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'We promise to do better': how tech CEOs respond to difficult questions

'We promise to do better': how tech CEOs respond to difficult questions

The headaches for social media companies are only increasing, yet it appears even long-standing CEOs of these companies don't have any answers yet.

The future is 5G, but what the hell is it?

The future is 5G, but what the hell is it?

Explaining the who, what, when, and how fast of 5G.

Crisis watch: the various hot messes threatening Labor and Shorten

Crisis watch: the various hot messes threatening Labor and Shorten

From technology to welfare to refugees, Bill Shorten has plenty to deal with in the lead-up to the national conference.

Why does Australia keep making such patently dumb decisions about tech laws?

Why does Australia keep making such patently dumb decisions about tech laws?

Australia is yet again the idiot of the global village, handing hackers and criminals a big win with its encryption backdoor legislation. Why are we so dumb?

Labor can't be trusted on national security

Labor can't be trusted on national security

Ignore the Coalition's partisan sniping at Labor over encryption backdoors: Labor's record shows it can't be trusted to push back against corruption and misconduct by powerful security agencies.

Politicians want their own special exemption from idiot encryption backdoor bill

Politicians want their own special exemption from idiot encryption backdoor bill

Politicians understand the threat to good government from the Coalition's encryption bill. But they are only interested in protecting themselves, not the rest of us.

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.