By | Aug 12, 2019 at 10:47 am
President Donald Trump hopes to pass an executive order that would see social media companies face closer scrutiny from the government, following his repeated allegations that the platforms show bias against conservative viewpoints.
By | Aug 5, 2019 at 10:21 am
8chan's repuation, and its role in the latest shooting has seen one of its service providers, CloudFlare, withdraw it service entirely, forcing the site offline. After initially declining to remove its support from 8chan, CloudFlare quickly changed its stance.
By | Jul 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm
The human body is built to endure a lot, but the negative effects of technology could be too much for some unhealthy people to endure. Take a look at our in-depth analysis of exactly how bad technology is for your body and what you can do to prevent any long term damage.
By | Jul 3, 2019 at 11:23 am
Video-sharing app TikTok is under fire in the UK for its 'exploitative' digital gift system that has seen children rack up huge bills during stars' live streams. On top of this, the UK's privacy watchdog has promised to investigate TikTok's "completely open" messaging system.
By | Jun 28, 2019 at 12:13 pm
Twitter has often found itself under attack for the way it handles provocative tweets from high profile accounts, and now, in a post on the company's blog, it's vowing to do something about it. The company will begin flagging 'abusive' posts from verified government officials.
By | Jun 24, 2019 at 11:11 am
Today, Nick Clegg, Facebook's Vice-President of Global Affairs and Communications, sat down for an interview on BBC radio, and faced a grilling on his company's activities, past and present. Up for discussion were regulation, the Christchurch shooting, and Russian meddling.
By | Jun 18, 2019 at 11:20 am
Streaming site Twitch is lawyering up to take on 100 of its own users. According to a court filing, Twitch is accusing the organized group of 100 streamers of breach of contract and copyright infringement after they continually streamed porn, terrorist attacks, and more.
By | Jun 14, 2019 at 11:02 am
Jordan Peterson's new social media platform, Thinkspot, is premised on the idea that regular social media sites censor conservative views and encourage liberal groupthink through destroying debate. But the internet hardly needs or warrants a new free speech social media site.
By | Jun 6, 2019 at 9:49 am
People wishing to travel to the US are now being asked to provide their social media details on visa applications, as well as their phone numbers from the past five years. These new visa rules are expected to impact 15 million people and give the US Government tonnes of data.
By | Apr 30, 2019 at 6:00 am
Elon Musk's tweets will soon all be lawyer-approved: According to a new court filing, the millionaire CEO has reached an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to have a Tesla lawyer vet all of his Twitter musings on the subjects of Tesla’s finances.
By | Apr 18, 2019 at 5:24 am
Google and Apple have dropped the Chinese social video app TikTok from their app stores in the country of India, following a ban enacted by an Indian state court.The app, which lets users share quick videos soundtracked to music, has 500 million users, and 40% live in India.
By | Apr 5, 2019 at 12:22 pm
With bad headline after bad headline, it hasn't been a great week for social media companies. From Facebook discriminatory ads, to Neo-Nazis on YouTube, we round up all this awful week for social media companies. We round up some of the bad press from the past five days
By | Apr 2, 2019 at 6:53 am
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making a new push for regulation across Europe and the US, and it's the biggest evolution in his public views on the matter we've seen yet. Zuckerberg explained it all in a Washington Post op-ed over the weekend. Here's the rundown on his thoughts.
By | Feb 12, 2019 at 9:18 am
Tesla has announced that a "dog mode" will be added to its cars as soon as this week. The reason? Someone asked Elon Musk for it on Twitter. The new mode is just the latest in a long line of improvements that Tesla has rolled out across its cars based on Twitter suggestions.
By | Feb 8, 2019 at 12:03 pm
YouTube has just spoke out against its "dislike mobs." Here's our guide on what dislike spam really is, how YouTube aims to fight it, and what individual creators can do about it in the meantime.