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Foreign Spy Agencies Want Your Texts

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A new amendment has been introduced in parliament looking to allow for the easier sharing of communications data between Australia’s law enforcement and spy agencies and foreign governments. It comes in response to calls that spy agencies are being left behind without timely access to messaging apps with cloud servers in foreign jurisdictions. It would […]

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Australia’s National Digital ID

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The Australian government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has spent more than A$200 million over the past five years developing a National Digital ID platform. If successful, the project could streamline commerce, resolve bureaucratic quagmires, and improve national security. The emerging results of the project may give the Australian public cause for concern.

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5G risk assessment

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5G is on the way, but there’s no reason to start running around with your pants on your head just yet. While there will be a lot of hoopla about 5G in the CBD area of major cities there is a very large infrastructure network that will have to be put in place. Think at […]

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Video analytics

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We are surrounded by surveillance cameras that record us at every turn. But for the most part, while those cameras are watching us, no one is watching what those cameras observe or record because no one will pay for the armies of security guards that would be required for such a time-consuming and monotonous task. […]

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The Spycraft Revolution

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The world of espionage is facing tremendous technological, political, legal, social, and commercial changes. The biggest disruptive force is technological. Traditional spycraft has always relied on deception based on identity. Spotting, developing, recruiting, running, and servicing intelligence sources involves concealing what you are doing.  Not anymore. A cover identity that would have been almost bulletproof […]

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Tor browser for Android

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After several months of testing, the first stable, public build of a Tor browser for Android is finally available on the Google Play Store. The Tor Project team says it made special considerations for the Android version, since mobile browsing tends to incur even more surveillance than desktop browsing and because users have less control over the mobile browsing […]

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What is private browsing?

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When you want to hide something that you do online, you use a private browsing mode like Incognito, Private Browsing, or InPrivate. However, do you know how private you are when you use this way of browsing the web? Can others still see what you are doing online? Also, do you know which browser is best at protecting […]

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Using Android Without Google

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As soon as you start up a new Android phone, you get prompted to sign in with your Google account — but what if you don’t want to do that? Maybe you want to take advantage of Android but limit what Google knows about you, or maybe you just prefer the alternative apps; whatever the case, […]

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My phone is spying on me

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If your phone is turned on and has signal, it can be communicating — whether you’ve asked it to or not — with a wide variety of companies, many of which you won’t have any direct relationship with. And yes, this can happen even when you’re not using it. Your phone and other personal computing […]