The surveillance state grows ever larger, as the power to intercept our phone calls is now being debated. It is expected to pass with bi-partisan support.
With the federal government set to allow law agencies yet more access to our personal data, it seems the average Australian needs to lean on a third party to keep them in line.
The Trump tweet is an American institution. However, while all the tweets are made equal, there’s a certain science behind it.
The cryptocurrency hack is a reality of the modern age. Despite this, there’s a lot we still don’t know. Consider this the answer to any questions you may have.
Frequently in life, our Plan A fails. In times like those, it’s best we seek greater minds who can advise us on our next move.
Facial recognition software was rolled out to offer the Champions League final. The only problem was that all the people the tech as criminals, weren’t.
As part of the government’s ‘My Health Record’ scheme, your medical records will be made available to third parties. Despite promises of heavy protection, you can opt out.
According to the EU, you can get Google to remove all the questionable things that come up when you Google yourself. There is a caveat, however.
A recent study took on the challenge of measuring the trust we have in our partners, and the trust in those same people when it ends.
Back in the day, we all used one password for gaming. Sadly, the landscape has changed, and now we must seek help to protect our identity online.
These days, it seems like younger and younger kids are getting smartphones. Even parents who would prefer to wait longer may be tempted, wanting to know that their child is safe during the day — or pressured, wanting their children to fit in. We can’t forget, though, that smartphones are fun, portable touch-screen…
With the Australian government considering legislation to protect our household devices from being hacked, are they being paranoid or smart?
After a multi-billion military program was accessed by a default password, we delved into the seedy underworld of commonly used passwords that really shouldn’t be.
Loss prevention remains a massive problem that retailers face. But thanks to the platform Auror has developed, they can stay one step ahead of the game.
At it stands, we have a great fear of allowing our devices more access to parts of our body. However, that’s not cool, as they’re here to worm their way into our hearts. Literally.
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes Australian students mentored by TBS writers. Today, Takodah Shea Wilson (12) responds to criticism that preteens are too young for Instagram; she’s forewarned, and forearmed.
Facebook has patented technology to read your emotions to tailor content and user experience, and even turn us into emoji. But what lies underneath?
The two Sydney men charged with planning a terrorist attack could face a lifetime behind bars under the government’s recent legislation.
Forget about the ABCC, the biggest issue befalling the corridors of power this week involves a fenced lawn. I pretended to be an investigatory journalist, but sat at home to file this report.
After the horrors of Nice, collective fear asks for collective safety, but we should be careful what we wish for, for safety also means control.
Basing our opinion on our emotional reaction makes us feel safe, but it is merely a defence of not knowing enough about the topic.
With the controversial metadata retention laws now in effect, Rob Idol explains why we should be concerned, and very, very afraid.