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CyberBeat is a community driven, educational and informative 15 minute podcast keeping you up to date with news and analysis on what’s happening with the internet in Australia and how it relates to you.

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CyberBeat #73
January 2023

FEATURE: This week a journalist goes back to high school for a day to test the latest Artificial Intelligence tools.

Latest CyberBeat News

The Australian consumer watchdog gets tough with social media influencers

02 February 2023
ACCC to identify misleading testimonials and endorsements by social media influencers

U.S. Accuses Google of Abusing Monopoly in Ad Technology

02 February 2023
Google has - “corrupted legitimate competition in the ad tech industry by engaging in a systematic campaign to seize control of the wide swath of high-tech tools used by publishers, advertisers and brokers, to facilitate digital advertising".

FBI Examines Snapchat’s Role in Fentanyl Poisoning Deaths

02 February 2023
Social media under scrutiny as fentanyl crisis spikes in US

Online abuse or harassment when using dating apps affecting 3 out 4 Australians

02 February 2023
Sexual harassment, aggression and violence victimisation among mobile dating app and website users in Australia by Australian Institute of Criminology

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Previous Podcasts

CyberBeat news #72 26 January 2023

Computer security is no longer about data; it's about life and property.

Bruce Schneier is a public-interest technologist, working at the intersection of security, technology, and people. In the following piece he discusses Six Lessons in Security.

https://www.schneier.com/

CyberBeat news #71 19 January 2023

Nina Schick, A.I. Thought Leader talks about 'generative artificial intelligence', a thriving area of Artificial Intelligence that has investors in a frenzy…

CyberBeat news #70 11 January 2023

This week we talk about social media causing brain changes in teens and FB found guilty of engaging in activity that ‘illegally forced users to effectively accept personalised ads’.

CyberBeat news #69 04 January 2023

This week emerging issues in Internet Platform Regulation. Why is Australia considered the top country for cyber criminals?

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