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A ‘sky university’ update, one year on

Learning in the clouds isn’t as fantastical as it sounds. Passengers on Virgin Australia flights have been doing courses for just over a year via Open2Study. Now, 50,000 enrolments later, Open Universities Australia’s free online course provider has taken stock of students’ ...

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Worst cyberbullying platform revealed

If ‘likes’ are Instagram’s currency, having none of them can be humiliating. Worse yet, vicious comments, ‘hate’ accounts and sharing and doctoring of people’s photos without permission can be damaging at best, and life-threatening at worst. While the latter situation is ...

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Vigilance required to combat online infinite pest

Universities are higher education facilities are rich targets for hackers because they keep so much sensitive information on file; have networks that are constantly being accessed by students, a demographic famous for its caprices; and because they often don’t have dedicated ...

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Report contemplates future of sex robots

Frigid Farrah is a sex robot with a personality. She is, as her name suggests, sexually coy. Advances made on her likely won’t be “appreciated”, say her creators, True Companion. But what are the ethics associated with this situation? Should the fact ...

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