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December 10, 2019

Tech giant Facebook has accused the Australian, United States and British governments of demanding a fundamental weakening of the company's products that would be a "gift" to the world's criminals, hackers and dictators and endanger innocent people.
 

Executives from Fa...

December 10, 2019

From the beginning of its “experiment” with hiding likes, Instagram has maintained that the move is meant to improve users’ mental health. But according to three former Facebook employees, there’s another, more selfish reason why the photo sharing app is making this ch...

November 26, 2019

A politician in Singapore has corrected a Facebook post that questioned the independence of state investment firms after a government request, in the first use of the country’s “fake news” law.
 

Brad Bowyer used “false and misleading” statements alleging that the...

November 21, 2019

When 15-year-old Madelynn Sumpter was busted sneaking boys into a sleep-over, her parents Tawnya Ford and Larry Sumpter gave her a choice of punishment. The teen had the option of one month without her phone, or two weeks without her phone - with full control of her so...

November 20, 2019

Attorney-General Christian Porter wants an even playing field between online platforms and traditional publishers around defamation.
 

Like newspapers, sites likes Facebook and Twitter deliver content to audiences and obtain advertising revenue.
 

Individual publishers,...

November 19, 2019

TikTok is pivoting to new markets as it tries to distance itself from being labeled a Chinese app.

In an internal memo, Zhang Yiming, CEO of TikTok parent ByteDance, urged the company to focus on adding users in less-popular markets as a means of diversifying TikTok’s g...

November 19, 2019

Hobart Hurricanes player Emily Smith will miss the rest of the season after accepting a Cricket Australia anti-corruption suspension for posting her team's line-up on her personal Instagram account around an hour before a Women's Big Bash League match against Sydney Th...

October 21, 2018

Are video games like Fortnite harmful to kids? Parents need to understand why kids play and when to worry and when to relax.

Many parents are concerned with their child’s seemingly obsessive video game play. Fortnite, the most recent gaming phenomenon, has taken...

October 21, 2018

A growing number of Australians are checking their screens from the moment they wake and every 12 minutes throughout the day – and they’re not happy about it.
 

The Korn Group’s Switching Off survey found Australians readily admit to over-dependence on technology and ar...