Ruth BMay 27, 20104 Comments
In the age of web 2.0, we now demand an increasing level of transparency from our government and corporations -- but we're still not ready for our own lives to be so heavily scrutinised.
Ruth BMay 26, 201013 Comments
Stephen Conroy is taking on internet giants Google and Facebook over their recent privacy breaches. But is he just capitalising on the public sentiment against the two companies to take the heat off his widely-panned internet filter plans?
Ruth BMay 21, 2010
Everyone's buying their oil from Iran -- but no-one wants to talk about it. Like buying your undies from Target (come on, you know you do), it's cheap but unfashionable.
Ruth BMay 14, 2010
The €500 note has been taken out of circulation in Britain -- not because the European economy has collapsed, but because it's making things far too easy for the country's crooks: $1m dollars' worth weighs an easily smuggleable (or swallowable) 1.43kg.
Ruth BMay 10, 2010
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill isn't just an environmental disaster, says Al Gore: it's a "consciousness-shifting event" that could have huge ramifications for the climate change movement.
Ruth BMay 7, 2010
Read an excerpt from David Kirkpatrick's new book The Facebook Effect: the Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World, revealing how wunderkind CEO Mark Zuckerberg turned the site into a $20bn company.
Ruth BMay 5, 2010
Reporters Without Borders has named its annual list of press freedom "predators". This year, Russian PM Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Hu Jintao join Hall of Famers like Robert Mugabe and the Italian mafia.
Ruth BMay 3, 20101 Comment
For years, the Logie Awards were little more than a tedious tribute to cultural cringe. Then Twitter happened. We wrap the night, as seen through 140-character reports from insiders.
Ruth BApr 29, 20108 Comments
Daily Media Wrap: Less than two days after Rudd's ETS backflip, the government has pulled a sleight of hand: announcing it will introduce tough new laws for cigarette packets. Ta-da! Health is back on the national agenda.