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August 14, 2017

Online

Claire Farquhar

FaceApp removes Ethnic Filters after Backlash

FaceApp has removed several 'ethnicity filters' after a social media backlash. The app, which launched last year, uses face filter technology, allowing its users to see what they might look like if t

August 08, 2017

Online

Courtney Allan

Has LinkedIn released Tinder for Mentoring?

Ever wanted to swipe left or right on a potential mentor based on their LinkedIn credentials? No? Me neither, but apparently LinkedIn has seen a need and decided to fill it with this hybrid Tinder-Lin

August 04, 2017

Features

CHATTR Team

Don't get locked out: school yourself on cybersecurity

How much do you know about cybersecurity? Enough to spot a dodgy email immediately or do you still use your name and birth date for all your passwords? Anthony Stitt is the general manager of securi

August 03, 2017

Features

Lachlan Maddock

A brief history of the online drug trade

The first online drug deal went down in the early 1970s, when a group of Stanford students used ARPANET – a technical precursor to the internet we know and love – to hit up their boys at MIT for b

August 02, 2017

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Claudia Poposki

Twitter tests out subscription service

One of the best things about social media is how available it is. Coincidentally it's also one of the worst things about it. Anyone can get their voice out there. But now it seems some voices are g

July 26, 2017

News

Sofia Casanova

Microsoft Paint saved by nostalgia #blessed

The long-standing hella basic graphic design program Paint, the one we all made our greatest masterpieces on as children, was announced earlier this week to be shutting down. Now it looks like our l

July 24, 2017

Online

Claire Farquhar

Eternal Life May Be Achieved through Social Media Algorithms

Eternal life may soon be programmed through social media. The use of algorithms and artificial intelligence is expected to allow communication between the living and the dead. Researchers from the Un

July 19, 2017

Online

Kyle Chapman

Bugging Out: Instagram Scare With Software Bug

Back in the old days, you only had three things to worry about on Instagram: your account being hacked, a new follower that turned out to be a spam-bot or your mates liking that one particularly horri

July 18, 2017

Online

Claire Farquhar

AlphaBay shut down by international law enforcement

The mysterious shut-down of AlphaBay has been revealed to be the work of an international law enforcement effort, rather than the large-scale scam that was speculated by Twitter and Reddit users. Can

July 12, 2017

Features

Lachlan Maddock

True Believers: The Perils of Internet Fame

CN: this article contains discussion of gun violence and death Would you shoot your partner in the chest with a handgun at close range? Probably not. But would you do it to become internet famou

July 09, 2017

Online

Claudia Poposki

Facebook Continues its Fight Against Fake News

President Donald Drumpf might have brought fake news to the world's attention (albeit just to avoid a reporter's question) it doesn't mean that there isn't a problem when it comes to factual reporting

July 08, 2017

Features

Lachlan Maddock

The Emperor's New Clothes: Zuckerberg For President?

From little things big things grow. Nowhere is that more true than in the story of Mark Zuckerberg and his creation of Facebook, which started life in 2003 as a humble ‘hot or not’ website that al