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University Study Finds Social Media Assisting Students Cheating Exams at Universities

Posted: August 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME!, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on University Study Finds Social Media Assisting Students Cheating Exams at Universities

Study Finds Social Media Assisting Students Cheating Exams

The internet and smartphones have made it easier for students to cheat in exams, a new report into academic misconduct at the University of Sydney has found. The report followed investigations into ways to prevent and detect academic dishonesty and misconduct among students at the university.

The Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Taskforce completed a number of investigations during May and June 2015, including interviews with representatives from each of the university’s 16 faculties ::Read the full article »»»»


Australian Spy Agency Wants YOUR Data

Posted: September 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME!, CRIME! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Spy Agency Wants YOUR Data

Aussie Spy Agency Wants ALL Your DataThe Australian Security Intelligence Organisation – ASIO – Australia’s national spy agency has backed controversial legislation which would force telcos to retain customer communication – phone, internet – data for at least two years.

ASIO says basic communications – meta – data from phones and emails, such as when a call was made or whom an email was sent to, is crucial to the gathering of evidence. The spy agency has given an unclassified submission to a parliamentary committee, saying telecommunications companies have traditionally kept the data to bill customers but new technology means there is less need to do so.

It says the legislation will not give it access to the content of calls or emails, just the time they were sent or who they were sent to. Currently no warrant is required to peruse an individuals data records, unlike phone tapping.

ASIO says this type of data retention leads to tip-offs about terrorist cells and can confirm intelligence reports. The agency says it would support new penalties to stop the misuse of the powers. However, Australia’s second largest telco, Optus, says the proposed data retention will be expensive. It’s understood that Telstra – Australia’s largest telco -currently keeps data records for 5 years. The Australian Government hasn’t made a final decision on the laws :: Read the full article »»»»