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One in five Facebook accounts hacked. Are we too lazy to protect ourselves? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Nearly one in five of us have had our Facebook accounts hacked, according to a new Australian survey. And it's not just our mates playing...

If you want privacy, now might be the time to learn sign language [VIDEO]

The interwebs has reduced an individual's privacy, there is no doubt about that. But, when it's online, in most instances, the person given up...

What are the top 5 legal risks Australian start-ups face in 2014?

Each year brings a new round of changes to the regulations governing the sphere in which small businesses operate. The sheer number of issues can...

Five things you need know about the new privacy legislation (before it’s too late!)

Enlightening data is emerging as many firms’ most precious asset. As technologies advance, marketing methods and the where and how data is collected has...

If your company still hasn’t prepared for the new privacy laws, you guys are...

Have you heard about the sweeping new privacy rules? Well, whether or not you’ve heard about them, they come into effect this month and if...

You may be entitled to privacy, but not everything on Facebook is private. Graph...

Some of the results of Facebook graph are amusing. Some could have dire consequences for the people returned in the search results, gay men living in Iran, as an example. Or, how about a search for married people who like prostitutes, complete with a link to their current spouse?

How to ‘Cocoon’ your documents online: an interview with Trent Telford

This week, Leon and Garry talk to Trent Telford, founder and chief executive of Cocoon Data, a Melbourne-based internet security company. Telford’s company combines file and identity protection services, including rights management, so that documents can be secured to protect user privacy as well as right of access.

Hackers, Crackers, Script-Kiddies, Cyber-Spies: Can you spot the bad guy?

For about US$400, almost anyone can buy appropriate scripts and after about four hours of working through the instructions, be fully set up as a cyber criminal. Scary stuff.

How take charge of your Facebook privacy

User rage over Facebook's revised privacy settings may have settled down for now but that's no reason to get complacent. According to AVG's Lloyd Borrett, managing your Facebook privacy is as simple as one, two, three.

I see public people: If you want online privacy, there is a simple solution....

We've all heard the horror stories. Someone we know who has taken a photo of their privates, uploaded it to a web site to show their friends, only to be surprised when they become the darling of the Friday afternoon email set. A friend of a friend tweets about an evening's indiscretion and wonders just how the hell their partners, friends and partners of friends found out.

I see public people: If you want online privacy, there is a simple solution....

We've all heard the horror stories. Someone we know who has taken a photo of their privates, uploaded it to a web site to show their friends, only to be surprised when they become the darling of the Friday afternoon email set. A friend of a friend tweets about an evening's indiscretion and wonders just how the hell their partners, friends and partners of friends found out.

Facebook's population is likely to exceed 500 million by June. But what will this...

In early February, Facebook announced that it had 400 million users and All Facebook’s Nick O’Neill is predicting that the company should near the 600 million user mark and surpass $1 billion in annualised revenue by the end of the year. But the growth of Facebook is evidence of something more than a fad.

Facebook’s population is likely to exceed 500 million by June. But what will this...

In early February, Facebook announced that it had 400 million users and All Facebook’s Nick O’Neill is predicting that the company should near the 600 million user mark and surpass $1 billion in annualised revenue by the end of the year. But the growth of Facebook is evidence of something more than a fad.

Can Facebook really deliver on its goal to redefine the internet?

Many years ago, Google took centre stage just as the world began to buzz about web 2.0. Could it be Facebook's turn to take the digital reins and deliver the next meaningful evolution of the web from the realm of geekdom to the mainstream.

Research: Smart phones and dumb employees are a toxic mix

Smart phones have brought both the world and the office to the palm and pocket, enabling increased productivity for the workforce on the move. However, this new-found freedom has exposed a mountain of previously secure company information to the threat of theft and destruction at the hands of cyber criminals.

Dead peeps and deleted tweets reveal some home truths. (Are you in control of...

Everything on the public web gets indexed and cached by Google, so even when we delete something it is still publicly accessible. The crisp click you hear when you hit the Enter key and send personal information into the digital wild is the sound of you relinquishing complete control over that information.

MIT students develop 'Gaydar' software to out social networkers

Two MIT students have developed software that uses an algorithm to analyse friendship associations on Facebook and predict whether users are gay.

MIT students develop ‘Gaydar’ software to out social networkers

Two MIT students have developed software that uses an algorithm to analyse friendship associations on Facebook and predict whether users are gay.

Google offers privacy freaks a Google-free zone

If Google's growing capability to monitor and cache all your communications, top-secret data and adventures in cyberspace has you worried, fear not! The satirical Onion News Network reports that Google HQ has come up with an answer... a facility where you can opt out of life in the Googleverse.

Can our emails read your mind? (Yes, well, kinda)

This week we flooded our readers' inboxes with a wide range of stories, semi-obnoxious headlines, serious opinions and a spattering of irreverent, odd-ball items of information from around the globe. We did this to get a better idea of just what interests our readership as a whole, and you personally. While the email technology can't read minds (literally), it can self-optimise.

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