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Facebook has admitted hundreds of millions of its users’ passwords were stored in plain text and able to be accessed by its employees. In a blog post, Pedro Canahuati, VP Engineering, Security and Privacy at Facebook said the company has fixed the issues and will be notifying those users whose

Global social networking giants Facebook, Twitter and Youtube all failed to adequately respond when a white supremacist gunman murdered 51 people in New Zealand, live streaming the event on the internet. But at least they tried. Media companies around the world were condemned across those same social platforms for embedding

Facebook has apologised to marketers who were unable to access its ad interfaces, including Ads Manager and the Marketing API, yesterday during an outage which impacted the social media giant’s platforms globally. Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp all experienced partial outages for more than 12 hours, in what is thought to

Workplace by Facebook has reached 2 million paid users since launching the subscription service in October two years ago. ​It has more than 150 companies with 10,000 users on the platform Facebook Workplace began in October 2016 and started charging users a year later. A number of giant corporations have

Digital platforms provide a host of challenges for governments. Questions about how to best protect privacy, democracy, and speech online become more pressing every year. But policies that affect online platforms also affect international trade. Many Australian small businesses rely on digital platforms to stay on par with their international

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Facebook intentionally and knowingly violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws, according to a British parliamentary committee report which argued the social media behemoth should not be allowed to behave like a “digital gangster.” The 108-page report, released at the end of an 18 month investigation into disinformation and fake

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was not even born in early 1982 when the mandated breakup of Bell System began, a move that ultimately slashed the value of the giant and previously unassailable AT&T by 70 percent. He was 15 when Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson found that Microsoft was

Like Google and Facebook, telcos have access to data which could be used to paint a near complete picture of our lives. However the industry has approached data monetisation with much more caution than its technology counterparts. The regulatory grey area surrounding data ownership and competitive forces are a major

As digital ad revenue is diverted to Google and Facebook, big publishers are embracing subscription revenue, enforced by paywalls online, with new enthusiasm. However business models are far from figured out. Global publishers operating in Australia are also increasingly turning to analytics to better understand their audience in an effort

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Google (Alphabet) Google’s parent company Alphabet beat revenue and earnings per share expectations however increased costs pushed shares down. Full year revenue up 23 per cent year-on-year to $136.8 billion, while Q4 revenue jumped 22 per cent to $39.3 billion. Advertising revenue for the three months ended December 31 were