1. News
    August 5th, 2012 by Macworld Australia Staff
    Facebook reveals14 million ‘undesirable’ user accounts

    Facebook’s disclosure that it found 14 million user accounts it considers “undesirable” – meaning they are likely spewing spam...

  2. News
    August 2nd, 2012 by Karen Haslam
    Google fined US$22.5m for bypassing Safari privacy settings

    Google is to be fined US$22.5m by the US Federal Trade Commission for bypassing Safari’s privacy settings. The FTC approved a consent decree,...

  3. News
    June 27th, 2012 by Macworld Australia Staff
    New website reveals ‘private’ Facebook posts for the world to see

    You might want to think twice before posting a rant about how much you hate your job, or professing your love for the girl next door. Why? Because...

  4. News
    June 26th, 2012 by Macworld Australia Staff
    The great switcheroo: Facebook swaps users email address to @Facebook.com

    You may not have noticed yet, but you now have a new primary email address attached as your Facebook contact, an email address that most users would...

  5. Blogs
    June 21st, 2012 by Tony Bradley
    Why Apple’s iOS 6 privacy protection will backfire

    People don’t like it when apps surreptitiously steal personal information. Apparently Apple’s primary concern is the “surreptitious”...

  6. News
    June 20th, 2012 by Ashleigh Allsopp
    US Senator writes to Apple, Google expressing privacy concerns over mapping ‘spy planes’

    US Senator for New York, Charles E. Schumer, sent a letter to Apple and Google on Tuesday, raising his concerns over the ‘spy planes’ that are...

  7. Blogs
    May 17th, 2012 by Jared Newman
    Challenges for Facebook after the IPO

    When Facebook goes public, it will enter a new world full of shareholder meetings, earnings reports and the constant pressure to turn an increasingly...

  8. News
    May 15th, 2012 by Cameron Scott
    Facebook proposes further privacy policy changes

    Facebook intends to make further changes to its privacy policy in order to respond to an audit by the Irish government, but privacy advocates saw...

  9. News
    April 30th, 2012 by Lucas Mearian
    Privacy advocates slam Google Drive’s privacy policies

    Privacy advocates voiced strong concerns last week over how data stored on Google Drive may be used during and after customers are actively engaged...

  10. News
    April 5th, 2012 by Cameron Scott
    Geolocation apps draw users, despite privacy concerns

    Nearly 60 percent of smartphone users employ apps that access their location data despite having concerns about risks to their privacy and even personal...

  11. News
    April 5th, 2012 by John E. Dunn
    Hacker who stole identities of 8 million UK citizens jailed

    A UK man has been given a two-year jail sentence for a stunning 20-month hacking spree during which he stole the personal details of millions of Britons,...

  12. News
    April 5th, 2012 by Jeremy Kirk
    Activists allege Facebook dragging its feet on privacy changes

    Privacy activists are alleging Facebook hasn’t met a deadline set by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to make changes to its privacy controls....

  13. News
    April 2nd, 2012 by Jennifer Baker, IDG News Service
    EU to rule on whether Google abused its dominant position in April

    A ruling from the European Commission on allegations that Google abused its dominant market position is expected after April 9, the competition commission...

  14. News
    March 25th, 2012 by Cameron Scott
    iPhone app developers questioned on privacy

    Ranking US Democrat politicians Henry Waxman and G.K. Butterfield of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters on Friday to developers...

  15. News
    March 23rd, 2012 by John Ribeiro
    Google’s privacy policy faces class action lawsuit

    Google faces consumer complaints in federal courts in New York and California which claim that its new privacy policy violates the company’s...

  16. News
    March 19th, 2012 by Grant Gross and Peter Sayer
    Google says it will cooperate with any Safari privacy investigations

    Google will cooperate with any investigations into allegations that it bypassed privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser, the company said, after...

  17. News
    March 17th, 2012 by Jaikumar Vijayan
    Apple named in privacy suit over mobile apps

    Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp and 14 other companies have been hit with a lawsuit accusing them of distributing privacy-invading mobile applications....

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