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.
The Large Hadron Collider is playing a key role in enabling the collection of big data.
Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.
Anonymous wants to make sure militant Islamist propaganda video, like this being filmed in Syria, doesn’t make it online.
ISIS uses the internet, especially social media, to propagandize and recruit. Members of hacker group Anonymous have turned their sights on these accounts.
Cables crisscross the oceans carrying your internet info.
Telegeography Submarine Cable Map
Thin cables about as big around as a garden hose traverse the Earth's oceans carrying all our intercontinental internet data. No one's in charge and no one's defending them.
Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy in The Following.
In a media ecology defined through “interactive” behaviour – “web 2.0,” the blogging platforms now favoured by news and cultural criticism sites – a new figure has emerged from the digital abyss: the serial commenter.
The internet is complex, but the metadata laws may be even more so.
ISPs were supposed to start collecting our metadata today, but most are not ready due to the complexities of the legislation. Perhaps it's not too early for a review.
Tallinn might be a medieval town, but it’s governed via 21st century means.
Since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Estonia has leapt ahead in the adoption of digital technology. Australia could learn a lot from Estonia in terms of e-government.
Digital harassment is not only an issue affecting children and teenagers.
Women and men are just as likely to report experiencing any form of digital harassment and abuse. However, the nature and impacts of these online harms differ significantly by gender and age.
The internet is becoming the essential infrastructure of the 21st century.
Broadband is coming to be seen as crucial infrastructure for the 21st century, as were roads and electricity for the 20th. But what does a genuinely 21st century broadband network look like?
Pull the other one.
Our journalism expert explains how to tell fact from fiction.
Turn that thumb upside down.
At long last, Facebook looks on the verge of releasing an alternative to the ubiquitous 'Like' button. After years of users clamoring for one, here's why the time might be right.
Computer memory goes up; ours comes down.
The modern world's effect on our ability to remember has got an ugly name. But digital amnesia is not a one-way street. Technology may be helping us to remember more than it has caused us to forget.
Malcolm Turnbull needs to find the right Communications Minister to handle the nbn.
AAP Image/Nikki Short
Now Malcolm Turnbull has given up the post to become Prime Minister, what are the challenges ahead for the new Communications Minister to deal with Australia's National Broadband Network?
Africa faces high data costs but it does not deter Africans from using the internet.
For millions of South Africans, access to data for the internet is a luxury.
The web should expand our horizons, but instead it’s shrinking our view.
A web obsessed with gathering data about our habits becomes less valuable to us, showing us only more and more of the same.
Federal Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull (right) lends a hand rolling out NBN fibre at Queanbeyan, near Canberra, in June 3.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
Two years on from the Coalition's promise of a national broadband network that would be faster, cheaper and delivered sooner than Labor's plans, what have we got?
Square eyes = no prize.
Teenagers spend one-third of their lives sitting down and three hours a day watching TV. New findings confirm that it's not just their health that is at risk.
Yes, libraries have a place and function - but academics and researchers can get along just fine without them.
Libraries are warm, dry and safe spaces with free Internet, which many people need. But academics and researchers in the 21st century can get along very well without them.
Online petitions almost certainly do not hold the same weight with their targets as offline petitions do.
Online petitions send a certain signal to politicians and other leaders: we care, but maybe not enough to get off our seats.
What comes next in an Australian domain name could be up to you.
The rules that govern what Australian web address people can register could be changed to allow more personalised .au domain names.