Attempting to prop up the media sector while reigning in the tech giants with one bill was always going to be chaotic.
COVID-19 must not normalise digital surveillance
After a huge campaign to encourage every smartphone user in Australia to install and use the ‘COVIDSafe’ app, the effectiveness of the app has been negligible. The ‘sunscreen’ we needed to stay safe has done almost nothing. The number of at-risk people located through the app that weren’t previously found…
The Damn Roni App
Some disjointed thoughts on the governments then-new COVIDsafe app, a $10 million dollar shambles that assisted in the identification of no more than a couple pof dozen virus close contacts.
I co-authored a report into the erosion of press freedom in Australia since the atacks of September 11, 2001.
When they deploy the announced changes, Facebook will offer considerably better privacy protections than Australian political parties
Before the next election, the most important digital advertising platform — used by 12 million Australians every day — will set out a standard much higher than anything any Australian political party (except perhaps the minuscule Pirate Party) adheres to themselves.
The Australia Institute
The campaign for No New Coal Mines in Australia.