage

Apple is annoyed about other companies mining infomation from the internet habits of its users and has filed a patent for software to blur their online footprint.

The big, bad Flame virus?

The Flame malware is being hailed as the most sophisticated and complex cyber weapon to date but is the public getting all the information?

How strong is your password?

Any password can be cracked with enough time and effort but what makes one password stronger than another?

Super funds under threat from cyber criminals: AFP

Superannuation accounts may be the next frontier in the war on cybercrime according to a Australian Federal Police submission to the Joint Select Committee of Cyber Security.

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