The sound of your internet history
Humans now connect through the tech frenzy of social media. Science Gallery’s SWARM explores the legacy we leave behind, say University of Melbourne experts.
Medibank’s hack tells us privacy laws need to change
Medibank’s data breach exposes how Australia’s most vulnerable have the most to lose when private information is made public say University of Melbourne experts
Using evidence to design Australia’s economic policy
The Government has many economic challenges; the Economic and Social Outlook Conference underscores evidence-based policy, says University of Melbourne expert.
Indigenous data governance for the 21st century
A new University of Melbourne project aims to create an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Data Commons to empower communities with data.
Data protection is a mental health issue for young people
Australia’s leading use of digital technologies in youth mental health services could help inform our Privacy Act review, say University of Melbourne experts.
Why social conditions need to guide our COVID-19 policies
A new demographic index identifying vulnerable population areas can drive better policy making to control COVID-19 outbreaks say University of Melbourne experts
TikTok captures your face
University of Melbourne experts say that TikTok's decision to capture unique digital copies of your face and voice is a cybersecurity threat to your identity.
The power of Indigenous data
Data is crucial to Closing the Gap but the best data needs to be community-driven and owned, says University of Melbourne expert at the Indigenous Data Network
Australia vs Facebook: Regulating the market of attention
University of Melbourne experts say that Facebook’s move to block Australian users and publishers from viewing news all comes back to advertising revenue.
Mapping wage theft with data science
Wage theft is common and hard to detect but University of Melbourne experts are developing predictive software and an information portal to help tackle it