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A Brisbane lawyer has warned parents that monetising their children's appearances on social media could lead to tears.

Published in Entertainment

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

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

Personal services businesses, such as hairdressers and beauty salons, in Victoria welcomed a 481 per cent increase in sales in their first weekend post-lockdown compared with the previous weekend, according to Commonwealth Bank merchant terminal data.

Published in Market

The Federal Government has proposed stricter rules for social media services, data brokers and other large online platforms operating in Australia.

Published in Technology Regulation

GUEST RESEARCH: Hazelcast, the provider of the real-time intelligent applications platform, today released a global study revealing that 8 in 10 (79%) of retail and financial services companies globally struggle to harness real-time data and combine it with historical data to glean better insights for engaging customers, increasing revenue and boosting conversion rates, especially amid increasingly unpredictable consumer behaviour trends and a rising tide of incoming data. This compares to 65% of retail and financial services companies in Australia and just 55% in New Zealand.

Published in Guest Research

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

Facebook has announced that it will be putting off the planned launch of a version of Instagram for children, after a backlash against the plan grew in the US.

Published in Technology Regulation

A NordVPN study shows that Australians spend a third of their life on the internet.

Published in Your Tech
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 08:55

Government tells big tech to put safety first

Social media and tech companies will be expected to protect their users from online harms such as bullying and cyber abuse under a new set of Basic Online Safety Expectations (BOSE) released for public consultation by the Government.

Published in Technology Regulation

Victoria University researchers wanted to predict domestic violence incidents by analysing social media data and turned to Oracle Cloud to provide the sheer computational grunt needed to support its deep learning models.

Published in Cloud Computing

Clubhouse styles itself as "the leading social audio platform", and after a 16 month beta, mostly on iOS and then recently on Android, and it has announced that it has dropped the invite/waitlist system for the, so anyone can join, tune in and participate.

Published in Apps

GUEST INTERVIEW: The livestreaming trend is taking off and the market is projected to be worth $184.3B by 2027, according to Restream, and Bigo Live aims to be an even bigger part of the trend than it is now.

Published in Guest Interviews

GUEST INTERVIEW: The livestreaming trend is taking off and the market is projected to be worth $184.3B by 2027, according to Restream, and Bigo Live aims to be an even bigger part of the trend than it is now.

Published in Entertainment

Social media platform Clubhouse announced its app for Android will start rolling out in beta, now available to Android users in the US, and it will soon to be available to those in Australia and other markets in the days following this week.

Published in Apps

The director of an Australian digital marketing solution provider has warned that the next update of iOS by Apple will affect local businesses who are running their own Facebook Ads, preventing the social media giant from gaining access to some user data unless the user approves of it.

Published in Security

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