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Alphabet, Apple, Meta, Amazon and Microsoft have each taken some form of action against Russia – but the actual impact it will have isn’t clear.

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A proposed online privacy code would give consumers more control over how tech companies collect and use their data.

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The push for a new environmental crime has attracted high-profile backers including French President Emmanuel Macron, Pope Francis and Greta Thunberg. But we must get the details right.

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The five bills would apply to Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. If some (or all) of them become law, we can expect some major changes in how they do business.

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New research shows that the variety of online players is shrinking rapidly, although the overall size of the worldwide web continues to expand and functional and geographic opportunities are rising.

Amazon's Alexa

We should think carefully before bringing smart speakers into our homes, says David Vaile, Stream Lead for Data Protection and Surveillance, Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation at UNSW Law. 

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Australia's unemployment rate may have to fall much more before we see any wages growth.

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Internet pioneer, Vinton G. Cerf, outlined his predictions for the future of online communication in a recent talk at UNSW.