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IEEE Spectrum column March 2021 - Inspired by a recent outage in the Service NSW COVIDsafe check-in feature, I take a look at whether we're really designing our networked world for that in-between state of connectivity, where the network is sometimes there - and sometimes not. Have a read.

RN Life matters 22 Feb 2021

ABC Radio National 'Life Matters' -- Many of us learned just how dependent we are on Facebook for news and information when we all woke up to blocks on our favourite pages.

How has Facebook's recent action affected how you get your news and information?

I'm joined by the amazing Margaret Simons. Listen here.

The Next Billion SECONDS
SERIES FIVE EPISODE Two:
Will you own an electric car this decade?

Triple j hack 18 february 2021

Triple J 'Hack' 18 February 2021 -- Facebook has cut off all news content to Australian users, as it ramps up its beef with the Federal Government. The Govt wants the big tech company to pay for sharing Australian news content, and they aren't keen.

So how did we get to this point? And how come a lot of other government and community-run pages have been caught in the fray?

Have a listen here.

The Next Billion SECONDS
SERIES FIVE EPISODE ONE:
WHY WILL ALL CASH BE DIGITAL BY 2030?

How do we combat mass global misinformation? How about making the internet a little harder to use

My latest column for The Register asks whether Google's threat to pull its search products from Australia might not be a blessing in disguise. Read it here.

In my regular chat with RNZ's Nine To Noon host Kathryn Ryan, we discuss the ramifications of Jeff Bezos stepping down as the CEO of Amazon, the anti-trust lawsuit Facebook has filed against Apple -- and why you should think twice about your internet-connected chastity belt. (That last bit is _slightly_ NSFW, but very funny.)

Listen here.