November, 2011

Facial Recognition: is this Total Surveillance?

 There was a great article in yesterday’s The Age, Facial Recognition: The Case for and against ‘Total Surveillance’. Facial recognition technology is about to become the most significant technology that we have seen for a long time.  It is state of the art in terms of recognising and identifying people and this will be particularly […]

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Online Privacy is Merely an Illusion

Privacy means different things to different people.  When it comes to modern technologies, this impacts on our privacy.  GPS navigation, smart cards, electronic transport tolls all have some elements which affect our privacy.  In the online environment it is even more complex particularly when it comes to personal information, which is only one aspect of […]

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Open Internet

When the Internet became publicly available and became mainstream, the key benefit was its “openness”. The “open Internet” as we know it has always been free with access for all and the ability to choose what content to view online without restrictions This promotes not only freedom of expression and communication but innovation and growth. […]

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