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X Accused Of Overruling Australian Law On Knife Attack Posts

Lawyer for Australia's eSafety Commissioner says X wants to overrule government on what are 'reasonable' compliance steps

1 week ago

Judge Dismisses X Lawsuit Against Data-Scraping Firm

San Francisco judge says social media platforms such as X have no right to arbitrarily decide how public data is…

1 week ago

Lawyers Say Strict Child Controls In China Show TikTok Could Do Better

Lawyers in US social media addiction action say strict controls on Douyin in China show TikTok could do better at…

2 weeks ago

Snap Sees Surge In Users, Ad Revenues

Snapchat parent Snap reports user growth, revenues in spite of tough competition, in what may be sign of stronger advertising…

3 weeks ago

UK Lawsuit Claims Grindr Shared HIV Status

Dating app Grindr sued over claims it shared sensitive user data, including HIV status, with third parties for advertising purposes

4 weeks ago

EU Prepares Action Against ‘Addictive’ TikTok Lite Features

European Commission may ban rewards feature in recently launched TikTok Lite that it calls 'toxic and addictive'

4 weeks ago

TikTok Says New US Ban Effort Would ‘Trample Free Speech’

US House of Representatives passes new bill combining TikTok measures with foreign aid, may face speedy Senate approval

4 weeks ago

Trump Media Warns Of ‘Potential Market Manipulation’

Shares in Trump social media platform owner rise after chief executive warns of 'naked' short sellers trying to manipulate stock…

4 weeks ago

Trump Media Shares Buckle Over Secondary Offering Plans

Shares in Donald Trump's social media company Trump Media plummet on Monday after company announces plans to issue millions more…

1 month ago

MPs: Government ‘Should Use TikTok’ To Reach Young People

MPs urge government to make more use of social media, including TikTok, to reach young people and combat rampant misinformation

1 month ago

Instagram To Blur Nude Images In Messages To Minors

Nudity protection measure. Meta confirms Instagram will begin testing the blurring of any naked images sent to minors

1 month ago

X Hands Out Blue Ticks To ‘Influential’ Users

X begins handing out blue check marks to accounts with more than 2,500 verified followers in latest policy shift

1 month ago

X ‘Selling Real-Time Data’ For Law-Enforcement Purposes

X selling real-time data for use by 'dozens' of US law-enforcement agencies even as it protests government surveillance, report finds

2 months ago

Trump’s Truth Social Moves Closer To $5bn Merger

Donald Trump social media firm Truth Social moves step closer to public offering via acquisition by shell company as investors…

2 months ago

TikTok US Sales ‘Hit $16bn’, ByteDance Nears Meta In World Revenues

TikTok reportedly brought in $16bn in US last year, while parent ByteDance made $120bn worldwide, nearly dethroning Facebook parent Meta

2 months ago

Senators Take Up TikTok Bill After Italy Fine Over Harmful Content

Senators consider bill restricting TikTok after rapid House approval, as Italy competition regulator fines company over harmful content

2 months ago

Telegram Reaches 900m Users, Nears Profitability

Encrypted messaging app Telegram reaches 900 million users, nears profitability as secretive company considers IPO

2 months ago

Reddit Seeks Valuation Up To $6.4bn In NYSE Listing

Social media platform Reddit seeks valuation of up to $6.4 billion in NYSE listing, as users express concern about investor…

2 months ago

US Lawmakers Inundated With Calls From TikTok Users

US lawmakers inundated with telephone calls from TikTok users as bill that could ban app gains momentum in Congress

2 months ago

Ex-Twitter Execs Sue Elon Musk Over Unpaid Severance

Former Twitter executives sue Elon Musk and X over $128m in unpaid severance, arguing Musk motivated by revenge

3 months ago

Reddit Looks For $6.5bn Valuation In NYSE IPO

Social media platform Reddit looks for $6.5bn IPO valuation, significantly down from $10bn value in 2021 private funding funding round

3 months ago

Silicon In Focus Podcast: Your Life and Your Business on Your Phone

Mobile technology has transformed our personal lives and our businesses. Central to enterprise connectivity and agility, how will these mobile…

3 months ago

Meta Forms Team To Protect EU Elections From AI Risks

Facebook parent Meta forms dedicated team to protect upcoming EU Parliament elections in June from generative AI fraud

3 months ago

Reddit Users React With Dismay To IPO Plans

Reddit users, moderators express scepticism about IPO plans for company as it licenses content to Google for AI training

3 months ago

Twitter Ghana Staff Finally Paid, More Than A Year After Layoffs

X, formerly Twitter, reaches settlement with Ghana-based staff more than a year after they were sacked in November 2022

3 months ago

New York City Sues Social Media Firms Over Youth Mental Health

Cash grab or genuine? Social media firms face lawsuit from New York over a mental health crisis among young people

3 months ago

Twitter Spin-off Bluesky Opens Itself To General Public

Twitter's natural heir Bluesky finally opens its doors to the general public, after ending invite-only phase

3 months ago

Spotify Sees Record Subscriber Growth For 2023

Spotify announces record subscriber growth for 2023 and sees 'improving growth and profitability' after axing thousands of staff

3 months ago

Meta To Begin Labelling Other Companies’ AI Images

Meta to begin labelling AI-generated images from other companies on Facebook, Instagram, Threads amidst fears over misinformation and deception

3 months ago

Facebook Manipulated Media Policy ‘Incoherent’, Board Finds

Facebook Oversight Board finds policy on manipulated media 'incoherent' amidst concern over election misinformation

3 months ago