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It is twelve months since GDPR came into force, but you need to look back a little further to really appreciate why the world is now very different for marketers than it was a year and a day ago. And why it risks becoming toxic for advertising technology and marketing

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Despite all the privacy and data controversies surrounding Facebook in the past year it is still the most widely used social media site in Australia, according to new Roy Morgan research. At the beginning of 2019, Facebook had more than 17.1 million users visiting the site in a four week

The CEO of a leading global AI and conversational commerce company has called on Mark Zuckerberg to shut down Facebook until he can “fix it”, arguing social media is harming communities and demonstrating what not to do in the current AI race. “Shut it down tomorrow. You will win a

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Google, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft have committed to the Christchurch Call, a pledge by governments and technology companies alike to stop terrorist and extremist violence online. The companies have committed to five individual actions and four collaborative actions. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Nominate today for the

Facebook plans to make its platform more privacy-focused, built around several principles core to the way WhatsApp has been developed, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. During the F8 conference in San Jose earlier this week the CEO opened the event saying the company will focus on the most fundamental and

Facebook told investors it’s setting aside $3 billion to cover an impending fine from the FTC, to settle an investigation which was opened in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The matter remains unresolved, but the company is estimating the fine will be between $3 billion and $5 billion.

Nobody likes Nazis. Even Nazis aren’t super keen to be associated with them, which is why euphemisms like “ethno-nationalist” and “right-wing extremist” start trending whenever some white supremacist mouth-breather breaks into the news cycle. Increasingly, however, white supremacist mouth-breathers are the news cycle. From genuine monsters, live-streaming mass atrocities in

Facebook will expand third party fact checking to Australia and temporarily ban electoral ads purchased from outside the country in an effort to prevent interference in the upcoming federal election. The new rules, announced today by Facebook, bring Australia in-line with other major democracies where the social media giant has

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Facebook has again exposed its users’ data, according to security researchers which say they found 540 million users’ details including passwords available on public storage servers. Facebook is yet to respond to the claims. Security firm UpGuard claims two third-party developed Facebook apps collected and posted the information on publicly

It seems likely that regulators will come for the tech giants. The Australian Taxation Office has already wrestled Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook to the mat, forcing them to stop offshoring their profits while hitting up local taxpayers to cover all of their expenses. Paying your tax like some poor