BBC tightens security after anti-vaxxer ‘death threats’ to staff | Journalist safety- Tempemail

The BBC has upgraded its security protocols after the targeting of a senior journalist and apparent death threats. A message from Fran Unsworth, director of news and current affairs, sent to staff on Friday morning, and seen by the Observer, revealed the corporation had set up a working group to 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

How the online safety bill could endanger free speech and the sex industry | Australia news

The online safety bill that’s currently before the Senate has alarmed free speech advocates, tech companies and Australia’s sex industry, with many concerned it gives too much power to one bureaucrat over what you can post online. Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to porn performer Charlie Forde and reporter Josh Taylor about Continue Reading

The clumsily drafted online safety bill could see adult content censored in Australia | Pornography

“Gay Zombie Porn Gets Festival Flick” – just one of the many creative headlines following the announcement that LA Zombie, a film directed by queer art house auteur Bruce LaBruce, would be pulled from 2010 Melbourne International Film Festival after being refused an exemption from the Australian Classification Board. The Continue Reading

Online harms bill: firms may face multibillion-pound fines for illegal content | Internet safety- Tempemail

Social media companies will need to remove and limit the spread of harmful content or face fines of billions of pounds, the UK government has announced, as it finally reveals the details of its proposed internet regulation. The online harms bill, first proposed by Theresa May’s government in April 2019, Continue Reading

Online harms bill: firms face up to £18m fine for illegal content | Internet safety- Tempemail

Social media companies will need to remove and limit the spread of harmful content or face fines of up to £18m, the government has announced, as it finally reveals the details of its proposed internet regulation. The online harms bill, first proposed by Theresa May’s government in April 2019, sets Continue Reading

‘I’m pleased it is being used for people’s safety’: QR code inventor relishes its role in tackling Covid | Technology

The eureka moment that helped Masahiro Hara perfect the Quick Response, or QR code, sprang from a lunchtime game of Go more than a quarter of a century ago. He was playing the ancient game of strategy at work when the stones arranged on the board revealed the solution to Continue Reading

8 Online Safety Tips for the Holiday Season – Tempemail

The holiday season is a bonanza for criminals who see multiple opportunities to catch unwary shoppers, particularly online. We’ve long been attracted to the convenience of online shopping, and the pandemic’s lockdowns have galvanised our enthusiasm. Global digital commerce has grown by 71%, according to Salesforce’s Global Shopping Index, and Continue Reading