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Resilience required: how and why Indigenous people use social media

Resilience required: how and why Indigenous people use social media

The online world is a lived experience for Aboriginal people, and it has real world impacts.

Silicon Valley arrogance arrives in Australia

Silicon Valley arrogance arrives in Australia

In a talk at the Melbourne Business School this week, Hal Varian, Google's chief economist, had very few answers for the most pressing issues facing Google and its ilk.

You can bet your bottom bitcoin this stability won't last

You can bet your bottom bitcoin this stability won't last

The world's most notoriously volatile cyrptocurrency is currently trading without volatility, but there's more to it than you may think.

Australians set to become guinea pigs for worldwide war on privacy

Australians set to become guinea pigs for worldwide war on privacy

Australians are ripe for targeting in the war on encryption because we have no human rights or privacy protections and no effective oversight of security agencies.

How publishers are using robots to cover the news

How publishers are using robots to cover the news

News outlets are increasingly using artificial intelligence to produce entire stories from complete data sets. But robots aren't quite up to writing front-page stories yet.

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.