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The ACCC has begun legal proceedings against Google in Australia, alleging the search giant engaged in misleading conduct and made false or misleading representations to consumers about the personal location data Google collects, keeps and uses.  The legal action follows the watchdog’s long-running investigation into digital platforms and their market

A growing body of evidence reveals that ransomware is increasingly the domain of multi-million dollar criminal enterprises, which recruit specialists and apply their skill sets broadly to extort money from their victims.  The business is highly lucrative and ransomware gangs are seeking cost-effective returns for their effort.  “The reality now

A digital overhaul of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has digitised 70 per cent of the organisation’s workloads and reduced the time taken to process development applications for state significant projects by 50 per cent. The changes have also increased transparency and reduced complexity for end users,

An Australian company has developed mobile technology which reduces the time taken to secure finance for a second-hand vehicle from days to less than half an hour, enabling the lender to approve the loan in less time than it takes to test-drive the vehicle. By connecting vendors, brokers and lenders

Twenty-five years ago this week, Doug Weaver was the Eastern Advertising Director for Wired Magazine when he and his team sold the first banner ad to AT&T. From little things, big things grow. This year brands will spend over half a trillion dollars on digital advertising, representing over 60 per

Digital practitioners in Australia need to be empowered to continuously execute transformation programs, but a risk averse culture and a disconnect between c-suite leaders is stifling their efforts.  Those are two key takeaways from upcoming research by Adapt titled, Adapt’s Top 10 Strategic Priorities for Australia – 2020.  Adapt, which

This year, the world’s four most valuable companies — Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet — all signalled a new or renewed push into gaming. The tech giants all want a bigger share of what market researcher NewZoo says is a $US152 billion gaming market, currently growing at 9.6 per cent

Even as YouTube’s recommendation algorithm was rolled out with great fanfare, the fuse was already burning. A project of The Google Brain and designed to optimise engagement, it did something unforeseen — and potentially dangerous. Today, we are all living with the consequences. As Zeynep Tufekci, an associate professor at

The CMO of one the world’s largest cybersecurity companies has candidly admitted she wasn’t prepared for a security mistake that could have been avoided entirely.  Allison Cerra, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at McAfee, has shared what she described as the worst day of her career, Easter Sunday

ANZ began dismantling hierarchies in 2018 as part of a move to agile, a way of working which favours “stand-up” meetings and “sprints” rather than traditional methods of delivery and management structures.  The practice is popular with tech giants and digital natives but ANZ was reportedly the first Australian bank