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Daily habits: how we feed the surveillance machine from morning 'til night

Daily habits: how we feed the surveillance machine from morning 'til night

Crikey looks at all the ways a normal person, on a normal day, is subjected to minute surveillance by government and giant corporations.

Why the Melbourne Bike Share scheme failed

Why the Melbourne Bike Share scheme failed

Despite needing millions of dollars per year to operate, Melbourne Bike Share has received a decade of indifference from riders. But the reasons behind its failure are not clear-cut.

The rise and rise of 'innovation hubs'

The rise and rise of 'innovation hubs'

You can't swing a laptop bag in a major city without hitting an 'innovation hub'. Years after Malcolm Turnbull's 'ideas boom' failed to materialise, innovation remains on state government agendas.

Is it safe to hand your banking passwords over to finance apps?

Is it safe to hand your banking passwords over to finance apps?

Budgeting and micro-investing apps are giving more people easy access to financial services. But what are the risks involved?

The dirty business of cleaning our social media platforms

The dirty business of cleaning our social media platforms

With content moderation being farmed out to third party contractors, it's easy to forget the human cost of keeping social media "safe".

Why are Australia's research standards slipping?

Why are Australia's research standards slipping?

Australia's academic community has been hit with a series of damaging plagiarism and accuracy cases, eroding trust in academia and science. Is a watchdog the answer?

When can the government tap your phone or read your texts?

When can the government tap your phone or read your texts?

What exactly are your rights? Who can access your call history, check your messages or listen in on your conversation, and when?

Why are flights being delayed in Australia?

Why are flights being delayed in Australia?

Yesterday's Border Force e-gate meltdown shows how one tech failure can hold up thousands at airports. But it's not even close to the most common reason flights are delayed around the country.

Victoria wants to party like it's 1984

Victoria wants to party like it's 1984

The Victorian government wants to harvest the data of its citizens en masse. But doing so would undermine the state's human rights charter and the principles it is meant to protect.

Is Australia prepared for the looming threat of cyberwarfare?

Is Australia prepared for the looming threat of cyberwarfare?

Cyberwarfare is a growing issue — but when it comes to protecting itself, just how strong are Australia's digital walls?