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How can the ordinary person understand the concepts of hacking and Artificial Intelligence?
Cybersecurity specialist and author - Bruce Schneier’s talks about his latest book "A Hacker's Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society's Rules, and How to Bend Them Back."
As AI continues to dominate our lives - How can we tell fact from fake? Should we be concerned that less and less of what’s out there can be trusted? Can we be re-assured that the law makers will get it right?
Public Safety Expert Rania Mankarious outlines Power Tools parents can use to keep children safe online.
This week an investigative report uncovers a group that claims to have used hacking, sabotage and automated disinformation techniques to manipulate 30 elections across the globe.
This week neurotechnology that is creating “brain transparency”. World Economic Forum speaker Professor Nita Farahany, shows how brainwave activity can reveal when employees are slacking off.
This week we take a look at the Critical National Infrastructure myGov User Audit report.
This week a journalist goes back to high school for a day to test the latest Artificial Intelligence tools.
Computer security is no longer about data; it's about life and property.
Bruce Schneier is a public-interest technologist, working at the intersection of security, technology, and people. In the following piece he discusses Six Lessons in Security.
Nina Schick, A.I. Thought Leader talks about 'generative artificial intelligence', a thriving area of Artificial Intelligence that has investors in a frenzy…
This week we talk about social media causing brain changes in teens and FB found guilty of engaging in activity that ‘illegally forced users to effectively accept personalised ads’.
This week emerging issues in Internet Platform Regulation. Why is Australia considered the top country for cyber criminals?
This week our holiday special. Enjoy our extended interview with Tim Burrowes - author of Media Unmade, the definitive story of Australia’s media over the last decade.
This week a discussion on the important issues in todays current climate of digital inequality and exclusion, and the impact this have had on vulnerable groups.
Chandni Gupta, Digital Policy Director, Consumer Policy Research Centre, talks about some of the 10 common dark patterns that ultimately deteriorate the online experience. From CPRC research paper - Duped by design – Manipulative online design: Dark patterns in Australia.
Rachel Dixon, Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner at the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, discusses Sex In Public - investigating the very shared public sexual space of the Internet.
Matt Tett, Managing Director, Enex TestLab talks about a voluntary live Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme for IoT Devices and the lessons learnt.
This week Australian Tech regulation - What should be the regulations and who should be the regulators? Professor Johanna Weaver the Tech Policy Design Centre at The Australian National University hosts a discussion at the recent NetThing event with Kate Pounder, CEO, Technology Council of Australia and Richard Windeyer, Deputy Secretary, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.
This week NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello talks with Malcolm about the NSW digital identity card being proposed.
Director IDs are being made mandatory, but do we have confidence in their Cybersecurity capabilities?
Highlights from this year's NetThing 2022 forum - The internet conversation in Australia - with Ed Husic, Federal Minister for Industry and Science, and Vint Cerf, considered one of the founders of the internet.
This week award winning journalist Yaara Bou Melhem talks about her debut feature-length documentary, Unseen Skies, which interrogates the inner workings of mass surveillance, computer vision and artificial intelligence with visionary artist Trevor Paglen.
This week AI voice cloning and John August talks about the Pirate Party.
This week we discuss NAB and Telstra’s latest data breach - are third parties to blame? And an update on the Optus data breach.
This week we continue to look into the Optus data breach affecting nearly 10 million Australians.
This week CyberBeat investigates the Optus breach
This week we talk about the royal commission into robo-debt
This week more evidence comes to light exposing Twitters risk to national security as well as security and privacy risks to individual users.
Dione Green investigates the common scams affecting elderly Australians.
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The little black book of scams
This week we talk to Tim Burrowes, author of Media Unmade, the definitive story of Australia’s media over the last decade.
Professor Edward Santow talks with Malcolm about the Human RIghts and Technology Report.
This week computer scientist Timnit Gebru talks about Artificial Intelligence and a more ethical approach moving forward.
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The US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade has threatened the constitutional protections for abortion rights that women in America have relied on for decades. The ramifications of this are unknown, as states will now have the discretion to determine how punitive they will be against these measures.
So what’s the solution? Is there any sort of advice that we can give to the women seeking abortion in an area where it is considered illegal? Dr Desmond is a former FBI Special Agent, and he has some strong recommendations on how people can protect themselves.
Automating the job of the programmer: Cybernetics Lecturer, Dr Ben Swift, talks about Microsofts’ AI system Known as Github Copilot.
This week Malcolm talks with Olivia Passmore from the Alannah & Madeleine Foundation and their digital focused programs for children.
This week we consider the digital consequences of Roe v. Wade for Australians.
This week former Uber lobbyist Mark MacGann speaks publicly about the ‘Uber Files’, which reveal extensive illegal activities allegedly conducted by Uber Technologies Inc.
This week we look at how digital trails of abortion seekers can be used as criminal evidence in the wake the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs Wade.
Bronwyn Mercer tells us more about the NetThing forum and how you can get involved.
This week Consumer group Choice reveals major retailers are using facial recognition technology on customers without consent.
This week we look at how Google’s Artificial Intelligence system LaMDA (who prefers the pronouns ‘it’ or ‘its’) - is challenging the idea of what sentience is.
This week we look at how to keep yourself and your business safe from scams using the resources available from ScamWatch.
This week on CyberBeat a report from Reuters examining how Singapore’s robot workforce is being used to resolve labour shortages.
This week - how did how North Korean hackers steal $625 million US dollars in crypto from Axie Infinity game?
This week we keep tabs on Clearview AI, and can artificial intelligence predict future crimes?
Bronwyn Mercer - Cybersecurity professional and Chair of NetThing steering committee talks about this years Internet Governance Forum event.
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This week EBay’s horrific cyberstalking campaign against journalist couple who critiqued the $47 billion online sales platform.
This week more privacy tips
This week Damon Scott Director of Operations at Aegis9 shares some tips for keeping your business secure.
Teresa Corbin, co-founder of ACCAN, Australia’s peak communications consumer organisation takes us through UN Consumer rights and how it relates to digital platforms.
The Australian Signals Directorate gets a budget boost of $9.9 billion dollars over 10 years to extend its cyber capabilities, but what is being committed to reduce the escalating threats to ordinary Australians when conducting business and personal activities online?
Associate Professor Johanna Weaver Director of the Tech Policy Design Centre at the Australian National University explains how governance be used as a tool to shape technology for the long-term benefit of humanity.
Dr Asher Flynn, Associate Professor of Criminology at Monash University talks about the gender implication of online abuse.
This week Cryptographer Vanessa Teague demonstrates that iView the ABC’s streaming service sends data to third parties like Google and Facebook even if you opt out.
Rita and Malcolm discuss the prolonged Internet and telecommunication catastrophe in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.
What are government's roles and responsibility to ensure Australians have robust Internet and Telecommunications infrastructure?
Hackers, Hipsters and Hustlers are key to solving our digital challenges but are they being heard.
Peter Lewis - leading public campaigner; Alex Pendashteh - Vice President, Linux Users of Australia; Michelle Howie - Technical enthusiast and energiser.
Alex Pendashteh - Vice President, Linux Users of Australia talks about opportunities when looking at technology solutions.
Professor Ellie Rennie talks about the lead role bitcoin mining can take in tackling climate change.
Angus Murray - Digital Rights advocator and Lawyer talks about surveillance legislation expansions and digital rights.
Angus Murray - Digital Rights advocator and Lawyer talks about Surveillance legislation and the relationships between the Individual, corporation, and the government.
Lizzie O’Shea talks about technology companies being held to account.
Lizzie O’Shea Human rights lawyer talks about the dangers of Facial recognition technology.
The impersonal experience of AI. Easy security and privacy tips to keep you safe online.
Manal Al-Sharif talks about the background of how NSO’s Pegasus was developed during the Arab Spring uprisings ten years ago.
And according to AI it will never be ethical.
Highlights from the panel discussion - “Mass Surveillance and Democracy” from NetThing 2021 - Australia’s Internet conversation that covers topics relevant to everyone.
Manal Al-Sharif, Human Rights Activist and Cybersecurity expert
Aidan Ricketts, Lecturer, School of Law and Justice, Southern Cross University
Jim Mussared - Open Source Software Developer talks about issues around the COVIDSafe app and Vaccine passports.
Lizzie O’Shea - Lawyer and social justice activist talks about Digital Rights in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Vanessa Teague CEO of Thinking Cybersecurity talks about the privacy and security issues around Vaccine Passports.
This week professor Hudson Birden talks about the complexities around Vaccine passports.
Keith Besgrove, Vice-Chair of Internet Society talks about Australia’s annual Internet Governance forum NetThing 2021 and why it's important to all Australians
Damon Scott - Chief Operations Officer at Aegis9 describes why Internet Governance is paramount to the success of businesses - whether small or large.
This week Malcolm talks about the achievements and challenges ahead for New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner John Edwards who will be standing down at the end of the year to take on the role of U.K. Information Commissioner.
This week Malcolm talks about two critical changes to the privacy framework that governs Australia.
Is blowing the whistle in the digital age getting harder? We talk with Brian Martin Vice-chair of Whistleblowers Australia.
This week Malcolm provides an overview of Information Privacy, and Rita looks at what is behind NetThing 2021 a free online event for the Australian Internet Community.
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Damon Scott - Chief Operating Officer at Aegis9 provides an overview of Cybersecurity
Experts from ABN Amro and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research explain how we can improve cybersecurity by copying our own immune system.
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Cyber security specialist and activist Manal Al-Sharif explains how social media can manipulate your thoughts.
Manal Al-Sharif, a cyber security specialist and activist reveals why she gave up social media.
Malcolm Crompton discusses Information Privacy and the very confusing Australian Privacy Act.
What is an immunity passport and is it a good idea?
Is this another piece of invasive surveillance by authoritarians? Or a reasonable public health measure?
In our feature we explore these themes with Professor Hudson Birden an authority on epidemiology and Angus Murray, Solicitor and Chair of Electronic Frontiers Australia’s Policy Committee
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