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Zuckerberg's Full-Page Newspaper Ads On Facebook Data Scandal: 'We Expect There Are Others&#

Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg seem increasingly worried about the fallout of the Cambridge Analytica data-scraping scandal, which has put a renewed focus on the terrifying amount of info it has accumulated on its users, and specifically how doling all that information out to third parties for profit is its real business model. The company's stock has fallen 13 per cent, even as it's launched a PR offensive including a series of rare Zuckerberg interview on CNN and elsewhere. Still, it's somewhat surprising to see Facebook begging for forgiveness with full-page ads in major newspapers. That's what it did on Sunday in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal in the U

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and data mining: What you need to know

Consultants working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign exploited the personal Facebook data of millions. That's the key message in March 17 stories by The New York Times and the UK's Guardian and Observer newspapers, as well as in statements from Facebook. The stories and statements indicate the social networking giant was duped by researchers, who reportedly gained access to the data of more than 50 million Facebook users, which was then misused for political ads during the 2016 US presidential election. Until now, most of what you've heard about Facebook and the 2016 election has been focused on meddling by Russian operatives. Those efforts are being investigated by the FBI and the

Names and locations of Aussie women being listed on sick revenge porn websites

AUSTRALIAN women are being targeted in a sick online forums, where men request and trade images of specific people or women from certain locations. These “revenge porn” websites play host to thousands of requests from men asking for nude pictures of women from cities and suburbs across the country. On one site that specifically targets Australian women, called AussieSluts, people ask for “wins” (naked pictures) of women from certain areas, or even ask for pictures of specific women, adding their name and location to the website. READ MORE:

Facebook's Latest Controversy Could Fundamentally Change the Platform - and Social Media Itself

The biggest social media story of the moment – and maybe ever – is the latest controversy surrounding the misuse of Facebook data by controversial advertising/lobbying group Cambridge Analytica. To quickly get you up to speed, former Cambridge Analytica staffer Christopher Wylie has come forward with allegations that the company used personal information on American voters, gleaned from Facebook by academic researchers, in order to hyper-target Facebook ads and content which aimed to manipulate people’s psychological leanings to influence the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential Election. The same strategies were reportedly used to shift perception in the UKs Brexit vote. In many ways, the re

West Australians targeted on social media in 'sextortion' scam

SCAMMERS are using social media and dating websites to contact West Aussies as part of a ‘sextortion’ racket. The scammers ‘friend’ their victims and convince them to record then send sexually explicit videos and photographs. They then threaten to post the images and footage on the internet and to their family, friends, partners and employers, before demanding their victims pay between $500 and $5,000 via Western Union. WA ScamNet said it had received reports from eight people in WA since December 2017 who were being blackmailed in this way. However no money was reported to have been handed over. In one case, a 36-year-old man reported that he accepted a friend request on Facebook from a wom

Cyberbullying and what to do if your child is the perpetrator, not the victim.

Cyberbullying has become a significant issue for young people learning to navigate a life that is increasingly online. Like bullying that occurs face-to-face, cyberbullying can have serious effects on the physical and mental health of victims. Cyberbullying in isolation is very uncommon. Of young people who report being bullied, a clear majority have said it occurred face to face (71.5 per cent). Over a quarter experienced bullying face to face and online (27.4 per cent), and a very small percentage experienced cyberbullying only (1.1 per cent). It's important we don't focus on cyberbullying alone, and instead address the fundamentals of bullying more widely. Essential to tackling this compl

Parents fear social media and technology more than drugs, alcohol or smoking

Australian parents are more worried about their children using social media and technology than drugs, alcohol or smoking, according to new research. The youth mental health support service ReachOut surveyed parents of 12 to 18-year-olds about their concerns and found that 45 per cent were worried about their children's use of social media. Technology closely followed at 42 per cent. In comparison, 25 per cent were worried about their children using drugs, alcohol or smoking. ReachOut chief executive Jono Nicholas said parents were worried about the everyday use of social media and technology.

Surveillance software to track Queensland school students’ computer use in bid to stop cyber bullyin

The British software product eSafe Global, which is used overseas to track the activities of known sex-offenders, will be trialled in four Queensland independent schools from next term, The Sunday Mail can reveal. Unlike most other school cyber safety products which monitor activities online, eSafe captures absolutely everything students do on school computers or laptops, even the images they view offline or the words they type into draft documents.

Students to be SUSPENDED for cyberbullying outside of school hours as authorities try desperately to

Students who cyberbully will soon be suspended under tough new laws introduced by the New South Wales Government. Principals will have the power to suspend students if their cyber-bullying impacts the safety of other students or staff - even if that conduct happens outside of school hours. The new Education Amendment (School Safety) Bill 2017 law passed parliament last year and will be introduced after consultation has occurred with Government and non-government schools. NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes (pictured) introduced the new law into Parliament last year Read more:

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