• Cable ties

    Andrew Horton     |      June 7, 2024

    Australia’s digital connections to the rest of the world depend on sub-sea cables which remain vulnerable to hostile action by other states.

  • Will digital currencies enable digital dictatorships?

    Evgeny Parfenov     |      January 23, 2024

    The adoption of digital currencies by governments around the world prompt important questions for society, not least why such initiatives are needed, and what agendas may be hidden behind them.

  • Building trust in online business

    Open Forum     |      May 15, 2023

    Consumers like the convenience of online shopping for goods and services, but don’t trust businesses to keep their data secure or use it for the customer’s best interest.

  • Towards digital democracy

    Evgeny Parfenov     |      April 23, 2023

    Digital technology has transformed the economy, entertainment and our social lives, but extending digital approaches to government and citizenship could radically transform society itself.

  • Welcome to the Metaverse mall

    Omar Fares     |      December 26, 2022

    Boxing Day brings out the sales signs in the big department stores, but as more and more commerce moves online, Facebook and other tech giants hope we’ll take to shopping in the ‘metaverse’.

  • Explore South Australia – 600 million years ago

    Open Forum     |      December 1, 2022

    One of Australia’s most captivating landscapes can now be explored virtually, thanks to a University of South Australia project that documents the geological and cultural significance of the Flinders Ranges.

  • Should governments buy into blockchain?

    Bronte Munro     |      September 7, 2022

    Beyond Bitcoin, blockchain remains in its formative stages, offering governments an opportunity to consider how involved they want to be in shaping its development at home and abroad.

  • Improving your local business website

    Derek Lotts     |      September 1, 2022

    A standout business site is your most important marketing tool. It gives you precious credibility, attracts new clients, and lets you stand out from local competition and take the top spot in your area.

  • How they rip you off online

    Katharine Kemp     |      June 14, 2022

    Online shopping for products and services is convenient but all too often consumers are manipulated into spending more than they want and get less than they wanted.

  • Blockchain will revolutionise supply chains across the Asia Pacific

    Nir Kshetri     |      June 7, 2022

    Supply chains in the Asia Pacific will benefit from the transparency and efficiency that blockchains can provide, with economic development being boosted by their ability to reduce both fraud and inefficiency.

  • Platform pitfalls

    Fabio Morreale     |      May 17, 2022

    The power of platforms to suggest content we may like is a boon for convenience, but secrecy around data collection raises some troubling questions.

  • Stop your fridge spying on you

    Toby Walsh     |      April 27, 2022

    Big technology firms harvest your data from the plethora of cloud-connected devices you use every day to target advertising back at you, so we should at least be aware of how our privacy is invaded.