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Meta, the company that was previously known as Facebook, has shared predictions from five leaders across the Reality Labs, Portal, Workplace, People and Business Messaging teams, focusing on what's next, the metaverse and more!

Published in Business IT

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

The Australian arm of a global initiative working to counter digital threats to democracy says the Federal Government's proposed new rules to expose online trolls will not solve the problem on online hate on social media.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Federal Government will put in place new rules to force technology companies to identify anonymous online trolls, or be exposed to the risk of defamation payouts.

Published in Technology Regulation

Cloud technology provider DNX Solutions has joined FinTech Australia’s corporate partnership program to level the playing field for emerging fintechs with cloud solutions.

Published in Business IT

The Australian Government, it appears, does not believe in the old saying, "once bitten, twice shy". After being humiliated by Facebook once, when it tried to act tough over the media content laws which the government was trying to shove through Parliament, one government senator is looking to be shown up again.

Published in Open Sauce

COMPANY NEWSIntegral Ad Science, a global leader in digital media quality, today announced that it has been accredited by the Media Rating Council (MRC) for impression and viewability measurement and reporting of display and video ads across Facebook and Instagram. With the continued growth of social advertising, this latest accreditation underscores the valued measurement that IAS offers advertisers across the world’s largest digital platforms including Facebook.

Published in Not For Profit

Social media behemoth Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has announced that it will shut down its face recognition system and delete more than a billion individual facial recognition templates. However, this does not mean an end to the use of the technology altogether.

Published in Security

Facebook's parent company is now Meta, a Greek word for "after" or "beyond", and it is Facebook's way of redefining its future, embracing AR and VR, distancing itself from past Facebook scandals, staking a claim to be revolutionarily forward thinking, and more.

Published in Business IT

Facebook has cited the privacy rule changes made by Apple in April for the uncertain outlook it faces in the fourth quarter, after the company released third-quarter results on Monday.

Published in Apps

An internal review by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation of its decision to reject a Freedom of Information request from a security researcher, who sought information on its sharing of data through iview, has upheld the original decision.

Published in Strategy

It looks like the defence industry lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, is running low on funds. Nothing else can account for the surfacing of its executive director Peter Jennings on the opinion pages of The Australian, conjuring up a fictional version of a Chinese bid to grab Taiwan.

Published in Open Sauce

The Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has added an extra layer of security to the app which offers its two billion users end-to-end encrypted messaging.

Published in Apps

Eight groups in Australia are on a list of more than 4000 individuals and groups that Facebook users are barred from speaking about. The social media behemoth maintains that these people and groups promote violence.

Published in Technology Regulation

The four social horsepeople of the hackapolypse may not yet be descending upon planet Earth just yet, despite Facebook's various properties going down twice a week, but as I type, LinkedIn is down - UPDATE: Now appears to be back.

Published in Security

Big technology companies have come in for criticism by Communications Minister Paul Fletcher for resisting attempts by the Australian Government to create regulations to keep them in line.

Published in Technology Regulation

ANALYSIS A Facebook engineer issued a command to assess the availability of global backbone capacity and this, unintentionally, took down all the connections in the company's backbone, effectively cutting off all its data centres, the company says.

Published in Security

Social media behemoth Facebook has released its first post about how the site and its associated properties Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus Web went down for six hours on Tuesday AEDT – but reading it is of little use.

Published in Security

Facebook. The company has been on an apology tour for most of its existence, mostly for invading people's privacy in different ways, and hot on the heels of a whistleblower exposing Facebook's allegedly dodgy algorithms comes the now resolved outage that affected Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and Oculus Web.

Published in Security

Web infrastructure and website security company Cloudflare has beaten Facebook to the punch in explaining why the latter suffered a major outage earlier today, with the site disappearing from the Web at about 2.30am AEDT.

Published in Security

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