We’ve looked at 283 Android VPN apps, investigating a wide range of security and privacy features. Alarmingly, we’ve uncovered 18 per cent of the apps failed to encrypt users’ traffic and 38 per cent injected malware or malvertising – software designed to damage or gain access to the users’ information. The very reason users install these apps – to protect their data – is the very function they are not performing.
When we imagine the Amazon rainforest, we tend to picture a kingdom of tropical greenery – a flurry of squawks, motion and colour. In reality, it’s becoming increasingly uninhabited. We’re working to create a continuous wireless network of sensors to monitor the activity of species and better understand biodiversity loss.
While Bitcoin gets all the attention, the blockchain technology it’s based on could have applications across business and government.
Our team at Data61 and the MIT Media lab set out to find what unites us in our phobia, and what terrifies us on a universal scale.
Tiny drones have delivered big for our 10th UAV Challenge.
With an ageing workforce, breakthroughs in virtual and augmented reality technology are expected to step in and change the worksites of the future.
A new piece of diving software developed by Data61 is helping Aussie divers in elite competition.
Artificial intelligence gives technology the ability to learn and adapt. But they can learn a lot more if they can share their learning with other smart devices.
The latest start-up success story from our Data61 team is changing the way we experience the Tour De France & Olympics.