Who should own research data?
Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the rise of personal sensors, a University of Melbourne expert asks whether data should belong to participants
At the human-computer interface
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast features Ben Shneiderman on human-computer interaction, research and technology.
Can you really Google your way through a medical degree?
University of Melbourne research with first year medical students has found a significant number use Google and Wikipedia more often than university resources.
Human dignity and digital identity
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts, Professor Luciano Floridi explores the ethical implications of our online identities.
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'.
The romance of online dating
The stigma around finding your partner online must go – it’s just another place to fulfil the human need for love and friendship, a new book says.
Judge, jury and Google
The jury system needs to change to keep pace with 21st Century jurors, who are more digitally-connected than ever before.
How neckbeards have become a screen stereotype
Film and TV's portrayal of neckbeards gives an insight into some of our fears about the Internet centred on addiction, social isolation and humans going soft.