Garry Linnell was director of News and Current Affairs for the Nine network in the mid-2000s. He has also been editorial director for Fairfax and is a former editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Bulletin magazine
Newsagents have launched a pre-emptive strike on a potential new crackdown on the use of credit cards for gambling which could also ban the purchase of lottery tickets and scratchies on credit.
The Australian Banking Association is considering new recommendations for financial institutions to minimise their role “gambling related harm” which could lead to tough new restrictions on using lines of credit for online gambling.
Proposes data access hierarchy based on sensitivity.
The ANZ Banking Group has moved to defuse escalating
hostility between the big banks and angry Australian fintechs amid
accusations that incumbent institutions are using the issue of customer
data security to smother competition by challengers.
As debate continues to rage over whether regulators should ban the increasingly common industry practice of screen scraping to onboard customers, ANZ’s chief data officer Emma Gray has proposed a system of different data sensitivity levels combined with trusted intermediaries to act as data or ‘insight’ brokers.
A popular tool designed to give users added safety and privacy online could be doing just the opposite.After analysing the top free virtual private networks (VPN) available for download in the Google Play store, security researchers found several popular apps containing critical vulnerabilities.VPNs give users online privacy and anonymity by creating a private network from a public internet connection, with the technology masking their internet protocol (IP) and offering encrypted connections safer than traditional Wi-Fi hotspots.
The software has also recently seen a surge in popularity for the ability to circumnavigate geo-blocking, meaning users can access content usually reserved for a different geographical location.
An organisation that aims to protect the digital
rights of Australians has released a timeline showing the “bipartisan
contempt” successive governments have had for the privacy of its
citizens, accusing them of dragging the country into a “police state”.
The organisation has published the timeline on its website,
beginning with the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre
as a catalyst for the growth of government surveillance on its own
Through the remainder of the Howard years, the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd ALP, and the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Coalition, the organisation highlights more than 20 events and legislations that have had a negative impact on the digital rights of Australians.
DRW said the “bipartisan contempt for human rights continues to drag Australia into a police state”.
appalling to see the breadth of legislation that has been passed over
the past 20 years, all of which has had a devastating impact on the
human rights of everyday Australians,” said DRW chair Lizzie O’Shea.
we have seen is that successive governments of both major parties have
been steadily eroding the protections of our fundamental human rights.”
said most Australians wouldn’t be aware of how far the “legislative
agenda” extends, “nor that it was a bipartisan responsibility”.
Ms O’Shea highlighted Labor’s December 2018 support for a Coalition move to compel tech companies “to break the security of their own products so that Australians can be spied on” as an example.
“On top of this, (Home Affairs minister) Peter Dutton is now floating the idea of expanding the mandate of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) so they can spy on citizens. These agencies have an insatiable appetite for power, and no matter how drastic the reforms, they always want more,” she said. .
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