Hannah Francis reports: Labor will review its support for the government’s controversial data retention legislation just four months after it helped pass it into law, as ongoing internal ructions over the issue resurfaced at the party’s national conference. […] An amendment to review Labor’s policy on data retention passed the conference [Read More…]
Christopher Avery and Bryan Thompson write: The long running struggle to develop technical standards for the implementation of a do not track (DNT) specification is moving closer to completion. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) working group recently released a “last call working draft” of its tracking compliance specification. The specification would establish [Read More…]
In a commentary on the AshleyMadison.com hack (see DataBreaches.net for coverage of the hack), Rupert Myers writes: Whether you hold that these men and women are the architects of their own misery who deserve everything that’s coming, or you couldn’t care less about the private lives of strangers, the power of [Read More…]
DutchNews.nl reports: Dutch police now automatically intercept internet traffic when setting up a telephone tap, online magazine Computerworld reports on Thursday. The news was buried in the justice ministry’s annual report which was published in May and has only now been made public, the website states. Read more on DutchNews.nl.