Opinion

What should happen to our digital life after we die?

- August 26, 2020 3 MIN READ

Throughout our lifetimes we consume, collate, curate, host and produce a staggering quantity of data – some by our own hand, some by others on our behalf, and some without our knowledge or consent. Collectively, our “digital footprints” represent who we are and who we were. Our digital legacies are immortal and can impact those… Read more »

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The fight between Apple, Google and Fortnite reveals how far big tech will go to retain power

- August 24, 2020 4 MIN READ

There has been a clash of clans in mobile gaming, with angry birds Apple, Google and Epic Games in a saga over in-app payments. Video game developer Epic’s massively popular “battle royale” game Fortnite was removed from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store last week. Android players can still download the game directly… Read more »

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Australia’s cybersecurity strategy is more about policing and intelligence than preparing business against attacks

- August 12, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australia’s long-awaited cybersecurity strategy, pledges to spend A$1.67 billion over the next ten years to improve online protection for businesses, individuals and the country as a whole. The lion’s share of the cash will go towards policing and intelligence, with smaller amounts set aside for a grab bag of programs from cybersecurity training to digital… Read more »

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Australia’s new Cyber Security Strategy is lacking precision when it comes to execution and outcomes

- August 7, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Australian Government released Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy for 2020 this week. It outlines an investment in our nation’s cyber capabilities of $1.67 billion over the next 10 years, advocates for collaboration, and articulates actions required across government, businesses, and the community to make Australia more resilient to cyber incidents. The strategy is a win for… Read more »

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If Microsoft lands its TikTok takeover bid, it would be a win for the social media app and tech giants – not users

- August 5, 2020 4 MIN READ

In what seems to be a common occurrence, Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is once again in the headlines. After months of speculation about national security risks and users’ data being harvested by the Chinese Communist Party, US President Donald Trump has announced plans to ban TikTok in the United States any day now. In response,… Read more »

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Twitter is banning QAnon users, but they’re bound to make a comeback

- July 27, 2020 4 MIN READ

Twitter has announced it’s taking sweeping action to limit the reach of content associated with QAnon. Believers of this fringe far-right conspiracy theory claim there is a “deep state” plot against US President Donald Trump led by Satan-worshipping elites from within government, business and media. Twitter has banned more than 7,000 accounts tweeting about QAnon,… Read more »