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The privacy paradox: we claim we care about our data, so why don't our actions match?

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Imagine how you’d feel if you discovered footage from your private home security camera had been broadcast over the internet.


Originally published in The Conversation.

The ACCC is suing Google for misleading millions. But calling it out is easier than fixing it

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Australia’s consumer watchdog is suing Google for allegedly misleading millions of people after it started t


Originally published in The Conversation.

Science publishing has opened up during the coronavirus pandemic. It won't be easy to keep it that way

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Scientific publishing is not known for moving rapidly. In normal times, publishing new research can take months, if not years.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Learning from nature: a new flapping drone can take off, hover and swoop like a bird

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We have developed four-winged bird-like robots, called ornithopters, that can take off and fly with the


Originally published in The Conversation.

Chief Scientist: women in STEM are still far short of workplace equity. COVID-19 risks undoing even these modest gains

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The events of 2020 are reshaping the way we live, work, teach and learn.


Originally published in The Conversation.

QAnon believers will likely outlast and outsmart Twitter’s bans

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Twitter has announced it’s taking sweeping action to limit the reach of content associated with QAnon.


Originally published in The Conversation.

TikTok tries to distance itself from Beijing, but will it be enough to avoid the global blacklist?

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TikTok, the made-in-China, video-sharing platform beloved by youth and influencers alike, is suddenly everywhere i


Originally published in The Conversation.

Australians want more funding for higher-quality aged care — and most are willing to pay extra tax to achieve it

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It’s often said the true measure of any society is how well it treats its most vulnerable members. By this measure, Australia is falling woefully short.


Originally published in The Conversation.

Chinese fishing boats took half a billion dollars of illegal squid from North Korea. Scientists used satellites to catch them out

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A “dark fleet” of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels has illegally caught more than half a billion dollars worth of squid in North Korean waters since 2017, according to The Conversation.