Telstra and the City of Joondalup have joined forces in a trial of ‘smart park’ applications at Tom Simpson Park.
Public spaces have become more, not less, important to our experience of cities in the digital era. These technologies can be used to confound and enlarge our experiences of and connections to place.
Is this our relationship to tech companies now?
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The companies that make our digital devices think – and act – like they still own them, even after we've bought them. Are we becoming digital serfs?
Why did I click “download”?
Confidential data and even human lives are at risk thanks to the huge spread of connected technology in healthcare.
Prometheus statue at Rockefeller Center, Manhattan. The inscription behind it is a paraphrase of Aeschylus that reads: “Prometheus, teacher in every art, brought the fire that hath proved to mortals a means to mighty ends”.
How the idea of a hyper-connected society could quickly go from utopia to dystopia and why neither scenario is likely to last.
What happens if your smart kettle is hacked?
'Internet of Things' devices come with many risks, but current laws may not protect us. Until they do, it may be best to steer clear.
But don't worry, it's failing. For now.
Locking down the federal government.
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President Trump's new executive order on cybersecurity signals some significant new federal cybersecurity efforts.
No need for a bank: Just a smartphone and a blockchain.
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Already becoming a darling of Wall Street, blockchain technology's biggest real benefits could come to the world's poorest people. Here's how.
How’s this setting?
When it comes to smart vibrators, be sure to use data protection.
The Internet of Things offers great opportunities for Africa.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
Using sound waves to disrupt sensor functions is just one of a growing number of "side-channel attacks" that could affect our devices.
Companies must work hard to keep their data safe.
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New standards and regulations are beginning to govern how companies protect customers' data. Companies ignore this vital issue at their peril, both financially and legally.
The world is searching – will we protect ourselves?
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The latest release from WikiLeaks, of information about CIA hacking efforts, is yet another reminder of how Americans and our government must better protect our secret information.
Public spaces are becoming new arenas for people power – and it's all down to how you use your smart phone.
The smartphone will see you now.
A new diagnostic smartphone app is a modern move for the health provider.
This will be the year when the Internet of Things becomes intelligent -- and useful.
Bailey Brooks, who lives on her family’s station 400km south of Alice Springs, won nbn Co’s national drawing competition with an illustration of the SkyMuster satellite. But is the satellite enough for her family?
A new coalition of bodies representing regional Australia is calling on the government to help guarantee better access to the internet and the networked economy.
If we can change people's behaviour we won't be so at risk from cyber attacks.
The recent cyber attack on the Dyn infrastructure shows why the internet of things poses a risk to us all.
The next level of big data is about incentivising ‘appropriate’ activities.
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Data surveillance has become increasingly invasive and its scope has broadened.