"The Bill and accompanying regulations underpin the Government's plan to assign a 16-digit unique identity number to every Australian, along with all doctors, allied health providers and healthcare organisations from July 1, as the first step towards broader uptake of e-health systems, including personal health records..." (read the article)
DENVER (CBS4) ― Every minute spent on the Internet sends a message about the user. Every posting is public and every interaction can be tracked. Now several websites are collecting all of that information and more and making it available to almost anyone.
Meghan is like most people when it comes to using the Internet. She shops, she socializes and she searches information. She didn't want her last name used in an effort to protect her privacy. When Meghan found her personal information all on one website, she got concerned.
"It's scary to me that someone can know my name and then just find my address and a picture of my house, the names of my parents, my family," she told CBS4.
Very soon you will be able to walk down the street and have a stranger take a sneak picture of you and he will be able to pull up your file through facial recognition
"Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg called his first few thousand users “dumb fucks” for trusting him with their data, published IM transcripts show. Facebook hasn’t disputed the authenticity of the transcript. Zuckerberg was chatting with an unnamed friend, apparently in early 2004. " The exchange apparently ran like this:
Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuck: Just ask.
Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?
"Google Inc. said an internal investigation has discovered that the roving vans the company uses to create its online mapping services were mistakenly collecting data about websites people were visiting over wireless networks.
The Internet giant said it would stop collecting Wi-Fi data from its StreetView vans, which workers drive to capture street images and to locate Wi-Fi networks. The company said it would dispose of the data it had accidentally collected.
Alan Eustace, senior vice president of engineering and research for Google, wrote in a blog post that the company uncovered the mistake while responding to a German data-protection agency's request for it to audit the Wi-Fi data, amid mounting concerns that Google's practices violated users' privacy."