Category: Technology and Privacy

Tech companies develop ‘mind reading’ projects

A technocratic dream of advanced devices that let humans read thoughts and communicate with each other through brainwaves is moving closer towards reality.

Leading technology companies from across the world, including Facebook and Elon Musk’s Neuralink, are funding new research that “aims to merge the human brain with a computer”.

Discussion: Digital media, corruption, Iran tensions

An ongoing campaign to restrict online information is gaining momentum in Australia, with new reports set to focus on social media and the “implications on supply of journalistic content”.

On the latest episode of the General Knowledge Podcast, Ethan Nash from TOTT News and General Maddox & Andy from Real News Australia discuss digital media, new ACCC reports, political conflict of interest, fluoride legalities, the war machine and more.

Lord Mayor dismisses smart city “conspiracy theorists”

The Lord Mayor of Darwin has defended the launch of new surveillance capabilities in the region, after the nation’s smallest capital city just finished the fastest rollout of ‘smart city’ technologies in the country.

The $10 million “Switching on Darwin” project has rolled out more than 900 “smart” LED lights, 24 environmental sensors, parking sensors, free wi-fi and a network of 138 new CCTV cameras throughout the Darwin CBD.

Discussion: Technology, spying, NBN-5G and more

The age of technology has been unprecedented in Australia: from intrusive spying capabilities by governments, to incoming 5G concerns, to the speed disinformation can be spread, as we have seen with recent vegan ‘protests’.

On the latest episode of the General Knowledge Podcast, Ethan Nash from TOTT News and General Maddox and Andy from Real News Australia discuss the latest news from our platforms, including foreign spying on Australia, NBN-5G links, protest laws, media propaganda and more.

Are Chinese tech companies spying on Australia?

Surveillance systems, most notably CCTV cameras and advanced biometric technologies, have expanded at an unprecedented rate in Australia since the events of September 11th, and today have become a security staple of governments, private businesses and individuals alike.

Authorities and experts have both raised concerns that some of the most popular brands of cameras, drones and other accessories in Australia, are being used as a surveillance intermediary for foreign entities, particularly the Chinese government.