The recent Cloudflare outage was one of up to 14,000 the internet experiences every year thanks to its surprisingly fragile design.
More than ten years since blockchains were developed, their usefulness is only just being discovered.
Philadelphia WikiSalon May.
While most Wikipedia editors are volunteers, some are employed by Wikipedia. The Science History Institute's Mary Mark Ockerbloom offers insight into the "Wikipedian in residence" program.
Amazon has redefined retail over the last 25 years.
On July 5, the online shopping powerhouse turns 25. A marketing professor looks back on how Amazon redefined retail for the world.
Who has the right to use an Amazon domain name? The people who live there or a company with the same name?
Out of the science labs, our internet connectivity is now part of our everyday lives.
In just three decades we've gone from a very limited internet connection in Australia to now sharing our lives online.
In future we will not necessarily be at war with China, but we may live segregated from them in terms of innovation.
Choices the US, Australia and other nations make around how they set up 5G will determine how we use technology for collaboration, innovation and global business into the future.
Both the US and Australia are restricting the activities of Chinese telco Huawei.
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It's not clear what we gain by blocking Huawei's involvement in Australia's 5G network.
The internet is growing, but old information continues to disappear daily.
MySpace users were recently shocked to learn that the company lost 50 million user files. It's a harsh lesson in not leaving your intellectual property unprotected on the information superhighway.
To establish a solid cyber security system, the government should ensure that its digital infrastructure is secure.
Indonesia needs to arm itself with stronger laws and build up its digital security systems and industry.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, with his wife Jenny Morrison, used a campaign rally at the Breakers Country Club in Wambarel to speak about online safety on May 5 2019.
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It's easy to legislate for new offences and more incarceration. It's harder – and more expensive – to ensure the community is safer in the long term. This involves addressing causes, not effects.
Living in an urban centre is no guarantee for new NBN technology.
Around half of homes in three major Australian cities only have access to very old technology: hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC). For them, access to the NBN fibre network remains only a fairy tale.
Why might a country want to cut off its internet connection?
Vladimir Putin's complaints about Western power over telecommunications echo – if not co-opt – concerns raised by less powerful nations for decades.
What can social media platforms do after terrorist attacks?
There is a vast infrastructure of digital tools that can be used to strategically manipulate behaviour for tactical gain.
Nation states are covertly working against each other on the very same digital platforms they use to collaborate in areas such as trade and manufacturing.
A third generation of web technology could return the web to its original ideals – but do we really want it?
For a small fee, anyone can post sensitive documents publicly on a blockchain.
Chinese users have started posting sensitive materials, like documents of sexual assault, on the blockchain. But the government has taken its own steps to crack down on this practice.
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Olivia Colman has a funny story to tell on Wikipedia about the age displayed in her biography in the online encyclopedia. The opportunity for a Wikipedia fact-checking.
Is connecting with their audience key to journalism’s future?
Journalism's crisis – loss of readers, revenue and respect – has led many to conclude that if the news business is to survive, it has to do a better job of connecting with its audience. How can it be done?
Optical fibres carry data from the web, these cables were previously neutral containers – but not anymore.
Until last December, Internet service providers were required to respect the principle of web neutrality. This is no longer the case in the United States. What are the consequences?