Telstra fined $10 million after customers charged for ‘premium’ content they didn’t sign up for

Telstra fined $10 million after customers charged for ‘premium’ content they didn’t sign up for

Posted April 26, 2018 17:33:41 Telstra has been fined $10 million in the Federal Court for signing its mobile customers up to be charged directly for third-party online content without their knowledge or agreement. Up to 100,000 Telstra customers were signed up to its Premium Direct Billing (PDB) service by …

China’s Sina Weibo bans LGBT content on social media, but reverses after outcry

China’s Sina Weibo bans LGBT content on social media, but reverses after outcry

Posted April 17, 2018 06:02:21 Photo: Weibo announced last Friday that it would remove LGBT-related content from its site. (Weibo) Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, has reversed a short-lived ban on LGBT-related content following an outcry from the country’s internet users. Key points: The social media company announced …

Content warnings are simply making Millennials more scared of life

Content warnings are simply making Millennials more scared of life

SINCE beginning my studies at the Australian National University, I’ve noticed a serious flaw in my fellow students’ approach to mental health. Their frequent use of trigger warnings — or ‘content warnings’, as they’re more often referred — is a grave mental health concern that seems to be flying under …

Netflix series filmed in Adelaide ‘the beginning’ of content creation for streaming services

Netflix series filmed in Adelaide ‘the beginning’ of content creation for streaming services

Posted April 05, 2018 16:58:54 Photo: Actors in Netflix series Pine Gap, Parker Sawyers as Gus and Tess Haubrich as Jasmina. (Lisa Tomasetti) A new Netflix series being filmed in Adelaide and parts of the Northern Territory is “just the beginning” for Australia to produce original content for streaming services, …