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Artificial intelligence can monitor workplaces for safety breaches. Experts say privacy laws are lagging

The emergence of artificial intelligence that uses cameras to check for health and safety breaches in the workplace has raised concerns about a creeping culture of workplace surveillance and a lack of protections for workers. Key points: AI can use cameras to monitor workplaces for… Read More »Artificial intelligence can monitor workplaces for safety breaches. Experts say privacy laws are lagging

What do TikTok, Bunnings, eBay and Netflix have in common? They’re all hyper-collectors using mass surveillance

You walk into a shopping center to buy some groceries. Without your knowledge, an electronic scan of your face is taken by in-store surveillance cameras and stored in an online database. Each time you return to that store, your “faceprint” is compared with those of… Read More »What do TikTok, Bunnings, eBay and Netflix have in common? They’re all hyper-collectors using mass surveillance

How some of the most-popular children’s apps are sharing data in ‘troubling’ ways

Parents are being warned that some of Australia’s most popular entertainment apps for children contain risky code that allows companies to gather data on children and build profiles that can follow them for life. Key points: An audit tested the tracking activity of popular children’s… Read More »How some of the most-popular children’s apps are sharing data in ‘troubling’ ways