Facebook privacy breach, tighter social media laws: Vertical Hold Ep 323

What can you do if you’re caught up in Facebook’s latest massive privacy breach? How is the government considering changing the laws around social media? Guests SMH tech editor Tim Biggs (@TimBiggs) and SMH tech writer Peter Wells (@PeterWells)



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This week Facebook is copping flak for its latest data breach, exposing the email addresses and phone numbers of more than 500 million users, but why is the social media giant trying to dismiss it as old news?

Meanwhile, there’s talk of forcing social media users to prove their identity with 100 points of ID, but will it help improve online discourse and can we trust Facebook with all that extra personal data?

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Award-winning Australian technology news podcast Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News dives into the big stories of the week. Joined by Australia’s leading tech journalists every Friday, co-hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture. About/Contact us