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The ugly truth: tech companies are tracking and misusing our data, and there’s little we can do

The ugly truth: tech companies are tracking and misusing our data, and there’s little we can do While leaks and whistleblowers continue to be valuable tools in the fight for data privacy, we can’t rely on them solely to keep … Continue reading

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Does our child protection system cause young people to commit crimes? The evidence suggests so

Does our child protection system cause young people to commit crimes? The evidence suggests so If a child commits an offence while in the care of the state, questions should be asked about the quality of care and supervision being … Continue reading

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Data lakes: where big businesses dump their excess data, and hackers have a field day

Unlike purpose-built data storage systems, a data lake can be used to dump data in its original form. This data usually remains unsupervised. Shutterstock.com Mohiuddin Ahmed, Edith Cowan University Machines and the internet are woven into the fabric of our … Continue reading

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Why the government’s proposed facial recognition database is causing such alarm

Andrew Hastie said the broad objectives of the identity-matching system were sound, but key changes were needed to ensure privacy and transparency. Lukas Coch/AAP Sarah Moulds, University of South Australia Since before the 2019 election, the Morrison government has been … Continue reading

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Yes, you can hold an Australian passport but not be a citizen – here’s how

Yes, you can hold an Australian passport but not be a citizen – here’s how   Being born in Australia does not necessarily make you an Australian citizen. Shutterstock   Jan Gothard, Murdoch University Being born in Australia does not … Continue reading

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