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Apple's controversial plan to detect child abuse images has merit - and it's totally legal

Rick Shera. 10 September 2021, 10:45 am

Apple's plan to help stamp out child sex abuse material online has hit resistance but does a good job at balancing public good and privacy.

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Will Aussie publishers ditch Facebook comments?

Peter Griffin. 09 September 2021, 10:06 am

A major court ruling across the Tasman effectively strips away the safe harbour provisions media companies enjoy when it comes to comments left on social media platforms.

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Griffin on Tech: When your digital footprint could prove deadly

Peter Griffin. 03 September 2021, 4:07 pm

Afghan citizens have scrambled to erase their digital footprint in fear of retribution from the victorious Taliban, who now control Afghanistan's internet providers, telcos and government databases.

What does digital democracy look like?

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Let's talk copper

Paul Brislen. 30 August 2021, 11:06 am

There seems to be some confusion about copper lines and how they work, not to mention why we're moving away from them to newer technology, so I thought I'd have a go at explaining it all.

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EY inks major deal to push Microsoft products worldwide

Peter Griffin. 17 August 2021, 9:55 am

Consulting firm and systems integrator EY is embarking on a major expansion of its relationship with Microsoft that will see150,000 of its employees trained in use of the Redmond giant's technologies.

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Griffin on Tech: The WWW at 30 - three priorities for its future

Peter Griffin. 13 August 2021, 1:16 pm

It's 30 years this week since Tim Berners Lee turned on the World Wide Web.

Decentralisation, semantic web technologies and bridging the digital divide will help shape Web 3.0.

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Aussie lawmakers still have their sights on encryption

Peter Griffin. 10 August 2021, 9:12 am

Software makers and social media platforms could soon face a big fine in Australia if they don't adhere to rules that require them to detect unlawful material on encrypted platforms.

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Outspoken privacy watchdog tipped to take on Big Tech in UK role

Peter Griffin. 27 July 2021, 10:59 am

Our outspoken privacy commissioner, John Edwards, appears to be destined for a big promotion with reports suggesting he has been selected as the UK's next "privacy tsar".

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Is the age of anonymous crypto trading coming to an end?

Peter Griffin. 22 July 2021, 9:18 am

The European Union is proposing a law change for the region that would require companies transferring Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to collect the details of sender and recipient.

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Griffin on Tech: Will tech giants finally pay their fair share of tax?

Peter Griffin. 16 July 2021, 8:41 am

Big Tech companies are making record profits.

Now momentum is growing internationally to build a tax regime that will see them pay their fair share of tax in each country they operate in.

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Football revealed how hopeless content moderation still is

Peter Griffin. 13 July 2021, 10:34 am

Yesterday's nail-biting penalty shootout that handed victory to the Italians over the English in the Euro 2020 final also triggered a torrent of hate speech on social media.

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