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Vigilantes and private security are policing the internet where governments have failed

Vigilantes and private security are policing the internet where governments have failed Mark Button, University of Portsmouth The internet revolution of the past 20 years has opened up countless new ways for people to shop, bank, find love – and … Continue reading

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Hackers have got their hands on $11 billion in stolen cryptocurrency since 2011

Hackers have got their hands on $11 billion in stolen cryptocurrency since 2011 STEPHANIE PALMER-DERRIEN / Wednesday, January 22, 2020 More than US$11 billion has been stolen from supposedly secure crypto exchanges, wallets and mining platforms since 2011, mostly due to hacking … Continue reading

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Aussie entrepreneur launches “disturbing and unethical” facial recognition tech in Silicon Valley

Aussie entrepreneur launches “disturbing and unethical” facial recognition tech in Silicon Valley STEPHANIE PALMER-DERRIEN / Wednesday, January 22, 2020 An Aussie entrepreneur is copping flack online for his contentious and, frankly, dystopian startup designed to identify people and source information about them, … Continue reading

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Cousin took a DNA test? Courts could use it to argue you are more likely to commit crimes

Cousin took a DNA test? Courts could use it to argue you are more likely to commit crimes Allan McCay, University of Sydney and Christopher Lean, University of Sydney How similar do you think you are to your second cousin? … Continue reading

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Beware of bushfire scams: how fraudsters take advantage of those in need

Beware of bushfire scams: how fraudsters take advantage of those in need Cassandra Cross, Queensland University of Technology There’s been an overwhelming outpouring of love and support around the world for those impacted by the bushfires, from social-media donation drives … Continue reading

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