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Is It Pointless To Flip-off A Driverless Car?

Driverless cars have image sensors that can interpret signs, lights and lane markings. But sociolinguist Abdesalam Soudi wonders if these self-driving cars can be...

When it comes to ransomware, it’s sometimes best to pay up

Companies hit by ransomware are faced with an ethical dilemma: pay up to save their now-encrypted data, or hold the moral high ground and...

Who Should The Driverless Car Kill?

You’re riding along in your driverless car when suddenly a group of five people step off the footpath and into the path of your...

The Dark Web: Uncovering Monsters (and Myths) in the Net’s ‘Evil Twin’

The dark web has been described as the internet’s “evil twin”, a haven for drugs, paedophiles and contract killings. But as Melbourne journalist Eileen...

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Do you have your heart set on the iPhone 8 -- or whatever it will be called when Apple unveils its new phone lineup...

The iPhone turns 10 – and it’s isolated us, not united us

Sometime around 2011 or 2012, it suddenly became very easy to predict what people would be doing in public places: Most would be looking...

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