China to crack down on online fanclubs over bullying concerns | China- Tempemail

China’s internet watchdog has launched a crackdown on the country’s “chaotic” online celebrity fanclubs, accusing them of contributing to a culture of abuse and of manipulating public opinion. In an announcement on Tuesday, the office of the central cyberspace affairs commission said it was launching a two-month special operation targeting Continue Reading

NSW delays rules on Airbnb-style letting after concerns they are being rushed | Housing

The New South Wales government’s decision to delay the implementation of new rules governing Airbnb-style letting has been welcomed by accommodation-sharing platforms. The new rules – which include the expansion into regional areas of the 180-day cap on using empty properties for short-term rentals – were due to come into Continue Reading

NSW food delivery taskforce ignored riders safety concerns, advocates say | Australia news

A taskforce set up to improve safety after five delivery riders died on the job in the space of two months has suggested only minor changes to the industry, according to a draft of its report to be released next week. The action plan has been criticised for “caving to Continue Reading

eBay’s $9.2bn Gumtree deal raises competition concerns, says CMA | Technology sector

A $9.2bn (£6.5bn) deal to create the world’s largest classified ads business could reduce consumer choice and increase the fees people are charged for advertising goods online, Britain’s competition watchdog has warned. Shpock operator Adevinta’s proposed purchase of Gumtree from eBay would combine websites that allow people to buy and Continue Reading

YouTube extends ban on Trump amid concerns about further violence | Donald Trump

Donald Trump is suspended from posting to YouTube indefinitely after the video platform’s parent company Google extended a ban put in place this month. “In light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, the Donald J Trump channel will remain suspended,” a YouTube spokesperson said. “Our teams are staying Continue Reading

Concerns grow for children’s health as screen times soar during Covid crisis | Coronavirus- Tempemail

The rise in children’s screen time during the pandemic has triggered calls for greater interactivity and outdoor exercise to bolster learning and guard against an epidemic of shortsightedness. Time spent online has increased dramatically in the past year. Millions of pupils have been forced to switch to remote learning, while Continue Reading

Australian cyber abuse laws won’t address Coalition MPs’ concerns about deplatforming | Social media- Tempemail

New cyber abuse laws will help ensure moderation of social media is applied “fairly and consistently” but do not address concerns from some in the Coalition about deplatforming, the e-safety commissioner has said. Julie Inman Grant made the comments to Guardian Australia, confirming that even with new powers to take Continue Reading

Privacy concerns as Uber Eats drivers start taking photos of ID for alcohol orders | Technology

Uber’s food delivery drivers are now required to take a photo of the driver’s licence or other ID of people who order alcohol but, Uber Eats has insisted, the pictures won’t be retained. Uber Eats has advised Victorian customers ordering alcohol that from Thursday 29 October “delivery partners will need Continue Reading

Concerns of parents about children’s advancements are worsened by social media- Tempemail

Parents have lost sleep worrying about their children reaching milestones,  exacerbated by pressure from other parents and social media. A study of 1,000 mothers and fathers found 29 per cent worried about whether their baby had learnt to roll over at the “right time” while nearly a quarter were apprehensive Continue Reading

Twitter in turmoil after month of crisis leads to concerns over leadership | Twitter- Tempemail

A month of crisis at Twitter has reignited concerns that the company’s part-time chief executive and years of accumulated “technical debt” have left it dangerously vulnerable to malicious attackers and lacking the leadership required to take rapid action or controversial decisions. In mid-July, Twitter suffered an unprecedented security breach, as Continue Reading