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Tesla prioritises humanoid robot over autopilot project

28 September 2022
Customers file a class action lawsuit against Tesla over its claims about Autopilot and the FSD package.
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China state media accuses the NSA of hacking the country’s telecommunications networks

28 September 2022
NSA attempting to control the country’s infrastructure.
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Optus Data Breach

28 September 2022
Singtel Optus has repeated lobbied against proposed changes to the privacy laws in Australia.
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Royal Commission Into Robo-debt Announced

21 September 2022
The royal commission is set to examine the actions of bureaucrats who implemented the program and brushed off warnings over its legality.
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Food delivery robot rolls through active crime scene

21 September 2022
Cops perplexed
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Facebook reported users to FBI

21 September 2022
“It was done outside the legal process and without probable cause..."
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Super thin, deep insert skimming devices target ATM card data

21 September 2022
Crooks can clone payment cards
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Prize-winning AI Generated Art Sparks Controversy

21 September 2022
Is this the death of artistry?
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Tax Data Grab

14 September 2022
The government has introduced a bill that would allow federal, state and territory agencies to use tax data when determining eligibility for relief payments during “major” disasters.
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Ombudsman Questions Police Access To Telco Data

14 September 2022
Serious compliance issues with law enforcement under Australia’s telecommunications interception laws
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Candid Doorbell TV Show Raises Privacy Concerns

14 September 2022
Amazon owns both the world's biggest selling smart doorbell Ring, and movie studio MGM.
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Cloud Computing Company VMware Charged

14 September 2022
SEC charges VMware with misleading investors by obscuring financial performance
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Instagram fined 405 million euros over handling of children’s data

07 September 2022
Ireland's data privacy regulator has opened over a dozen investigations into Meta companies, including Facebook and WhatsApp.
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EvilProxy targets software developers and IT engineers

07 September 2022
Brands vulnerable include Apple iCloud, Facebook, GoDaddy, GitHub, Google, Dropbox, Instagram, Microsoft, NPM, PyPI, RubyGems, Twitter, Yahoo, Yandex, and more…
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Biden places restrictions on chips sold to China and Russia

07 September 2022
Obstruction tactics deployed as cold war between China and the United States escalates for dominance in advanced technologies
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Google relents to pressure from regulators for alternative payment systems on Android devices

07 September 2022
Pilot for apps trial user-choice payment
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Planned satellite constellation could disrupt space observation

07 September 2022
Growing market in space-based cellular networks
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Privacy fears with AMAZON’s merger bid for iRobot maker Roomba

31 August 2022
Amazon has bid billions of dollars for iRobot and primary care provider One Medical These acquisitions, if they go ahead, will give the company access to a vast amount of personal information – like the floor plan of your home, or your medical records
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IBM government contract exceeds budget by over a $1 billion

31 August 2022
With nearly a year still to go the DTA is in discussion with IBM to extend or renegotiate terms.
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Australian banks could help prevent online financial scams

31 August 2022
Why are banks in Australia making it easy for criminals engaging in online financial scams?
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Remote scanning of students room deemed illegal

31 August 2022
A federal judge in America has determined that Cleveland State University violated the Fourth Ammendment when software was used to scan the bedroom of a chemistry student before he took a remote test.
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Google is not a publisher

24 August 2022
The High Court of Australia determined that search engine hyperlinks do not constitute publication and that Google is not a publisher of the websites it links to in search results.
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Apple security flaw allows hackers to fully control devices

24 August 2022
Update now
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Study finds insider trading was common at Coinbase

24 August 2022
Illegal profiteering by purchasing a cryptocurrency before its listing is made public.
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COVIDSafe App Scrapped

24 August 2022
“Albanese government acted to delete the wasteful and ineffective COVIDSafe app”
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ACCC fines Google $60 million

17 August 2022
Google mislead Android users by making them think that the company was not tracking them
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Meta injecting code into websites to track users

17 August 2022
Facebook and Instagram track users around the web and build an accurate profile of their interests
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Phishing attack exposes Signal users

17 August 2022
1,900 users of Signal affected
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Trade secrets cited in emissions transparency battle

17 August 2022
Canberra Data Centres argue disclosure could reveal ‘trade secrets’ about its data centre operations to competitors
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Taiwan billboards hacked with anti-Nancy Pelosi messages

11 August 2022
6,000 7-Eleven stores were affected and hackers were using "sanctions and military threats" to warn Taiwan and try to humiliate Ms Pelosi
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Covid pandemic increased shortsightedness in children

11 August 2022
New findings from Optometry Australia have revealed 97% of Australians are experiencing at least one eye related issue, raising concerns about the health and wellbeing of Australians’ eyes.
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Insurer not liable for ransomware clean-up costs

11 August 2022
Inchcape Australia was infected by ransomware in 2020
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ING Australia online banking glitch reveals others’ account information

11 August 2022
“Totally into someone else’s internet banking…”
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North Korean hackers use new malware to compromise Gmail accounts

11 August 2022
Researchers have unearthed never-before-seen malware that hackers from North Korea have been using to surreptitiously read and download email and attachments from infected users' Gmail and AOL accounts.
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Sophisticated hacking tool and spyware system built by 14 year old

03 August 2022
Brisbane teenager built spyware and sold to perverts and domestic violence offenders
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 iVote complaint lodged with Australian Human Rights Commission

03 August 2022
Alleged breach of Australia’s commitment to the United Nations convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, which compels government to ensure people with a disability can fully participate in election
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Data Breach affects WA Arts Trust

03 August 2022
Security incident involving email service provider WordFly
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Study looks at why men abuse women online

03 August 2022
50% of Australian women will experience technology-facilitated abuse in their lifetimes
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Twitter v. Musk lawsuit to be heard in October

28 July 2022
A Delaware court has ruled that Twitter’s lawsuit against Elon Musk for attempting to back out of his acquisition of the company will be heard in October.
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Tech giants dodge regulation

28 July 2022
Aotearoa New Zealand Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms focuses on an industry led model.
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Amazon pushes further into US Health Care with $3.9 billion purchase of One Medical

28 July 2022
Amazon aims to reinvent the healthcare experience.
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Government services to be integrated into myGov

28 July 2022
Services Minister Bill Shorten outlines vision for myGov
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Indonesian government cracking down on tech companies

20 July 2022
New licensing arrangement to manage inappropriate content
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US Congress asks FTC to crack down on VPNs

20 July 2022
Deceptive advertising and data collection practices by the consumer Virtual Private Network industry
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NSO Group’s notorious spyware Pegasus used to hack political activists in Thailand

20 July 2022
Pegasus has been used by governments to spy on journalists, activists, and dissidents and the Israeli firm behind it, NSO Group, has been sued by Apple and placed on a U.S. trade blacklist.
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Deakin Uni hacked, 10,000 students spammed

20 July 2022
A report by the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, confirms that Victoria’s universities are increasingly subject to cybersecurity attacks.
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Supreme Court justices doxed on dark web

20 July 2022
Likely an act of hacktivism in protest of the court’s recent rulings
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Netflix backflips on ads and teams up with Microsoft

20 July 2022
NetFlix relinquishes it’s ideology of an exploitation free zone, and teams up Microsoft
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Digital Passenger Card developed by Accenture scrapped

13 July 2022
Questions over the app’s usability
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Should Australian TikTok users be concerned about their data privacy?

13 July 2022
US senators have put questions to the Chinese-owned company regarding data security.
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Australia has highest rate of mobile app threats in the world

13 July 2022
Lookout has released the latest results of its Lookout App Threats Map, a threat intelligence index based on analysis of more than 160 million applications across the globe.
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Brisbane data storage project plans revealed

13 July 2022
Powered by renewable energy
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Australian app users suing Apple and Google

07 July 2022
California-based technology giants have allegedly used their market power in the distribution of apps in Australia to force developers to use Apple and Google payment systems for apps and in-app purchases, then charged commissions of as much as 30 per cent.
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Airport Operators warn of the dangers of 5G

07 July 2022
Airport operators from across Australia have warned that 5G services in certain spectrum bands could interfere with radio altimeters in planes, putting passenger safety at risk.
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The worlds biggest data breach affecting 1 billion Chinese citizens

07 July 2022
Personal information allegedly taken from Shanghai police database
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Tech Giants form Metaverse Standards Forum

07 July 2022
As more tech companies develop virtual and augmented reality products, oversight groups are trying to keep the industry on the same page.
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Concern over surveillance overreach by NSW Police

07 July 2022
As more tech companies develop virtual and augmented reality products, oversight groups are trying to keep the industry on the same page.
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A big win in the fight against surveillance

30 June 2022
UK judges rules security services must now seek approval to access telecoms data
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Lack of cybersecurity talent leaves Australian businesses vulnerable

30 June 2022
The growing need to acquire new cybersecurity employees is desperate, but so is retaining staff in the sector.
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Black.ai secures further funding to expand it surveillance technology

30 June 2022
The growing need to acquire new cybersecurity employees is desperate, but so is retaining staff in the sector.
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Concern looms over surveillance overreach by NSW Police

30 June 2022
Australian digital rights and security experts raise alarm over draconian bail conditions imposed on protesters
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Australian Border force searched over 40,000 devices in 5 years

30 June 2022
Warrantless searches are legal, and travellers do not have to be informed of their rights by border officials.
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Meta launches parental controls for Instagram

22 June 2022
Meta had conducted research which found that teenagers blamed Instagram for increased feelings of anxiety and depression, but kept the study secret.
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Adelaide City Council unable to gain assurance SA Police will not use facial recognition technology

22 June 2022
Insisting SA Police must not use this tech until the parliament of South Australia adopts legislation to protect Australians from high-risk areas, which include policing.
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Amazon Engineer found guilty of one of largest breaches in US history

22 June 2022
Paige Thompson’s lawyers said she had been looking for cracks so they could be fixed.
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Google infiltrated by “cult-like” religious sect

22 June 2022
Fellowship of Friends allegedly gained power at the tech giant and started hiring more members to as many positions as possible.
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Is Google's AI LaMDA alive?

17 June 2022
LaMDA contemplates its existence
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ACCC takes on Airbnb after thousands of complaints

15 June 2022
Airbnb misleading Australians over US dollar rates
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Updated European Union code of practice - EU Crackdown on deepfakes and fake accounts

15 June 2022
EU document seen by Reuters
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Apple CEO pushes for privacy legislation ASAP

15 June 2022
Capitol Hill and legislators
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Talent squeeze for Australian Tech Employees

15 June 2022
Data from Aon Insights
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Superannuation fund Spirit Super falls prey phishing attack

01 June 2022
Sensitive personal information of 50k members compromised
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Freedom of speech needs “recalibration”, eSafety Commissioner says

01 June 2022
Talking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos
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Student privacy invaded by edtech vendors

01 June 2022
Human Rights Watch accused vendors of tracking children through their products
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DuckDuckGo is not as private as you think

01 June 2022
The DuckDuckGo browser does not block all Microsoft trackers
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MasterCard users could soon pay for groceries with their face or hand

25 May 2022
MasterCard is piloting new technology that lets shoppers make payments with facial recognition and fingerprint scanning
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Global food supply could be disrupted by ‘smart technology' hacks

25 May 2022
Automatic crop sprayers, drones and robotic harvesters can be hacked
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WA COVID tracing system puts personal data at risk

25 May 2022
Significant privacy and security concerns
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Facebook blocked Australian emergency services as negotiation tactic

25 May 2022
Former Facebook employees reveal Facebook deliberately over-blocked pages as a means of negotiating a better outcome in the negotiations over legislation to force Meta to pay Australian media companies for news content
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Clearview AI’s business model is under threat

18 May 2022
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Australia’s digital birth certificate to be delivered by Thoughtworks

18 May 2022
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Cybersecurity may be useless, information security officers say

18 May 2022
Cyber insurance against ransomware and other online attacks has been rendered almost useless because too many companies make “dumb” claims
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Concerns surround El Salvador debt repayments since adopting Bitcoin as legal tender

18 May 2022
Bitcoin legal currency has hit a wall
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Passwords may be soon be a thing of the past as software giants introduce passkey standard

11 May 2022
Apple, Google, and Microsoft are launching a joint effort to kill the password.
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Precedent set for financial firms to take responsibility for own cybersecurity

11 May 2022
Lack of cyber security risk management a breach of its license obligations
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Data from period tracker apps could be used as evidence in US criminal abortion cases

11 May 2022
Delete your period tracker apps now!
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Compromised Business email fraud cost Victorians $ 31.9 million

11 May 2022
Victoria Police Cybercrime Squad working with VPN operators
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Google demands more transparency from Play Store app developers

04 May 2022
Google has launched a new security section in the Play Store designed to show users details such as data collected by apps and how they are used.
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Central African Republic (CAR) adopts Bitcoin as legal tender

04 May 2022
The Central African Republic becomes the second country, after El Salvador, to make the move.
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Cybercriminal gang claims they hacked Coca-Cola

04 May 2022
Soft drink giant Coca-Cola says it is investigating a possible data breach after hackers posted data for sale they claim they stole from the company’s systems.
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European Union pilots open source alternative to Twitter in wake of Musk buyout

04 May 2022
Mastodon founder Eugen Rochko reported an influx of tens of thousands of new users in wake of the Elon Musk news.
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Re-elected Coalition promises to update Australia’s classification code

04 May 2022
Developers were not consulted before the Coalition announced plans to change the classification of video games with loot boxes.
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Elon Musk buys Twitter

28 April 2022
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Surveillance firm “spies on the spies” as product demonstration

28 April 2022
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Online travel booking company fined $45m for misleading consumers

28 April 2022
Travel booking company Trivago has been fined nearly $45 million for misleading consumers about its hotel room rates.
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LinkedIn loses appeal to block data scraping

28 April 2022
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Australian athletes surveilled “24-7” concerned over personal data usage

20 April 2022
Professional sports in Australia have been taken hostage by the promise of dollars that data can bring
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Student visas could be denied or cancelled under new espionage protection measures

20 April 2022
The federal government has introduced new grounds to cancel the visas of foreign nationals if they are found to present an “unreasonable risk of unwanted critical technology knowledge transfer”.
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Australian Border Force searched 822 travellers’ phones in 2021

20 April 2022
The federal government has introduced new grounds to cancel the visas of foreign nationals if they are found to present an “unreasonable risk of unwanted critical technology knowledge transfer”.
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Clearview AI undeterred by reputational damage

20 April 2022
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