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The ABC has reported that learning software providers were slurping up data of students during the pandemic without clearly indicating they were doing so, but failed to disclose that both its iview service and its news website do something quite similar.

Published in Open Sauce

Former ACCC chair Rod Sims says under the terms of an ongoing Treasury review into the News Media Bargaining Code, social media giant Facebook should be forced to negotiate and strike content deals with outlets like SBS and The Conversation.

Published in Technology Regulation

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.

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The new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, has given an indication as to how he would run the company, tweeting out that the suspension of the New York Post's Twitter account in 2020 over a story about Hunter Biden was "obviously incredibly inappropriate".

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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.

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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.

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The co-founder of UltraViolet, an American national gender justice advocacy organisation, has called on Meta chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg to step down following reports that she had heavied a newspaper to drop a report about her boyfriend.

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Tesla chief executive Elon Musk says his offer to buy Twitter for about US$43 billion (A$58 billion), and take it private, is driven by a desire for the public good.

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A non-profit known as the Centre for Countering Digital Hate has issued a report examining the private direct messages sent to five well-known women on Instagram and says it found a lot of objectionable material.

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Australia's news media bargaining code is being reviewed after its first year of operation, but the Federal Government has signalled that it will not force any company that has not adhered to the requirements of the code to do so.

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Former NSA hacker Jake Williams could find himself the target of Democrat ire after he took on a paid job to determine the veracity of emails found on a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden.

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New laws put in place by the European Union to limit the market power of big online platforms will give the political bloc the power to fine these companies up to 10% of their global turnover if they do not comply.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 23 March 2022 19:21

Emplifi launches next-level social customer care

Unified customer experience platform Emplifi has launched Emplifi Social Care, part of the its Unified CX Platform. Emplifi Social Care is aimed at powering teams outside of the service centre to help support the volume of customer requests that come in across social media channels.

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Infosec professionals are often depicted as people who see things in ones and zeroes and generally stick to reality. But in truth, some of them are better spinmeisters than the famed PR guru Max Markson.

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The Australian consumer watchdog has taken Facebook parent Meta to the Federal Court, accusing the company of placing false, misleading or deceptive ads for cryptocurrencies featuring Australian celebrities.

Published in Technology Regulation

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.

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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.

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Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, says it will not fact-check claims made by politicians during the forthcoming Federal Election campaign in order to catch disinformation.

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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.

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