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Apple is building surveillance capabilities into its products. Here’s why you should care.

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 2nd September 2021 -  Over 90 global digital and human rights groups are calling on the tech giant to abandon the announced changes. We dive into what these changes are, and why so many groups are worried. 

Digital safeguarding: Protecting children as digital consumers

Contributor, Tuesday, 31st August 2021 -  Child Wise has launched a digital safeguarding practice to maximise the benefits of technology for children and young people while protecting against some of its most insidious dangers.

New funding boost for Digital Transformation Hub

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 11th August 2021 -  The money will help to migrate organisations to the cloud and ensure a variety of online tools, courses and resources remain accessible to NFPs during and beyond the pandemic

Does your charity need a tech makeover? A new hub is here to help

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 27th July 2021 -  The Digital Transformation Hub aims to create a better connected, and more efficient and resilient for-purpose sector 

Opinion

Hey Siri, how’s my mental health?

Johanne Trippas, Wednesday, 21st July 2021 -  Conversational systems may play a key role in future mental healthcare and have the potential to help cut down global e-waste – but there are caveats, writes Dr Johanne Trippas, University of Melbourne.

The robots are coming (to support people with disability into work)

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 1st July 2021 -  “From our perspective, we are able to provide much more meaningful work for people with disability because of robots”

Ask Annie launches to give helping hand to dementia carers

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 -  The mobile app is designed to build the skills of home carers looking after people with dementia 

Why SMEs and NFPs are vulnerable to cyber attacks – and what they can do about it

Contributor, Thursday, 17th June 2021 -  ITConnexion is set to provide fully funded cyber security awareness training for Australian SMEs and NFPs to help mitigate the risks.

Budget

The Digital Economy Strategy is not enough to close the country’s digital divide

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  “In order to make Australia a leading digital economy, we must ensure all Australians are able to participate in that economy”

Opinion

The (digital) clock is ticking for NGOs

Paul Ronalds, Monday, 10th May 2021 -  Too many NFP leaders appear to act like our sector is immune to the digital revolution. It is not, writes Paul Ronalds, the chief executive of Save the Children Australia, who shares three key areas where NFPs must leverage new technologies to surviv
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