Tinder’s plan for criminal record checks raises fears of ‘lifelong punishment’ | Tinder

When Jerrel Gantt was released from prison after three years, he was handed a pamphlet about healthcare and nothing else. He began searching for employment, a deep source of anxiety for him, and secured housing through a ministry in New York City. He later enrolled in school part-time. As he Continue Reading

Fears of escalating violence as online ‘hate factories’ sow division within Australia’s Indian community | Australia news- Tempemail

Concerns are growing that online “hate factories” spreading misinformation and propaganda about minority groups in India are influencing and radicalising people in Australia. In late February, men armed with bats and hammers attacked four Sikh students in a car in Harris Park in western Sydney. The occupants escaped unharmed, but Continue Reading

‘Wolf in watchdog’s clothing’: India’s new digital media laws spark fears for freedoms | India

Not long before he was elected as India’s prime minister in 2014, Narendra Modi spoke of his dreams of a “digital India”, where “access to information knows no barriers”. But this week, unprecedented barriers on every form of digital content, from online news to social media and films and television Continue Reading

‘Terrible and unacceptable’: People in Myanmar tell of their fears about a new era of military rule- Tempemail

O n the first day of February 2021 Myanmar awoke to an internet blackout: No social media, no apps, no search engines. No news from friends, family or the international community, no way of knowing what was happening. The streets filled as people questioned each other for any information, using Continue Reading

A double edged sword: hopes and fears for children as fast internet reaches Pacific | World news

From the narrow bay of Sydney’s Tamarama Beach, a cable twice as thick as garden hose, carrying optic fibre thinner than human hair, stretches along the ocean floor linking Australia to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. The Coral Sea cable will provide, for the first time, fast internet to Continue Reading

ByteDance to float TikTok Global to allay transparency fears | Technology- Tempemail

A new company set up to allow TikTok to continue operating in the United States plans to float on the stock market in an effort to increase transparency and show the Trump administration that it will adhere to regulatory oversight. TikTok Global plans to hold a public listing, its Chinese Continue Reading

Judge blocks Trump bid to remove WeChat from stores over China fears | Social media- Tempemail

A US judge has blocked the Trump administration from requiring Apple and Google to remove Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat for downloads by late on Sunday. US magistrate judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said in an order that WeChat users who filed a lawsuit “have shown serious questions going to Continue Reading

Are Election Hacking Fears Driving Voters To The Polls?- Tempemail

If people fear that the American electoral infrastructure could be hacked, will they withhold their votes in November? Not according to research commissioned by Tempemail ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Election hacking concerns could in fact drive more Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential election.  Given potential concerns Continue Reading

Muslim group fears Australia is importing rightwing extremist content via Facebook | Australia news- Tempemail

A major Muslim advocacy group has expressed concern that Australia is importing rightwing extremist content from Britain, the US and Europe through social media platforms, and says it has identified what appears to be “inauthentic behaviour” between a network of pages in Australia that links to white supremacist content overseas. Continue Reading

Online privacy experts sound alarm as US Senate bill sparks surveillance fears | Technology

A US Senate bill that critics say would enable widespread censorship and surveillance has taken a significant step towards becoming law, raising alarm among internet freedom advocates. The Senate judiciary committee voted on Thursday to advance the Earn It Act, legislation that on paper is intended to address sexual exploitation. Continue Reading