The U.S. State Department and the United Nations are spending big bucks to support the internet as a boon for democracy. But new research shows just providing access isn't enough.
Relying on foreign-hosted websites makes Africa's internet slower and more expensive. It's time for a change.
When reality fails to match fantasy, relationships can suffer.
Whether it's Hillary Clinton's courting the UFO vote or Donald Trump's lending credibility to various conspiracy theories, the "triumph of reason" seems to have gone by the wayside.
Fibbers beware: experts have developed a new digital lie detector.
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.
Not all internet traffic is the same. Despite the recent legal win for network neutrality, many questions remain.
The world wide web today is more useful and accessible to more people than it ever has been. So why do some early pioneers of the web think it has been ruined?
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.
New research shows how we can track and even anticipate terrorists' movements using social media.
A shocking incident has raised concerns about the tone of political debate in the UK and especially the role of the internet.
If you like binge-watching Netflix, streaming audio or online gaming, then you should be celebrating this week. And if your business depends on reaching a wide audience online, you should join in.
Porn is probably not the most important cause of sexual harms for young people.
If Australia needs to build a broadband infrastructure that would lift its global rankings, would Labor's NBN plan help do that?
Now the ALP has released its much-anticipated National Broadband Network policy, it gives voters a chance to see how the Coalition and the Opposition's plans compare.
Our homes are getting smarter and more connected – but at what cost to energy use?
Only 55 percent of people living in rural areas have access to the speeds that currently qualify as broadband, while 94 percent of the urban population does.
Many praise the internet as a democratizing force. But with online spaces replacing physical public squares as places for debate, what do we risk losing?
Government agencies are turning to social media as a new way to engage with their constituencies. Practitioners in the trenches are excited about the possibilities – while some academics are less so.
Does Google's plan for a high-speed wireless internet connection mean the current cable roll-out for the NBN will soon be obsolete?