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ANALYSIS The British Government has given a clear indication that it will launch an advertising blitz to fight Facebook's move to roll out encrypted messaging to all its apps.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Tech giant Facebook has joined the ID2020 Alliance, a global public-private partnership committed to shape the future of digital ID and ensure technologies are designed and implemented in ways that are privacy-protecting, user-controlled, equitable, and interoperable.

Published in Apps

Independent non-partisan organisation Reset Australia says Facebook has profiled young users and teenagers with sensitive advertising content such as smoking, gambling, and extreme weight loss. The organisation calls for measures to regulate these ads.

Published in Apps

The Olympic Games in Tokyo will take place without an Australian crowd this year, so support for Australian athletes is much needed. Fans can show support by using green and gold face filters and profile frames on their Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Published in Apps

Instagram and Facebook users have now the option to hide the like counts on their posts. While this may be beneficial for some, others have found it inconvenient.

Published in Business IT

Hardly a month after he exposed the poor security in software deployed by Israeli mobile surveillance firm Cellebrite, Signal creator Moxie Marlinspike has taken a potshot at Facebook's practices of collecting personal data.

Published in Apps

Canva is celebrating its customers' ability to design, schedule, and post content to Instagram Business accounts, plus seven other social platforms in one subscription.

Published in Apps
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 04:01

Data breaches lead to loss of trust – and business

Identity provider Okta's research shows a data breach could dislodge nearly half of a company's customer base.

Published in Security

Forty-eight US states, led by New York, have filed a lawsuit against Facebook claiming that the company has illegally stifled competition in order to protect its monopoly power.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Federal Government has blown a chance it had to implement a world-leading deal with digital giants Google and Facebook, backing down even before the bill for its so-called News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code was introduced into Parliament. The digital platforms will be breaking out the Dom Pérignon in Silicon Valley over the way they have clinically neutered Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

Published in Open Sauce

A client-side vulnerability in the Google Play Core Library, patched by the company in April, is still present in many Android apps because developers are yet to include the patch into these apps.

Published in Security

Nearly 2.5 million Australians are using the social media app TikTok, an app that the Americans want to ban but which Australia has no problem with, the research firm Roy Morgan says, adding that this number means the addition of more than 850,000 users in the first half of 2020.

Published in Apps

Check Point Research, the threat intelligence arm of Israeli security outfit Check Point Software Technologies, has disclosed details of a remotely exploitable vulnerability in the popular photo- and video-sharing app Instagram, that has close to a billion users.

Published in Security

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a “positive” impact on Australian consumers, according to a new study which found that just over half of consumers — or 51% — now feel more connected to their family than ever before.

Published in Health

Despite a ban on ads for face masks imposed by Facebook on 7 March, people are placing ads for these products and also for other items that are needed during the coronavirus pandemic like hand sanitiser and disinfectants and making a handy profit, a technology professional claims.

Published in Security

Australians under 25 years of age lost over $5 million to scams in 2019, with around 12,000 reports about losses by these young Aussies made to Scamwatch in 2019 - an increase of 11% over 2018.

Published in Security

Scammers are using new online platforms to take advantage of their victims, with dating and romance scams making up one fifth of losses amounting to millions of dollars, across all scams reported to the ACCC’s Scamwatch service in 2019.

Published in Security

In-app mobile checkouts are a smart, convenient way to pay on the go - but what cyber security risks and considerations do customers need to be aware of? To help keep your finances secure while you shop, the team at ESET has put together a guide to everything you need to know about in-app checkouts and cybersecurity best practices.

SPONSORED NEWS. In-app mobile checkouts are a smart, convenient way to pay on the go - but what cybersecurity risks and considerations do customers need to be aware of? To help keep your finances secure while you shop, the team at ESET has put together a guide to everything you need to know about in-app checkouts and cybersecurity best practices.

Published in Security

Competition regulators world-wide are grappling with the rise of dominant digital platforms like Facebook and Google, and are debating whether current competition laws need to be reframed in response, the chair of Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC, Rod Sims, has said.

Published in Technology Regulation
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