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  • Dr Benjamin Rubinstein

    Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne

  1. 18 December 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    The simple process of re-identifying patients in public health records

    In 2016, doctors’ identities were decrypted in Australian medical records. Now, a University of Melbourne team finds patients’ records can also be re-identified

  2. 13 December 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    How small details can create a big problem

    A University of Melbourne cyber-security analysis of a British government agency found system flaws, stressing the need for adequate information protection.

  3. 19 November 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Facebook, the Government and revenge porn

    Facebook and the Government are piloting a scheme to tackle revenge porn, but University of Melbourne experts ask whether the cost to our privacy is too much.

  4. 28 October 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Crime and privacy in open data

    Testing the strength of methods used for protecting privacy in open data is critical, and criminalising it will only endanger privacy.

  5. 29 September 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Understanding the maths is crucial for protecting privacy

    Researchers have decrypted the service provider ID numbers in a 10% sample of the Medicare Benefits Schedule, raising serious implications around privacy.

  6. 18 January 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Can hackers turn off the lights?

    We all know cyber-criminals can steal our personal information, but what happens when hackers attack our power companies and other critical infrastructure?

  7. 23 September 2015 - Engineering & Technology

    The rise of the machines: Fact or fiction?

    Will we one day have robot overlords? University of Melbourne robotics and artificial intelligence researchers look into the future.