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a blog exploring privacy and security in a digital age

Our Final Video is Up!

Our final video about online privacy is up! Click here to watch it We hope you’ll enjoy watching this as much as we have enjoyed making it. Here are a few pictures from the production:    

Behind the Scenes (Video Coming Soon!)

Behind the Scenes Here’s a sneak peak of behind the scenes while filming. Full video coming soon… 😀      

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Handy Tips for Optimal Smartphone Security

Smartphone use is completely commonplace in this digital era but are you switched on about the privacy and security settings on your device? To help keep you and your information safe here is a compilation of the best tips to defend your phone and all that it holds.   FOR ANY SMARTPHONE USER: Use a…

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What my kids taught me about digital privacy

I have a confession to make. When I first got my iPad, I had great fun loading all sorts of different apps onto it. I never really read the privacy policies or considered the terms and conditions in any great detail. I just ticked ‘I agree’ and got going with my new app and the…

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“What does online privacy mean to you?”: a conversation between a digital native and a baby boomer

Privacy (noun) – “the quality or state of being apart from company or observation; freedom from unauthorized intrusion.” We’re in a digital world, where some argue that ‘going online’ is a concept that doesn’t even make sense anymore. We routinely enter our name, age, address, gender and credit card details into websites as we go…

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The Truth About Facebook and Why Internet Privacy is the Future Fight for Freedom!

If Facebook was a nation would it be a democracy or a dictatorship? It’s thought provoking that 1.65 billion Facebook users, without hesitation, accept a total lack of privacy and freedom of speech. And in other situations we (yes, I’m including myself) are extremely aware of how our society protects citizens’ fundamental rights. I got…

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The hidden dangers of third party apps on Snapchat

I chose to write my first blog post on Snapchat and privacy, which opened up so many more questions. 500 words could not merely cover all the information I found, so for my second post I am going to focus on the threats posed to Snapchat users by third party apps and what Snapchat is…

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Your apps are watching you VERY closely!

  Applications! We all know use them and we’ve probably all had to decide when downloading an app, if we’d like to allow it to send us notifications, access our contacts lists, or active location services. Whether you are an iPhone or Android user, when you set-up a new device you are prompted to share…

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Something to think about next time you say CHEESE!

I took this selfie at an art exhibition at Cottesloe Beach in March 2016. I found myself in a “who came first: the chicken or the egg” situation. Am I watching the art or is the art watching me? A little bit creepy. This lead me to contemplate the surveillance in our digital society. Think about all the cameras…

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Are you using encrypted messaging?

I’d like to tell you the curious story of a judge, an app and a 72 hour ban as it made me consider the security of my digital messaging. At the end of April, a Brazilian judge ordered a 72-hour shutdown of WhatsApp to be enforced across the entire country. It’s a curious ruling from…

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