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Twitter to expose how much Australian political groups pay for ads ahead of election

Twitter to expose how much Australian political groups pay for ads ahead of election

Twitter is rolling out changes in the lead up to an Australian federal election to expose how much campaigners are spending on ads and who they are targeting. 

  • by Jennifer Duke

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Facebook says its algorithms help counter echo chamber
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Facebook says its algorithms help counter echo chamber

A Facebook executive in charge of the tech giant's policies governing the algorithms that choose the news and content its users see in its news feed believes the social media platform is helping to dismantle "filter bubbles" rather than create them.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Facebook fightback: ACCC has not made the case for its most striking plan
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Facebook fightback: ACCC has not made the case for its most striking plan

Where's the evidence that monitoring how digital platforms rank and display news content will save journalism?

  • by Simon Milner
'People not regulators should decide': Facebook slams calls for crackdown
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'People not regulators should decide': Facebook slams calls for crackdown

A senior Facebook executive has defended the social media platform against criticism it negatively impacts news publishers.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Canberra's burning issue: do we pay too much for petrol?
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Canberra's burning issue: do we pay too much for petrol?

We're annoyed enough to whinge about prices, but not suffering enough to change our habits.

  • by Markus Mannheim
Broadcasters to ask competition watchdog to 'go further' in Facebook, Google inquiry
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Broadcasters to ask competition watchdog to 'go further' in Facebook, Google inquiry

Free-to-air television networks are set to ask the competition regulator to expand their crackdown on Facebook and Google.

  • by Jennifer Duke
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Google search ranking boss warns against algorithm oversight
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Google search ranking boss warns against algorithm oversight

Google vice-president of search Pandu Nayak has criticised the Australian competition watchdog for pushing for too much transparency into algorithms used by technology giants, days ahead of a deadline for submissions into the world-first inquiry.

  • by Jennifer Duke
ACCCs Rod Sims to maintain pressure on Google and Facebook
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ACCCs Rod Sims to maintain pressure on Google and Facebook

The chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, will double down on his criticism of the tech giants in a speech in Sydney on Monday

  • by John McDuling
Netflix customers urged to be vigilant as 'high quality' email scam circulates
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Netflix customers urged to be vigilant as 'high quality' email scam circulates

It appears to be a legitimate email from Netflix, but closer inspection reveals it to be a credit card phishing scam. 

  • by Jenny Noyes
ACCC's merger issues nixed along with TPG wireless network
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ACCC's merger issues nixed along with TPG wireless network

TPG's dumping of its wireless network rollout is good news for its planned merger partner, Vodafone, as it has removed the major issue the ACCC had with the deal.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Got slow NBN? Ask for a refund, consumer watchdog says
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Got slow NBN? Ask for a refund, consumer watchdog says

The ACCC has urged 94,000 NBN customers to see if they are eligible for a refund for slow speeds.

  • by Rachel Clun