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Is It Legal To Secretly Record Phone Calls In Australia?

There are numerous reasons that you might want to secretly record a phone conversation. It could be as serious as getting someone to admit to a crime, or as innocuous as making a prank call for a podcast. But is it legal? The answer depends on the Australian state or territory you live in.

Privacy In The Time Of 'Internet Of Things'

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is the new darling of the technology world thanks to our love of being tethered to our electronic devices. Watches, fridges and even dog collars are connected to the internet these days and these devices are generating an unrelenting wave of data. This has inevitably led to some privacy concerns over how the data is collected and used. How is one of the world’s biggest cloud companies dealing with this IoT conundrum? We find out.

iOS 9 Lock Screen Exploit Gives Evildoers Access To Your Photos And Contacts

It seems like every time we get a new version of iOS, someone finds some way to get around the passcode and into parts of the device. This time around, Youtube user videosdebarraquito shows off a simple Siri exploit that grants access to photos and contacts.

Super Logout Logs You Out Of Dozens Of Services At Once

Logging out of your account when you’re done using a computer other than your own is just good security. If you use multiple accounts and want to simplify the process, Super Logout can log you out of over 30 major services at once.

How To Block Windows 10 Upgrade Downloads If You're Not Ready For Them

It’s pretty great that you can get Windows 10 for free if you want it. But if you don’t – or if you simply want to download it on your own terms – bad news: Microsoft is downloading it anyway. Here’s how to block it.

Marcato Creates Site-Specific, Secure Browsers On iPhone

iPhone: It’s tough to keep mobile browsing private and secure, but one way to do it is to isolate some of your browsing away from everything else. Marcato is a browser that allows you to do that, essentially creating a bunch of private browsing windows that you can access quickly.

Deleting Online Accounts: Why You Should Bother To Clean Up Your Clutter

How many online accounts have you got? Note the question is not how many do you use regularly, but how many have you got? Ten? Fifty? A hundred? You might be surprised at how high the number is when you start totting everything up.

Do Ashley Madison Cheaters Deserve To Keep Their Privacy?

Last month, a hacker collective known as The Impact Team stole 37 million users’ data from the infidelity “dating” site Ashley Madison. Today, that data was unleashed to the masses. Many consider this to be just deserts or even divine justice. But hang on a minute. Doesn’t everybody deserve the same rights to privacy?

How To Block All The Companies Tracking You On Facebook

Facebook is a great utility if you want to stay in touch with friends and family, share photos, and see what other people are up to in their lives. It’s free, of course, but that doesn’t mean it comes without a price. If you’re using Facebook, you’re giving the company a ton of information about yourself which it is selling to advertisers in one form or another.

Find Out (And Stop) Windows Apps From Sending Unwanted Data

With all the noise regarding Windows 10 and its somewhat flexible definition of privacy, it might be worth giving the rest of your most-used applications the once over to make sure they’re not sending your information back home without your knowledge.

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