Global tech

Facebook’s latest data breach: what happened and why it’s hard to know if your data was leaked

- April 7, 2021 4 MIN READ

Over the long weekend reports emerged of an alleged data breach, impacting half a billion Facebook users from 106 countries. And while this figure is staggering, there’s more to the story than 533 million sets of data. This breach once again highlights how many of the systems we use aren’t designed to adequately protect our… Read more »

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Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- March 11, 2021 3 MIN READ

Hello Thursday! Lots happening around the world today. Here’s some of what we spotted.  Don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-2.45pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus.   OVH data centre burns Millions of websites, banks, retailers and government services in Europe are offline today after fire destroyed a… Read more »

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Facebook likes Australian media again after striking a deal with the Morrison government

- February 23, 2021 3 MIN READ

Facebook’s hostage standoff with Australian government and media will end in the next few days after the company struck a deal with the Morrison government over its controversial News Media Bargaining Code. Intense negotiations with the government in the wake of Facebook blocking hundreds of media sites on its platform last Thursday, saw the warring… Read more »

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Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- February 22, 2021 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Monday. Here’s the latest news from here and overseas. Don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-2.45pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus. Government pulls Facebook ads Facebook may have blocked media and a bunch of other organisations from promoting themselves for free on the $1 trillion global… Read more »

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Here’s where to look for trusted information now that Facebook News is gone

- February 19, 2021 3 MIN READ

Information is everywhere, right? Well, here in Australia, we now have one less source of news information at our fingertips. Yesterday, Facebook banned Australian users from posting news links, and sharing or viewing Australian and international news content. This will have a far-reaching impact on many organisations and groups. For the public – people of… Read more »

Global tech

Had enough of Facebook? Here’s how to give your social media a Spring clean

- February 18, 2021 4 MIN READ

In denying news content to its Australian users, Facebook is arguably overplaying its hand, behaving as a big company that thinks it can intimidate governments. If it keeps doing this, it will ultimately lose customers, and that’s the last thing Facebook wants. Perhaps you’re already considering breaking up with Facebook, whether in reaction to the… Read more »

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Facebook bans Australian news

- February 18, 2021 5 MIN READ

If you’re reading this story, then you probably didn’t see it on Facebook. The social media giant announced overnight that it would ban Australian news media from its site, following through on a threat in response to the Australian government’s plans to force Google and Facebook to pay media companies for news featured on the… Read more »

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Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- February 17, 2021 3 MIN READ

It’s Wednesday, there’s lots happening and Victorians are free to dance once more. Here’s today’s news, and don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-2.45pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus. Facebook ban Morrison government backbencher Craig “try the bleach” Kelly has been sin-binned by Facebook for a week… Read more »

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Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- February 16, 2021 3 MIN READ

Welcome to Tuesday. Fingers crossed for good news for Victorians to emerge from lockdown some time today. Here’s today’s news, and don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-3pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus.   Zucktime Facebook is reportedly building a smartwatch – not to be confused with Facebook Watch,… Read more »

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Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- February 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Happy Monday all. Here’s today’s news, and don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-3pm. Our guests today include Ignition Lane’s Gavin Appel with his weekly wrap of all the big tech news. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus.   Google & Facebook start talking A Senate inquiry into… Read more »