SocialMedia

Instagram Kids Development Halted After Backlash

Facebook's Instagram confirms development pause of new app for kids, after report of the harmful effect it has on teenage…

4 weeks ago

Facebook CTO Announces Departure

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer is to step down after 13 years in charge of technology and infrastructure at the social…

1 month ago

Facebook Underreporting iOS Ad Results After Apple Privacy Change

Social networking giant Facebook says it is underreporting results of its advertising business on iOS devices after Apple privacy fight

1 month ago

Facebook Oversight Board To Examine Free Pass For High-Profile Users

Facebook's Supreme Court, the Oversight Board, is to investigate the 'cross-check' system used for content decisions for high-profile users

1 month ago

Ireland Privacy Regulator Quizzes Facebook Over Smart Glasses

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner asks Facebook to demonstrate that smart glasses' safeguards for unauthorised image recording are 'effective'

1 month ago

OpenSea Employee Resigns Over NFT ‘Insider Trading’ Row

Community members had accused OpenSea employee of using insider information to buy NFTs being promoted by the site, then resell…

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Texas Law Bans Social Media ‘De-Platforming’

US state of Texas passes law that prohibits social media companies from removing users based on their views, following Donald…

1 month ago

Twitter Introduces Labels For ‘Good’ Bots

Twitter to allow accounts to add label indicating if they are automated, in effort to give users more context –…

1 month ago

Facebook Developing Machine Learning Chip – Report

Engineers at Facebook are reportedly developing a machine learning chip, as part of its internal chip development program

2 months 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

2 months 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…

2 months ago

Facebook Questions UK’s CMA Authority On Giphy Purchase

In strongly worded letter, Facebook says the CMA's suggested divestiture of Giphy “is grossly unreasonable and disproportionate”

2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago

Google Appeals $591m Copyright Fine From French Watchdog

'Disproportionate fine' says Google, as it files appeal against 500 million euros penalty imposed by France’s competition regulator

2 months ago

Google Delays Office Return Until 10 January 2022

Search engine giant Google, joins Amazon, Facebook and Apple in delaying staff return to offices and campuses, citing Coronavirus 'uncertainity'

2 months 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

2 months ago

China Limits Kids To Three Hours Of Video Games A Week

Draconian move? Children in China now only allowed to play video games between 8 and 9pm on Friday, weekends and…

2 months 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

2 months ago

OnlyFans Bans ‘Sexually Explicit Content’, Blames Payment Giants

Home made porn made the OnlyFans platform successfully, but now it is banning adult content because of pressure from banks

2 months ago

China Approves Far-Reaching Privacy Law

Beijing approves tough new rules about the collection and use of personal data, including stronger rules governing surveillance systems

2 months 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…

2 months 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…

2 months ago

Facebook, Google Reveal Apricot Undersea Cable For Asia

New undersea cable from Facebook and Google to connect Japan with south east Asia, to increase capacity, redundancy and reliability

2 months ago

Facebook Adds Encrypted Calls Option To Messenger

Facebook adds option for end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls, following on from encrypted chats, as pandemic sees surge…

2 months ago

Facebook Delays Office Return Until January 2022

Latest tech firm to delay office return. Social networking giant tells US and other staff, to return to office in…

2 months 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

3 months ago