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East SIG Report June 2022

Neil Muller Host Frank Maher opened the May meeting, again from home via Zoom. After welcoming members, Frank outlined the nights agenda which is shown below: Presentation 1: Q&A with George Skarbek Presentation 2: Creating Short custom URL Links Presentation… Continue Reading…

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Publishers vs the Internet Archive: why the world’s biggest online library is in court over digital book lending

Joanne Gray, University of Sydney and Cheryl Foong, Curtin University Earlier this month, the Internet Archive asked a US court to end a lawsuit filed against it by four large book publishers. The Internet Archive is a not-for-profit organisation founded… Continue Reading…

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Even if TikTok and other apps are collecting your data, what are the actual consequences

Ausma Bernot, Griffith University By now, most of us are aware social media companies collect vast amounts of our information. By doing this, they can target us with ads and monetise our attention. The latest chapter in the data-privacy debate… Continue Reading…

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East SIG Report July 2022

Neil Muller Host Frank Maher opened the May meeting, again from home via Zoom. After welcoming members, Frank outlined the nights agenda shown below: Presentation 1: Q&A with John Hall Presentation 2: Best free VPN by Trevor Hudson Presentation 3:… Continue Reading…

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Barry Horn They’re calling a meeting and said I should go but I’m stuck at home, there’s a virus you know. They said not to worry, we’re going to Zoom, it will all be on-line, you can stay in your… Continue Reading…

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Book Review: How To Stay Smart In a Smart World

Tim McQueen How to stay smart in a smart world Gerd Gigerenzer Allen Lane 312 pp. Gerd Gigerenzer is Director of the Hamburg Centre for Risk Literacy at the University of Potsdam and a former Professor of Psychology at the… Continue Reading…

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Taking Technology Too Personally

Greg Skalka When I was growing up, there seemed to be more universal and unifying experiences in our lives related to technology. Today, we had much less tech, but it served us well and was more common in its applications… Continue Reading…

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Posters with Canva

Caden and Nathan Kang Nowadays, many flyers and posters are created and shared online. Canva is an online program that allows you to create posters, flyers, videos, cards, and even social media posts and share them with other people in… Continue Reading…

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From The Editor August 2022

Hugh Macdonald Dear Readers, Firstly my sincere apologies for not getting an official issue out in July. The June issue came out belatedly in early July and I lacked the energy to get another issue out by the end of… Continue Reading…

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