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This is what happens to a baby's body during birth

Delivering a human baby – which has a large, highly developed brain – is risky for mother and baby.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Your credit report is a key part of your privacy – here's how to find and check it

The Privacy Act gives you the right to find out what’s in your credit report and change any incorrect information in your report. from www.shutterstock.com

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Originally published in The Conversation.

US ban on Huawei likely following Trump cybersecurity crackdown – and Australia is on board

Trump signed an executive order on May 15 that signals USA is concerned about sabotage through Chinese telcos such as Huawei.


Originally published in The Conversation.

WhatsApp hacked and bugs in Intel chips: what you need to know to protect yourself

WhatsApp says more than 1 billion use the app. Shutterstock/XanderS

It’s been a day of high-profile security incidents.


Originally published in The Conversation.

It's vital we clamp down on online terrorism. But is Ardern's 'Christchurch Call' the answer?

It’s now two months since the Christchurch terror attacks.

Social media live streaming and distribution of footage from this event sparked rapid activity aimed at restricting spread of hateful and violent content online.

Moving forward, it’s vital we create truly effective approaches in tackling this issue, and in ways that are legally enforceable and do not unnecessarily impinge on freedom of speech.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Not just activists, 9 out of 10 people are concerned about animal welfare in Australian farming

Recent protests by animal welfare activists on Australian abattoirs and farms and city streets triggered a backlash from meat-lovers an


Originally published in The Conversation.

Curious Kids: how do bushfires start?

The more fuel there is for the fire to burn, the bigger the fire. Leaves, trees and grass fuel the fire.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Scientists want to build trust in science and technology. The alternative is too risky to contemplate

Not everyone trusts that science will bring benefits to society.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Australia's in the Fungus Olympics, the race to find new ways to tackle disease

Microscopic image of the common environmental mould _Aspergillus fumigatus_ – harmless to most people but can be deadly if you have a weakened immune system.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Media Files: Facebook's Mia Garlick on #Ausvotes2019 and how Australian MPs use social media

As we enter the final straight of the Australian election campaign, we ask you: how much of your information about the issues and the candidates comes from social media?

Today’s Media Files podcast examines the role of social media in election campaigns, including the spread of “fake news” and foreign political interference.

Joining us is Facebook’s policy director Mia Garlick to help us understand the scale of traffic on social media.


Originally published in The Conversation.