Menu

Search

David Tuffley

David Tuffley

Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics and Socio-Technical Studies, School of ICT., Griffith University

Dr. David Tuffley is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics and Socio-Technical Studies at Griffith University in Australia. A regular contributor to mainstream media on the social impact of technology, David is a recognized expert in his field. Before academia David worked as an IT Consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom, a role he continues to perform when not educating the next generation of IT professionals.

David is an engaging science communicator of many years’ experience, He was a guest panelist in the 2017 World Science Festival and a variety of other science focused public events. David's academic background includes fields as diverse as Psychology, Anthropology, Classical Rhetoric and English literature at the University of Queensland.

David's formal qualifications include PhD (Software Engineering), Master of Philosophy (Information Systems), Grad Cert in Higher Education (all from Griffith University), Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology, English Literature, Anthropology (University of Queensland).

Why prices are so high – 8 ways retail pricing algorithms gouge consumers

Feb 16, 2024 07:06 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The just-released report of the inquiry into price gouging and unfair pricing conducted by Allan Fels for the Australian Council of Trades Unions does more than identify the likely offenders. It finds the biggest are...

Twitter is refusing to pay Google for cloud services. Here’s why it matters, and what the fallout could be for users

Jun 16, 2023 06:06 am UTC| Technology

Amid an ongoing cost-cutting effort, Twitter has now refused to pay the bills to renew its multi-year contract with Google Cloud, Platformer has reported. Weve all heard of the cloud but what does it have to do with...

The FDA finally approved Elon Musk's Neuralink chip for human trials. Have all the concerns been addressed?

Jun 01, 2023 11:42 am UTC| Health Law

Since its founding in 2016, Elon Musks neurotechnology company Neuralink has had the ambitious mission to build a next-generation brain implant with at least 100 times more brain connections than devices currently approved...

Why was TikTok banned on government devices? An expert on why the security concerns make sense

Apr 05, 2023 13:24 pm UTC| Technology

Australia has joined a raft of other countries in banning the popular video sharing app TikTok from government devices, as several outlets have today reported. The move comes after a seven month-long review instigated...

Social Media Revolution Series

Spotify's response to Rogan-gate falls short of its ethical and editorial obligations

Feb 02, 2022 08:41 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Audio streaming giant Spotify is getting a crash course in the tension between free speech and the need to protect the public from harmful misinformation. The Swedish-founded platform, which has 400 million active...

How 2021 was the year governments really started to wise up against big tech

Jan 03, 2022 12:13 pm UTC| Politics Technology

After all the bad press tech companies have received, would anyone still be surprised to learn the outwardly smiling face of social media conceals a sophisticated data-collection industry? This years headlines delivered...

How an app to decrypt criminal messages was born 'over a few beers' with the FBI

Jun 08, 2021 12:11 pm UTC| Technology

Australian and US law enforcement officials on Tuesday announced theyd sprung a trap three years in the making, catching major international crime figures using an encrypted app. More than 200 underworld figures in...

1 2 

Economy

Digital trade protocol for Africa: why it matters, what’s in it and what’s still missing

In February 2024, African heads of states adopted a draft protocol to regulate digital trade within the continent. This significant yet challenging course for Africas digital economy fits into the broader trade agreement,...

Industry shutdowns are messy and painful: 4 lessons Australia’s coal sector can learn from car-makers about bowing out

Shifting Australias electricity sector to low-carbon technologies and closing coal plants is vital to tackling climate change. But such transitions are easier said than done. People and economies are often deeply...

Food prices will climb everywhere as temperatures rise due to climate change – new research

Climate change, and specifically rising temperatures, may cause food prices to increase by 3.2% per year, according to a new study by researchers in Germany. As climate change continues to worsen, this price inflation will...

Industrialisation is still vital to economic development but some countries are struggling to reap its benefits

Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the US, wrote a wealth of reports that served as building blocks for the countrys economic system. In 1791, during his time as secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton...

This is how President Ramaphosa got to the 25% figure of progress in land reform in South Africa

Nearly three decades into democracy, land reform remains central to South Africas transformation policies and agricultural policy. We have over the years pointed out that the progress on land reform has been incorrectly...

Politics

US and Japan Boost AI, Semiconductor Alliance; EU Eyes Reduction in China Dependence

Japan and the United States are poised to deepen ties in the high-tech sector, signaling a strategic move to enhance their global partnership with a focus on artificial intelligence and semiconductor...

US Finalizes Ban List for Chinese Chipmakers; Boosts Mexico Semiconductor Ties

The United States is finalizing a list of Chinese chip factories banned from receiving vital technology, aiming to curb Beijings tech advancements amid national security concerns. Concurrently, a US-Mexico semiconductor...

China's Commerce Minister to Advocate EV Sector in Europe Amid Subsidy, Tariff Probe

Chinas Commerce Minister Wang Wentao is set to visit Europe in April to address concerns and advocate for the Chinese electric vehicle (EV) industry amid a European Commission investigation into alleged unfair...

South Africa’s electricity crisis: what political parties say in their election manifestos about solving it

South Africa is in the middle of a deep electricity crisis. In 2023 the public, many of whom are voters, experienced the worst loadshedding to date, losing power for an average of five hours a day. The power shortages...

Science

Exploding stars are rare but emit torrents of radiation − if one happened close enough to Earth, it could threaten life on the planet

Stars like the Sun are remarkably constant. They vary in brightness by only 0.1% over years and decades, thanks to the fusion of hydrogen into helium that powers them. This process will keep the Sun shining steadily for...

An eclipse for everyone – how visually impaired students can ‘get a feel for’ eclipses

Many people in the U.S. will have an opportunity to witness nearly four minutes of a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024, as it moves from southern Texas to Maine. But in the U.S., over 7 million people are blind...

How do airplanes fly? An aerospace engineer explains the physics of flight

Airplane flight is one of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century. The invention of the airplane allows people to travel from one side of the planet to the other in less than a day, compared...

The mystery of consciousness shows there may be a limit to what science alone can achieve

The progress of science in the last 400 years is mind-blowing. Who would have thought wed be able to trace the history of our universe to its origins 14 billion years ago? Science has increased the length and the quality...

What is minoxidil, the anti-balding hair growth treatment? Here’s what the science says

Hair loss (also known as alopecia) often affects the scalp but can occur anywhere on the body. Its very common and usually nothing to worry about; about half of Australian men show signs of visible baldness at age 50 and...

Technology

Adobe Unveils Acrobat AI Assistant Tool for Acrobat and Reader Users

Adobe Inc., formerly known as Adobe Systems Incorporated, announced it has made its artificial intelligence (AI) assistant tool available to users of Acrobat and Readers. The computer software firm said that starting...

Analyst Predicts Bitcoin Could Reach $650K with New Hong Kong ETFs

As Hong Kong licenses new Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs, top analyst Willy Woo forecasts a potential Bitcoin price spike to $650,000, inspired by robust ETF investments and favorable market conditions. Analyst Willy Woo...

China's New ETFs Set to Boost Bitcoin, Ethereum, and XRP Prices

As China approves new cryptocurrency ETFs, expectations rise for a significant price surge in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and XRP. These developments amidst fierce competition between Hong Kong and U.S. markets for cryptocurrency...

Fiji Central Bank Cautions on Crypto Use, Dashing Bitcoin Integration Hopes

In a surprising move, the Reserve Bank of Fiji has warned against using cryptocurrencies for payments or investments, reversing earlier expectations stirred by the Prime Ministers pro-Bitcoin stance. This advisory comes...
  • Market Data
Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.