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Judge Signals Elon Musk May Lose Lawsuit Against Non-profit

Elon Musk's high profile lawsuit against a hate speech non-profit may be in trouble, after judge sounds sceptical note over…

23 hours ago

President Biden To Plug US Data Transfers To China, Russia Etc

US President issues executive order to protect Americans’ sensitive personal data from being transferred to hostile nation states

3 days ago

Twitter Ghana Staff Finally Paid, More Than A Year After Layoffs

X, formerly Twitter, reaches settlement with Ghana-based staff more than a year after they were sacked in November 2022

2 weeks ago

New York City Sues Social Media Firms Over Youth Mental Health

Cash grab or genuine? Social media firms face lawsuit from New York over a mental health crisis among young people

2 weeks ago

Russian Court Orders Arrest Of Meta Spokesman

Empty threat? Court in Moscow orders arrest in absentia of Meta spokesman Andy Stone, over terrorism-related charges

3 weeks ago

Elon Musk Ordered To Testify In SEC Twitter Takeover Probe

SEC doubles down and orders Elon Musk to testify again, for investigation of his $44 billion Twitter purchase

3 weeks ago

Meta Removes Facebook, Instagram Accounts Of Iran’s Supreme Leader

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has his Facebook and Instagram accounts permanently removed by Meta

3 weeks ago

Elon Musk Continues Disney Feud, Funds Mandalorian Lawsuit

Lawsuit by Gina Carano against Disney over her firing from 'The Mandalorian', is supported with funding from Elon Musk's X

3 weeks ago

Google To Pay $350m To Settle Google Plus Privacy Lawsuit

Google settles shareholder lawsuit over its 2018 decision not to reveal data breach with its now defunct Google+ social network

3 weeks ago

Taylor Swift Threatens To Sue Student Who Clashed With Elon Musk

Florida student Jack Sweeney threatened with legal action by Taylor Swift, over location tracking of her private jet

3 weeks ago

Mark Zuckerberg Apologises To Parents At Senate Hearing

CEOs of Meta, TikTok, X and other platforms appear before Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss online protections for children

4 weeks ago

Meta To Reduce Unwanted Messages To Teens On Facebook, Instagram

Protecting teens. Social media giant Meta to impose stricter message settings for teenagers on Facebook and Instagram

1 month ago

Twitter Appeal Against Search Warrant For Trump’s DMs Denied

Federal Appeals court denies challenge by Elon Musk's X (formerly Twitter) to search warrant for Donald Trump's DMs

1 month ago

Meta To Hide Eating Disorder, Suicide Posts From Teenagers

Posts about suicide and eating disorders will be hidden from the Instagram and Facebook feeds of teenagers

2 months ago

SEC Investigates After Fake Post On X/Twitter Account

US securities regulator confirms unknown individual accessed its X social media account to post false message about ETFs

2 months ago

Montana Appeals, After Judge Blocked State Ban On TikTok Use

Montana Attorney General files appeal, after US judge blocked first ever state ban on use of short video-sharing app

2 months ago

Judge Rules Twitter Violated Contract Over Failure To Pay Bonuses

Elon Musk's Twitter (now X) violated contracts by failing to pay millions in promised bonuses, federal judge rules

2 months ago

Privacy Complaint Filed Against Elon Musk’s X

Complaint filed by Max Schrems’ campaign group Noyb, alleges Elon Musk's X breached EU's GDPR by micro ad targetting

3 months ago

US Judge Blocks Montana’s TikTok Use Ban

Legal victory for TikTok after US judge blocks Montana's first ever state ban on the use of short video-sharing app

3 months ago

Objection Filed To Meta’s Paid Ad-Free Subscription

Digital rights group NOYB files first complaint with Austrian regulator against Meta's paid ad-free subscription for Facebook, Instagram

3 months ago

Russia Places Meta Spokesman On Wanted List

Meta spokesman Andy Stone placed on Russia's 'wanted list', with Meta Platforms previously classified as 'terrorist' organisation

3 months ago

IBM Pulls Advertising From X/Twitter, Amid Nazi Content Row

Another big name suspends advertising on X (aka Twitter), after its ads appeared next to posts praising Adolf Hitler and…

4 months ago

Meta Says App Stores Should Get Parental Approval For Under-16 App Installs

As the US Senate examines Meta's protection children, firm calls for federal law for App Stores to approve app downloads…

4 months ago

Wikileaks Founder Says X (Twitter) ‘Overrun By Trolls, Lunatics’

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales says “a lot of thoughtful and serious people are fleeing Twitter” since Elon Musk takeover of platform

4 months ago

Europe Expands Ban On Meta’s ‘Behavioural Ad’ Practices

Ban on Meta's 'behavioural advertising' practices has been expanded by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB)

4 months ago

Online Safety Act Becomes Law In Blow To Campaigners

Online Safety Act receives Royal Assent, and government claims it will make the UK safest place in the world to…

4 months ago

Meta Sued By US States Over Harm To Children

Dozens of US states sue Meta Platforms, alleging Instagram and Facebook are harming children's mental health

4 months ago

EU Sets Deadline For Meta, TikTok To Detail Efforts To Curb Misinformation

EU demands Meta, TikTok detail efforts to curb illegal content, disinformation, amid fears of Hamas broadcasting executions

4 months ago

Meta To Deploy Broadcast Channels For Facebook, Messenger

Because social media really needs more ways to spread information. Broadcast channels are coming soon to Facebook and Messenger

4 months ago

Meta Lawsuit Settlement Talks Collapse In Kenya

Content moderators in Kenya accuse Meta of not negotiating sincerely as lawsuit settlement talks break down

5 months ago