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Crikey Clarifier: what is Google doing in China?

Crikey Clarifier: what is Google doing in China?

Google is planning on relaunching a censored search engine in China, raising protest from human rights groups and its own employees.

Turnbull's tech achievements may be negligible, but at least he tried

Turnbull's tech achievements may be negligible, but at least he tried

Now ex-PM Malcolm Turnbull made a great effort to elevate technology to the front of Australia's national conversation. Multiple failures aside, it was the direction the country needed.

Ten years' jail if you don't give away your password under new laws

Ten years' jail if you don't give away your password under new laws

Under draconian new laws designed to undermine encryption, the government wants to jail people who fail to surrender their passwords.

Turnbull unveils bill to plant viruses on computer devices

Turnbull unveils bill to plant viruses on computer devices

The government has unveiled a bill to enable it to force tech companies to cooperate with its efforts to defeat encryption, including by planting viruses on devices.

Has reality finally caught up with the driverless car hype?

Has reality finally caught up with the driverless car hype?

Despite a colossal level of hype, a few small signs indicate driverless cars might be on our roads sooner rather than later.

Here's how Turnbull can fix My Health Record mess

Here's how Turnbull can fix My Health Record mess

There are eight things the Turnbull government could do right now to fix the My Health Record debacle.

Independent report confirms we're paying a Turnbull Tax on broadband

Independent report confirms we're paying a Turnbull Tax on broadband

The failings of the NBN — and the high cost Australians are paying for Malcolm Turnbull's mishandling of it — have now been confirmed independently.

Face off: technology leaves regulators scrambling

Face off: technology leaves regulators scrambling

From airline lounges to cricket matches, our faces are already being read everywhere. But what's protecting us from misuse of that data?

Peak GP body's alleged support for My Health Record called into question

Peak GP body's alleged support for My Health Record called into question

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has distanced itself from the government's My Health Record roll-out, as the agency responsible for the scheme deals with accusations of defamation.

Soon there may be no escape from government and corporate surveillance

Soon there may be no escape from government and corporate surveillance

The amount of information governments can obtain about us without a warrant is growing dramatically. But it's not too late to prevent a major assault on our privacy.