Signal Is A Good Start, But Beware

Everyone who has been a long time Signal user has been getting a bunch of notifications recently to let them know that [insert random contact here] has recently joined Signal. It’s all part of the recent exodus to Signal from Whatsapp after it was revealed that Whatsapp is going to start sharing data with Facebook […]

Will Facebook’s new image abuse tool really work?

A couple of weeks back (with the help of Electronic Frontiers Australia & conference organisers), I attended the inaugural Safety on the Edge Conference hosted by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. The eSafety Office falls under the Communications and Arts portfolio as it deals with regulation of internet content – an historically contentious topic […]

It’s just not cricket: setting the tone on cyber abuse

In an exciting move forward, digital rights organisation Electronic Frontiers Australia has elected it’s first ever female leadership. Lyndsey Jackson and long time EFA member Katherine Phelps take their positions as chair and vice-chair respectively as the organisation moves forward to address the challenges that affect Australians online. Having recently joined the EFA Policy Team, […]

After the ‘Facebook Files’, the social media giant must be more transparent

Most people on Facebook have probably seen something they wish they hadn’t, whether it be violent pictures or racist comments. How the social media giant decides what is and isn’t acceptable is often a mystery. Internal content guidelines, recently published in The Guardian, offer new insight into the mechanics of Facebook content moderation. The slides […]

How sexting is creating a safe space for curious millennials

Millennials have become cyborgs. They exist far beyond biology and through a variety of technological devices which don’t function as external entities but as a platform and backdrop to their daily lives. They were born between 1980 and 2000, and are regarded by researchers as an open-minded, responsive and liberal generation who believe that “useful […]