A prototype Amazon delivery drone.
Amazon.com and others are eager to fill the skies with drones delivering packages at all hours. Convenient, yes, but it could transform – and not in a good way – our ability to make informed choices.
Many bitcoins equals a heavy environmental burden.
The digital world is taking more and more space in our lives... and dramatically increasing electrical use. It’s a serious problem given the urgent need fight climate change.
In the molecular-chemistry laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique at the Université Paris-Saclay.
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How do we and should we work with the first generation "digital native" doctoral researchers?
Tackling the harms of image-based abuse will require a combination of efforts.
Image-based abuse, more commonly known as 'revenge porn', affects many Australians from across diverse communities and in different types of relationships.
‘No, I absolutely do not wish to change my password, thanks.’
If security advice from government agencies doesn't ring true, customers won't take it – which puts us all at risk.
Our memory of the twin towers attack has been strengthened by events that happened much later.
Current events can boost our collective memory of past events in predictable ways, finds study.
There’s still a lot of the U.S. waiting to be wired up.
President Trump has touted infrastructure investment as a way to boost the U.S. economy. At the moment, he's missing a key opportunity – expanding broadband internet service.
The number of fibre connections increased to more than 1.4 million connections, which is an increase of 122% in the year between December 2015 and December 2016.
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ABS figures show that Australia's appetite for faster broadband is growing apace.
The search engine's founders saw this one coming 20 years ago. So how should they react now?
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As the Trump administration settles into office, regulators and lawmakers have big plans for shifting the country's media landscape, with potentially profound effects on the public.
Growing up digital.
They have some big ideas.
The National Broadband Network comes to Hobart.
The NBN could offer faster broadband to more people if it could widen its planned Fibre to the Curb rollout.
It’s not all about finding love in the online dating world.
If you're looking for love on a dating app then beware the trolls - and consider upgrading to a paid service to get away from them.
The list of African countries blocking access to social media during elections is growing.
This is election year for several African countries and there's a need to ensure social media isn't used to incite violence. But can governments be prevented from restricting citizens’ rights?
How many people are trying to connect America’s cities?
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World-class fiber-based internet service is available in less than a quarter of Los Angeles County. By contrast, it's almost ubiquitous in Stockholm and Paris.
Trolling can spread from person to person.
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You might think that trolling on the internet is done by a small, vocal minority of sociopaths. But what if all trolls aren’t born trolls? What if they are ordinary people like you and me?
Research shows that parents and the police are often unaware of the majority of cases of online sexual abuse.
Moves to make sex education compulsory cannot come quickly enough.
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Psychologists believe that something called 'online disinhibition effect' might partly explain trolling behaviour.
Using the internet is what matters.
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Giving rural residents the option of using broadband access isn't enough to boost their community involvement. To really improve civic engagement, rural dwellers need to use the internet.
Australians are increasingly using darknet marketplaces to buy and sell illicit drugs.
Despite the growth in darknet drug trading in Australia, there are important reasons why it is less harmful than street drug dealing.