Why that Instagram post may cost you more than you think
We need greater transparency around how our social media data will be used by banks, and how to challenge their decisions say University of Melbourne experts.
Two data points enough to spot you in open transport records
University of Melbourne researchers have re-identified themselves and others in supposedly anonymous Myki datasets - highlighting a risk to privacy and safety.
Is it really a myth that our data isn’t safe?
A University of Melbourne expert argues that new Australian encryption legislation aimed exposing serious criminals might undermine our data security too.
Crowdsourcing the problem of low back pain
University of Melbourne research finds that crowdsourcing information from people who suffer low back pain can provide other sufferers with much-needed support.
Consumer rights and unwrapping the latest gadget
A University of Melbourne consumer law expert explains your rights when it comes to the new Internet of Things gadgets you might receive this Christmas.
Why data is king
Our love for Google and Facebook has made them digital giants; but a University of Melbourne expert asks whether we can trust them with our personal data?
How do you define healthy in kids?
A blood test compares your results to what’s normal to work out suitable treatment, but a University of Melbourne team says this step is missing for children.
Why nerd politics is here to stay
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Dr John Postill discusses the ‘technopolitical nerds’ making their mark worldwide
Patients and the data breach notification maze
Privacy laws (including the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme) are confusing, particularly when it comes to health records, says a University of Melbourne expert.
They’re using my face
The Cambridge Analytica saga highlights the problem of misleading conduct: University of Melbourne experts say profit stripping offenders may protect consumers.