Articles by Claire Broadley

Articles by Claire Broadley

CYBERSECURITY

Booming Market for App Exploits Worrying for Privacy

Our mobile devices, especially Apple products, have long felt somehow more secure than desktop machines. Yet as more and more of the world's web traffic goes mobile, so too has the focus of hackers and cybercriminals. We look at how the lucrative market for zero day exploits has implications for all our privacy.


October 30, 2017
6 mins
GOVERNMENT

Australia on Encryption: “I’m with Stupid”

Australia is following in the footsteps of the wrong-headed UK in trying to undermine encryption. In the ostensible bid to fight terrorism, Australia is the latest to risk the security that allows much of the web to function.


October 27, 2017
4 mins
COMMUNICATION

Email Survived This Long, but Lack of Privacy Will Kill it Forever

Email has survived the sounding of its supposed death knell more than once over the years but a slew of privacy issues and an increasing trend for younger users to use other platforms could finally seal its fate.


September 28, 2017
4 mins
GOVERNMENT

Can You Really Trust Whatsapp with Your Secrets?

With a new business service rumored, we ask whether you should trust Whatsapp with your most sensitive data. It may offer end-to-end encryption but the Facebook-owned app has come under fire from privacy advocates.


September 26, 2017
3 mins
PRIVACY

Driven into the Dark Web by Lack of Privacy

Draconian state surveillance combined commercial exploitation of personal data is killing privacy. With encryption now in governments' sights, it's little surprise more of us are taking more extreme measures.


September 20, 2017
6 mins
CYBERSECURITY

Hotel Wi-Fi Hacks by Russian Group a Stark Reminder

Researchers are warning that the notorious Russian cyber espionage group behind last year's DNC hack appear to be now targeting hotel Wi-Fi to harvest sensitive data. It's a stark reminder of the need for VPN protection on these networks.


August 15, 2017
3 mins
PRIVACY

Is Your Smart Speaker Spying on You?

Alexa, Google Home and HomePod: the smart assistants are invading. We're worried that consumer protections aren't keeping up with new tech that hangs onto your every word.


August 10, 2017
6 mins
PRIVACY

How Parents Can Help Teach Kids About Privacy

Spoiler: no, most of us aren't. Parents need to educate themselves about the impact of an unwanted digital tattoo and other dangers before they can help their kids.


August 07, 2017
4 mins
PRIVACY

3 Million Browser Histories Revealed: Yours Could Be Next

The success of two researchers in uncovering the personal browsing habits of 3 million internet users is a terrifying reminder of just how vulnerable browsing data really is.


August 01, 2017
5 mins
CYBERSECURITY

Smart Toys Are Spying on Your Kids

Controversy over the security of internet-connected toys has been bubbling away but you know it's time to pay attention when the FBI puts out a PSA about it. Read on to get the inside line on this serious issue.


July 25, 2017
4 mins
PRIVACY

Doxxing for Social Justice: The Moral Dilemma

Being doxxed is a terrifying experience. Yet when the victim "deserves" it, it can feel like social justice in action. We explore whether doxxing ever be justified.


July 21, 2017
5 mins
GOVERNMENT

Net Neutrality is Worth Fighting For

Net neutrality is under dire threat from corporations greedy for more profit. Join the fight to protect the principle that keeps the internet open and free for everyone.


July 12, 2017
6 mins