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Urgent review after council CCTV shutdown - Illawarra Mercury

Urgent review after council CCTV shutdown - Illawarra Mercury | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Green Left Weekly Urgent review after council CCTV shutdown Illawarra Mercury NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell has ordered "an urgent review" of a ruling from the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal after CCTV cameras in Nowra's central business...
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Journalism's future needs entrepreneurial 'hackers'

Journalism's future needs entrepreneurial 'hackers' | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The Guardian and The Washington Post have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their work in bringing to light documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. It is fashionable…
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Drug tests on the rise for workers | theage.com.au

Workplace drug testing is likely to become increasingly common as employers attempt to cut ''presenteeism'' and ensure safety, one of Australia's leading workplace drug experts says.

 

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Sexist or not, taking pictures of women eating on the tube is simply bullying

Sexist or not, taking pictures of women eating on the tube is simply bullying | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
People rushing for a bus. Pedestrians sending texts on a busy street. Drivers who pick their noses at traffic lights. Men glancing at Agent Provocateur window displays. Shoppers pretending not to notice…
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Artists install massive poster of child’s face in Pakistan field to shame drone operators | The Raw Story

Artists install massive poster of child’s face in Pakistan field to shame drone operators | The Raw Story | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
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Here Is a Very Illuminating Feed of Real-Time Porn Searches

Here Is a Very Illuminating Feed of Real-Time Porn Searches | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what kind of porn people are searching for right now? Wonder no more.

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Big Brother is still watching you across here | theage.com.au

Big Brother is still watching you across here | theage.com.au | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it

In search of the not-so-hidden world of George Orwell. It is unnervingly real.

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Using real names is just one way of cleaning up online comments

Using real names is just one way of cleaning up online comments | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Every day, millions of internet users leave comments on web sites and on social networks covering any topic imaginable. At its very best, commenting fosters a social community of people sharing an interest…
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Big business culture leads to big data failure

Big business culture leads to big data failure | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Much of big data comes from people. Web logs, mobile phone usage, financial transactions, insurance claims, you name it: it’s being recorded for potential further analysis to generate business value and…
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NSA spies on China telco Huawei: report

NSA spies on China telco Huawei: report | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The NSA taps into the networks of Chinese telco Huawei, according to reports based on the Snowden leaks.
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The choir no-one wants to qualify to join

The choir no-one wants to qualify to join | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
A small women's choir in Adelaide is one of the most exclusive because no-one wants to qualify to join it. 
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Man jailed over racist bus tirade against French tourist

Man jailed over racist bus tirade against French tourist | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
A Melbourne magistrate has jailed a man for 21 days for a racist verbal attack on a French tourist.
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Qld Ministers canvass public sex offenders register

Qld Ministers canvass public sex offenders register | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Queensland Government ministers say they are open to the idea of a public register of sex offenders.
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Privacy law is toothless without greater transparency

Privacy law is toothless without greater transparency | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
What does privacy mean in an age of ongoing privacy breaches? With new privacy law coming online in Australia on March 12, our Privacy in Practice series explores the practical challenges facing Australian…
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Personal data exposed by ACCC security lapse | theage.com.au

Personal data exposed by ACCC security lapse | theage.com.au | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it

Australia's competition regulator has been hit with an embarrassing security lapse after its confidential email subscriber list was accidentally displayed on the internet.

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Three contract dengue fever at Nauru detention centre

Three contract dengue fever at Nauru detention centre | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Australia's Immigration Minister confirms three people at the Nauru detention centre have dengue fever.
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Hard Evidence: how does false information spread online?

Hard Evidence: how does false information spread online? | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Last summer the World Economic Forum (WEF) invited its 1,500 council members to identify top trends facing the world, including what should be done about them. The WEF consists of 80 councils covering…
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Documents reveal extent of Shell and Rio Tinto lobbying in human rights case - The Guardian

Documents reveal extent of Shell and Rio Tinto lobbying in human rights case - The Guardian | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
The Guardian Documents reveal extent of Shell and Rio Tinto lobbying in human rights case The Guardian The extent of lobbying conducted by Shell and Rio Tinto in seeking legal support from the UK government to dismiss allegations of human rights...
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BBC - Newsbeat - Mobile porn access 'damaging' children and teenagers

BBC - Newsbeat - Mobile porn access 'damaging' children and teenagers | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it

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The quest for personal privacy is being lost in the name of security – Blog – ABC Technology and Games (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The quest for personal privacy is being lost in the name of security – Blog – ABC Technology and Games (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Is there already so much surveillance possible that the war for personal privacy is already lost?
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Witness: The Price of Mass Surveillance | Human Rights Watch

Witness: The Price of Mass Surveillance | Human Rights Watch | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Abeba, a 31-year-old Muslim woman who worked for a local government branch of Ethiopia’s youth and sports office, was at work when Ethiopian security officials detained her and took her to a military camp.
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Your call is important to the NSA and they could be recording you

Your call is important to the NSA and they could be recording you | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
It was bad enough when it was revealed the US National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to hack information on smartphones but now reports this week it wants to record the phone calls of an entire country…
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Scientists Find Way To Create 'Mugshot' From Perp's DNA

Scientists Find Way To Create 'Mugshot' From Perp's DNA | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
Leaving a hair at a crime scene could one day be as damning as leaving a photograph of your face. Researchers have developed a computer program that can create a crude three-dimensional (3D) model of a face from a DNA sample. Using genes to predict e...
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Pell's secretary grilled over legal tactics in abuse case

Pell's secretary grilled over legal tactics in abuse case | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
George Pell's secretary is grilled about why the Catholic Church vigorously cross-examined a sex abuse victim.
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LOOK: This Chart Shows A Troubling Internet Trend

LOOK: This Chart Shows A Troubling Internet Trend | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
As the World Wide Web turned 25 years old last week, its founder, Tim Berners-Lee, had a dire warning. In the wake of recent reports on Internet spying by various intelligence agencies, Berners-Lee wrote in Wired, “We risk losing all that we ha...
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US: Declassify Torture Report | Human Rights Watch

US: Declassify Torture Report | Human Rights Watch | Surveillance Studies | Scoop.it
(Washington, DC) – Senator Dianne Feinstein’s account of CIA efforts to obstruct congressional oversight underscores the urgency of declassifying a Senate report on the CIA secret detention and interrogation program, Human Rights Watch said today.
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