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When harmful content is posted online, who is ultimately responsible?

When harmful content is posted online, who is ultimately responsible?

The devolution of a Facebook NRL memes page into something much more insidious has raised important questions about how the internet and the law intersect.

How a US law broke the internet (and what that means for Australia)

How a US law broke the internet (and what that means for Australia)

In theory, FOSTA-SESTA was intended to put an end to sex trafficking. In practice, it's effectively banned sex work and created dire concerns for internet freedoms around the world.

Is the internet destroying your concentration?

Is the internet destroying your concentration?

Even if you don't click on a hyperlink, the neurons in your brain light up and think about whether or not you should click on it, writes W H Chong.

The internet is making us stupid

The internet is making us stupid

Multiple screens open, numerous media devices, tweeting while watching TV and searching online: the electronic flood of information is drowning us and destroying our ability to concentrate.

The oldest .com domain names

The oldest .com domain names

An interesting list of the 100 oldest registered domain names, starting way back in March 1987. See which companies were first to jump on board the world wide web.

Support the arts, buy a writer a beer

Support the arts, buy a writer a beer

Being creative and earning a viable income aren't always two things that go together. But the internet is helping to bridge the gap, turning artists into entrepreneurs by flogging their goods online, writes Marcus Westbury.

Why the internet doesn’t need bouncers or door bitches

Why the internet doesn’t need bouncers or door bitches

It's not easy being an academic at a conference about internet memes, but Ethan Zuckerman did it and explains the higher purpose of memes. Can we get more memes to cross cultural divides?

Cable broadband: the real challenger to the NBN

Cable broadband: the real challenger to the NBN

Cable broadband networks are moving to deploy fibre-to-the-premise for new network builds, writes Dermot Cox.

Second Life starts to grow again

Second Life starts to grow again

Just when you thought virtual world Second Life was sooo 2007, user numbers have been on the rise again.

Time to start paying for online news?

Time to start paying for online news?

A new venture called Journalism Online will offer a one-stop subscription site for access to multiple online newspapers and magazines. But will the punters pay?