Education has been found to reduce prisoners' re-offending, but how can they gain the skills they need without the internet?
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Education has been found to reduce prisoners' re-offending, but how can they be properly educated today without internet access?
Melbourne teenager Jake Bilardi was troubled and thus susceptible to Islamic State propaganda well before he joined them and died as a suicide bomber.
The instinctive response to Islamic State propaganda is to counter it with more propaganda. But my analysis shows that's not working. We should not play their game on their field with their ball.
Children growing up in a world of social media are developing a very different conception of privacy to that of their parents.
Many people are shocked by what children are willing to share about themselves online. Is it that they don't understand privacy, or just have a different conception of it compared to adults?
Does this represent the degeneration of language? Not quite.
Don't listen to the naysayers. New ways of communicating have created a wealth of new opportunities to harness – and study – language.
Wikipedia is coming into the classroom in new ways.
One academic's experience on how Wikipedia can help students become better writers, better researchers and even better thinkers.
Internet Explorer was a pain for many web designers.
Microsoft's looking to change the way we interact with websites through its new Spartan project. So what does that mean for the much derided Internet Explorer?
Mountains of data are being collected on you, and much of it is beyond your grasp.
Metadata is only the beginning. The Big Data trend means there's a lot more information about us out there that can be tracked or monitored.
Vladimir Putin appears on the Kremlin-backed news network Russia Today. The multi-platform channel has already garnered more than 2 billion views on YouTube, making it the most-watched news network on the video-sharing website.
The airwaves arms race is on, and the Kremlin has taken a page from the playbook of its Cold War nemesis.
Security experts discovered that the iVote practice server was vulnerable to tampering; after checking that the same weakness affected the real voting server, they alerted the authorities.
Vanessa Teague and Alex Halderman
UPDATED 3PM: The NSW Electoral Commission has now publicly commented on the security flaw we uncovered. But we're concerned that it does not seem to understand the serious implications of this attack.
Is mass data retention the way to go or should authorities be forced to come back with a warrant to find what they want?
As the Australian government pushes on with its data retention bill there are still questions about what safeguards and protections are in place, and a look at similar moves that have failed overseas.
The metadata report disregards a range of reports demonstrating that retention is ineffective.
The endorsement of Australia's data retention bill raises questions about why the reforms are being pushed now, when they had been resisted by others for so long.
The language about metadata is often contradictory.
We should be wary of those who describe metadata as being both benign and powerful at the same time.
There are still unanswered questions about the government’s proposed metadata retention bill.
What the experts think of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security's report on the proposed metadata retention laws.
The 3 to 2 FCC vote favored Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed net neutrality rules and will regulate broadband providers more heavily than in the past.
This open internet debate isn't the first time the government has wrestled with the question of how to apportion rights between private media owners and the public.
The FCC’s vote is unlikely to end the controversy over net neutrality.
The FCC proposal could prevent content discrimination but wouldn't solve the main problem: most rules governing the web are 80 years old.
Will the FCC repeat past mistakes of regulating telecommunications as utilities?
Economic research over the past 50 years shows efforts to regulate telecoms as utilities doesn't work.
Who is Doug talking to, and will Australia’s proposed metadata retention scheme be able to find out?
The Australian government's meta data retention bill cares more about who you connect with than what services you may use. Yet many such online services may also be out of its reach.
Young people can be both ambivalent and positive about Facebook, often at the same time, contrary to conventional wisdom.
Researchers, journalists writing about research, and young people themselves have been writing about the perceived decline of Facebook for a while now. Young people are leaving Facebook in droves; Facebook…
The Australian government’s proposed data retention bill may be obsolete before it even comes into force.
One of the many things that is troubling about the current Australian government’s metadata retention proposals is how rooted in the past they are, which could make them obsolete before they even come…
The advent of digital media allows anyone to be a social commentator.
In the public eye, an expert, writing for newspapers and magazines or speaking on television, used to be considered almost infallible. The public rarely challenged their words and considered their analysis…