With the rise of internet groups for conspiracy theorists, it may feel like Americans live in a unique time. But conspiracy theories have been common for decades.
A philosopher argues that people in today's world are not paying attention to others' views because they live in echo chambers, where they do not trust contrary evidence.
How can the internet accommodate more and more users every day?
Internet daemons are the programs that run in the background of our computers. Understanding what they are, and their capacity to benefit or harm us, is crucial for managing the internet.
Forgetting is beneficial for the human brain. But the internet has made it harder to let go of painful or problematic memories.
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.
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.
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?
In just three decades we've gone from a very limited internet connection in Australia to now sharing our lives online.
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.
It's not clear what we gain by blocking Huawei's involvement in Australia's 5G network.
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.
Indonesia needs to arm itself with stronger laws and build up its digital security systems and industry.
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.
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.
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?
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.