Facebook accused of not removing hate speech in complaint under Australia’s racial discrimination laws | Australia news

Facebook is facing a complaint under Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act that the company is not doing enough to moderate against hate speech. The Australian Muslim Advocacy Network (Aman) announced on Wednesday it had lodged a complaint under sections nine and 18(c) of the act with the Australian Human Rights Commission 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

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

Facebook will move UK users to US terms, avoiding EU privacy laws | Technology

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Facebook will shift all its users in the United Kingdom into user agreements with the corporate headquarters in California, moving them out of their current relationship with Facebook’s Irish unit and out of reach of Europe’s privacy laws. The change takes effect Continue Reading

Australian laws can’t stop spread of suicide footage on TikTok | Social media- Tempemail

Australian legislation requiring social media companies to quickly remove abhorrent violent material cannot be used to stop the viral spread of a suicide video currently circulating on TikTok, the eSafety commissioner’s office has said. Schools in Australia on Tuesday alerted parents to a viral video showing an American man killing Continue Reading

Anti-encrytion laws yet to be used by Asio or AFP to compel tech firms’ help, inquiry told | Australia news

Neither the spy agency, Asio, nor the Australian federal police have compelled tech companies to provide assistance under the country’s controversial anti-encryption laws that have been in force for nearly two years, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. Both agencies said on Friday they had so far secured voluntary cooperation from Continue Reading

Encryption laws are hurting Australia’s tech sector, Atlassian says | Australian security and counter-terrorism

The tech giant Atlassian says controversial encryption laws have damaged the reputation of the technology sector, discouraged talent from working in Australia, and harmed an industry that could help drive economic growth in the nation’s post-Covid-19 recovery. An inquiry into the encryption laws resumed on Monday before the parliamentary joint Continue Reading

Erdogan’s push for more social media laws is another step towards silencing dissent- Tempemail

“Do you now understand why we are against YouTube, Twitter, Netflix, and other media?” Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked in a televised statement early this month. “So that we can wipe out such immoralities.” This was in reference to improper comments made on Twitter regarding his newly born grandchild. Continue Reading

Australia’s anti-encryption laws need judicial oversight: INSLM – Security – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

A review of encryption-busting laws rushed through parliament at the end of 2018 says unilateral powers given to authorities to approve notices should be stripped and handed to a judicial authority instead. The Independent Tempemail Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM) report into the Assistance and Access Act comes in at 316 Continue Reading

Google says use existing EU laws to govern AI – Cloud- Tempemail

Google has called on the European Union to use current EU laws to govern the use of artificial intelligence rather than draft new ones and cautioned against a one size fits all regulatory framework because of AI’s diverse applications. The US online search engine’s comments on Thursday were in response Continue Reading