Growing up digital.
They have some big ideas.
The National Broadband Network comes to Hobart.
The NBN could offer faster broadband to more people if it could widen its planned Fibre to the Curb rollout.
It’s not all about finding love in the online dating world.
If you're looking for love on a dating app then beware the trolls - and consider upgrading to a paid service to get away from them.
The list of African countries blocking access to social media during elections is growing.
This is election year for several African countries and there's a need to ensure social media isn't used to incite violence. But can governments be prevented from restricting citizens’ rights?
How many people are trying to connect America’s cities?
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World-class fiber-based internet service is available in less than a quarter of Los Angeles County. By contrast, it's almost ubiquitous in Stockholm and Paris.
Trolling can spread from person to person.
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You might think that trolling on the internet is done by a small, vocal minority of sociopaths. But what if all trolls aren’t born trolls? What if they are ordinary people like you and me?
Research shows that parents and the police are often unaware of the majority of cases of online sexual abuse.
Moves to make sex education compulsory cannot come quickly enough.
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Psychologists believe that something called 'online disinhibition effect' might partly explain trolling behaviour.
Using the internet is what matters.
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Giving rural residents the option of using broadband access isn't enough to boost their community involvement. To really improve civic engagement, rural dwellers need to use the internet.
Australians are increasingly using darknet marketplaces to buy and sell illicit drugs.
Despite the growth in darknet drug trading in Australia, there are important reasons why it is less harmful than street drug dealing.
A significant number of young South Africans struggle to find jobs.
While South Africa's youth unemployment is a structural matter, the country must find ways to alleviate the challenges in the short-term.
Using a DIY network, activists and researchers can broadcast the interviews they conduct with their visitors.
In the face of alienation and concentration of power by big corporations, local DIY organisations promote place-based organic internet solutions.
Social networks built on blockchain technology, such as Steemit, promise a far more democratic experience.
A geographical map depicting hotbeds of dark web activity related to illegal products. Larger circles indicate more activity.
The deep and dark web can be a scary place, but modern open-source technologies funded by the Defense Department can help explore it.
Time for closer inspection.
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There's a huge divide in thinking between academia and international development on the role of the internet in economic growth.
Which NBN plan should you use to connect to the internet?
As more people gain access to the National Broadband Network, so more plans are on offer. Here's how to pick the best plan for your needs.
Goodbye old friend.
It's a British icon that is loved by many but used by very, very few – it's time for an upgrade.
Whom do we become in online comments?
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The ability to say offensive things online on a daily basis without consequences led to new, and more toxic, norms for civic behavior.
nbn co might not be able to pay back government loans in the time it has alotted.
A Parliamentary Budget Office report shows just how much the NBN might cost the taxpayer.
Blockchain looms as the second generation of the internet by transforming it from an internet of information to an internet of value.
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If you think the internet has changed your life, brace yourself for the next digital innovation that's set to transform our world.