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Life just got a little harder for Mark Zuckerberg

Life just got a little harder for Mark Zuckerberg

Twitter's decision to ban political ads is great for democracy, and extremely bad for Facebook.

Why is Home Affairs sticking its nose into online porn?

Why is Home Affairs sticking its nose into online porn?

Politicians are coming under pressure as a push for age verification systems on online pornography heats up.

Mark Zuckerberg broke politics. Now he refuses to fix it. 

Mark Zuckerberg broke politics. Now he refuses to fix it. 

Facebook has effectively washed its hands of doing anything to fix the spread of fake news and hate speech ⁠— and Australian politics will continue to suffer the consequences.

Why can't we stop the memeification of white supremacy?

Why can't we stop the memeification of white supremacy?

Despite attempts to scrub him from history, the Christchurch shooter is being immortalised online in memes, manifestos and now video games.

The conference banning whistleblower speeches

The conference banning whistleblower speeches

The organisation charged with coordinating Australia's cyber security has decided the views of experts on whistleblowing need to be silenced at this year's Australian Cyber Conference.

Amazon's facial recognition technology comes at a cost

Amazon's facial recognition technology comes at a cost

Amazon's new facial recognition technology is a game-changer for brands wanting to optimise customer experience. But it also raises significant privacy concerns.

A short history of the media promising us hypersonic space planes 

A short history of the media promising us hypersonic space planes 

Sydney to London in just four hours! Have you heard the news?

Why the world loves watching animals 

Why the world loves watching animals 

A Melbourne nest of peregrine falcons is the focus of one of Australia's most wholesome fandoms. How and why did we become so obsessed?

Can our phones save us from ourselves?

Can our phones save us from ourselves?

The government is well and truly embracing 'nudge theory'. The latest initiative: text message reminders to stop people being swept up in credit card debt.

Do we have a 'right to be forgotten' online?

Do we have a 'right to be forgotten' online?

The right to privacy on the internet is a common cause for concern, and the law simply can't keep up. But it's also just one small part of a far bigger picture.