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Smartphone
Smartphone addiction endangering health - study
Young people aged 18 to 25 had the highest level of nomophobia and males were almost twice as likely to engage in dangerous use than females. 
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Google
Attempts to block Google's acquisition of Fitbit over health privacy
Google could monetise the health data of more than 28 million Fitbit users.
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Machine Learning
Researchers create algorithm to uncover deepfakes
The researchers have trained machine learning algorithms to detect deepfake videos based on the dissimilarity in patterns between the audio and visual cues.
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Artificial Intelligence
Aussies supportive, but sketchy, about role of AI in society
While Australians are positive about the use of AI, doubts remain around privacy and threats to jobs.
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Education
Monash University and collaborators bring learning analytics to life
A new model for learning analytics has been developed by Monash University researchers to help creators and innovators better understand the demands and requirements of educational technology.
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Biometrics
Australians uneasy about facial recognition tech - report
Half of Australians believe their privacy is being invaded by the tech, and two-thirds think they should be able to opt out of databases using it.
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Remote Working
Global lockdowns put pressure on internet infrastructure
With COVID-19 resulting in many countries going into lockdown, more people are transitioning to working and studying remotely, putting more pressure on internet infrastructure around the world.
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Artificial Intelligence
AI tech to bolster suicide prevention efforts in Australia
New project will utilise artificial intelligence to streamline clinical records to better inform responses to suicide prevention.
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Video
Monash University brings power to the people through video project
"Through Indaba, a group, community or organisation can create authentic videos, from ideation to production, and tell their story without third-party intervention."
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Blockchain
Monash University to launch centre for blockchain research
From fintech to supply chain management, the MBTC will develop secure foundations for this technology, and demonstrate its usability and practical outcomes.
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Machine Learning
Melbourne uni researchers at the forefront of forensics technology
Researchers at Monash University in Melbourne Australia are working with industry professionals to develop technology that will help forensic investigators to track bullet paths in shooting victims.
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Cybercrime
Monash University researchers scour dark web to understand cybercrime
IT researchers at Monash University have exposed activity on the dark web that could spell the end for some cybercriminals.
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Research and Development
Minister welcomes Canberra's new $12m R&D co-working space
“Additionally, one PhD research student at each University will be funded under the agreements."
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Amazon
The Amazon effect: Kiwi retailers spooked by commerce giants
“Domestic retailers have to pay GST and overseas retailers don’t, so there is effectively a cost disadvantage for local businesses.”