Carl Bergstrom: ‘People are using data to bullshit’ | Science- Tempemail

Carl Bergstrom is a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. More than a decade ago he conducted research on the role of government in pandemic planning, and has been a trenchant critic of the current response. He is the co-author with his colleague Jevin D Continue Reading

Vodacom Just4You Platform Doubles Consumer Data – Tempemail

Vodacom has announced that it will give customers who buy selected bundles using the Just4You platform, a 100% bonus on daily, weekly and monthly bundles. This comes at a time when South Africans are under increased economic pressure. “As a brand that connects people for a better tomorrow by creating an Continue Reading

ACCC sues Google for collecting Australian users’ data without informed consent | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Australia’s consumer rights watchdog has launched legal action against Google for collecting the “potentially sensitive and private” browsing history of its users, allegedly without people’s informed consent. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleges that Google misled consumers by not properly informing them about technology that tracked a user’s internet Continue Reading

Data Intelligence in the Age of Data Privacy – Social Cast Ep. 27

Data intelligence is a powerful tool nearly all marketers rely on to make sense of large volumes of data in a meaningful way. Oftentimes, gaining a better understanding of information allows companies to improve their services or promote better decision-making in the future. Today, data intelligence utilizes both artificial intelligence and machine learning tools, Continue Reading

WA health data published by teen to public-facing site – Security- Tempemail

A “person under the age of 16” is the owner of the website that published the contents of pager communications among WA Health staff and other authorities, it has been revealed. Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan said police had visited the individual and managed to have the site shut down. Continue Reading

WA Health traces data leak to third-party pager service – Security – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

WA Health has suspended its use of a third-party paging service after information communicated over the service was found on a public-facing website. The leak was first reported by 9News last night, which said that both “sensitive” and “confidential” information communicated between personnel from a number of agencies was contained Continue Reading

Westpac, CBA, NAB see IT security risks if consumer data right expands – Finance – Security- Tempemail

Westpac, CBA and NAB want to see a centrally-coordinated security operation set up to protect consumers and industry participants from attacks and exploits of consumer data right functions. The banks laid out a series of security concerns in submissions to a Treasury inquiry that is scoping future directions for the Continue Reading

Telstra sees only ‘marginal’ benefit in a consumer data right for telco – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Telstra says a “rigorous” cost-benefit analysis for the proposed expansion of the consumer data right (CDR) to telecommunications is needed, believing the right would deliver only “marginal” benefit for a substantial cost. The CDR is designed to give consumers greater control over their own data, including the ability to securely Continue Reading

Vodacom Introduces Data Bundles for the Google Play Store | Tempemail

Vodacom and Google have introduced new Play Store data bundles that will allow customers to browse, download and update their favourite apps, without the anxiety of additional data costs. This collaboration is said to make Vodacom the world’s first mobile network operator to implement such a service. “Vodacom prides itself Continue Reading

Second IT contractor charged over LandMark White data breach – Security – Storage- Tempemail

A second IT contractor has been charged in relation to two data breach incidents that wiped $50 million from the property valuation company formerly known as LandMark White last year. Detectives from the cybercrime squad arrested a 39-year-old Arncliffe man on Friday as part of an ongoing investigation into the Continue Reading