Airbnb glitch exposed hosts' personal data
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data breaches

Airbnb glitch exposed hosts' personal data

The company has blamed a "technical issue" for the leak that saw hosts' data made available to others
29 Sep 2020
US judge allows TikTok downloads to continue, for now
Acquisition

US judge allows TikTok downloads to continue, for now

November ban on US companies doing business with TikTok remains intact
28 Sep 2020
Third-party apps are tracking your WhatsApp activity
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Third-party apps are tracking your WhatsApp activity

Dozens of apps can track users' activity, including who they talk to and when they're asleep
21 Sep 2020
Twitter to make AI algorithm open source to scour for biases
machine learning

Twitter to make AI algorithm open source to scour for biases

Users highlight racial bias in the way Twitter’s automated image-cropping tool selects portions for preview
21 Sep 2020
Oracle will take a 12.5% stake of TikTok Global
mergers and acquisitions

Oracle will take a 12.5% stake of TikTok Global

The controversial video-sharing platform has chosen Oracle as its new cloud provider
21 Sep 2020
US TikTok and WeChat ban begins on Sunday
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Policy & legislation

US TikTok and WeChat ban begins on Sunday

Apps will be removed from app stores, but U.S. users won’t be penalized for use of either app
18 Sep 2020
Twitter to secure high-profile accounts ahead of the 2020 election
Twitter's new in-app notification to enhance security ahead of the presidential election
social media

Twitter to secure high-profile accounts ahead of the 2020 election

Twitter aims to reduce the chances of hackers breaching these accounts as we approach the presidential election
18 Sep 2020
FTC may file an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook
Policy & legislation

FTC may file an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook

Sources claim the FTC’s probe concerns Facebook’s past acquisitions
16 Sep 2020
How to delete a Facebook business page
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How to delete a Facebook business page

Follow these steps to erase your Facebook page if it's a duplicate, out of date or inaccessible
15 Sep 2020
TikTok gets a new competitor, YouTube Shorts
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TikTok gets a new competitor, YouTube Shorts

The new YouTube feature will beta test in India before its global release
15 Sep 2020
Oracle confirms bid to become TikTok's "trusted tech partner"
Business strategy

Oracle confirms bid to become TikTok's "trusted tech partner"

Oracle has confirmed it may be within striking distance of a deal with Bytedance after Microsoft’s efforts failed
14 Sep 2020
Twitter expands civic integrity policy ahead of US election
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social media

Twitter expands civic integrity policy ahead of US election

Twitter will remove or label tweets intended to undermine public confidence in civic processes
11 Sep 2020
Trump won’t extend TikTok sale deadline
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Trump won’t extend TikTok sale deadline

ByteDance must divest its TikTok US operations before the September 20 deadline
11 Sep 2020
Facebook Campus allows students to connect with classmates
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Facebook Campus allows students to connect with classmates

New Facebook feature allows students to create and join campus groups, discussions and more
11 Sep 2020
ByteDance negotiating with the US to avoid TikTok sale
Policy & legislation

ByteDance negotiating with the US to avoid TikTok sale

Tightened export restrictions in China leaves ByteDance considering other options
10 Sep 2020
Facebook Oversight Board: Excessive social media regulations could impact freedom of speech
social media

Facebook Oversight Board: Excessive social media regulations could impact freedom of speech

Helle Thorning-Schmidt said, “we have to be a little bit careful than just demanding regulation”
4 Sep 2020
Trump administration considering banning more Chinese apps
Policy & legislation

Trump administration considering banning more Chinese apps

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows claims administration is setting sights on Chinese apps that could pose a national security threat
4 Sep 2020
Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure
privacy

Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure

The social network complained that limiting the potential to target iOS users would see developers’ revenues collapse
4 Sep 2020
Facebook unveils new vulnerability disclosure policy
vulnerability

Facebook unveils new vulnerability disclosure policy

The company will publish all flaws it discovers within 21 days, if third-party developers don’t respond to communication
4 Sep 2020
Facebook will ban new political ads leading up to the presidential election
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Facebook will ban new political ads leading up to the presidential election

No new ads will be approved the week before the election
3 Sep 2020
TikTok deal hits roadblock over core algorithms
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TikTok deal hits roadblock over core algorithms

New export restrictions could hamper the sale of TikTok’s U.S. operations
2 Sep 2020
Facebook updates hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election
social media

Facebook updates hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election

The social media firm will limit message forwarding, and use its improved AI to remove hate speech
1 Sep 2020
IT Pro Live: Fighting terrorism with technology
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IT Pro Live: Fighting terrorism with technology

We speak to Tech Against Terrorism director Adam Hadley about the group's work
1 Sep 2020