The online world is a lived experience for Aboriginal people, and it has real world impacts.
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.
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.
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.
Google is planning on relaunching a censored search engine in China, raising protest from human rights groups and its own employees.
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.
Under draconian new laws designed to undermine encryption, the government wants to jail people who fail to surrender their passwords.
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.