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Australia enacts landmark law to make tech firms pay for news

Australia enacts landmark law to make tech firms pay for news

(ATF) The online world is watching Australia this week after the nation’s parliament passed landmark legislation on February 25 requiring global digital giants to pay for local news content.The new law – the culmination of an often bitter tussle between the Australian government and media on one hand, and the …

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Facebook ratchets up fight with Australia over news payments

Facebook ratchets up fight with Australia over news payments

(ATF) The Australian government said on Thursday (Feb 18) that vital information on Facebook would be restored, after the social media giant erased local content in an escalating fight with Canberra over payments for news.The social media giant was widely criticised by politicians and human rights advocates after hundreds of …

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Security concerns over Clubhouse chat app

Security concerns over Clubhouse chat app

(ATF) For a few weeks, Clubhouse, an audio chat app developed in Silicon Valley, was a popular forum for conversations deemed contentious in China. However, last Monday evening, the inevitable happened – when users logged in from the mainland, they were met with a blank page displaying an error.Though this …

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Hordes dumping WhatsApp over its 'end of privacy' policy

Hordes dumping WhatsApp of it 'end of privacy' policy

(ATF) WhatsApp’s latest policy to force users to agree to sharing information with Facebook, which could then be shared or sold to others, could not only compromise users’ personal data, it could also lead to unexpected problems for business users, experts say.Most are advising users to shift to other instant …

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Big Tech runs huge financial risk with Trump de-platforming push

Big Tech runs big financial risk with Trump de-platforming push

(ATF) Big Tech firms reacted quickly to the Trump-inspired riot in Washington last week, but their move to cut access to social media platforms for the departing president and his political allies may bring a short-term political benefit that is accompanied by long-term negative financial consequences.President Trump showed his trademark …

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Call for social media oversight in India after Facebook exec quits

Call for social media oversight in India as Facebook exec quits

(ATF) The resignation on Tuesday of Facebook's top lobbyist in India, Ankhi Das, after a global outcry about inaction over hate speech, has led to renewed demands for social media platforms in India to adhere to a code of conduct – as in Europe.The push for an Indian code on …

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