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Technology May 26, 2018
Australian law and data protection
With the EU’s new data protection laws taking effect this week, the world’s biggest internet companies are scrambling to update their approach to personal information. Unfortunately, in Australia, privacy protections are still languishing in the dark ages.
Life December 09, 2017
Heatwaves, infrastructure and resilient cities
Summer heatwaves can trigger a domino effect of infrastructure failures in major cities. So, how resilient are Melbourne and Sydney?
News March 31, 2018
Facebook and data harvesting
When news emerged that fraudulently obtained information from Facebook users had been used to shape political outcomes, a violent storm erupted. In fact, ill winds had been brewing over digital data harvesting for years. So why didn’t anyone care?
Health September 02, 2017
The psychology of anti-vaccination
While anti-vaxxing myths have been universally debunked by experts, altering the psychology that fuels them is proving more challenging.
Technology April 22, 2017
Data analysts Cambridge Analytica
The data analytics company behind the Trump campaign is wooing the Australian Liberal Party. But, do their claims about personality targeting stack up?