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The hazards of presumptive computing

4:45PM | Wednesday, 1 April 2015 | Michael Cowling

Have you ever texted somebody saying how “ducking annoyed” you are at something? You may have been a victim of a new challenge in computing ...

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The security paradox: individual privacy versus digital driftnets

3:38PM | Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | Suelette Dreyfus and Shanton Chang

The great irony of the Abbott government’s plan enforce the mandatory data retention legislation is that while this is being done to make us safer, in fact it creates new data security risks for us all.

 | Technology

Is it possible to circumvent metadata retention and retain your privacy?

3:27PM | Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | Philip Branch

There has been quite a lot discussion lately on how to avoid metadata retention, particularly in the context of leaking sensitive information to journalists.

 | Technology

Tech sector now represents 5.1% of Australia’s GDP, 22% of the workforce

3:30PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

The digital economy contributed $79 billion to the Australian economy in 2013/14, representing 5.1% of Australia’s gross domestic product, while 22% of employees now work intensively with ICT, according to a new Deloitte Access Economics report.

 | Technology  | Leadership  | Management  | Government and Regulation

Social media enters the social video broadcasting age

3:15PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | David Glance

Social media has entered what is likely to be a wildly popular new phase with the advent of live video streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat.

 | Social media

Australian developers cautiously optimistic about Facebook Messenger becoming an apps platform

3:03PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian developers are cautiously optimistic that Facebook’s decision to turn Facebook Messenger into an app platform will help strengthen the app industry.

 | Growth  | Technology

Startup Weekend to help Melbourne entrepreneurs crack into the fast-growing fintech space

3:03PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne will host a fintech meet-up this weekend aimed at giving early-stage entrepreneurs an understanding of the skills they will need to disrupt the big banks and major financial institutions.

 | Venture Capital  | Technology

Rich Lister Zhenya Tsvetnenko attempts backdoor listing on ASX for Mpire Media

3:36PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Eloise Keating

Mpire Media, founded by Western Australia-based tech entrepreneur Zhenya Tsvetnenko, will spring on to the Australian Securities Exchange by June through a backdoor listing.

 | Technology

Protecting critical infrastructure in a world of infinite attacks

3:26PM | Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Zahir Tari and Carlos Queiroz

The once proudly used “security through obscurity” mantra no longer applies. Here's what it means for infrastructure security.

 | Technology

The ongoing war against cybercrime

3:24PM | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | Nicholas Gilmour and Andrew Colarik

Cybercrime is estimated to cost the global economy upwards of $US400 billion a year, and these costs are expected to continue to rise.

 | Technology

The NY Times declares wearables cause cancer – a fail for journalism or science?

3:08PM | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | David Glance

A columnist at the New York Times has written that he believes that technologies like Apple’s upcoming watch could be as as dangerous as cigarettes and cause cancer.

 | Technology

Peer-to-peer lending space heats up in Australia

3:50PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Competition between peer-to-peer lenders is heating up in Australia as startups leap at the chance to disrupt the financial services sector.

 | Venture Capital  | Technology

Netflix launches in Australia: are free trials a good strategy for your startup?

3:38PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Netflix has officially launched in Australia, offering users a one-month free trial to scoop up customers amongst fierce competition, including Australian rivals Presto and Stan, in the on-demand streaming space.

 | Marketing  | Technology

Information security is not just IT's problem

3:57PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | Atif Ahmad, Sean Maynard and Shanton Chang

Research has shown that the culture and people within an organisation are just as likely to be the source of data leakage as external hackers.

 | Technology

Netflix undercuts competition by $1 a month

3:32PM | Monday, 23 March 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Netflix will charge $8.99 a month for its standard service when it launches across Australia on Tuesday, undercutting rivals Presto and Stan by $1.

 | Technology

Encryption today: how safe is it really?

3:45PM | Monday, 23 March 2015 | Ron Steinfeld

When checking your email over a secure connection, or making a purchase from an online retailer, have you ever wondered how your private information or credit card data is kept secure?

 | Technology

Netflix won’t collect GST in Australia as debate heats up

3:37PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

The debate over GST reform has once again been pushed into the spotlight following confirmation online streaming service Netflix will be exempt from passing on the goods and services tax to its customers when it launches in Australia next week.

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Gamification harnesses the power of games to motivate

3:09AM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Kevin Werbach

Walk through any public area and you’ll see people glued to their phones, playing mobile games like Game of War and Candy Crush Saga. They aren’t alone.

 | Planning  | Technology

Artificial intelligence system could size up stock for saleyards

3:13PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

A robotics expert from the University of Technology, Sydney is developing an artificial intelligence system so farmers can accurately measure when their livestock are ready for sale.

 | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Farmers of the future will utilise drones, robots and GPS

3:55PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | Alex Thomasson

Today’s agriculture has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th-century farmers might barely recognise.

 | Technology
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