Displaying items by tag: social media

The social media site Twitter has gone down around the world, with the outage beginning at 2.46 Eastern Standard Time (4.46am AEST Friday).

Published in Networking

The Western Australia Police Force is using a cloud-based artificial intelligence solution to track the digital footprints of criminals, replacing previously used manual processes.

Published in Deals

The US Government must hold Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg accountable for all the problems that the social media site has visited upon its users, Chris Hughes, a co-founder of the company, says in an op-ed, in which he also called for the company to be broken up.

Published in Technology Regulation

Whenever Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is faced with the prospect of losing money, he does something to distract people. This time, facing what could be a fine of as much as US$5 billion for privacy violations, Zuckerberg is flailing left and right and trying to spin things as best as possible.

Published in Open Sauce

Australian Labor Party MP Ed Husic says he has been unable to place any ads on Facebook during the election campaign, adding that he had been told it was due to "administrative changes".

Published in Technology Regulation

Australians aged between 14 and 17 are, as expected, very heavy mobile users with members of this age group checking their social media more than five times a day and two-thirds using their mobile devices while involved in other activities, according to a survey by Deloitte Access Economics and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association.

Published in Mobility

New laws that target social media platforms which allow live streaming and broadcast of violent crimes has been passed by the Australian Parliament.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Both the Federal Government and the Opposition want a law against social media to pass in a hurry so that they can brandish it during the election campaign and style themselves as firm, decisive entities that act against tech companies when needed.

Published in Open Sauce

The Federal Government will fine social media and online platforms operating in the country $10 million for serious breaches of the Privacy Act, or thrice the value of any benefit derived from the breach.

Published in Technology Regulation

Social media giant Facebook has admitted that it has been storing user passwords in plain text, with the company saying the numbers ran into hundreds of millions.

Published in Security

When anything bad happens, politicians always look for the first convenient scapegoat. And in the case of the massacre of Muslims in New Zealand, they have their bete noire right in front of them: social media.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:58

Beware the great social media scam

It has often been said that on the Internet content is king. The current batch of parasitic social media monopolists discovered this long ago and, ever since, they have ripped off and exploited unwitting content producers.

Published in Beerfiles

Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger are suffering a prolonged outage across a number of countries, with the social media firm saying it is aware of a problem in some areas, but denying that it is due to a DDoS attack.

Published in Security

Does anyone remember the days when the Web was a place for the free and open exchange of ideas before the days of demonetisation, deplatforming and the eradication of comments from mainstream news sites? Those days may be about to return with a brilliant new online app.

Published in Beerfiles

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's preliminary report from its digital platforms inquiry has taken a "near-exclusive focus on protecting certain publishers from disruption and competition" and is at odds with the competition watchdog's mandate, the Australian arm of social media behemoth Facebook claims.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Electoral Commission says it currently has no plans to make any public statement about social media and the forthcoming federal election.

Published in Technology Regulation

Tech-savvy daters have been alerted to watch out for romance scammers this Valentine’s Day, with the consumer watchdog, the ACCC warning that scams are increasingly happening through social media and dating apps.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 15:55

Does retail tech deliver what customers want?

If you don't ask the right question, you probably won't get the answer you need.

Published in Core Dump

A study conducted jointly by the University of Adelaide and the University of Vermont claims that the behaviour of an individual can be predicted using social media data from eight or nine of their friends.

Published in Home Tech

Nearly three-fourths of Facebook users studied in a survey by the Pew Research Centre were unaware that the site was maintaining a list of their interests, and 51% were not comfortable with being categorised.

Published in Apps

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