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Google To Pay $350m To Settle Google Plus Privacy Lawsuit

Google settles shareholder lawsuit over its 2018 decision not to reveal data breach with its now defunct Google+ social network

5 months ago

Meta Launches Twitter Rival Threads

Round One. Mark Zuckerberg's Meta launches direct challenge to Elon Musk's Twitter, with official launch of Threads

12 months ago

Twitter Sued By Janitors, As Musk Meets Chinese Officials

As Elon Musk jets into China to meet government officials, Twitter is sued by fired cleaning staff at its offices…

1 year ago

Elon Musk To Quit As Twitter CEO, Seeks ‘Foolish Enough’ Replacement

Search for new CEO of Twitter begins, but Elon Musk confirms he will remain in charge of software and server…

2 years ago

Twitter Reviews Permanent User Ban Policies – Report

Return of Donald Trump to Twitter? Platform is reportedly reviewing its policies over permanently banning users, amid Elon Musk acquisition

2 years ago

Meta Platforms To Pause Hiring, Warns Of Restructuring – Report

Facebook parent Meta is to freeze hiring and further restructure, as Mark Zuckerberg says budgets will be reduced, headcount adjusted

2 years ago

Apple Removes Russian Social Media Giant VK From App Store

Russian regulator demands explanation after Apple removes Vkontakte from its app store to comply with UK sanctions

2 years ago

Twitter Trials Edit Tweet Function

Much requested edit feature is being trialled by Twitter, that will allow tweets to be edited up to 30 minutes…

2 years ago

Google To Wind Down Currents, Final Remanent Of Google+

Last twitch of the corpse that is Google+ (Google Plus) revealed, as enterprise-focused spin-off Currents is to be wound down

2 years ago

Payments Begin For Google Plus Lawsuit

Blast from the past. Lawsuit payouts for data breach begin to flow to users of Google's failed social networking experiment…

3 years ago

Donald Trump Shuts Comms Website After Just One Month

'From the desk of Donald Trump' communications website closes after just one month of operation, and will not be returning

3 years ago

Judge Blocks TikTok US App Store Ban

US judge issues preliminary injunction barring order that would have made TikTok unavailable in the US, as administration seeks forced…

4 years ago

Google Kills Off Experimental Social Network Shoelace

Search engine giant axes yet another social network only available in New York, to help people find group activities for…

4 years ago

Instagram Implements Date Of Birth Requirement For New Users

New users of Instagram will be required to submit their date of birth in an effort to safeguard youngsters and…

5 years ago

Facebook Code Hints At Hiding Like Button

Code has been found in Facebook's Android app which could potentially allow likes about a post to be hidden

5 years ago

Google Plus To Begin Shutdown Within Days

Users will be unable to create new Google+ content from 4 February, with full shutdown set for 2 April

5 years ago

Google Plus To Be Retired Earlier Than Expected

Goodbye Facebook rival. Google decides to accelerate its “sunsetting” of Google+ after discovery of developer bug

6 years ago

Facebook Hires Former Deputy PM Nick Clegg

Former Liberal leader to move family to California after appointment as Facebook's global affairs and comms

6 years ago

Google Data Leak Raises EU Data Protection Concerns

The search giant also withdraws from bidding on a Pentagon contract after a report reveals it decided not to disclose…

6 years ago

Facebook’s Strong Results Offset By Profit Warning

Investors take fright after Facebook warns that profit margins will be squeezed by ad slowdown and privacy demands

6 years ago

Facebook To Clearly Label Political Ads

Pledge comes as social network's tech boss is grilled by committee of British MPs

6 years ago

Account Recovery Flaw Leaves Myspace Data Open To Hackers

Someone tell Tom! Myspace is a "graveyard of personal data" that anyone can access

7 years ago

Developer Pulls ‘Scraped’ Image Database After Tinder Complains

The developer said he plans to use a database of 40,000 Tinder profile photos to train artificially intelligent image recognition…

7 years ago

Facebook Targets Enterprises With ‘Workplace’ Social Network

Facebook's first business product aims to take its popular features into the enterprise collaboration market

8 years ago

Security Concerns Raised Over “Be Like Bill” Facebook Meme

The "Be Like Bill" meme flooding social network newsfeeds is now being targeted by criminals and scammers

8 years ago

US Government, Spooks, Tech Giants Meet For ISIS Showdown

Silicon Valley meets US government and others to discuss ways to combat terrorist use of social media

8 years ago

Twitter Cracks Down On Extremists And Trolls

Twitter goes after terrorists and trolls, after it revises its rules for dealing with online abuse and hate

8 years ago

Google Delivers Revamp Of Google+

Not retiring it after all. Search engine revamps social network platform to focus on interests rather than people

9 years ago

Businesses Face Malicious Attachment Threat As Spam Declines

Spam email volumes are down, but attacks that rely on malicious document attachments are on the rise

9 years ago

Zuckerberg: Machines Will Not Win, But Expect Telepathic Comms

Professor Stephen Hawking and Arnold Schwarzenegger drop in for townhall Q&A with Zuckerberg

9 years ago