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In November 2002, when SARS, a respiratory virus broke out in southern China, 774 people died and 8,098 were infected. Nearly 17 years later in December 2019, the Novel Coronavirus was first identified in the Wuhan province, a similar respiratory illness to SARS.  At the time of publishing there are

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Adtech companies are facing new legal challenges in Norway, following the release of a report which accuses the online advertising industry of “systematically breaking the law”.  According to a study from the Norweigan Consumer Council, the ad industry’s “illegal collection and indiscriminate use of personal data” continues, 20 months after

In the first week of 2020, hashtag #ArsonEmergency became the focal point of a new online narrative surrounding the bushfire crisis. The message: the cause is arson, not climate change. Police and bushfire services (and some journalists) have contradicted this claim. We studied about 300 Twitter accounts driving the #ArsonEmergency

Adobe has announced a new content attribution initiative, backed by Twitter and The New York Times, which aims to help consumers identify where digital content originated and if it has been altered.  The Photoshop maker is developing an opt-in system that will allow creators and publishers to securely attach attribution

Twitter today announced it is banning all paid political advertising from its service because of fears of further misinformation spread and civil discord. Facebook, meanwhile, continues to allow the paid promotion of political ads, even when they are false. The two companies now claim to have over 3 billion active

Email address and phone numbers provided to enable for two factor authentication of Twitter users’ accounts were used to target advertisements, the company revealed this week.  Twitter said it wasn’t aware of how many people were impacted by the mistake and no personal data was ever shared externally with its

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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