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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

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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

Twitter has been inadvertently collecting location data of some of its users and passing it on to one of its partners to target advertising. The social media network notified affected consumers this morning and apologised for the bug which impacted users who have multiple Twitter accounts linked to their iOS

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

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

Despite the march toward digital, 59 per cent of small Australian businesses still do not have a professional website, according to new research conducted by domain registrar GoDaddy. The primary reasons holding small businesses back from building a company website is the sense that the business is too small (44

A series of privacy scandals which plagued Facebook in 2018 hasn’t impacted the number of Australians using the platform. According to the the eighth annual Digital 2019 report commissioned by Hootsuite and We Are Social, Facebook has 16 million monthly average users in Australia, the same number as 2017 and

Leaked emails have embroiled Facebook in a new scandal with the suggestion the social networking giant has made a habit of dirty tricks and anticompetitive practices. These new problems come as the company is still reeling from last month’s revelations of underhanded lobbying, smear campaigns and alleged anti-semitism. Sign up for

The former head of ASIO has issued a warning about the dangers posed by small groups within society to shift the weight of public opinion by hijacking social media. David Irvine, chair of Australian Cyber Security Research Centre and former director general of ASIO argued “the internet and social media

Updated: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stepped down as chairman of the Silicon Valley company and has settled the SEC lawsuit for $55 million where he was being accused of fraud. Musk is being sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for making false and misleading statements on his