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The blockchain is software that stores and transfers value or data across the internet. Image sourced from shutterstock.com

Demystifying the blockchain: a basic user guide

Multiple use cases for the blockchain are currently being tested, so it's worth learning the basics.
Try to make this the only time you see a ransomware warning notice. Christiaan Colen/flickr

It’s easier to defend against ransomware than you might think

Ransomware – which encrypts your files and offers to sell you the key – operates differently from other malicious software. Those differences turn out to give potential victims a fighting chance.
The technology that drives Bitcoin enables almost riskless storage and transfer of value and data. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Don’t blame Bitcoin for the madness of men

It's just a matter of time before Bitcoin secures legitimacy as a currency.
New technology such as Bitcoin provides a 21st challenge for government regulators. Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Keeping up or holding back? The regulation challenge for government

Australia’s new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced what he calls a “21st-century government”. The Conversation continues its series focusing on what such a government should look like, looking…
There’s a dark side to the internet. powtac/Flickr

Explainer: what is the dark web?

There's a dark side of the internet, where almost anything goes, or can be bought for the right price.

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