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Is Technology Changing the Way We Do Business?

Over the last ten years individuals, businesses and society have shifted.  The rapid technology changes have opened the door to change.  The way we socialise, how we shop, the way we search for information, the way we study, and the way we work have to some degree altered. It is argued that fundamental shifts in […]

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Traditional Media Finally Moves into the 21st Century

The recent announcements of both Fairfax and News Limited about job cuts in their respective newspapers has crystallised the reality of offline/online media. The offline media in the way of newspapers has been struggling for a long while and Fairfax in particular has been slow to react to the certainty of the Internet.  Although I […]

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Facial Recognition: is this Total Surveillance?

 There was a great article in yesterday’s The Age, Facial Recognition: The Case for and against ‘Total Surveillance’. Facial recognition technology is about to become the most significant technology that we have seen for a long time.  It is state of the art in terms of recognising and identifying people and this will be particularly […]

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Online Privacy is Merely an Illusion

Privacy means different things to different people.  When it comes to modern technologies, this impacts on our privacy.  GPS navigation, smart cards, electronic transport tolls all have some elements which affect our privacy.  In the online environment it is even more complex particularly when it comes to personal information, which is only one aspect of […]

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Open Internet

When the Internet became publicly available and became mainstream, the key benefit was its “openness”. The “open Internet” as we know it has always been free with access for all and the ability to choose what content to view online without restrictions This promotes not only freedom of expression and communication but innovation and growth. […]

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Is Technology Changing the Way we Conduct Business?

It is argued that fundamental shifts in technology are activating massive changes in business particularly how information is accessed, captured, managed and shared.  The following article “Shifts in Technology are Driving Professional Changes” covers the issues quite well. These changes have implications for everyone in all aspects of our lives.  We are now wired 24 […]

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Online Data Collection and Privacy

  Today, online tracking technologies are so sophisticated that the amount of information they collect could be considered Orwellian.  Numerous amounts of data is collected on an individual’s browsing habits.  This may be combined with other information gathered from public records or social networks sites to build customer profiles.  A great blog article provides more […]

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Search Engine Scamming

A recent article “Web Users Warned of Search Engine Poison” suggests that Internet users need to be wary of search engines and not blindly trust them.  This trust is allowing scammers to take advantage of a technique called ‘search engine poisoning’. It is widely used to spread malware and if you are a victim you […]

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