‘Dilemma’ posed by new Netflix doco

People have been alternatively wowed by the connected world social media creates and scared by just how much data it collects and the impact it has on our lives.

Now a new Netflix documentary/drama, The Social Dilemma, has gone inside the workings of the platforms that have such a huge impact on our daily lives and it has left many shocked.

The... ( подробнее )

Trump Twitter battle could change the internet

Mr Trump ordered section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, added to the law in 1996, be reviewed to clarify the immunity it provides to internet platforms by treating them as distributors of information and not publishers of it.

Although it’s an American law, most of the big tech companies and social media it governs are also... ( подробнее )

Where faster internet will cost you

It means two million lucky Australian homes and businesses will be able to have more choice in what internet speeds they’re able to pay for by the end of 2023.

RELATED: ‘Mega backflip’: Kevin Rudd erupts over NBN

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‘Dark web’ plot behind disturbing video

The company found evidence of a “co-ordinated attack” when it investigated why the video was suddenly appearing on the popular short video sharing app, a TikTok executive told a British parliamentary committee on Tuesday.

TikTok scrambled earlier this month to remove clips of his suicide, which parents said left their children... ( подробнее )

‘Horrible experiment’ reveals Twitter bias

The social media platform introduced a new algorithm to automatically detect what it thinks will be the most interesting part of a picture in order to display that part of the image in preview thumbnails.

Funnily enough, a Twitter user who sought to draw attention to the poor facial recognition of a different company highlighted the issue... ( подробнее )

Reason Facebook staffer turned down $87k

In a 6600 word memo obtained by Buzzfeed News, data scientist Sophie Zhang said she has “blood on her hands” from her time working at the tech giant, which she alleges has turned a blind eye to its platform being exploited as a political weapon.

Ms Zhang’s job at the company was on the “fake engagement team”,... ( подробнее )

‘Never touch another man’s balls’

We’ve all been there. It’s been a tough day at work, you hit the pub, order a beer and settle in for an evening of pool and questionable conversation.

You psych yourself up for a big break to get your game off to a flyer, but then imagine somebody moves your cue ball at the last moment.

Well, that’s exactly... ( подробнее )

TikTok’s new ‘trusted tech partner’

An executive order TikTok has vowed to challenge called for the viral video app to be sold to an American company if it wanted to continue operating there due to data security fears and wider political conflict between the US and China.

According to “a person familiar with the matter” who spoke to The Wall Street Journal,... ( подробнее )

Why Kim K is off Instagram

Ms Kardashian announced the boycott on Twitter.

– only to take steps after people are killed. Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy.    Please join me tomorrow when I will be “freezing” my Instagram and FB account to tell Facebook to #StopHateForProfit.— Kim Kardashian... ( подробнее )

Why TikTok suicide video horror will happen again

Media law expert and practice director of Perth law firm Cove Legal, Roger Blow, told news.com.au governments around the world are “probably 10 years too late” to give social media regulation the importance they should have.

“As a result they’re now so far behind the eight ball it’s hard for them to try... ( подробнее )