Aspiration and disillusionment come to the fore in Anna Wiener’s memoir, Uncanny valley, as she charts the rise and fall of the tech start-up industry.
After a huge campaign to encourage every smartphone user in Australia to install and use the ‘COVIDSafe’ app, the effectiveness of the app has been negligible. But the impact of the app is much more significant, writes David Paris.
MIFF 68 1/2, 2020’s online version of the festival, is streaming across Australia from 6-23 of August. MIFF is bringing to the country another round of captivating and inspiring films and our writers discuss four of Right Now’s top picks.
Janelle Koh considers the distracting influence of social media on our daily lives, and the implications it has for human rights.
When it comes to trusting those in power, we comfort ourselves with the belief that checks will balance back to our favour. But what if they’re written out of the legislation?
Jay Thompson speaks to Ginger Gorman about the harm caused by online trolling and how it can cross over into the offline world.
How will automation and globalisation affect the way we work in the future?
Who has the right to censor our not-so-private lives? Hans Block and Moritz Riesewick explore censorship and trauma in this disturbing documentary.
Dutton’s gone but the Department of Home Affairs is going full steam ahead with its draft bill on encryption, putting Australians’ data privacy at risk.
Blockchain, the technology underpinning Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, might be the key to transforming supply chain transparency – and could even help to end modern slavery in the process.
GDPR is a new set of rules that aims to protect data privacy of European citizens – but how will it affect the data rights of Australians?