How a virtual 'mob boss' from Texas became the new face of organized crime

7:47PM | Monday, 20 July 2015 | Diana S Dolliver

On October 2 2013, after months of extensive joint federal investigations, the FBI arrested Ross William Ulbricht for his role in leading a major online criminal enterprise...


Elon Musk's high-speed Hyperloop train makes more sense for Mars than California

7:39PM | Friday, 17 July 2015 | Leon Vanstone

Ever wanted to ride to work in a screaming roller-coaster gun? If your answer was yes: good news!

 | Technology

10 areas of financial services in dire need of innovation

7:05PM | Thursday, 16 July 2015 | Kye White

Any bank that calls itself a digital bank is bullshitting, according to ANZ chief technology officer Patrick Maes.

 | Technology

Envato targeted by sustained DDoS attack

7:27PM | Thursday, 16 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Envato, which has over four million users, has been intermittently offline across the last two weeks, including for three hours last Friday and one hour on Sunday.

 | Technology

Australia needs to let go of fear and build a startup ecosystem that nurtures 'unicorn' potential

7:04PM | Thursday, 16 July 2015 | Mark McDonald

The Australian digital economy will represent a 3.7% share of Australian GDP in 2016, but we are still well behind countries like the UK, Japan and the US.

 | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Leadership

Using Flash is like leaving your home doors open and sending invites to criminals

7:53PM | Thursday, 16 July 2015 | David Glance

More Flash vulnerabilities will likely be revealed as security researchers work through the documents that hackers removed from the HackingTeam.

 | Technology

THE NEWS WRAP: Netflix announces enormous growth

7:38AM | Thursday, 16 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Netflix shares have risen 10% after the company announced second-quarter results, with revenue of $1.64 million and 3.3 million new subscribers, including 2.4 million newcomers internationally.

 | Technology

Why publishing aggregation startup Inkl thinks people are willing to pay for news

7:57PM | Wednesday, 15 July 2015 | Kye White

Data from news aggregation startup Inkl’s first eight months shows that people will pay for online news, according to co-founder Gautam Mishra.

 | Technology

Which apps are educational and why? It's in the eye of the beholder

7:05PM | Wednesday, 15 July 2015 | Nicola Yelland

With more than 80,000 educational apps in the iTunes store, it’s usually very difficult for parents to know which ones are worth buying.

 | Technology

The Hacking Team and their industry thrive on a climate of fear that they help create

7:59PM | Monday, 13 July 2015 | David Glance

In what has been labelled as poetic justice by some, the Hacking Team, an Italian company that sells mass computer and mobile device surveillance software has itself been hacked.

 | Technology

Australia could become a leader in cybersecurity research

7:30PM | Friday, 10 July 2015 | Alex Zelinsky, Andrew Goldsmith, Craig Valli, Jodi Steel, Liz Sonenberg, Sven Rogge, and Vijay Varadharajan

Online infrastructure and business are becoming increasingly important, as is our need to focus research efforts on securing them from cyber-attack.

 | Technology

Technolog: Apple Watch sales stall, Microsoft ditches phones, Reddit's unhappy users

7:14PM | Friday, 10 July 2015 | David Glance

This week brought news of the challenge that Apple faces with dwindling sales of the Apple Watch and Microsoft pulls the plug on its smartphone business.

 | Technology

Facebook rolls out major News Feed update: How to make sure your business isn’t left behind

7:06PM | Friday, 10 July 2015 | Broede Carmody

Facebook is rolling out major changes to its News Feed in order to give users more control over what they see. However, small businesses could be left in the lurch if they aren’t careful.

 | Social media

FBI Director Comey's false dilemma: "ban encryption or accept terrorism"

7:31PM | Wednesday, 8 July 2015 | David Glance

James Comey, Director of the FBI is the latest to add his voice to the call for a ban on the use of strong encryption.

 | Technology

Why Apple Music is set to take over the streaming business

7:11PM | Wednesday, 8 July 2015 | Elena Novelli

After much anticipation Apple has launched its new music streaming service, Apple Music, which poses a substantial threat for existing companies that deliver on-demand music streaming services – most notably Spotify.

 | Technology

Meet the 16-year-old Albury student who couldn’t find a study planning app so he decided to build one

7:42PM | Tuesday, 7 July 2015 | Broede Carmody

A 16-year-old from regional Australia is looking to crowdfund an app he hopes will make it easier for students to set aside study time.

 | Technology

Easyshare to take the pain out of splitting rent and utility bills

7:31PM | Tuesday, 7 July 2015 | Broede Carmody

Easyshare, an online platform for renters, specialises in managing a household’s payments, including the splitting of electricity bills and reminding people to pay their part on time.

 | Technology

Julian Assange on Google, surveillance and predatory capitalism

7:43PM | Monday, 6 July 2015 | John Keane

Since the last time we were together inside his prison lodgings at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, a few things have changed.

 | Technology

Reddit shutdown a culmination of its community’s frustrations

7:19PM | Monday, 6 July 2015 | David Glance

In a first for the site, many of the subreddits have been taken private, effectively blocking access to users, in a protest over the forced departure of Reddit’s Director of Communications.

 | Technology

Technolog: Hype and reality. Apple Music launch and possible UK encryption ban

7:36PM | Friday, 3 July 2015 | David Glance

It is sometimes difficult to know which is worse, the hyperbole that accompanies product launches, or that from politicians threatening catastrophe at the hands of terrorists unless tech companies stop giving their customers effective security and privacy.

 | Technology