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Facebook finally gives users more control over their own data

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Last year we saw the move from Facebook to allow users to export their photos, now this is being taken a step further. The expansion of the data export tool now includes users...

Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram messaging were down this morning

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If you were up in the small hours this morning, you may have noticed that messaging on Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger -- as well as other Facebook services -- were down. The outage also...

Facebook Messenger gets an artist makeover thanks to a collaboration with Melbourne-based artist and...

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Facebook Messenger has announced that it is bringing a new way to experience the arts virtually, with a new initiative that features a collaboration with Melbourne-based artist and illustrator, Karan Singh. The collaboration is the...

Facebook will bring back Australian news, Australian government amends media bargaining code

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Not even a week after abruptly removing all Australian news (and plenty of Australian non-news) content from its website, Facebook has changed its mind, and will bring Australian content back to its platform. The announcement...

Opinon: Facebook hasn’t just dumped Australian news, it’s effectively abandoned Australia, and so should...

Facebook has decided to show the Australian Government its resolve by removing Australian news content from Facebook across the globe yesterday, and it's certainly made news (ironically). Rather than pay news media for sharing...

Facebook removed all Australian news from its platform, for Australian and foreign audiences

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Facebook announced today that it has decided to remove all Australian news content (a very broad definition) from its platform in the latest escalation of the fight between Google and Facebook, and the Australian...

Google threatens to pull out of Australia entirely in response to digital media code

Let us be very clear: Scott Morrison and his conservative government present a clear and present danger to the internet that we use in Australia, and his proposed media code will irreparably harm the...

Whatsapp responds to the Facebook furore

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A few days ago something of a storm erupted around the changes to the Whatsapp privacy policy and the requirement to share certain data with Facebook. While the changes do result in a...

Whatsapp: Share with Facebook or leave

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Whatsapp is one of the biggest cross-platform messaging options available. The problem is, it's owned by Facebook and very soon you have the not option but to share your details/ data with Facebook...

Facebook potentially looking at banning news in Australia

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Facebook has threatened to ban news from being shared on its main app and Instagram, snubbing and attacking the new regulatory code the ACCC is developing. The new code would force social media...

Ausdroid’s response to the #StopHateforProfit campaign: we are leaving Facebook

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Ausdroid has been a strong supporter of social causes for a long time. We have upset some readers in the past with our social conscience and while we miss those readers we do not...

Stop Hate for Profit campaign calls on the wider international community to stand against...

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Facebook has been cowering behind their stance that they support free speech as a way of maintaining an anything-goes stance on its platform, assuming that anything isn't a breastfeeding mother. It seems that in...

Viber severs ties with Facebook in #StopHateForProfit boycott escalation

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Viber is a very popular messaging platform, with over one billion users worldwide albeit far from the 5 Billion installs of the Facebook-owned Whatsapp on the Android platform alone. So for them to...

Facebook actually wants to help you not use Facebook so much? Screenshots point...

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Digital Wellbeing has become the catchphrase of many tech companies with so many of us spending so much time on our devices -- Elon Musk actually Joe Rogan recently that we are cyborgs already...

Australian Review: Facebook Portal TV is the best way to video call family and...

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For $229 the Facebook Portal TV enables you to seamlessly make Facebook Messenger/Whatsapp video calls and enable "telepresence" with your family and friends in a way that used to cost many many multiples of...

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