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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 1 May 2020 – 3D Printing, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Innovation, Medical Devices

    3D printing medical equipment for COVID-19

    3D printing is proving ideal for designing and prototyping medical personal protective equipment during COVID-19 pandemic say University of Melbourne experts.

  5. 24 April 2020 – COVID-19, Civil Rights, Democracy, Metadata, Privacy

    Do we really need a tracking app and can we trust it?

    Privacy must be central to any COVID-19 app, but there are other ways to track infections and an app may not work anyway, say University of Melbourne experts.

  6. 23 April 2020 – Board Games, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Games, Play

    Board gaming to keep the fun in being at home

    At a time of self-isolation board games offer interaction, variety and challenges, and don't have to be about winning, says a University of Melbourne expert

  7. 20 April 2020 – Broadband, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Internet, Technology

    Can our internet cope with so many of us at home?

    More of us are schooling, working and streaming from home amid COVID-19; University of Melbourne looks at whether our internet can cope with the pandemic load.

  8. 5 April 2020 – COVID-19, Privacy, Surveillance

    The cost to freedom in the war against COVID-19

    Mass digital surveillance is being used around the world to control COVID-19. University of Melbourne experts warn of the risks to citizens' privacy and freedom

  9. 2 April 2020 – Computer Gaming, Emotions, Mobile Phones, Psychology, Social Media

    Do devices help us regulate our emotions?

    Digital technologies help us work, play, socialise and relax; University of Melbourne researchers are now finding they may also help us regulate our emotions.