Displaying items by tag: Reset Australia

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

Ads containing election misinformation similar to that spread in the US are still getting past moderators at Meta (formerly Facebook), two researchers at an Australian technology think-tank say, based on an experiment they carried out.

Published in Technology Regulation

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

Australian teenagers want to easily delete their online profiles, saying they’re targeted with hyper-specific ads that make them uncomfortable, and are not aware what platforms have access to their private data, according to not-for-profit charity Reset Australia.

Published in Security

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

Not-for-profit charity Reset Australia reports that Terms and Conditions of popular apps such as TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat are too difficult for children to read and would require a university degree to understand it. The report gave one platform 2.5 out of 5 stars, and gave two apps a score of zero in terms of readability.

Published in Apps

Reset Australia’s report found that anti-vaccine sentiments and misinformation rose among Facebook groups in the country. As conspiracies sway the public, Reset Australia developed a policy to counter these false claims.

Published in Business IT

Reset Australia is demanding greater data protections for teenagers after it uncovered a Facebook loophole that allows teenagers to be profiled and targeted with advertising based on a range of age inappropriate interests, such as alcohol, smoking, gambling, and extreme weight loss.

Published in Home Tech

Reset Australia describes the Australian Code of Practice on Disinformation and Misinformation newly promulgated by Digi – the body representing several of the digital giants – as "pointless".

Published in Technology Regulation

A newly formed coalition of health and technology experts is calling on the Australian Parliament to force big tech companies to reveal the true extent of COVID-19 “misinformation”.

Published in Health

Although Google has come to a deal to pay French publishers for news. Google Australia is threatening to withdraw Google Search and services from Australia, with Reset Australia's Chris Cooper suggesting regulation is the answer.

Published in Technology Regulation

Decisions about closing someone's social media account should be transparent and there should be avenues to appeal, according to Reset Australia, which claims that ultimately the real harm from Big Tech's “unchecked algorithms and data usage” can't be solved by a voluntary code.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google and Facebook’s voluntary disinformation code doesn’t offer Australians any real protections from the effects of “dangerous and false information” online, according to a claim by Reset Australia. 

Published in Technology Regulation

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