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Novel fixes for Australian cities to navigate out of traffic congestion

Crikey December 11, 2017

Australia is lagging behind in its use of traffic-control technology and our cities are struggling. What's slowing us down?

Facebook wants your nudes and the government says that’s fine

Facebook wants your nudes and the government says that’s fine

Michael Bradley November 13, 2017 8 Comments

Facebook is asking you to send it your own nudes. And the eSafety Commissioner is encouraging you to do so.

Dear Malcolm Roberts, this is how science works

Dear Malcolm Roberts, this is how science works

Crikey November 3, 2017 24 Comments

Like democracy, science, and the scientific process, are flawed, but they are still preferable to the crackpottery of Malcolm Roberts, write Tom Osegowitsch and Angela McCabe.

Could this Indigenous movement be the 21st-century Mabo?

Could this Indigenous movement be the 21st-century Mabo?

Dan Wood November 1, 2017 2 Comments

Indigenous data sovereignty may provide First Nations communities with valuable future resources to assist with overcoming inequality and disadvantage.

Razer: Mark Zuckerberg is full of feelings. He might also be full of shit.

Razer: Mark Zuckerberg is full of feelings. He might also be full of shit.

Helen Razer October 5, 2017 4 Comments

The CEO and founder of Facebook is a rare and billionaire type to be sure, but one, thanks to his habit of being very typical very publicly, we can now identify.

Government demands tech companies reveal encrypted messages

Government demands tech companies reveal encrypted messages

Crikey October 4, 2017 5 Comments

Australia had told tech companies that would be free to figure out for themselves how to decrypt encrypted messages, but it has since changed tack, writes freelance journalist John Power.

Razer: how mainstream media became a clearing house for simplistic opinions

Razer: how mainstream media became a clearing house for simplistic opinions

Helen Razer September 26, 2017 13 Comments

The language of the era is strong and the tone uncompromised. To speak and, especially, to be heard in not only online forums but everyday exchange, we must increasingly trade in the coin of hyperbole.

Our spy agencies know less about cybersecurity than the <em>Daily Mail</em>

Our spy agencies know less about cybersecurity than the Daily Mail

Crikey September 4, 2017 2 Comments

The agencies dedicated to "protecting our secrets" are insisting on a password security method that even the Daily Mail knows is nonsense, writes John Quiggin.

How would you like all your medical and mental health records leaked online? You might find out soon.

How would you like all your medical and mental health records leaked online? You might find out soon.

Crikey August 7, 2017 5 Comments

The government's My Health Record strategy notes lots of privacy concerns, but it doesn’t seem to be particularly interested in road-mapping a resolution to those issues, writes Asher Wolf.

Telstra-sponsored digital ‘inclusion’ event conspicuously excludes digital rights activists

Telstra-sponsored digital ‘inclusion’ event conspicuously excludes digital rights activists

Crikey August 4, 2017 1 Comment

Digital rights organisations and activists were quick to point out their invites to the Melbourne brunch event appeared to have been “misrouted”, writes freelance journalist Asher Wolf.