SocialMedia

Google, Facebook Chiefs Signed Off On Secret Deal, Lawsuit Says

Google's Sundar Pichai and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg signed off on a deal to carve up advertising market, alleges antitrust lawsuit…

10 hours ago

Facebook Faces £2.3 Billion Lawsuit From 44m UK Users

Meta is facing a lawsuit in the UK that is seeking damages of at least $3.2 billion of behalf of…

3 days ago

FTC Antitrust Case Against Facebook Can Proceed, Judge Rules

Meta will face antitrust charges from US Federal Trade Commission, after a judge rejected attempt to dismiss amended FTC complaint

5 days ago

Germany May Close Down Telegram, Minister Warns

Shutting down popular messaging service Telegram in Germany cannot be ruled out, Interior Minister warns, amid battle over pandemic restrictions

5 days ago

YouTube ‘Major Conduit’ Of Misinformation, Fact-checkers Allege

Group of more than 80 fact-checking organisations write open letter to YouTube's CEO, calling platform a major conduit of misinformation

5 days ago

Meta Delays Office Reopening, Orders Booster Shots For Staff

Facebook parent delays office reopening and mandates all returning staff to provide proof of receiving Covid-19 booster vaccinations, amid Omicron…

6 days ago

Roblox To Rebuild China App After Pulling Plug

Roblox says it will construct new version of China version of platform after removing it from app stores as it…

1 week ago

Instagram Criticised After Blocking Memorial Hashtag

Instagram says it blocked hashtag commemorating victims of Iran airline disaster 'by mistake' as social media giants face growing regulatory…

1 week ago

Trump’s ‘Truth Social’ App To Launch Next Month

App store listing reveals Donald Trump is to launch his 'Truth' social media app in February, after his Twitter, Facebook…

1 week ago

Mafia Fugitive Captured After 20 Years, Thanks To Google Street View

Italian police arrest a leading mafia fugitive in Spain after he spent 20 years on the run, thanks to an…

2 weeks ago

Twitter Permanently Suspends Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene

Personal Twitter account of congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene goes the way of her idol Donald Trump, and is permanently suspended

2 weeks ago

LinkedIn Overcharging Lawsuit Dismissed By US Judge

Lawsuit alleging Microsoft's LinkedIn division had inflated its advertising metrics for video ads watched is dismissed by US judge

3 weeks ago

TikTok Beats Google To Top US Traffic Spot

Social media app TikTok for first time replaces Google as site with most US visitors in 2021, as pandemic pushes…

3 weeks ago

Meta Appeals Against UK Order To Sell Giphy

Facebook parent Meta is appealing against UK order to sell-off Giphy, after regulator rules the deal harms advertising competition

4 weeks ago

Jack Dorsey Blocked On Twitter By Netscape’s Marc Andreessen

Web3 dustup. Bad blood between Twitter co-founder and Marc Andreessen over Web3 deepens, after venture capitalist blocks Dorsey on Twitter

4 weeks ago

Russia Hits Twitter With Fine For Banned Content

Latest financial penalty against US tech firms sees Moscow court fine Twitter for not deleting so-called 'banned content'

4 weeks ago

OnlyFans Founder Steps Down, Appoints Female Boss

CEO and founder of British tech platform OnlyFans, best known for hosting adult content, steps down and female boss takes…

4 weeks ago

CES 2022: Amazon, Meta, Twitter Pull Attendance

Big name tech firms announce decision to pull teams from upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, over Omicron…

4 weeks ago

Meta Warns 50,000 Users Targeted By Surveillance Firms

Surveillance-for-hire firms have spied on 50,000 Facebook users that includes journalists and activists, as Meta bans seven companies

1 month ago

Russia Fines Meta, Twitter and TikTok Over ‘Banned Content’

Campaign against US tech firms in Russia shows no sign of slowing, with string of financial penalties levied against multiple…

1 month ago

Indian PM Modi’s Twitter Account Hacked – Again

Second time the charm? Bitcoin scam briefly compromises the personal Twitter account of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

1 month ago

Online Safety Bill Changes Urged By MPs

Changes required. Major changes are being urged by joint committee of MPs to the draft of the UK's online safety…

1 month ago

Tech Industry Scrambles Over Log4j Vulnerability

Vulnerability found in Apache logging library Log4j exposes popular apps, websites and online services to attack and exploitation

1 month ago

Lawmakers Say Instagram’s Promises ‘Won’t Cut It’

US Senators say laws are needed to protect young people online, rejecting proposal by Instagram head Adam Mosseri of industry…

1 month ago

Meta Releases Horizon Worlds Amidst VR Push

Meta's social world-building flagship game Horizon Worlds comes out of invite-only beta as company formerly known as Facebook pushes into…

1 month ago

Facebook Oversight Board Repeats Transparency Demand

Meta's 'Supreme Court' has once again urged the social networking giant to be more transparent about its content moderation decisions

1 month ago

Julian Assange Can Be Extradited To US, Court Decides

Court grants US appeal, meaning Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange is set to be extradited to US to face espionage charges.…

1 month ago

US Senators Propose Data Transparency Bill For Social Media

Bipartisan bill to require social networking firms such as Meta (Facebook) have to provide researchers with access to its data

1 month ago

Meta To Allow Staff To Defer Office Return Until June 2022

Facebook offices to fully reopen on 31 January 2022, but worried staffers will have option to delay office return by…

1 month ago

Meta Expands Facebook Crackdown On Myanmar Military

Meta executive confirms Facebook will now ban all Myanmar-military controlled businesses on its platforms, as it expands Junta restrictions

1 month ago