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CyberBeat #107
September 2023

FEATURE: Is freedom of expression a thing of the past?

Latest CyberBeat News

Medical data and Wesfarmers

28 September 2023
Medical practitioners have raised concerns over over patient data as Bunnings and Kmart enter the prescriptions business.

Federal government reveals ”cyber shields" for enhanced national cyber security

27 September 2023
Shields will create a multi-layered defense system against attacks.

ChatGPT has Learnt to Talk

27 September 2023
ChatGPT can now communicate through spoken words, thanks to OpenAI.

Cisco's game-changing acquisition of Splunk

27 September 2023
This move aims to strengthen Cisco's software business and take advantage of the growing demand for artificial intelligence.

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Previous Podcasts

The end of end-to-end encryption?
CyberBeat news #106 | 21 September 2023

This week public interest technologist Rob Braxman talks about end-to-end encryption.


Privacy Policies part 2
CyberBeat news #105 | 13 September 2023

What really is the legal situation in Australia and why are most privacy policies perhaps considered illegal under the Australian Privacy Principles?


Privacy Policies...
CyberBeat news #104 | 07 September 2023

Why are Privacy Policies long, confusing, and filled with legal jargon. Are our only options to  "take it or leave it?” 



OAIC statement on the issue of data scraping
CyberBeat news #103 | 31 August 2023

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and 11 of its international data protection and privacy counterparts have released a joint statement to address the issue of data scraping on social media platforms and other publicly accessible sites.




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