Australia loves to raise fears over anything to do with countries that it considers, well, below its exalted status, a status that exists only in the world of fiction.
Given the spate of data breaches that have been affecting Australian companies in recent times, one would think that journalists, who often have to query officials about these incidents, would be brushing up a bit on their tech knowledge in order to avoid looking foolish.
Well-known ABC personality Wil Anderson has bought into the claim that the broadcaster lacks young presenters by suggesting that he could act as some kind of overseer for late-night programs presented by young comedians.
Former Liberal prime minister John Howard used to be often contemptuously referred to as the deputy sheriff for the US in the Pacific region when George W. Bush was in power.
The Labor Party promised, prior to the election in May, that it would bring down power bills by $275 yearly by 2025. That last bit is important: by 2025.
The Federal Government appears to be unwilling to say anything negative about the ABC's blanket collection of user data from its iview application, preferring instead to offer noncommittal replies.
WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will take his own life if he is extradited to the US, his lawyer Jennifer Robinson says, adding that the situation is very serious and the Australian Government needs to act on it immediately.
It's easy to blame criticism of one's performance on different factors: for example age, sexual orientation or one's sex (male or female).
We all know what water is – we drink it several times a day, use it to shower and also for other more unmentionable tasks. It is something without which we cannot live.
GUEST OPINION: Last year an Australian research team published the results of their study of long-term trends on the internet, with the headline finding that online attention is being concentrated on fewer and fewer large domains. Now, this work has been extended to identify the top 15 Australian internet domains that have significant global status. There are some promising signs for new media and others.
ABC news presenter Fauziah Ibrahim has surfaced on the 24-hour channel's Saturday morning show, her regular slot before she was taken off after having found to have hosted public Twitter lists on her personal account of those she categorised as Labor Trolls and Lobotomised Shitheads.
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.
The ABC is continuing to ignore requests from the Australian Privacy Foundation to clarify details about access to its iview service which now requires a compulsory login, the APF says.
The ABC appears unlikely to publicise any decision it makes about the future of news presenter Fauziah Ibrahim — who has disappeared from public view after she was outed for hosting public Twitter lists on her personal account of those she categorised as Labor Trolls and Lobotomised Shitheads — before the federal election is over.
The ABC News presenter who was found to be hosting public Twitter lists on her account of those she categorised as Labor Trolls and Lobotomised Shitheads appears to have gone missing.
The ABC has been asked to clarify whether iview users are being informed about the extent to which their data is being shared with commercial entities or whether they are in the dark about it altogether.
The ABC, which appeared to have delayed the imposition of compulsory log-ins beyond its original stated deadline of March, now seems to have clamped down at the wrong time: during the federal election campaign.
The ABC has yet to issue an explanation as to how one of its employees, news presenter Fauziah Ibrahim, came to accumulate the names of those she categorised as Labor Trolls and Lobotomised Shitheads on her Twitter account which proudly boasts an ABC News logo.
The Australian Privacy Foundation has called for changes in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act of 1983 to prevent the ABC from sharing (re-)identifiable personal information with other entities or platforms.
For weeks, the ABC has been boasting about how good its coverage of the federal election will be. But when push came to shove, when the actual day of calling the poll arrived, the government-funded organisation was found seriously wanting.
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