Facebook and Twitter say Australia wants to give regulator too much power in bid to combat online bullying | Australian politics- Tempemail

Facebook and Twitter have raised concern controversial new legislation aimed at curbing bullying and governing online activity will give Australia’s eSafety commissioner too much power over speech online with little oversight. The online safety bill, introduced into parliament last week, is aimed at giving a broad range of powers to Continue Reading

Chinese Hackers Targeted India’s Power Grid Amid Geopolitical Tensions – Tempemail

Amid heightened border tensions between India and China, cybersecurity researchers have revealed a concerted campaign against India’s critical infrastructure, including the nation’s power grid, from Chinese state-sponsored groups. The attacks, which coincided with the standoff between the two nations in May 2020, targeted a total of 12 organizations, 10 of Continue Reading

Taking on the tech giants: the lawyer fighting the power of algorithmic systems | Social networking

In July 2019, Cori Crider, a lawyer, investigator and activist, was introduced to a former Facebook employee whose work monitoring graphic content on the world’s largest social media platform had left deep psychological scars. As the moderator described the fallout of spending each day watching gruesome footage, Crider was first Continue Reading

MediaTek Helio G95 to Power Gaming Devices in South Africa – Tempemail

Image sourced from 9to5Google MediaTek has launched its gaming chip, the Helio G95, in South Africa. Enhanced with MediaTek HyperEngine gaming technology, the G-series chip features multi-camera support, unrivalled connectivity, and AI Super-Resolution for video streams. The MediaTek Helio G95 is expected to offer gaming enthusiasts faster performance and high-end Continue Reading

Sugar-coated propaganda? Middle East taps into power of influencers | Middle East and North Africa- Tempemail

“I’m not political at all, and I make it a point not to be,” says Farida Salem. She chats by phone as she runs errands in Cairo on her way to football practice, where she is celebrated as one of Egypt’s most capable young female athletes. Salem is also one Continue Reading

‘Law unto themselves’: the Australian battle to curb Facebook and Twitter’s power | Australia news

Nationals MP Anne Webster and Labor MP Sharon Claydon are less concerned with why Donald Trump was taken off social media, and more concerned with what platforms such as Facebook are doing to stop online defamation and abuse. Webster and Claydon are the co-chairs of the Parliamentary Friends of Making Continue Reading

The silencing of Trump has highlighted the authoritarian power of tech giants | Social media- Tempemail

It was eerily quiet on social media last week. That’s because Trump and his cultists had been “deplatformed”. By banning him, Twitter effectively took away the megaphone he’s been masterfully deploying since he ran for president. The shock of the 6 January assault on the Capitol was seismic enough to Continue Reading

Google’s ‘experiment’ hiding Australian news just shows its inordinate power | Google

In the midst of a global pandemic and an unprecedented misinformation glut, Google has decided to hide some Australian news sites from its search results. It is “experimenting” with the lone supply of fact-checked, accountable information Australians can access right now. Australians have been seeing current news disappearing in recent Continue Reading

Texas and other states sue Google for abusing ‘monopolistic power’ | Google

Google is facing a new multi-state lawsuit, led by Texas, that accuses the company of abusing its “monopolistic power”, the latest in a slew of major legal efforts to rein in big tech. In a video announcing the suit on Wednesday, the Texas attorney generalcharged Google with engaging in anticompetitive Continue Reading

Beating the anti-vaxxers: how star power can help squash vaccine myths | Vaccines and immunisation- Tempemail

President-elect Joe Biden’s statement that he would be happy to be vaccinated publicly against coronavirus to encourage people to follow suit – following similar pledges from Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton – highlights a fundamental concern in global health circles. Vaccine hesitancy – as well as anti-vaccination Continue Reading