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Last year I was privileged to work with journalist Claire Aird and producer Josh Butt on the 'Criminal Domain' podcast - sponsored by Norton 360. It took a 'true crime' approach to the kinds of cyberthreats that all of us face every day, online. 'Criminal Domain' been nominated for best 'PR-led Content Creation' in the Mumbrella Comsconn Awards!

Harassers and bullies succeed in tech because silence is encouraged

Countless people have signed away the right to have their trauma acknowledged through 'non-disparagement' clauses in employment contracts, and that has to stop. Now. Read it here.

S09E03 Oovvuu's Ricky Sutton - Ricky built Oovvuu into a successful media company by challenging the platform monopolies of Google and Facebook – offering an alternative, and beating them at their own game. He shares his secrets for success when going up against trillion-dollar companies!

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S09E02 News Special - We welcome back SheEO Country Lead Julie Trell and Main Squence GP Mike Nicholls to explore the post-pandemic landscape for startups, emerging funding models – and key elements for success.

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The Next Billion SECONDS
SERIES FIVE EPISODE SEVEN:
What stands in the way of electric vehicles?

S09E01 Jason Calacanis - We kick off series 9 with a deep dive into the post-pandemic startup world – and the virtuous cycle of successful startups.

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The Next Billion SECONDS
SERIES FIVE EPISODE SEVEN:
Have Australians Embraced Electric Vehicles?

IEEE Spectrum column April 2021 - Engineers developing drones or similar robotic helpers need to focus on mitigating the dangers. Read my column here.


The Next Billion SECONDS
SERIES FIVE EPISODE SIX:
what's the next fuel after batteries?

In my regular chat with RNZ's Nine To Noon host Kathryn Ryan, we discuss the 'Code War' - the undeclared war between global powers battling for control and supremacy in the digital sphere. We also look at how Facebook conspicuously ignores the recommendations of its own 'Responsible AI' research group. And Amazon is 'gamifying' its warehouses, in order to make its workers more productive.

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The Next Billion SECONDS
SERIES FIVE EPISODE Five:
Has Europe gone 'All-in' on electric Vehicles?

There’s always someone to blame for bad infosec, but never a willingness to make meaningful change

We're losing 'The Code War' - with an exponential increase in the number of exploits and attacks against our hyperconnected systems. Blame is not enough - but what can we do? Read it here.

The Next Billion SECONDS
SERIES FIVE EPISODE four:
Has social media turned us into conspiracy theorists?

The Next Billion SECONDS
SERIES FIVE EPISODE three:
Can we make friends with a superpower china?

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.