March 29, 2024

‘A Dystopian Digital Future’: Senator Responds to Passing of Digital ID Bill

The Labor government insists the digital ID will be voluntary for Australians. Liberal Senator Alex Antic has warned Australia is a step closer to a dystopian digital future after the Digital ID bill passed the Senate. Mr. Antic is one of multiple parliamentarians who were alarmed about the legislation passing through the Senate chamber without […]

March 29, 2024

Disappearing WhatsApp Texts Recommended to Politicians by GCHQ

Elected representatives and political candidates have been cautioned about spear-fishing and spoofing ahead of local and general elections. The UK intelligence service has advised politicians to use disappearing WhatsApp messages on personal use devices, which would see texts automatically deleted after a set period. The recommendation is part of wide-ranging guidance issued by GCHQ’s National […]

March 28, 2024

Paris Hilton Says She Doesn’t Want Her Children to Be Consumed by Social Media

The socialite shares two children with her husband, Carter Reum. Socialite Paris Hilton recently reflected on the negative impact that social media can have on young minds, noting that she hopes her children don’t grow up to be as addicted to smartphones and their interactive apps as she is. The 43-year-old businesswoman shared her thoughts […]

March 28, 2024

European Commission Targets US Tech Giants in First Digital Markets Act Probe

The European Commission—Europe’s antitrust and consumer investigation agency—on Monday launched investigations into Alphabet, Apple, and Meta for potentially breaching a landmark new law designed to prevent Big Tech having an unfair advantage over competitors. In a statement, the commission said that it “suspects that the measures put in place by these gatekeepers fall short of […]

March 28, 2024

The Evolving Battlefield: How AI and Drones Redefine Modern Warfare

News Analysis As the Russia-Ukraine conflict unfolds, drones have transcended traditional weaponry, emerging as pivotal agents of change in modern combat. Their deployment has not only diversified tactics on the battlefield but also heightened concerns over the potential for autonomous drones to elude human oversight, posing unprecedented risks to global security. Experts underscore the necessity […]

March 27, 2024

AI Adoption Could Risk 8 Million Jobs: Think Tank

Britain needs to effectively manage artificial intelligence to avoid a worst-case economic scenario, analysis showed. The use of artificial intelligence in the labour market could lead to 8 million job losses and no GDP gain, a think tank has warned. Generative AI is set to be a “game changer” for millions of workers in the […]

March 27, 2024

Senate Passes Australia’s National Digital ID

The vote passed with the support of the Australian Labor Party, the Greens, the Jacqui Lambie Network, and independent David Van. The Digital ID Bill 2023 has passed the Australian Senate with 33 members voting yes and 26 against. Multiple senators took to social media on March 27 to complain that the legislation was rushed […]

March 27, 2024

Businesses Can Join National Digital ID Program Within 2 Years

Debate on the national digital ID system has been shut down, according to One Nation senators. Private businesses will be able to join the national digital ID system within two years under amendments proposed by the government. The Digital ID Bill 2023 (pdf) was introduced to the Australian Senate on March 27. Australians can already […]

March 26, 2024

Facebook Secretly Wiretapped Competitors: Documents

Facebook violated federal law with its secret program, according to some lawyers. Facebook secretly obtained proprietary data from competitors, including Snapchat, according to newly unsealed court documents. At the request of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook officials developed a program called In-App Action Panel (IAAP) that they deployed in 2016 and which was in use through […]