social-media

Govt targets 'pile-on attacks', encrypted comms in new online safety rules

Govt targets 'pile-on attacks', encrypted comms in new online safety rules

Sets out expectations for big tech.
Aug 9 2021 12:58PM
Govt preparing to tighten social media laws

Govt preparing to tighten social media laws

As it finalises draft legislation.
Aug 3 2021 6:55AM
Facebook runs pilot to alert US users of possible exposure to extremism

Facebook runs pilot to alert US users of possible exposure to extremism

In bid to prevent radicalisation on the site.
Jul 2 2021 1:08PM
Online safety bill passes the Australian senate

Online safety bill passes the Australian senate

After being introduced in February.
Jun 23 2021 12:26PM
Online safety laws get senate committee green light

Online safety laws get senate committee green light

No major changes recommended.
Mar 15 2021 6:43AM
Facebook signs letter of intent with three Australian media firms

Facebook signs letter of intent with three Australian media firms

As news reappears on its platform.
Feb 26 2021 12:18PM
Twitter reveals purges of state-sponsored threat actors

Twitter reveals purges of state-sponsored threat actors

Russians the latest to be removed.
Feb 24 2021 6:37AM
Facebook to undo Australian news ban

Facebook to undo Australian news ban

After last minute media code changes.
Feb 23 2021 3:44PM
Treasurer blasts Facebook over news block, says decision is "wrong"

Treasurer blasts Facebook over news block, says decision is "wrong"

Reiterates govt commitment to media code.
Feb 18 2021 3:03PM
Govt social media posts overblocked in Facebook news ban

Govt social media posts overblocked in Facebook news ban

Including BOM and several state health departments.
Feb 18 2021 9:53AM
Twitter worried by 'secret' account takeover, data access powers

Twitter worried by 'secret' account takeover, data access powers

Urges govt to amend proposed laws.
Feb 16 2021 3:11PM
Facebook says hate speech seen in one out of 1000 views on its platform

Facebook says hate speech seen in one out of 1000 views on its platform

About 95 percent of flagged content is now proactively detected.
Nov 20 2020 6:43AM
TikTok to open first European data centre in Ireland

TikTok to open first European data centre in Ireland

Investment to strengthen user data safeguards.
Aug 7 2020 6:53AM
Twitter labels state media, government officials' accounts

Twitter labels state media, government officials' accounts

Transparency boost to reveal affiliation.
Aug 7 2020 6:43AM
FBI leads search for hackers who hijacked Twitter accounts

FBI leads search for hackers who hijacked Twitter accounts

As Washington lawmakers fret over the breach.
Jul 17 2020 6:52AM
Scammers take over high-profile Twitter accounts in mass hack

Scammers take over high-profile Twitter accounts in mass hack

Twitter staff tricked by social engineering campaign.
Jul 16 2020 7:40AM
Social media giants to face same EU hateful content rules as broadcasters

Social media giants to face same EU hateful content rules as broadcasters

For the first time.
Jul 3 2020 1:02PM
France's top court rejects core of law targeting online hate speech

France's top court rejects core of law targeting online hate speech

Says law would "excessively" interfere with freedom of speech.
Jun 19 2020 12:31PM
France to force web giants to delete some content within the hour

France to force web giants to delete some content within the hour

Or face a fine of up to 4 percent of their global revenue.
May 14 2020 2:19PM
After surviving wars and pestilence, religions use technology to beat pandemic

After surviving wars and pestilence, religions use technology to beat pandemic

Live-streaming ceremonies and virtual confessionals.
May 13 2020 6:23AM

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