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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey: Trump Ban Right Thing To Do

CEO of Twitter opens up about permanent ban on outgoing US President Donald Trump, after criticism from some quarters over…

4 days ago

YouTube Suspends Donald Trump Channel

Google streaming service YouTube becomes latest social network to suspend President Donald Trump, following attempted insurrection

5 days ago

Twitter Suspends 70,000 Accounts Sharing QAnon Content

Tens of thousands of accounts spreading QAnon conspiracy content in past few days after US Capitol attack have been suspended,…

6 days ago

Signal Installations Surge Amid WhatsApp Data Concerns

Research shows installations of Signal messaging app approaching one million a day, amid concern over WhatsApp data policy update

6 days ago

Parler Sues Amazon Web Services After Hosting Takedown

Consequences from President Trump's attempted coup last week continues, with Google and Apple removing Parler from app stores

6 days ago

Twitter Permanently Bans Donald Trump

Outgoing US President Donald Trump reportedly went 'ballistic' after he was permanently banned from his favoured messaging outlet

7 days ago

Facebook Bans Donald Trump ‘Indefinitely’ After Capitol Killings

With five dead including a police officer and talk of his immediate removal from office, Mark Zuckerberg extends Donald Trump's…

1 week ago

WhatsApp Will Share Data With Facebook, Despite User Wishes

What is the point of end-to-end encryption? Facebook to access people's WhatsApp data, whether they like it or not, from…

2 weeks ago

Twitter, Facebook Block Donald Trump After Four Die In Capitol Siege

President Trump suspended from both Twitter and Facebook for posts to 'supporters', after mob storm US Capitol building and people…

2 weeks ago

YouTube Reinstates TalkRadio Channel After Ban Decision

Streaming service YouTube restores talkRADIO after a “further review” of its controversial decision to remove it over Covid-19 content

2 weeks ago

Julian Assange Denied Bail, Despite Extradition Halt

Wikileaks founder denied bail and will remain at Belmarsh prison, as Assange still has “incentive” to abscond from unresolved proceedings

2 weeks ago

Merry Christmas Silicon UK Readers

Just a quick message from the staff at Silicon UK, wishing all our readers a very merry Christmas...enjoy the festivities…

4 weeks ago

Trump Vetoes $740bn Defense Bill Over Section 230

US President follows through on threat and vetoes major US defence bill over Section 230 protection for social networking firms

4 weeks ago

Twitter To Remove All Followers From Potus Accounts

Clean break. Twitter confirms it will remove all followers from US Presidential accounts after Trump handover to President elect Biden

4 weeks ago

Facebook To Allow Physical Security Keys Next Year

Users will be able to register third party hardware keys with Facebook mobile app in an effort to tighten account…

4 weeks ago

Google, Facebook Team Up To Tackle Antitrust Lawsuit – Report

Both firms agreed to 'cooperate and assist one another', after antitrust lawsuit last week from US states over online advertising…

4 weeks ago

Big Tech Firms Face EU Fines Of 10 Percent Of Turnover

Yearly checks on tech firm compliance over harmful content, plus stiff financial penalties part of EU's proposed regulation of digital…

1 month ago

Facebook Sued By Australia For Onavo Protect Data Gathering

Australia files lawsuit against Facebook over its data collection practices associated with its discontinued Onavo Protect VPN app

1 month ago

Facebook To Move UK Users To US Data Agreements

Escaping GDPR protections? Social networking giant Facebook insists move will not change privacy controls or the services it offers

1 month ago

Online Safety Bill Could Fine Firms 10 Percent Of Turnover

Tech firms faced stiff financial penalties under Government's Online Safety Bill, which looks to impose tough rules on online content

1 month ago

Twitter Fined 450,000 Euros Over Public Tweet Bug

Irish data regulator DPC increases Twitter's GDPR fine for tweeting bug, after watchdogs in Austria, Germany, Italy argued it was…

1 month ago

Google Fined $121 Million By French Watchdog Over Cookies

Stiff financial penalty imposed on Google by French privacy watchdog, which at the time also fined Amazon over advertising cookies

1 month ago

Facebook, WhatsApp And Messenger Services Crash In Europe

Significant outage for a number of Facebook services including Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram on Thursday for thousands of users

1 month ago

Facebook Hit With Two Antitrust Lawsuits From FTC And US States

Breakup threat. Social networking giant sued by federal regulator and US states, and could be forced to sell WhatsApp, Instagram

1 month ago

Australia Finalises Plan For Google, Facebook To Pay Publishers For News

Google and Facebook continue to object, but Australia presses ahead with new law to force them to pay publishers for…

1 month ago

DoJ Sues Facebook Over Immigrant Hiring

Trump's parting shot? US Department Of Justice after two year investigation, files lawsuit against Facebook over hiring practices

1 month ago

Facebook Bans Fake Covid-19 Vaccine Claims

Conspiracy clampdown. Social networking giant Facebook follows YouTube lead in banning false and misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines

2 months ago

Google Violated Law By Spying On Staff, Complaint Alleges

Complaint alleges Google broke US labour laws when it 'spied' on staff who organised employee protests, before firing them

2 months ago

Trump Threatens To Veto US Defence Bill Over Section 230 Protection

President Trump warns that unless Section 230 liability protection for social networking firms is removed, he will veto a major…

2 months ago