‘Law unto themselves’: the Australian battle to curb Facebook and Twitter’s power | Australia news

Nationals MP Anne Webster and Labor MP Sharon Claydon are less concerned with why Donald Trump was taken off social media, and more concerned with what platforms such as Facebook are doing to stop online defamation and abuse. Webster and Claydon are the co-chairs of the Parliamentary Friends of Making Continue Reading

Social media’s selective historical memory is a human rights issue- Tempemail

Seventy-five years ago, prosecutors at the Nuremberg Trials, that followed World War II, made history in an unexpected way. They asked the court to dim the lights and enter into the record a new form of evidence to document human rights violations: A film. For more than an hour, horrific Continue Reading

The silencing of Trump has highlighted the authoritarian power of tech giants | Social media- Tempemail

It was eerily quiet on social media last week. That’s because Trump and his cultists had been “deplatformed”. By banning him, Twitter effectively took away the megaphone he’s been masterfully deploying since he ran for president. The shock of the 6 January assault on the Capitol was seismic enough to Continue Reading

How a Scottish postie’s simple sea shanty struck a global chord | Folk music- Tempemail

It is no exaggeration to say that sea shanties have changed Nathan Evans’s life. The 26-year-old postman from Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, has become a phenomenon online thanks to the driving, rhythmic a cappella music. The sea shanty genre has unexpectedly broken into the mainstream, having become something of a global Continue Reading

WhatsApp Delays Controversial ‘Data-Sharing’ Privacy Policy Update By 3 Months – Tempemail

WhatsApp said on Friday that it wouldn’t enforce its recently announced controversial data sharing policy update until May 15. Originally set to go into effect next month on February 8, the three-month delay comes following “a lot of misinformation” about a revision to its privacy policy that allows WhatsApp to Continue Reading

GPS art: the hybrid activity mixing creativity and fitness – video | Technology

GPS art or GPX is a combination of both fitness and artistic activity. Your movements, traced by GPS signals, become the paint on a city-sized canvas. You can run, ride or walk your artwork through popular fitness tracking apps such as Strava and the path of your choosing. Tackling the Continue Reading

Banning Trump won’t fix social media: 10 ideas to rebuild our broken internet – by experts | Social media

It was nearing midnight on Tuesday 12 January when the final plank of Donald Trump’s social media platform fell away. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, Snapchat and, finally, YouTube had all come to the same conclusion: that their platforms – multibillion dollar American companies that dominate American political discourse – could Continue Reading

TikTok photoshoot of car on UK level crossing – ‘sheer stupidity’ | TikTok- Tempemail

Police are investigating after a video showing a car parked over a live railway track for a photoshoot was posted on TikTok. The clip shows a tripod and car set up by a level crossing north of Bolton with the caption: “Would you take the risk to get the shot Continue Reading

NSA Suggests Enterprises Use ‘Designated’ DNS-over-HTTPS’ Resolvers – Tempemail

The U.S. Tempemail Security Agency (NSA) on Friday said DNS over HTTPS (DoH) — if configured appropriately in enterprise environments — can help prevent “numerous” initial access, command-and-control, and exfiltration techniques used by threat actors. “DNS over Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Transport Layer Security (HTTPS), often referred to as DNS Continue Reading