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australia’s national digital id is here, but the government’s not talking about it

Australia’s National Digital ID is here, but the government’s not talking about it

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A national digital ID system would hold huge amounts of personal information. Shutterstock The Australian government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has spent more than A$200 million over the past five years developing a National Digital ID platform. If...
does social media make us more or less lonely? depends on how you use it

Does social media make us more or less lonely? Depends on how you use...

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Research by Relationships Australia released in 2018 revealed one in six Australians experience emotional loneliness, which means they lack meaningful relationships in their lives. Humans are more connected to each other than ever, thanks to...

Homes with higher energy ratings sell for more. Here’s how Australian owners could cash...

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The University of Wollongong Illawarra Flame House demonstrates how a typical Aussie fibro home can be transformed into a net-zero-energy sustainable home. Dee Kramer, Author provided Everybody wants an energy-efficient home. After all, an energy-efficient home...
for a greener future, we must accept there’s nothing inherently sustainable about going digital

For a greener future, we must accept there’s nothing inherently sustainable about going digital

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Our smartphones are made by rare earth metals, and consume large amounts of electricity. Jess McLean/Author provided, Author provided (No reuse) Digital technologies are often put forward as a solution to environmental dilemmas. The spread of the...
top 6 benefits of using membership management software

Top 6 Benefits of Using Membership Management Software

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Being a part of a game club has major physical and mental advantages for grown-ups. It's an extraordinary method to meet a similar kind of individual. You'll additionally get an improved shape while going...
fingerprint login should be a secure defence for our data, but most of us don’t use it properly

Fingerprint login should be a secure defence for our data, but most of us...

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Even though passcode options include swipe patterns and long passwords, many users still use easy 4-digit PINs. This is because people are often lulled into a false sense of security when they use...
the government is hyping digitalised services, but not addressing a history of e-government fails

The government is hyping digitalised services, but not addressing a history of e-government fails

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E-government involves using the internet to streamline interaction between government agencies and the public. SHUTTERSTOCK   In politics, when you have little to show for your achievements, you can release a “roadmap” for what will supposedly...
caught red-handed: automatic cameras will spot mobile-using motorists, but at what cost?

Caught red-handed: automatic cameras will spot mobile-using motorists, but at what cost?

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Trials found that 5% of offending drivers used a mobile phone with both hands while the vehicle was moving. NSW Transport,  Picture: Author provided Over the years, advances in technology and transport policy have greatly...
the accc is suing google over tracking users. here’s why it matters

The ACCC is suing Google over tracking users. Here’s why it matters

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Picture courtesy Shuttlestock The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced yesterday it is suing Google for misleading consumers about its collection and use of personal location data. The case is the consumer watchdog’s first move...
can hiding likes make facebook fairer and rein in fake news? the science says maybe

Can hiding likes make Facebook fairer and rein in fake news? The science says...

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On Facebook, we like what other people have already liked before us. Shutterstock You may have read about – or already seen, depending on where you are – the latest tweak to Facebook’s interface: the...