Category Archives ICT

Fake News

The New York Times produced a three-part film series, “Operation InfeKtion” on Russian dis-information campaigns and the current world of 'fake-news'.

Security

The ever-growing and increasingly invasive world of government-sponsored hacking. Home routers, TV's, fridges, Children's toys, cars, you name it, it's a target. Own or operate a WordPress site?  Good luck!  

iPhone Mosaic 10 Years

Innovation, creativity, productivity, ubiquity. Perhaps best defined by events that occurred ten years ago today. A single decade, a BILLION + units, 13 models, 395 sold every minute, 101 million users in the US alone, Still hard to fathom... Steve Jobs and Apple launched the iPhone on January 9th 2007. As Apple says: At Macworld 2007 in San Francisco, Steve…

Office Lights - Is anybody home?

The Victorian Auditor- General has published the interim report examining strategies for delivering services online via digital devices. Phase one of this audit specifically reviewed the Victorian Government ICT Governance Framework and the delivery of the Victorian Government Digital Strategy (Digital Strategy). Phase two of this audit will be tabled at a later date and will examine service delivery implementation and monitoring and evaluation of service…

The telegeography group do some great maps. These two remind us of the very tenuous links that are in fact the basis of all of Australia's modern communication and much of its commerce. SubmarineCable.com A 'new" ancient map As much economic and perhaps cultural connections too. The VOX published a great piece earlier last month relating the modern cables to…

Australia ranks second behind Finland for Wireless broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, according to the December 2013 OECD report published in on July 22 2014. Australia, along with six others, now have wireless broadband penetration beyond 100% Wireless broadband penetration has grown to 72.4% in the OECD area, according to December 2013 data, meaning there are almost three wireless subscriptions for…

The growing "two-tier" approach in public policy is no more evident than in the debate around Net Neutrality. John Oliver once again. http://youtu.be/fpbOEoRrHyU

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