Joseph Brookes

Joseph Brookes

Joseph Brookes is a writer and content producer for Which-50.com and the Which-50 Digital Intelligence Unit. He has covered the impact of digital transformation on Australian businesses with a particular focus on the media, financial services and governments sectors. Joseph is also responsible for Which-50's multimedia products including the production of video, podcasts and animated graphics.

Australia is headed towards a “completely new” two-sided energy market because of digital technology and consumer power generation, according to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), the statutory body which governs the national electricity and gas markets.   In the new “wholly connected” market consumers will be rewarded for buying and

In the Norwegian town of Svalbard there is a vault containing over 900,000 seeds of the world’s most valuable plants and crops. The vault, more than 100 metres within a mountain, opened in 2008 to preserve the seeds in any sort of large scale crisis or doomsday scenario. Next year,

GitHub has no plans to review its decision to continue providing products to controversial US government agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), despite a growing backlash from employees over the deal including employees leaving in protest. The open source management company says canceling or modifying the contract won’t “effect any

GitHub announced it is releasing native mobile applications for iOS and Android, and unveiled a new approach to open source security during its annual developer event in San Francisco this week. From today a mobile version of GitHub is available through a public beta with android “coming soon”. The mobile

GitHub has begun formalising its office culture, processes, and layouts following its acquisition by tech giant Microsoft. The companies insist GitHub will remain a separate entity but GitHub says it wants to record and share some of what made it so appealing to Microsoft. The open source software management company

Software developers aren’t introverts writing closely guarded code in a dark room. At least not anymore. The rise of open source has shown software development is fundamentally a collaborative, community endeavour where millions of developers share and build on each other’s work. That’s according to GitHub CEO Nat Friedman who

Switching Australia’s ehealth system, known as My Health Record, to an opt out model led to a surge in privacy complaints, the privacy watchdog revealed in its annual report on digital health.  The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner says it has now received over 60 privacy complaints and 35

A US lawsuit against Domino’s Pizza has highlighted that popular food delivery apps are yet to meet accessibility standards for vision-impaired users, despite universal guidelines having existed for a decade.  Which-50 has confirmed several leading food ordering apps in Australia do not fully meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0,

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Some of Australia’s largest companies have signed up to trial the government’s new set of artificial intelligence principles, designed to reduce the risks associated with the technology. NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Microsoft and Flamingo AI will test the principles to ensure they deliver “practical benefits” as part of the federal

The financial regulator has received 36 data breach notifications since APRA’s new prudential standard for cybersecurity, known as CPS 234, came into effect in July this year.  Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Most of the breaches were “relatively minor” and none threatened the “viability” of APRA regulated entities.