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The ABC is continuing to ignore requests from the Australian Privacy Foundation to clarify details about access to its iview service which now requires a compulsory login, the APF says.

Published in Technology Regulation

The ABC appears unlikely to publicise any decision it makes about the future of news presenter Fauziah Ibrahim — who has disappeared from public view after she was outed for hosting public Twitter lists on her personal account of those she categorised as Labor Trolls and Lobotomised Shitheads — before the federal election is over.

Published in Open Sauce

The ABC News presenter who was found to be hosting public Twitter lists on her account of those she categorised as Labor Trolls and Lobotomised Shitheads appears to have gone missing.

Published in Technology Regulation

The ABC has been asked to clarify whether iview users are being informed about the extent to which their data is being shared with commercial entities or whether they are in the dark about it altogether.

Published in Technology Regulation

The ABC, which appeared to have delayed the imposition of compulsory log-ins beyond its original stated deadline of March, now seems to have clamped down at the wrong time: during the federal election campaign.

Published in Technology Regulation

The ABC has yet to issue an explanation as to how one of its employees, news presenter Fauziah Ibrahim, came to accumulate the names of those she categorised as Labor Trolls and Lobotomised Shitheads on her Twitter account which proudly boasts an ABC News logo.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Privacy Foundation has called for changes in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act of 1983 to prevent the ABC from sharing (re-)identifiable personal information with other entities or platforms.

Published in Technology Regulation

For weeks, the ABC has been boasting about how good its coverage of the federal election will be. But when push came to shove, when the actual day of calling the poll arrived, the government-funded organisation was found seriously wanting.

Published in Open Sauce

The Coalition Government has outlined an extensive investment in the Communications and Arts sectors through the 2022-23 Budget, with over $5.6 billion to benefit industry, local organisations, communities and families Australia-wide.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The ABC's claim to being the most trusted news site in Australia has come under serious doubt following the release of a video that shows how the data of users, logged in or not, is being leaked to a number of commercial outlets.

Published in Technology Regulation

Users of the ABC's iview service will not be able to opt out of disclosing even the hashed version of their email addresses, something that had been promised in July last year, a security researcher says.

Published in Technology Regulation

The ABC appears to be hell-bent on introducing compulsory logins for its iview service, rebutting points raised by the Australian Privacy Foundation with somewhat tired objections that do not appear to really hold up under scrutiny.

Published in Open Sauce

The ABC's decision to force iview users to create accounts in order to use the service from 15 March onwards could well lead to suspicion that the broadcaster is being prepared for privatisation and commercial exploitation, the Australian Privacy Foundation says in an open letter to ABC chair Ita Buttrose.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 18 February 2022 08:39

ABC to require logins for iview use from 15 March

The ABC will make logins compulsory from 15 March for those who wish to use its iview service, the taxpayer-funded broadcaster has announced.

Published in Strategy

The Australian Government has washed its hands of any decision the ABC might make about compulsory logins for its iview service, saying the taxpayer-funded broadcaster has content and operational independence to do what it likes.

Published in Strategy

The ABC will introduce compulsory logins for its iview service in a staged manner this year, despite the fact that there have been privacy warnings about the sharing of user data with companies like Google.

Published in Strategy

An op-ed in The Australian, which accuses journalists at the ABC and Guardian Australia of failing to provide balanced coverage of climate issues, conveniently avoids citing the full results of a study into electric vehicles, apparently to suit its own arguments.

Published in Open Sauce

Attackers stayed undetected in the systems of Sunwater, Queensland's biggest regional water supplier, for nine months, a report claims.

Published in Security

The ABC, which claims to be Australia's "most trusted news service", failed to tell its viewers, during an investigative program on house prices, about the possible impact money laundering has on the local housing market.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 21 October 2021 10:31

Walker walks in to Gamurs as regional VP of content

Esports and entertainment media network Gamurs Group has appointed Alex Walker to the newly created role of APJ vice president of content.

Published in People Moves

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