Opinion

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 »

Opinion

7 ways to connect more effectively as a startup

- July 20, 2020 6 MIN READ

  2020 has been quite the year, especially for startups. We’ve had fires, floods, pandemics and mass unrest. It’s been a year in which we’ve all pledged to consume less, do more, listen more carefully and unlearn what we have previously been told. As businesses, we’ve watched on the sidelines, guessing when it’s appropriate for… Read more »

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A cyberwar could cost Australia’s economy $30 billion, but a loss of public trust could be an even bigger threat

- July 16, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (AustCyber) on Monday released a report modelling the potential impact of cyberattacks and sustained digital outages on Australia. The Digital Trust Report’s modelling suggests four weeks of partial “digital disruption” could displace up to 163,000 jobs and damage the economy to the tune of A$30 billion. According to AustCyber’s… Read more »

Opinion

How coronavirus is set to increase workplace diversity

- July 8, 2020 3 MIN READ

The COVID-19 crisis has been a challenging time for the world at large, however, there have also been surprising positives. With workplaces changing and more employees working from home, companies have been able to tap into diversity in new ways. Through the pandemic, we’ve seen new attitudes being created towards flexible and remote working. This… Read more »

Opinion

COVIDSafe is a dud: it’s time Australia joined the international effort on contact tracing

- July 3, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australia has ruled out abandoning the government’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app in favour of the rival “Gapple” model developed by Google and Apple, which is gaining widespread support around the world. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth told The Project the COVIDSafe app was “a great platform”. When it comes down to it, is the… Read more »

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Why Google’s plan to buy Fitbit has the ACCC’s pulse racing

- June 24, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has expressed concern about Google’s proposed acquisition of fitness tracker company Fitbit. The acquisition will let Google add years’ worth of Fitbit users’ data to its already unequalled consumer data collection. This could reduce competition in certain health services and other markets in Australia. Google revealed its plans… Read more »