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AVG Privacy Glasses

The AVG Privacy Glasses concept beams out infrared light to baffle smartphone cameras and stop you making a spectacle of yourself.

By 2 March 2015

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Opera Software sale scaled down to avoid privacy concerns

US regulators would have taken too long to approve the sale based on how it would affect personal information, the Chinese consortium that wants to buy Opera said.

By 19 July 2016


How Apple plans on making features smarter while balancing privacy

The tech giant touted "differential privacy" as a way of smartening up key apps in iOS 10 without having to access specific information about you.

By 18 June 2016


Apple keeps privacy central at WWDC

Criminals and governments alike would have a hard time getting your data off Apple's products, and the company makes it clear during its developers conference that trend will continue.

By 14 June 2016


The Snowden effect: Privacy is good for business

Tech companies didn't look so good when Edward Snowden revealed they were helping governments spy on average people. But the revelations have worked in the industry's favor.

By 3 June 2016


Windows 10 Settings menu: The Privacy tab

Windows 10 attempts to make privacy settings -- for tablets and PCs -- accessible.

By 1 June 2016


Lost our Census: Why the biggest hit to privacy this year is all about you

This year, the Census rules are changing. Here's the complete guide to what happens if Australia's biggest survey is no longer anonymous, private or secure in the hands of those we've always trusted.

By 22 May 2016


'Unleash the power of data': The Girt By CNET Privacy Special

As Privacy Awareness week draws to a close, we check in on some of the big privacy topics affecting Australia and what it might mean, especially during an election year.

By 20 May 2016


Supreme Court rules Spokeo not done with privacy lawsuit

The high court rules a lawsuit over false information can continue -- if the appellate court finds the bad intel caused concrete harm.

By 17 May 2016


Facebook's newest privacy problem: 'Faceprint' data

A court case moves forward over whether the social network is breaking the law for not asking your explicit permission for scanning and storing your facial features.

By 7 May 2016