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Adelaide academic says it’s time for a new approach to youth cybersafety

A shocking level of disregard for cybersafety among Australian young people has been revealed in a new study carried out by Dr Mubarak Rahamathulla of Flinders University. The students surveyed displayed numerous unsafe behaviours including sexting, public sharing of sensitive personal details and hijacking of their peers' social media accounts. Dr Rahamathulla believes these findings [...]

Kids need to learn about cybersecurity, but teachers only have so much time in the day

Last week, the personal informational of thousands of clients of a large ASX listed company was inadvertently leaked to the dark web. A few days later, our very own parliament house computer system was hacked. Among this increasingly hostile data environment came the announcement of a new cybersecurity program that aims to raise high school [...]

By |2019-03-04T17:35:45+11:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tim Cook Blasts ‘Weaponisation’ of Personal Data and Praises GDPR

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has demanded a tough new US data protection law, in an unusual speech in Europe. Referring to the misuse of "deeply personal" data, he said it was being "weaponised against us with military efficiency". "We shouldn't sugar-coat the consequences," he added. "This is surveillance." The strongly-worded speech presented a striking [...]

By |2018-10-29T11:07:15+11:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Should Children Ban Their Parents From Social Media?

Thinkstock Images Parents from Shanghai to Chicago are proudly putting pictures of their children on social media. It might be taken for granted - but no previous generation of children will have had the experience of having their entire childhoods intensively and publicly documented in this way. Stories about online privacy are often [...]