Thursday, September 12, 2013

Should Australians be Shocked by Secret Use of Personal Digital Data?

My latest weblog for Global Voices Online: Secret Use of Personal Digital Data Shocks Australians

It covers reactions in the twitterverse to the Four Corners program In Google We Trust:
A current affairs exposé, In Google We Trust, has caused a flutter on twitter in Australia. The ABC TV Four Corners episode, broadcast on 9 September 2013, looked at how individuals’ digital data is being collected and used. The extent of breaches of privacy, lack of online security, commercial use of personal information such as shopping habits, and even police tracking and storage of car number plates, came as a shock to many viewers.

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