News Round Up – The Latest News From Around the Internet

 

Social Media and Data Security

The Guardian

Facebook: is it time we all deleted our accounts?

Arwa Mahdawi, 21/3/18

‘The Cambridge Analytica revelations may be the final nudge we need to turn away from the social network. And it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to big tech harvesting private information’

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ABC News

How you told the internet everything about you without realising it

Sarah Motherwell, 23/3/18

‘The Cambridge Analytica scandal has thrown the spotlight on how companies can harvest your personal data online from sites like Facebook and use it to manipulate your decisions.’

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Gender

The Guardian

Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy and frees staff from secrecy orders

Guardian Staff, 20/3/18

‘Statement from the board says move is a step towards justice for victims “silenced by Harvey Weinstein”’

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Canon

Agender: Celebrating the Best in Australian Female Photography

7/3/18 [we only just found this]

‘The genesis of Agender came when Malinowski – herself one of Australia’s finest photographers working with huge local and international brands, magazines and celebrities – attended a large photography event in Sydney and had a simple look around. There were very few women.’

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Fashion

The New York Times Style Magazine

The Male Waist Comes Back Into View

Alexander Fury, 19/3/18

‘And so the silhouette hints at a different kind of gender fluidity altogether, one based on the notion that the shapes defining the hyper-masculine and the über-feminine are remarkably similar.’

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ABC News

Onesie-wearing artist Adele Varcoe working to change perceptions of fashion

Hannah Reich, 23/3/18

‘Onesies are usually seen on those aged zero to 12 months. But artist and “fashion experience” creator Adele Varcoe has been wearing a onesie every day for the last seven years.’

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Health

The Conversation

Artificial sweeteners may make you fat

Havovi Chichger, 20/3/18

New research from George Washington University in the US suggests that artificial sweeteners may actually increase a person’s risk of becoming obese.’

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