When people say “privacy is dead”, it’s usually for one of two reasons. Either they truly believe that privacy is irrelevant or unachievable in today’s hyper-connected world or, more often, that not enough is being done to protect privacy when … Continue reading

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The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) recently approved “.onion” as a “special-use” domain. This means, in effect, ".onion" will be treated in the same way .local, .localhost, and .example have been dealt with previously — that is, outside the global … Continue reading

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Australian Internet pioneer Geoff Huston thinks our data retention laws will result in our web browsing history being retained and thinks this relegates us to global village idiot status. Again. I recall from some years back, when we were debating … Continue reading

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EFA supports the call by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) for amendments to the Defence Trade Controls Act to include clear exemptions for scientific research and for education. Australia's Defence Trade Controls Act was recently updated and now prohibits … Continue reading

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It was with great sadness that we heard of the death last week of Caspar Bowden, privacy activist. Caspar had a long history of privacy advocacy, and was particularly notable in both the fight for public access to strong cryptography … Continue reading