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Senate Committee Approves Big Tech Antitrust Bill

Attempt by US lawmakers to tame the power of big tech firms, nudges a step closer after Senate Committee votes…

15 hours ago

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…

5 days 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…

1 week 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

1 week 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…

2 weeks ago

Apple Pays $180,000 Bonus To Halt Staff Defections – Report

Staff retention. Apple is reportedly issuing a rare $180,000 bonus to select number of engineers to stave off defections to…

3 weeks ago

Facebook Metaverse To Use Tech From Former Military Contractor

Facebook to build its 'metaverse' with technology from AI.Reverie, which has long history of US military and defence contracts

4 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

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…

1 month 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

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

Meta To Pilot Crypto Payments Via Novi Wallet In WhatsApp

Meta's cryptocurrency wallet, Novi, will be integrated into WhatsApp in a pilot, so US users can make crypto payments via…

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

Meta Sued For $150 Billion By Rohingya Refugees

Meta sued for billions of dollars for not allegedly removing anti-Rohingya hate speech during 2017 violence in Myanmar (Burma)

2 months ago

Russia Seeks To Fine Google, Meta On Annual Turnover

Russian regulator applies to court to fine US tech giants percentage of annual Russian turnover, over failure to remove “banned…

2 months ago

The Business of the Metaverse

Is Facebook’s vision of the Metaverse a realistic proposition for businesses? Silicon UK spoke to Jason Alan Snyder, Global Chief…

2 months ago

Uber Partners With WhatsApp For Ride Booking In India

Sign of things to come? Deal with Meta sees users in India being able to book an Uber ride via…

2 months ago

Facebook Cryptocurrency Executive David Marcus To Leave

Executive in charge of Meta's cryptocurrency efforts, confirms he is leaving after seven years at the social networking giant

2 months ago

Meta Ordered To Sell Giphy By British Regulator

But will Zuckerberg obey? The UK's CMA watchdog orders Facebook to sell Giphy, after concluding deal could harm UK advertisers

2 months ago

Meta Delays Encryption On Facebook, Instagram Until 2023

Meta executive tells newspaper that encryption rollout has been delayed on Facebook and Instagram over child safety concerns

2 months ago

Facebook Tests Giving Users More Control Over News Feed

Facebook tests giving users more control over News Feed amidst political pressure, after whistleblower says algorithmic ranking 'amplifies divisive content'

2 months ago

Google Signs Deal For News From AFP

Five year deal signed with Agence France-Presse for news content on Google, as publishing contracts continue to be signed

2 months ago

Microsoft Teams Integrates With Meta’s Workplace

Meta and Microsoft expand partnership to allow users to integrate Facebook's Workplace app into the Microsoft Teams ecosystem

2 months ago

Facebook Can Pursue NSO Lawsuit, Appeals Court Rules

Pegasus fallout continues. Facebook granted permission to pursue a lawsuit, after US court rejects NSO's claim of immunity

2 months ago

US Senate Looks To Limit Big Tech Companies’ Acquisitions

Bill introduced in US Senate would make it easier for regulators to block deals they see as anticompetitive by placing…

2 months ago

Instagram Re-Introduces Twitter Card Previews

Instagram re-introduces image previews on Twitter, nine years after pulling plug on feature shortly after being acquired by Facebook

2 months ago