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WhatsApp: a great idea for mates but a terrible one for ministers

It's all fun until someone gets hacked. mirtmirt/Shutterstock.com

Cyber security experts have raised concerns about Prime Ministe


Originally published in The Conversation.

No, enjoying a gin and tonic doesn't mean you're a psychopath

Don't feel bitter, but that story you read about gin was probably wrong. Igor Normann/Shutterstock.com

I was looking at Facebook one evening last week when my attention was captured by the headline “Gin lovers are all massive psychopaths, acco


Originally published in The Conversation.

Australia is vulnerable to cyber threats, so what can we do about it?

The Australian government is vulnerable to cyberattacks, report says. Shutterstock.com

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) 2016 Threat Report, released today, has some concerning details about the state of Australia’s cyber securi


Originally published in The Conversation.

If we were like mice we could live to 400 – but we're not, so we don't

Mice can slow the wheel of ageing almost at will.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Peering into the future: does science require predictions?

Is this science? Shutterstock.com

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”
L. P. Hartley


Originally published in The Conversation.

Samsung pulls the pin on the Galaxy Note 7 but will unlikely suffer permanent damage

Note 7 Thaivisa.com

Samsung has finally called a halt to its production of the Galaxy Note 7.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Buyouts mean the future of Australian video-on-demand is hard to picture

The hugely popular Game of Thrones could be a crucial drawcard for Foxtel Play's new viewers. AAP Image/Village Roadshow Production

The dust is showing no sign of settling on Australia’s video-on-demand (VoD) media landscape.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Worried your emails might be spied on? Here's what you can do

Is someone watching your mail? Shutterstock.com

We live in a post-Edward Snowden world, in which US tech companies have been accused of complicity in mass survei


Originally published in The Conversation.

A future world full of driverless cars... seriously?!

Will the reality match the hype that's promised from a future with driverless cars? Shutterstock/Karsten Neglia

Driverless cars are an engineer’s dream. At last, a technology that promises to remove the human factor from the traffic system.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Hacked by your fridge: the Internet of Things could spark a new wave of cyber attacks

There will soon be billions of connected smart devices, and they could be turned against us. Shutterstock

The past few weeks have seen a remarkable and somewhat alarming development in cyber security.


Originally published in The Conversation.