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Australian Government Slams Google For Blocking Local Content

Users in Australia complain after Google blocks local websites, after Australia seeks to force tech firms to pay for news…

3 days ago

Signal Ramps Up Hiring After Surge – Report

Signal reportedly hiring more staff to cope with surge, as it and Telegram benefit from WhatsApp data policy update controversy

4 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

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…

1 week 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

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

Facebook Slams Apple Advertising Changes

Fight, fight, fight. Apple's move to place 'privacy labels' on apps is slammed by Facebook, as feud erupts into the…

1 month ago

Google Sued By 10 US States For Alleged Facebook Collusion

Ten US states sue Google, alleging it worked with Facebook to break US antitrust law to bolster its online advertising…

1 month 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

Germany Opens Competition Probe Into Facebook And Oculus

German competition authority reacts after company requires Facebook login to use new Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headsets

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

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

Facebook Removes Thousands Of Illegal UK Ads

Facebook removes more than 2,000 ads exploiting health fears and selling dubious Covid-19 cures in first half of 2020 as…

2 months ago

UK To Implement Tougher Competition Rules On Tech In 2021

Competition and Markets Authority to implement tougher competition laws on tech giants such as Facebook and Google in 2021

2 months ago

Facebook’s Libra To Launch In January – Report

Libra to launch as early as January, but the Facebook backed cryptocurrency will be scaled back even further after regulatory…

2 months ago

Tech Giants Face Fines Or Even Break-up, Warns EU Digital Head

New European rules to rein in big name tech firms will include the power to potentially break-up firms, EU digital…

2 months ago

UK Government, Facebook, Google, Twitter To Tackle Covid Misinformation

Major social networking platforms team up with the UK government and Full Fact Chariy to fight misleading information about Coronavirus

2 months ago

Russia Readies Law So Moscow Can Block Social Networking Giants

No love for Twitter. Russia's parliament has prepared draft legislation that will allow Moscow to ban US social networking giants

2 months ago

Twitter, Facebook CEOs Face Senate Grilling

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey face four hours of questioning on Tuesday by US Senate members over content moderation and…

2 months ago

Facebook Extends US Political Ad Ban For Another Month

Email to advertisers confirms Facebook plan to extend its ban on political adverts in the United States for another month

2 months ago

WhatsApp Setting To Remove Messages After Seven Days

Messaging titan to implement setting to allow for “disappearing messages” option after seven days, in an effort to bolster privacy

2 months ago

Twitter, Facebook Flags Trump Posts Ahead Of US Election

US President Donald Trump has had his posts on Monday about mail-in voting fraud flagged by both social networking platforms

3 months ago