How do I protect my online privacy from ‘surveillance capitalism’? | World news

Having read Edward Snowden’s revelations in the Guardian and in his book, I would like to protect myself from both the surveillance state and surveillance capitalism. I already use a VPN, and I am in the process of removing Google from my online life. What else should I be doing Continue Reading

25 Days of Ausmas: Marcus Tesoriero, The Brand Agency on John Lewis’ The Boy & The Piano

Every day an advertising creative from Australia and New Zealand will offer their own favourite Christmas campaign from over the years as we celebrate the best work from the festive period the world over and hear their views on what is best in class. When it comes to epic Christmas Continue Reading

Australian Digital Health Agency chief suddenly quits – Strategy

Australian Digital Health Agency chief Tim Kelsey has abruptly resigned after more than three years at the helm of the country’s national digital health systems and services. In a brief statement on Monday afternoon, the agency’s board revealed Kelsey would leave the top job on January 17. His departure preempts Continue Reading

Monetising hate: covert enterprise co-opts far-right Facebook pages to churn out anti-Islamic posts | Technology

A mysterious group has used some of Facebook’s largest far-right pages to create a commercial enterprise that harvests anti-Islamic hate for profit and influences politics across the globe, a Guardian investigation has revealed. For the past two years the Israel-based group has co-opted at least 21 organically grown far-right pages, Continue Reading

Europol Shuts Down ‘Imminent Monitor’ RAT Operations With 13 Arrests

In a coordinated International law enforcement operation, Europol today announced to shut down the global organized cybercrime network behind Imminent Monitor RAT, yet another hacking tool that allows cybercriminals to gain complete control over a victim’s computer remotely. The operation targeted both buyers and sellers of the IM-RAT (Imminent Monitor Continue Reading

Unpatched enterprise SharePoint servers remain under attack – Security

Attackers are actively scanning for enterprise servers running vulnerable Microsoft SharePoint versions that are easily exploitable with a single HTTP request to remotely run arbitrary code, security researchers warn. A patch for the vulnerability was issued by Microsoft in February this year but administrators have been slow to deploy the Continue Reading