Social laws

Facebook Allows Some High-Profile Users To Break Rules

Social networking giant Facebook uses a 'whitelist' of high-profile users, who are reportedly allowed to break platform's online rules

4 days ago

Aussie Court Rules Publishers Liable For Comments On Facebook Pages

Court in Australia shifts responsibility for harmful online content found on the Facebook pages of local publishers or media companies

1 week ago

WhatsApp Moderators Can Read Messages – Report

Concern raised again about how secure messages are on WhatsApp, after it emerges moderators can access messages if a complaint…

1 week ago

ICO To Urge G7 Action On Annoying Cookie Consent Pop-ups

Information Commissioner is urging G7 data protection authorities to tackle the scourge of modern day browsing....cookie pop-ups

2 weeks ago

WhatsApp Slapped With $267m GDPR Fine For Sharing Data

Ouch. Irish Data Protection Commission hits WhatsApp with an increased fine of 225m euros, due to its handling and processing…

2 weeks ago

Twitter Targets Trolls And Abuse With ‘Safety Mode’

Making Twitter a little bit less toxic? Micro blogging platform unveils 'Safety Mode' designed to crack down on abuse and…

2 weeks ago

Age Appropriate Design Code Arrives To Protect Kids

Rules to protect youngsters come into effect in the UK today, governing how apps and online services should treat children’s…

2 weeks ago

Instagram To Require Date Of Birth From All Users

Facebook's Instagram is to require users to provide their date of birth - days before UK starts age verification enforcement

3 weeks ago

UK To Overhaul Data Protection Rules, Targets Cookie Pop-ups

Government to refresh the UK's data protection rules, and poaches New Zealand's Privacy Commissioner to replace outgoing Information Commissioner

3 weeks ago

FTC Amends Antitrust Complaint Against Facebook, After Setback

US regulator amends antitrust complaint against Facebook, after a US judge in June had dismissed the initial claims filed by…

4 weeks ago

Twitter Tests ‘Misleading Tweet’ Reporting Option

Limited numbers of users in the United States, South Korea and Australia will be allowed to report misleading tweets, in…

1 month ago

UK Regulator Finds Facebook’s Purchase Of Giphy ‘Harms Competition’

Competition and Markets Authority provisionally finds Facebook’s merger with Giphy will harm competition on social platforms

1 month ago

YouTube Suspends Rand Paul Over Facemask Claims

Another social platform has banned yet another US Republican politician over false claims about facemask effectiveness during pandemic

1 month ago

Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene, Again

Third suspension from Twitter for Republican far-right conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene, who tweeted misinformation about Covid vaccines

1 month ago

Payments Begin For Google Plus Lawsuit

Blast from the past. Lawsuit payouts for data breach begin to flow to users of Google's failed social networking experiment…

1 month ago

Facebook Defends Cutting Off Researcher Access To Data

Pot kettle black? Social networking giant Facebook says research cannot be justification for compromising people's privacy, after issuing repeated warnings

1 month ago

Facebook To Require All US Office Staff To Wear Masks

In addition to requiring staff be vaccinated, Facebook will also order all employees to wear masks when in office or…

2 months ago

Elon Musk Sides With Epic In Apple App Store Fees Dispute

Entrepreneur Elon Musk sides with Epic Games in legal dispute with Apple over App Store fees, calling charges 'de facto…

2 months ago

Briton Arrested Over Twitter Hack Of Public Figures

Another arrest over the hack of high profile Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Barak Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and…

2 months ago

Twitter Hiring To Comply With New Indian Rules

Local fall guys? Twitter appoints interim chief compliance officer and seeks two other executives for troubled Indian office

2 months ago

Trump Sues Twitter, Facebook, Google, And Their CEOs – Update

Former US President Donald Trump is expected to announce a lawsuit against Twitter, Facebook and Google, as well as their…

2 months ago

Twitter Loses Protection Liability Over User Content In India

Tense standoff for Twitter in India continues, after government strips the platform of its user content liability protection

2 months ago

Trump Supporting Social Media App Hacked

Arrival of Gettr social networking app, from former senior advisor to Donald Trump, is impacted by hack on its 4th…

2 months ago

Facebook Joins Trillion Dollar Club, As FTC Complaint Dismissed

Social network Facebook wins dismissal of US states and FTC antitrust lawsuit, which triggers share rise above $1 trillion

3 months ago

Regulator ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Live Facial Recognition

Information Commissioner concerned that live facial recognition could be linked to social media to create 'supercharged CCTV'

3 months ago

Russia Bill To Force US Tech Firms To Open Local Offices

First servers, now offices. Lawmakers in Russia pass legislation requiring US tech giants to open local offices in the country

3 months ago

Indian Minister Accuses Twitter Of Non-Compliance

Twitter stand-off with Indian authorities continues as technology minister says firm deliberately failed to comply with new rules

3 months ago

European Court Backs National Watchdog Data Enforcement

Blow for Irish data protection watchdog, as Europe's top court rules it is no longer the only data enforcer across…

3 months ago

US Bills Target Tech Giants’ Unchecked Power

Five draft bills in US House of Representative build on last years' antitrust hearings with measures that target tech giants'…

3 months ago

Russia Fines Facebook $235,000 Over ‘Illegal Content’

Russia penalises Facebook again for hosting 'illegal content', after social network highlights Russian disinformation campaign

3 months ago