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Large-Scale Mining Powers Are Biggest Threat

ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

November 19, 2010

This week, ZDNet's program "Patch Monday" featured iappANZ President Kevin Shaw, who discussed the privacy challenges that come with online technological advances. Shaw said that perhaps more threatening to privacy than social networking or tracking cookies is large-scale data mining by corporations and the risk that the profiles they create will be misused. Shaw also discussed the combination of cookies, social networking and cloud computing, saying regulators and businesses are just beginning to understand the privacy implications and the right questions are beginning to be asked. Editor's note: Hear more from Kevin Shaw at the iappANZ's annual conference "Silver Lining: The Privacy Umbrella of Cloud Computing" in Sydney, on 30 November.
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