Name almost any app. Your data is probably being tracked.
When we walk or move, we create kinetic energy in a way that is unique to each of us. Our latest research shows that it’s so unique, it can be used to authenticate who we are.
How can we manage our data effectively while making sure it remains safe?
Record numbers of people and products moving between countries has meant keeping out contraband has become increasingly challenging. That’s why we’re using advanced data analytics to help detect potential border security risks posed by travellers, visa applicants, cargo and parcels.
Episode 2 of Interronauts—the CSIRO podcast—has Jesse, Sophie, and Adrian discussing new ways to make graphene, the reliability of VPNs, and chatting with Asaesja Young live (podcast live) from Antarctica!
We’ve looked at 283 Android VPN apps, investigating a wide range of security and privacy features. Alarmingly, we’ve uncovered 18 per cent of the apps failed to encrypt users’ traffic and 38 per cent injected malware or malvertising – software designed to damage or gain access to the users’ information. The very reason users install these apps – to protect their data – is the very function they are not performing.
When we imagine the Amazon rainforest, we tend to picture a kingdom of tropical greenery – a flurry of squawks, motion and colour. In reality, it’s becoming increasingly uninhabited. We’re working to create a continuous wireless network of sensors to monitor the activity of species and better understand biodiversity loss.
While Bitcoin gets all the attention, the blockchain technology it’s based on could have applications across business and government.
Our team at Data61 and the MIT Media lab set out to find what unites us in our phobia, and what terrifies us on a universal scale.