The simple process of re-identifying patients in public health records
In 2016, doctors’ identities were decrypted in Australian medical records. Now, a University of Melbourne team finds patients’ records can also be re-identified
How small details can create a big problem
A University of Melbourne cyber-security analysis of a British government agency found system flaws, stressing the need for adequate information protection.
How to find the truth on Twitter
A University of Melbourne team has developed a way of assessing how likely it is that a tweet is a genuine witness account, or a piece of 'fake news'.
Want to live forever? Here’s how
Soon we will be able to 'talk' to the dead; technologies will use Internet histories to create realistic online presences, write University of Melbourne experts
Ageing in a virtual world
A team of older people is helping University of Melbourne researchers develop virtual reality technology to encourage social participation and healthy ageing.
The next big things in on-demand
The on-demand economy is changing how we consume everything from holidays to takeaways. Three University of Melbourne alumni share some industry insights.
Is digital connectivity threatening your privacy?
Changes to online behaviour and the law are needed to ensure we reap the benefits of technological innovation without threatening our privacy.
The birth of the computer revolution
Professor Justin Zobel looks back sixty years to when computing began in Australia, comparing the changes and the fundamental similarities to computing today.
Using computers to cure disease
Associate Professor Karin Verspoor says fusing computing and linguistics could spell a cure for disease.
Can hackers turn off the lights?
We all know cyber-criminals can steal our personal information, but what happens when hackers attack our power companies and other critical infrastructure?