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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

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

With Google bringing Google Glass back to market for enterprise customers, risking the “Glassh*le” revival, Glass 2.0’s upgrades bring Google back as an AR player, but it’s not the only one.

Published in Business IT

OTT messaging applications, such as WhatsApp and Snapchat, will see adoption grow from 2.3 billion unique users in 2016 to 4.2 billion by 2021, a new global report predicts.

Published in Market

Optus hopes to capitalise on the popularity of Snapchat among Australian university students by releasing 10 custom Snapchat filters in universities across Australia during orientation week.

Published in Apps

Prime Television has breached the privacy provisions of the Commercial TV Industry Code of Practice by using material relating to a child’s personal or private affairs in a news broadcast in March.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 14 July 2016 11:38

Pokémon Go now biggest mobile game ... ever

You may have thought it; now numbers back it up... Pokémon Go is the biggest mobile game ever as measured by daily active users.

Published in Apps

Security firm Lookout has detected over 20,000 samples of trojanised adware masquerading as legitimate top Android apps, but only if you download them from third party stores.

Published in Security

Snapchat is the modern messaging service sometimes used for sexy selfies and now for tantalisingly tasty tacos designed to titillate your tastebuds.

Published in Apps
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:15

Snapchat users now newest nude photo victims

Users of social photo sharing service Snapchat have every right to be snappy, after hackers posted some 200,000 photos online, including nude selfies.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:58

Snapchat sisters suing the sexy startup

Controversial messaging app Snapchat will be hoping its latest legal troubles disappear in a snap, with two LA-based models filing a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court alleging the startup has misused their likeness to promote the app.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:56

Victoria to introduce sexting laws

Victoria is set to introduce new sexting laws in a bid to bring them up to date with modern technology, and ensure teens won't be placed on the sex offenders register.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Facebook-owned photosharing app Instagram has launched a new Snapchat-esque time-restricted image and video messaging app - but only in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 15:08

Snapchat users gets snappy over security snafu

Photo messaging app Snapchat is facing a potentially damaging backlash following reports the iOS iteration is susceptible to denial-of-service attacks that can freeze or crash a user's phone.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 17 January 2014 11:24

Facebook copies Twitter again, adds Trending

Social network Facebook has taken a page directly from Twitter's playbook yet again, this time introducing 'trending' topics into profile pages.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 16 December 2013 11:35

Instagram goes Direct with big update

Photo-sharing service Instagram has unveiled Instagram Direct - a new feature that will allow its 150 million members to send photo and video messages privately to friends and family.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:18

Snapchat rejected $3 billion from Facebook

Sneaky social media service Snapchat has reportedly turned down a $3 billion takeover offer from Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.

Published in Deals
Monday, 28 October 2013 15:12

Facebook offered $1 billion for Snapchat

Facebook reportedly offered one billion dollars in a bid to acquire massively popular photo-sharing app Snapchat, as it looks to capture the fledgling yet lucrative teenage market.

Published in Deals
Monday, 10 June 2013 06:12

Snapchat snaps up $100 million

Snappy app Snapchat has answered its critics, with $100 million in new funding and an estimated $1 billion valuation.

Published in Deals

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