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  1. 3 August 2020 – COVID-19, Driverless cars, Public Transport, Traffic, Transport

    Covid-19: A challenge and an opportunity for public transport

    COVID-19 has raised doubts over mass public transport, but connective tech offers a way to keep everyone moving sustainably, say University of Melbourne experts

  2. Podcast22 July 2020 – Astronomy, Astrophysics, Satellites, SpIRIT satellite, Space

    Launching the SpIRIT satellite

    University of Melbourne researchers describe plans to build the SpIRIT satellite– to be launched in space by 2022, with Australian and Italian Space Agencies.

  3. 17 July 2020 – Elections, Fake News, Politics, Social Media, Twitter

    A little bird didn’t tell me

    The hack attack on Twitter was aimed at financial gain, but what happens when hacking turns political? University of Melbourne experts look at what is needed.

  4. 11 June 2020 – Climate Change, Extreme Waves, Floods, Oceanography, Waves

    Extreme waves set to be bigger and more frequent

    As the planet warms University of Melbourne researchers warn extreme wave events appear set to be bigger and happen more often, threatening increased flooding.

  5. 8 June 2020 – COVID-19, COVIDSafe, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Surveillance

    When tools for a health emergency become tools of oppression

    Surveillance technology and powers deployed to combat COVID-19 can and are being used to threaten civil freedoms, University of Melbourne experts warn.

  6. 24 May 2020 – Artificial Intelligence, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Privacy, Technology

    The danger of surveillance tech post COVID-19

    Facial recognition technology is one tool in the fight against COVID-19; but University of Melbourne experts ask if surveillance tech going to stick around?

  7. 12 May 2020 – Artificial Intelligence, COVID-19, Consumer Law, Human-Computer Interaction, Privacy

    The privacy paradox: why we let ourselves be monitored

    Devices like digital assistants are convenient but why do we trade off our privacy? University of Melbourne experts give some simple steps on staying private.

  8. 26 April 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Flexible Working, Privacy, Work

    Are our new virtual workplaces equitable?

    COVID-19 has changed the way many of us work, but University of Melbourne experts say our new virtual workplaces raise questions over equity.

  9. 7 May 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fake News, Internet, Social Media

    The truth is out there (if only I could find it)

    COVID-19 has generated an information overload for many of us; University of Melbourne experts say we need relevant and concise updates without false hope.