Yahoo Finance: Murdoch’s News Corp. Australia Asks to Break Up Google

Yahoo Finance: Murdoch’s News Corp. Australia Asks to Break Up Google. “Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Australia asked the country’s regulators to push to break up or effective separation of Google’s digital advertising business because of the damage it is inflicting on the nation’s media industry. News Corp. made the request in an 80-page filing with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission following a preliminary report from the regulator, recommending a new or existing watchdog should investigate and monitor how large digital platforms rank and display ads and news.”

Computerworld: National Library launches ‘enormous’ archive of Australia’s Internet

Computerworld: National Library launches ‘enormous’ archive of Australia’s Internet. “‘The Australian Web Archive [AWA] is one of the biggest in the world. And when we say big, we mean enormous,’ says director general of the National Library of Australia, Dr Marie-Louise Ayres. The new archive, which launched last week, contains around 600 terabytes of data across 9 billion records. In bookshelf terms; if the records were printed and stacked they would stretch from Canberra to Cairns.”

Sydney Morning Herald: Australian regulators prepare for Facebook, Google turf war

Sydney Morning Herald: Australian regulators prepare for Facebook, Google turf war. “Australian media and communications agencies are gearing up for a turf war over who gets to police Facebook and Google as part of the competition regulator’s world-first inquiry into the digital platforms. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released almost 90 submissions from media companies, lobby groups, academics and digital platforms on Monday morning as part of its investigation into the impact of the US-based tech giants on news organisations and advertising revenues.”

Phys .org: All publicly funded Australian research could soon be free for you, the taxpayer, to read

Phys .org: All publicly funded Australian research could soon be free for you, the taxpayer, to read. “What happens to research that is funded by taxpayers? A lot ends up in subscription-only journals, protected from the eyes of most by a paywall. But a new initiative known as Plan S could change that. Plan S focuses on making all publicly funded research immediately fully and freely available by open access publication.”

‘Flying blind’: Researchers call for national database of Indigenous sites (SBS News Australia)

SBS News (Australia): ‘Flying blind’: Researchers call for national database of Indigenous sites. “Researchers have called for the development of a national database of historical and culturally significant Indigenous sites after findings that the lack of an up-to-date, national record has led to issues with the management of sites, including an inability to engage with threats such as climate change.”

Which-50: Uni Researchers Found A Way To Identify Individual Census Responses And Reconstruct The Entire Database

Which-50: Uni Researchers Found A Way To Identify Individual Census Responses And Reconstruct The Entire Database. “Macquarie University researchers found a way to identify individuals and their census responses, Which-50 has learned. The vulnerability means a large-scale attack could be used to reconstruct the entire census database. The ABS claims that the flaw has subsequently been addressed, but it’s not entirely clear that the measures taken are enough Data collected in the 2016 census was vulnerable to hackers through the exploitation of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data visualisation tool, according to a new study from Macquarie University.”

Neowin: Twitter expands political ad transparency tools to EU, India, and Australia

Neowin: Twitter expands political ad transparency tools to EU, India, and Australia . “Twitter has announced that it’s bringing political ad rules to European Union member states, India, and Australia, following a rollout last year in the United States. The transparency effort consists of the Political Campaigning Policy, which defines political content, and the Ads Transparency Center (ATC), where users can dig into information about political advertisers.”