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Social media is the new frontier for gendered violence, as biggest ever global study of girls’ experiences online reveals endemic abuse and harassment

Girls and young women worldwide are demanding social media companies take urgent action to protect them, as a landmark survey has revealed universal and shocking accounts of escalating online violence.

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‘No laughing matter’: Google enlists comedian to help in fight against Australia’s news code

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Greta Lee Jackson stars in Google’s latest campaign salvo, which comes as the Australian competition regulator wraps up the consultation period with digital platforms and news publishers before the proposed mandatory news code becomes law. The search giant claims the proposal is “extreme” and unfair.

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Online child sexual exploitation reports in Australia have surged under coronavirus lockdown, AFP say

Public tipoffs about online child sexual exploitation material have surged during the coronavirus pandemic, prompting the authorities to warn that, statistically, every Australian would know an abuser.

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Google sued by Australian Watchdog for allegedly misleading consumers to sign away their privacy

Google is being taken to court for allegedly misleading consumers to give away a lot more personal information than they had expected.

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