The 2017 Australian Digital Inclusion Index shows that internet access and digital ability have improved since 2014, but the affordability of online services has declined.
If children and teenagers are comfortable with social media, we should use it as a means to reach them and ensure they understand the do's and dont's.
Sooner or later, China will recognise the value of digital assets. This adds to the urgency of citizens ensuring they control the data trails that tell the world what they think and do.
The physical world is racially segregated as a result of structural racism. A researcher examines whether similar problems exist online.
ABS figures show that Australia's appetite for faster broadband is growing apace.
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.
There's a huge divide in thinking between academia and international development on the role of the internet in economic growth.
While the US is reeling from rampant fake online news, political movements in Europe are using the internet as a powerful democratic symbol to win elections. Will cyber-optimism or pessimism win?
The developing world is waking up to the internet. We need to know how new generations of children use it.
A new study suggests that the pleasure of getting an angry reaction is the biggest predictor of online trolling behaviour – meaning that the best way to fight back is just to ignore them.
This year marks the 30th birthday of .au domains. We've come a long way but there's big change ahead.
Spending lots of time on the internet might be good for getting what you want in the short term but it might not work in the long term.
Business Briefing: disrupted companies will need to think global to survive.
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Australian businesses need to focus more on the global market and less on giving generous dividends to shareholders.
3D printing is opening doors to amazing opportunities and benefits – as well as some undeniable dangers. Patience and caution about regulating it will yield more innovation.
It is not too late to change the current direction of Australia's NBN from one that just meets today's demands, to one that we need for the future.
It is time to demand the 'positive right' of affordable access if we want internet freedom for all.
Most Australians do not understand how the Google search engine works and what is paid or free content in any search results.
We now have access to an Internet containing a vast store of information much bigger than any individual brain can carry - and that's not always a good thing.
Addicted to the internet? Perhaps not ...
Engineered to exploit human compulsions, the Internet competes for our attention, while teaching us to need it.