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Facebook und Australien

Facebook strikes last-minute deal with Australia around news content – Facebook on Monday said it had struck a deal with Australian lawmakers to pay local publishers for their news content, after the government finally agreed to change some of the terms within its new media code. … Facebook took particular issue with a baseball-style arbitration clause in Australia’s new media code, which would see a government-appointed panel set the payout rate if the parties can’t reach a deal. … Facebook on Monday suggested that the Australian government changed this part of the law to instead allow Facebook to strike deals with publishers it chooses on its own terms. … Moving forward, Brown says that the Australian government has clarified that the tech giant ‚will retain the ability to decide if news appears on Facebook so that we won’t automatically be subject to a forced negotiation.'“


News traffic in Australia drops after Facebook link-sharing ban – Total news traffic to Australian news sites within Australia fell by about 13% after Facebook began limiting link-sharing, per Chartbeat. Total traffic coming to Australian news sites from outside of the country dropped about 30%. – Facebook says last year it generated approximately 5.1 billion free referrals to Australian publishers worth an estimated AU $407 million. … Comscore says Facebook’s referral traffic to news publishers is higher in Australian than compared to the global average.“


Microsoft vs Google in Europa

Microsoft throws Google under the bus in European news fight – Google has blasted ‚link tax‘ proposals as antithetical to the open Web. – Microsoft is throwing its weight behind a European effort to force Big Tech companies to pay for the right to link to news articles. Google and Facebook have strongly opposed such proposals in both Europe and Australia, describing them as an attack on the open Web. Microsoft disagrees. … Meanwhile, if Google were to actually invoke the nuclear option and shut down its search engine in Australia or elsewhere, it could mean big market share gains for Bing. So stoking conflict between its biggest search rival and foreign governments may have a lot more upside than downside for Microsoft.“

Ars Technica

Apple iPhone und Sicherheit

Apple Surpassed Samsung as World’s Largest Smartphone Maker in Fourth Quarter – Apple overtook Samsung to become the largest smartphone vendor worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2020, a feat not achieved by Apple since 2016, according to market data by Gartner.“


Apple Is Going to Make It Harder to Hack iPhones With Zero-Click Attacks – Multiple exploit developers tell Motherboard an upcoming change in iOS could make zero-click exploits harder to pull off.“


Convos IRC statt Slack/Teams

IRC statt Teams oder SlackConvos aktualisiert seine IRC-Software fürs 21. Jahrhundert. Das freie Projekt will an Slack und Teams gewöhnte Nutzer ansprechen. – Chats fürs Unternehmen erlebten mit Corona einen Höhenflug – und insbesondere Microsoft Teams und Slack konnten von ihm profitieren. Doch wer seine Daten keinem externen Dienstleister anvertrauen will, kann ebenso im eigenen Rechenzentrum einen Messaging-Server betreiben. Selbst mit dem klassischen IRC lässt sich dies umsetzen, wie das Projekt Convos zeigt, das in der Version 6.00 vorliegt. … Auch ein experimenteller Videochat ist mit an Bord, der auf WebRTC setzt. Alle Details finden sich auf der Webseite des Projekts, darunter auch eine Anleitung für die direkte Installation auf dem eigenen Server oder per Docker.“