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Deepfakes in an Australian election campaign would be legally fine, and OpenAI benches its flirty new chatbot voice

Deepfakes in an Australian election campaign would be legally fine, and OpenAI benches its flirty new chatbot voice

Hello and welcome to Screenshot, your weekly tech update from national technology reporter Ange Lavoipierre, featuring the best, worst and strangest in tech and online news. Read to the end for an A+ Subreddit recommendation you didn’t know you needed. Is Australia sleepwalking into a deepfakes election? As the next federal election draws closer and...

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Aquarius, Horoscope Today, May 21, 2024: Day to showcase your originality – Times of India

Aquarius, Horoscope Today, May 21, 2024: Day to showcase your originality – Times of India

Today is all about innovation and intellectual exploration for you, Aquarius. The planetary alignment stimulates your innate curiosity and urges you to think outside the box. This is a great day to dive into new technologies, unconventional ideas, or futuristic projects that can reshape the way you think and work.In relationships, your openness to new...

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Mum should have ‘thrown my computer out the window’, says porn addict, but warns age verification won’t work

Mum should have ‘thrown my computer out the window’, says porn addict, but warns age verification won’t work

In short: Age verification rules being trialled by the federal government could require millions of Australians to prove their age to access online porn and social media. Internet freedom groups have labelled the scheme a “porn passport” and warned of its privacy impacts. What’s next? The trial will test a range of technologies for safety, accuracy and...

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Australian study says China uses global apps, games for propaganda

Australian study says China uses global apps, games for propaganda

SYDNEY —  An Australian study claims that China’s monitoring of global internet users’ online habits — a practice that has made TikTok controversial in the United States — extends far beyond the popular social media app to numerous other platforms and even online games. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute, a research organization that receives funding...

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The biggest tech court case in Australian history you’ve never heard of

The biggest tech court case in Australian history you’ve never heard of

There are roughly 15 million Australians currently suing Apple and Google, and they don’t even know it. You’re probably one of them. As a nation, we download more than a billion apps each year, and the Federal Court is trying to decide whether we’re being ripped off in the process. The verdict could upend the...

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More than 1000 jobs on offer with no qualifications or experience required

More than 1000 jobs on offer with no qualifications or experience required

Amazon Australia is looking for 1400 seasonal workers across the country to help support its upcoming mid-year sales season. On Monday the ecommerce company announced its plans to onboard workers to help pick, pack and ship orders at its fulfilment centres and logistics sites. While the roles available are seasonal, there is the opportunity for...