Competition watchdog expects Google and Facebook to strike deal with small publishers | Australia news

If smaller and regional publishers don’t get a deal under the news media code, the government retains the “trigger” to force Google and Facebook to the negotiating table, competition tsar Rod Sims says. The code passed the Senate on Wednesday evening with amendments, a day after the Morrison government struck Continue Reading

Why Facebook blocked news in Australia, and what comes next | Australia news

On Thursday, Facebook blocked all news on its platform in Australia. This historic move came during escalating tensions over legislation that would force Facebook and Google to negotiate a fair payment with news organisations for using their content. Reporter Joshua Taylor explains the key arguments for and against the Media Continue Reading

I told you Facebook was bad – I even posted cartoons about it on Facebook | First Dog on the Moon

Even the Bureau of Meteorology were on the receiving end of Facebook’s despotic strongarm stunt Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are published Get all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints Continue reading… Continue Reading

Sarah Wilson on how the wellness community fell prey to conspiracies | Australia news- Tempemail

The journalist and author found international fame with I Quit Sugar – a New York Times bestselling book that launched a movement. She speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about how the online wellness community became a hotbed for conspiracy theories and misinformation, and what we can do about it How to Continue Reading

‘I am a people person. I want my family to visit’: stories of older Australian migrants during Covid | Ruth De Souza and Safdar Ahmed | Opinion

Alone Together comic From August to November 2020, an interdisciplinary team of researchers interviewed 10 older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (Cald) backgrounds to explore the complex ways in which technology was used in their social lives during lockdown. Authors: Dr Ruth De Souza (RMIT), Maria Dimopoulos (Victorian Department Continue Reading

Dylan Behan: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Culture- Tempemail

Hi, I’m Dylan Behan, I’m a long-time comedy video editor for Australian TV who’s worked on a number of already forgotten shows like The Chaser’s War on Everything, The Letdown and Tonightly with Tom Ballard. When Tonightly was axed at the end of 2018 I decided to enter the highly Continue Reading

Google threatens to shut down search in Australia over digital news code – video | Technology- Tempemail

Google Australia’s managing director Mel Silva has told a Senate committee the tech giant could remove its search engine from Australia if a code forcing the companies to negotiate payments to news media companies goes ahead. The threat comes as Google and Facebook are fighting against legislation currently before the Continue Reading

US attacks Australia’s ‘extraordinary’ plan to make Google and Facebook pay for news | Media

The United States has urged the Australian government to ditch draft media laws that would force tech giants Google and Facebook to pay news organisations for sharing their content. The US, in a submission to an Australian parliamentary inquiry, has said that the proposed legislation is unreasonable, impractical, “fundamentally imbalanced” Continue Reading

Ladies and Gentleman, the Fabulous Stains: teenage Diane Lane and Laura Dern rock punk | Culture

When Johnny Rotten crouched on the edge of the stage in San Francisco in 1978, at the demise of the Sex Pistols’ US tour, and asked, “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” it would inspire a key moment in a film four years later. In Ladies and Gentleman, the Continue Reading

‘Human etch-a sketch’: GPS art, burbing and my attempt to recreate the Guardian masthead | Technology

Henry David Thoreau once wrote: “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” More than 150 years later, a new generation of artists tracing their movements via GPS to create sketches are proving Thoreau’s words remarkably prescient. That’s what Strava art is at its core. Named after the fitness Continue Reading