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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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Victorian schools to monitor online use of personal devices

13 April 2022
Victoria’s Department of Education is expanding its monitoring of devices’ internal traffic from staff to students' own devices at a number of schools.
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How political parties use microtargeting to sway voters

13 April 2022
Political campaigners today have the ability to target voters directly through digital and social media advertising, identifying them based on their online footprints.
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Lawyers find “significant increase” in use of spyware in domestic violence cases

13 April 2022
Perth family lawyers say they have seen a significant increase in female clients being stalked or harassed via technology such as spyware on mobile phones, GPS trackers attached to vehicles and cameras hidden in children's toys.
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Federal Government's first data security action plan

13 April 2022
The federal government is seeking to harmonise data security regulation and standards in Australia across all levels of government, as part of the country’s first data security action plan.
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Meta allegedly paid consulting firm to undermine TikTok

06 April 2022
Meta paid political consulting firm Targeted Victory to undermine TikTok
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Is Facebook prioritising privacy over protection for sexually abused minors?

06 April 2022
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Australian Border Force developing screening technology

06 April 2022
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Fake legal request hack shows need for data privacy reforms

06 April 2022
Apple and Meta hacked
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ASIC warns “finfluencers” could face jail time

30 March 2022
Licence needed to give financial advice
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Indigenous artists from East Arnhem Land venture into billion-dollar NFT digital marketplace

30 March 2022
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Critical Infrastructure laws ignore key data assets

30 March 2022
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Online Safety Report calls for Algorithmic Transparency

23 March 2022
Facebook and Twitter have been enabling the proliferation of online abuse on their spaces
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Ofcom Attempts Guidance & Bill Revamp

23 March 2022
Ofcom says Telecoms and broadband providers must do more to help their vulnerable customers
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Sorry No News Today - We’re waiting on ZUCK

23 March 2022
News freeze to protest power imbalance
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Court Orders Re-vote in Three NSW Councils After iVote Glitch

23 March 2022
Some users unable to cast votes
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Protecting Victims From Domestic Violence

23 March 2022
Building from the successful electronic monitoring trial for violence offenders
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Facebook to face new legal action over scammers

16 March 2022
ACCC continues its investigation into Meta
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Britain drafts law to prevent fraudulent advertising on social media

16 March 2022
Consumer groups and regulators call for a stronger crackdown on scams
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ASIC Reject Banks Request for Control Over Customer Devices

16 March 2022
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Ukraine uses Clearview

16 March 2022
Ukraine’s defence ministry has started using Clearview AI’s facial recognition software.
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Meta allows violence

16 March 2022
Meta allows hate speech against Russians on its platforms Facebook and Instagram
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Beware The Ides Of March

16 March 2022
ABC attack on democracy and your privacy
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Who's Watching What You Watch?

16 March 2022
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Apple Opposes Congress Bill To Allow Sidelining

10 March 2022
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Telecommunication Infrastructure Fails during Northern Rivers Flood Disaster

10 March 2022
Areas affected included Tweed Heads, Kingscliff, Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore and Grafton.
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Fitbit Watch Burn Injuries

10 March 2022
Google owned Smartwatch company Fitbit has recalled its smartwatches due to reports of its lithium-ion battery overheating
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The government has lost complete control of Medicare

10 March 2022
Only 30% of patients are being properly bulk-billed
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Data Breach affects Transport for NSW

07 March 2022
Over 500 customers and employees affected
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EU-U.S Data Transfers By Meta Owned Facebook And Instagram At Risk

07 March 2022
Data transfers by Meta-owned Facebook and Instagram between the European Union and the United States could be halted in Ireland as soon as May this year.
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