The padlock symbol simply means that the data being sent between the web server and the user’s computer is encrypted and cannot be read by others. But many people don’t know that.
Every state is poised to receive a large amount of federal money to expand broadband access, but they have a lot of work to do to meet the government’s requirements for distributing it.
Optus says the unprecedented outage last week was caused by a ‘routine software upgrade’. An expert explains why this points to more serious problems with the network.
Optus suffered one of the largest telecommunications outages in Australian history today. Here are the factors that can cause such events.
Could the data centres that power the internet be moved to the bottom of the ocean? It’s not as crazy as it sounds
In the days of online bulletin board systems, community members decided what was acceptable. Reviving that approach to content moderation offers Big Tech a path to legitimacy as public spaces.
Digitalisation offers a way to preserve indigenous knowledge of agricultural practices and connect new generations of farmers to knowledge and wisdom from the past.
What did Australians do online in the 1990s? Shared bioinformatics data, made cyberfeminist zines, cruised the information superhighway …
Trump’s lawyers, and those prosecuting him, aren’t the only ones grappling with the problem of finding unbiased jurors in the age of social media.
There are different tactics that governments can use to block the internet, some more sophisticated than others.
New approaches are needed to address the scope of abuse young people can experience when online.
Media outlets increasingly construct narratives about collective reality based on what’s happening on social media.
The borderless nature of cyberspace presents particular challenges for African states used to controlling activities in their territory.
Social media has become a mainstay in everyday life, particularly among younger generations. And some are even willing to make trade-offs to stay online.
Cloud computing is a way for businesses to access extra computational resources over the internet. Without it, the internet as we know it would malfunction.
Restricting the internet in Senegal is costly. There will be financial costs and damage to livelihoods.
There’s really no such thing as one global internet – it all depends on your perspective. But the internet is poised to fracturing even more.
Many stressors may be coming from interactions with technology: small but frequent frustrations that quickly dissipate, but when added up trigger digital distress.
As social media becomes more prevalent in our lives, a career as an influencer may seem enticing. But those interested in this new career should be aware of the challenges.
The Online Streaming Act is set to soon become law in Canada. The act is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to support BIPOC content.