ACCC doubles down on digital platforms
A University of Melbourne expert says the ACCC’s final report into digital platforms in Australia finds that big tech giants warrant close competition scrutiny.
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?
Your online life after death
University of Melbourne academics Dr Martin Gibbs, Dr Tamara Kohn and Hannah Gould are investigating how digital disruption is changing our attitudes to death.
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.
Data privacy and power
Amid the fallout over harvested Facebook data, University of Melbourne experts argue that we need more control over our data and less of it being collected.
Facebook, the Government and revenge porn
Facebook and the Government are piloting a scheme to tackle revenge porn, but University of Melbourne experts ask whether the cost to our privacy is too much.
Facebook debate verdict: A potential goldmine for the politicians
Facebook's Great Debate between Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten shows social media can reach new audiences, even if the viewing was a little awkward at times.
How gender shapes our Facebook chats
Gender shapes our conversations on social media, a collaborative, worldwide study by psychologists and computer scientists shows.
Good like, bad like: Facebook’s emotional facelift
Facebook's new emojis will change the way hundreds of millions of people socialise on a daily basis – and they could also be a way of tracking user engagement.
Share the love with positive posts
Sharing good news on social media can have a positive effect on the mood of people around you says a University of Melbourne researcher.