The inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, has raised concerns that Australia’s proposed News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code could fundamentally break the internet as we know it. His concerns are valid. However, they could be addressed through minor changes to the proposed code. How could the code break […]

Researchers found that COVID-19 misinformation spread exponentially across the countries, much like the coronavirus itself. Credit: Frederik Lipfert People’s fear of 5G technology is rational. Such technology does emit radiation, even if it’s at low levels. But 5G isn’t all that different from 4G, and it certainly doesn’t cause COVID-19 despite such […]

MIT researchers have developed a system, called MCUNet, that brings machine learning to microcontrollers. The advance could enhance the function and security of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). Credit: MIT Advance could enable artificial intelligence on household appliances while enhancing data security and energy efficiency. Deep learning […]

MIT professor Sinan Aral’s new book, “The Hype Machine,” examines the dynamics of social media and suggests new ways to prevent online information from exacerbating falsehood, polarization, and social tension. MIT Professor Sinan Aral’s new book, “The Hype Machine,” explores the perils and promise of social media in a time of […]

Shutterstock The federal government has announced a A$3.5 billion upgrade to the National Broadband Network (NBN) that will grant two million households access to faster fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) internet by 2023. Reports from the ABC suggest the plan would go as far as to upgrade the FTTN services to fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) on an […]

A research team led by Princeton University has developed a technique for tracking online foreign misinformation campaigns in real-time, which could help mitigate outside interference in the 2020 American election. Credit: Egan Jimenez, Princeton University A research team led by Princeton University has developed a technique for tracking online foreign misinformation campaigns […]

Scuba divers could send sea life shots in real time using an aquatic internet service. Credit: © 2020 KAUST; Xavier Pita Aquatic internet that sends data through light beams could enable divers to instantly transmit footage from under the sea to the surface. The internet is an indispensable communication tool, […]