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Apollo Bay in Victoria. Australia’s coastal towns are vulnerable to changes in the surrounding seas. Apollo Bay in Victoria. Australia’s coastal towns are vulnerable to changes in the surrounding seas. ccdoh1/Flickr

Your coastal town’s climate score? There’s a website for that

Australia’s coastal towns, many built around fisheries and tourism, are particularly vulnerable to climate change. South east and south west Australia are marine hotspots — they are warming much faster…
Your computer has a special fingerprint that can give away details of your online browsing. Your computer has a special fingerprint that can give away details of your online browsing. Flickr/Sandra Nahdi

Tracking your digital fingerprint online raises privacy issues

Just how much information we give away about ourselves as we browse the web has been raised again by a tracking device used in thousands of websites. Researchers at Belgium’s University of Leuven have…
Website design shouldn’t elicit this reaction. Website design shouldn’t elicit this reaction. Flickr/Mylla

Poor design means terrible websites still haunt the web

There is probably not one of us reading this who has not lost themselves in time and space as they surf the web. So much engaging content, so many interesting lines of enquiry – and so much rubbish too…
Website designers want to woo you, and will use every trick in the book. Website designers want to woo you, and will use every trick in the book. EF Photography

Trust me, web users … I’m beautiful

Beautiful women make great con people, as do handsome men. Why? Because, for better or worse, we are predisposed to trust beautiful people more than normal-looking folks. But what if we take it one step…

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