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are our phones really designed to slow down over time? experts look at the evidence

Are our phones really designed to slow down over time? Experts look at the...

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  Image: Shutterstock It’s usually around this time of year you hear people complain about their phones slowing down. Apple and Google release new versions of their operating systems (OS) and suddenly there’s a slew...
the government wants to expand the ‘digital identity’ system that lets australians access services. there are many potential pitfalls

The government wants to expand the ‘digital identity’ system that lets Australians access services....

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  Image: Rodion Kutsaev/Unsplash The federal government has been asking the public for feedback on proposed legislation to create a “trusted digital identity” system. The aim is for Australians to use it to prove their identity when...
facebook wants ai to find your keys and understand your conversations

Facebook wants AI to find your keys and understand your conversations

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  Image: Facebook Facebook has announced a research project that aims to push the “frontier of first-person perception”, and in the process help you remember where your left your keys. The Ego4D project provides a huge collection of first-person video...
artificial intelligence is now part of our everyday lives – and its growing power is a double-edged sword

Artificial intelligence is now part of our everyday lives – and its growing power...

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      AI-generated images of “a stained glass window with an image of a blue strawberry”. OpenAI   A major new report on the state of artificial intelligence (AI) has just been released. Think of it as the...
facebook ads have enabled discrimination based on gender, race and age. we need to know how ‘dark ads’ affect australians

Facebook ads have enabled discrimination based on gender, race and age. We need to...

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      AP Photo/Jon Elswick (Photo released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee)   Social media platforms are transforming how online advertising works and, in turn, raising concerns about new forms of discrimination and predatory...
being bombarded with delivery and post office text scams? here’s why — and what can be done

Being bombarded with delivery and post office text scams? Here’s why — and what...

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  Scamwatch For most people, the ping of an incoming SMS will induce some level of excitement — or mild intrigue at least. But with SMS scams on the rise, many may now be meeting...
cybersecurity threats for students & how to fight them

Cybersecurity Threats for Students & How to Fight Them

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    Although this article was written with students from the USA in mind, it is still completely appropriate for students in Australia, and with end of year exams approaching could be of vital importance...
launching Australias first scratch built satellite

We’re launching Australia’s first scratch-built satellite, and it’s a giant leap towards the Moon

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  Picture:Curtin University, Author provided   On August 28, a SpaceX rocket will blast off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, carrying supplies bound for the International Space Station. But also on board will be a small...
Curbing online retailers snooping

How one simple rule change could curb online retailers’ snooping on you

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  Picture: Rupixen.com/Unsplash I spent last week studying the 26,000 words of privacy terms published by eBay and Amazon, trying to extract some straight answers, and comparing them to the privacy terms of other online...
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What is the metaverse? A high-tech plan to Facebookify the world

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  Image: Wacomka / Shutterstock Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg recently announced the tech giant will shift from being a social media company to becoming “a metaverse company”, functioning in an “embodied internet” that blends real and...