By | Mar 19, 2019 at 6:50 am
A new paper from a cross party committee in the UK government is proposing radical new measures to force social media companies, such as Twitter and Facebook, to be more socially responsible, especially when it comes to their younger users. We explain the report's recommendations
By | Mar 18, 2019 at 4:56 pm
In 2014, WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton sold the popular chat app to Facebook for $19 billion. This past week, he told attendees at a public appearance that they should delete Facebook.
By | Mar 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm
Both Google and Facebook experienced lengthy outages this week, affecting their respective families of apps, including Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Google Drive and Gmail. How did this happen and who did it affect most?
By | Mar 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm
Zucked is partly a story of Roger McNamee’s realization of Facebook’s ills, and partly a manifesto for a better internet. The book charts McNamee’s journey from Facebook optimist and investor, to concerned citizen and finally to privacy activist calling for Facebook's ...
By | Mar 13, 2019 at 2:13 pm
Last week, Facebook announced plans to deprioritize anti-vaccination content on its platform. It's just the latest tech giant to address the misinformation that can spread easily across social networks including YouTube, Amazon, and Pinterest.
By | Mar 11, 2019 at 9:42 am
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced plans to combine functionality across the company's three massively popular messaging apps – Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. Here's what you need to know about Facebook's biggest new development in years.
By | Mar 8, 2019 at 9:03 am
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has published a note outlining his vision for turning the social network into a "privacy-focused" platform. This is a complete reversal of its previous actions, so can we actually believe him? And, if it is true, what will the new Facebook look like?
By | Feb 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm
The UK's Department of Culture, Media and Sport has published its long awaited report on 'fake news', and its recommendations on how to ensure that social media platforms are held accountable spreading it. Its good news for users, but bad news for Zuckerberg and co.
By | Feb 7, 2019 at 3:06 pm
In a major blow to Facebook's ambitions to more closely interknit its Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram apps, a German regulator has ruled that the social media giant must seek users' explicit consent before combining their data across its various apps.
By | Feb 1, 2019 at 11:53 am
Parenting in the internet age is tough. And Facebook's track record with how it treats younger users should be enough to concern any parent. This week alone, Facebook was found to be paying teenage users for access to their data, and its track record is little better.
By | Jan 31, 2019 at 3:49 pm
Apple has revoked Facebook's permissions to create and operate employee-only internal applications. The social media giant's employees are working to reinstate its “most critical internal apps immediately.” They're also "pissed."
By | Jan 28, 2019 at 7:33 am
Mark Zuckerberg has decreed that employees of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram need to prioritize unifying the communications infrastructure behind the three apps, making chatting with other users across each app easier, and potentially making Facebook more money.
By | Jan 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm
From blocking your most hated artist on Spotify to robots delivering your groceries, Donald Trump losing pounds overnight and making thousands of dollars from virtual farming, a lot has happened in the last seven days. We take a look at what you might have missed.
By | Jan 10, 2019 at 12:17 pm
Facebook is investigating billionaire Democrat donor Reid Hoffman's News for Democracy company for improper political advertising practice on the social media site. The group's pages posted political adverts without going through Facebook oversight or informing users.
By | Dec 31, 2018 at 7:00 am
After a wild 2018 that saw some of the biggest names in tech mired in controversy, let’s hope tech companies and CEOs take note of a certain time-honored tradition and resolve to be better in 2019. We round up the companies and CEOs most in need of new year's resolutions.