Reddit defends how it tackles misinformation as it opens Australian office | Reddit- Tempemail

The head of social news aggregator Reddit has argued its own community and administrators are the best moderator against misinformation, as the company plans to open an office in Australia for the first time. In the past year since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, misinformation on social media platforms Continue Reading

TikTok takes down hundreds of Australian videos in misinformation crackdown | TikTok- Tempemail

False claims about Covid vaccines – including that the Australian prime minister faked getting his jab – were among some of the hundreds of Australian videos TikTok removed from its platform as part of a misinformation crackdown. In February, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Redbubble, Apple, Adobe and TikTok signed on Continue Reading

Facebook removes 110,000 pieces of Covid misinformation posted by Australian users | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook has removed more than 110,000 pieces of Covid-related misinformation generated by Australian accounts in the first year of the pandemic, the company has revealed. In February, Facebook, along with Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Redbubble and TikTok, signed on to a new voluntary industry code aimed at combating misinformation and disinformation Continue Reading

Australian man Craig Wright who says he created bitcoin takes £4bn claim to London high court | Bitcoin

An Australian computer scientist who claims he created bitcoin has launched a London high court lawsuit against 16 software developers in an effort to secure bitcoin worth around £4bn pounds (A$5.7bn) he says he owns. In a case that was promptly labelled “bogus” by one defendant, Craig Wright is demanding Continue Reading

Australian AI company says sorry for asking potential staff to describe their skin tone | Australia news

An Australian artificial intelligence company has apologised for a question on a recruitment application which asked potential employees to describe their skin tone. The Australian Securities Exchange-listed company, Appen, boasts 1 million contractors working at 70,000 locations across the globe who work to label photographs, text, audio and other data Continue Reading

How the hacking of surveillance tech used by police could undermine Australian criminal cases | Australian police and policing

Criminal lawyers could soon begin challenging a tool Australian police routinely rely on to extract messages, photos and other information from mobile phones for investigations after the discovery of security flaws that meant data could be falsified. Last week Moxie Marlinspike, the founder of encrypted messaging app Signal, published a Continue Reading

Government agencies could access personal data without consent under new bill | Australian politics

Australians’ personal information could be accessed by government agencies and researchers without their consent under proposed data-sharing legislation that critics say could pave the way for more robodebt-style tactics. In a speech at an Australian Financial Review conference this week, the former government services minister Stuart Robert said it wasn’t Continue Reading

Ombudsman says ACT federal police may have illegally accessed location data | Australian police and policing

The Australian federal police’s ACT unit has been blasted for a “cavalier” attitude to access of location information to arrest criminal suspects which could put prosecutions at risk. On Wednesday the commonwealth ombudsman released a scathing report into the AFP’s access of metadata from location-based services, warning of a failure Continue Reading

MP Craig Kelly ‘absolutely outraged’ after Facebook removes his page for misinformation | Australian politics

Facebook has removed federal independent MP Craig Kelly’s Facebook page for repeatedly breaching the social media company’s misinformation policy. The member for Hughes, who quit the Liberal party in February in part because he wanted to keep posting about unproven treatments for Covid-19, had amassed a large following on the Continue Reading

Australian man Craig Wright’s claim he invented bitcoin to be considered by UK court | Bitcoin

An Australian computer scientist who claims he created bitcoin is taking legal action in the United Kingdom, which could force the court to rule on whether he is indeed the cryptocurrency’s inventor. London’s high court this week allowed Craig Wright’s lawyers to pursue the operator and publisher of the Continue Reading