At one time, Bibles and Sears catalogs were printed here. Now, this building is known as the Lakeside Technology Center, one of the largest data centers in the world.
Data centers are taking over the factories where workers once processed checks, baked bread and printed Bibles. What will the rise of the information-based economy mean for American cities?
The feds say they can secretly read all your email.
FBI agent with computer via shutterstock.com
We don't expect our own government to hack our email – but it's happening, in secret, and if current court cases go badly, we may never know how often.
The new Equinix SY4 data centre in Alexandria sure doesn’t look like a cloud from the outside.
Without data centres the world stops. We explored the inner Sydney suburb of Alexandria to learn more about these critical infrastructures.
Apple’s new iOS 10 includes a slew of new features.
Apple has announced its next generation iOS 10, but how does it stack up to the latest Android offering from Google?
Optical elements of the experimental setup allowing to obtain visible-spectrum laser pulses as short as 10 femtoseconds.
Courtesy of Dr. R. Borrego-Varillas and Prof. G. Cerullo, University Politecnico Milan (Italy)
The speed comparison between today's technology and femtosecond spintronics is like comparing the fastest bullet train on Earth to the speed of light.
Who has your personal data, and how secure is it? Do you even know?
Card and lock image from shutterstock.com
How should we address growing concerns about information security without denying society the benefits big data can bring?
The new storage.
More and more of us are computing on The Cloud. Do we know what we're doing?
Whose hand is on the card?
The end-of-year shopping whirlwind is underway. How does your credit card issuer watch out for fraudulent purchases on your account amid all those transactions?
We are already connected in many ways through technology, and we’re about to get a lot more connected.
Imagine a world that's even more connected technologically than ours today. It's coming soon and the Australian Communications and Media Authority wants to know if we're ready for it.
Malcolm Turnbull is known to use secretive messaging apps such as Wickr.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
The use of private messaging apps that bypass government IT raise troubling issues for oversight and freedom of information.
When Facebook goes down it's an irritation. But as the world moves its data and processing to the cloud, the potential for major loss grows ever greater.
Microsoft’s CEO hopes Windows 10 is his hero moment.
Satya Nadella hopes he can do with Windows 10 what Bill Gates managed to do with Windows 95 almost 20 years ago.
Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important.
Online infrastructure and business are becoming increasingly important, as is our need to focus research efforts on securing them from cyber-attack.
Windows on anything means revenue from everything, at least that’s the idea.
gadgets by aslysun/shutterstock.com
If the money is in the cloud, it makes sense to take as many users there as possible.
Did you feel that?
Cloud computing has the potential to predict earthquakes based on animal behaviour.
The internet and cloud computing transcend borders. Now it’s time for international law to catch up.
Data courtesy Marc Imhoff of NASA GSFC and Christopher Elvidge of NOAA NGDC. Image by Craig Mayhew and Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC.
Cloud computing, by its very nature, transcends location, geography and territorial boundaries. Data accessed in one country might be stored half way across the world, or even in servers in multiple countries…
AirAsia flight QZ8501 is the third flight from a Malaysian carrier to be lost in 2014.
While the full picture has yet to emerge, it appears that the reason for the loss of Air Asia flight QZ8501 is different from the losses of MH370 and MH17 earlier this year. MH17 was clearly a man-made…
The consent policies of popular websites would take a month to read. Perhaps including a sign like this would be a simpler solution.
We live in a world increasingly dominated by our personal data. Some of those data we choose to reveal, for example, through social media, email and the billions – yes, billions – of messages, photos and…
Cloud computing will be mandatory for most government departments and agencies, but there are privacy concerns.
The Australian government’s all about the cloud, with the Attorney-General and Ministers for Finance and Communications announcing their “cloud first” policy earlier this month: agencies now must adopt…
Our digital footprints will prove much more enduring.
With the growth of internet-based cloud services, storage, social media and mobile devices, our activities increasingly leave digital shadows in our wake – social media activity, website visits, mobile…