Surveillance

Web Surveillance – Where To Now?

With recent revelations throughout 2013 focusing on NSA surveillance monitoring and its wide scope across the globe capturing information not only of private citizens but world leaders, key discussions are now required on a range of issues. The focus of surveillance and what it does is one of the important aspects of this debate.  Surveillance […]

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Web Surveillance

It is becoming increasingly possible that individuals will have their web history logged under the disguise of law enforcement purposes.  A couple of weeks ago the Attorney-General Nicola Roxon announced “new plans to review national security legislation to ensure our national security capability can evolve to meet emerging threats, while also delivering the right checks […]

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Do People still Trust Google?

A couple of weeks ago a Federal Communication Commission Report was released on Google’s Street View Program. It was a fairly damning report that raised a number of questions in respect to whether Google’s snooping was a lone case or an intentional corporate strategy.  For a summary of the account, have a read of this […]

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Internet Tracking Debate

I’m back after the summer break and hoping to bring you some interesting thoughts this year on the current issues of the Internet, starting with Internet tracking. It seems that Internet users are becoming savvier about covering their tracks while online.  It is common place for users to be tracked anonymously as they visit websites.  […]

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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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Internet Companies Increasingly Handing over Data to Law Enforcement Agencies

In a recent post I discussed the issue of privacy and social media and whether privacy was being fractured in the social media space and the Internet in general. Another interesting subject is data collection by Internet Companies such as Google and Twitter.  These Internet companies hold massive amounts of user information and its business […]

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