Facebook achieves its goal of 100% green energy
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social media

Facebook achieves its goal of 100% green energy

Now it’s focusing on a net-zero supply chain by 2030
15 Apr 2021
Irish data watchdog to investigate Facebook data leak
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data protection

Irish data watchdog to investigate Facebook data leak

The regulator believes that Facebook may have infringed ‘one or more’ GDPR provisions following apparent leak of 533 million user records
15 Apr 2021
YouTube growth spikes as most other social media sites stagnate
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social media

YouTube growth spikes as most other social media sites stagnate

Reddit joins YouTube as a fast grower, albeit on a smaller level
8 Apr 2021
UK launches digital watchdog to clamp down on big tech dominance
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Policy & legislation

UK launches digital watchdog to clamp down on big tech dominance

The Digital Markets Unit is charged with drawing up codes of conduct for competition and will operate without statutory powers at first
7 Apr 2021
Supreme Court justice targets social media
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Policy & legislation

Supreme Court justice targets social media

Clarence Thomas calls for Facebook, Twitter, and Google to be regulated
6 Apr 2021
North Korean hackers target security researchers with fake social media accounts
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hacking

North Korean hackers target security researchers with fake social media accounts

Cyber spies also set up fake Turkish security website to entice victims
1 Apr 2021
Google Threadit is a TikTok-like short video platform for professionals
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video conferencing

Google Threadit is a TikTok-like short video platform for professionals

The company hopes the tool will put an end to back-to-back meetings and lengthy chat discussions
19 Mar 2021
CopperStealer malware hijacks Facebook business accounts to run malicious ads
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malware

CopperStealer malware hijacks Facebook business accounts to run malicious ads

The disruption of the campaign was part of coordinated action from Facebook, Cloudflare, and other providers
19 Mar 2021
Twitter hacker will serve three years in prison for infamous Bitcoin scam
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hacking

Twitter hacker will serve three years in prison for infamous Bitcoin scam

The 18-year-old duped Twitter users into giving away Bitcoin by infiltrating dozens of accounts belonging to high-profile figures
17 Mar 2021
Twitter sues Texas AG for violating its free speech
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social media

Twitter sues Texas AG for violating its free speech

The fallout from Trump ban continues, as Twitter calls investigation unconstitutional
10 Mar 2021
75% of jobs will require advanced digital skills by 2030
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Careers & training

75% of jobs will require advanced digital skills by 2030

Research claims recruiters will be more inclined to employ Gen Z candidates due to their tech know-how
10 Mar 2021
Hackers steal 70GB of data from far-right social network Gab
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social media

Hackers steal 70GB of data from far-right social network Gab

The stolen data contains nearly 100,000 private messages from Gab users
1 Mar 2021
What is Article 13 and Article 11?
European Parliament - What Is Article 13? What is Article 11?
Policy & legislation

What is Article 13 and Article 11?

Everything you need to know about the controversial copyright directive including whether the UK will need to adopt the regulations
19 Feb 2021
TikTok under fire over potential GDPR violations
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

TikTok under fire over potential GDPR violations

The BEUC is urging the European Commission to urgently investigate the app's "unclear" data collection practices
16 Feb 2021
Microsoft's interest in Pinterest falls flat
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mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft's interest in Pinterest falls flat

The tech giant is thought to be in the market for 'active online communities' to add to its cloud portfolio
11 Feb 2021
Social media firms clamp down on hacked accounts
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hacking

Social media firms clamp down on hacked accounts

Instagram, Twitter and TikTok are targeting usernames harvested by the OGUsers community
5 Feb 2021
Twitter shifts offline analytics workloads to Google Cloud
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cloud computing

Twitter shifts offline analytics workloads to Google Cloud

The platform hopes to process trillions of data points to gain insights much quicker
5 Feb 2021
Facebook escalates Apple feud with own privacy pop-ups
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privacy

Facebook escalates Apple feud with own privacy pop-ups

The incoming iOS 14 update means Facebook could record revenue losses of as much as $5 billion
2 Feb 2021
Big tech companies put political donations on hold following Capitol riots
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Business strategy

Big tech companies put political donations on hold following Capitol riots

Microsoft, Amazon, and Google among tech giants suspending political contributions
12 Jan 2021
Parler suffers data leak before being taken offline
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social media

Parler suffers data leak before being taken offline

Hackers could combine leaked data with phishing emails to exploit users
12 Jan 2021
Facebook will move UK users' data to the US post-Brexit
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Facebook will move UK users' data to the US post-Brexit

The move raises concerns as the US has much weaker data protection laws than across the EU
16 Dec 2020
Twitter fined €450k for breaching GDPR disclosure rules
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Twitter fined €450k for breaching GDPR disclosure rules

Firm chastised over its handling of a 2018 flaw that made private tweets accessible to the public
15 Dec 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: The power of disinformation
The IT Pro Podcast: The power of disinformation
social media

The IT Pro Podcast: The power of disinformation

Social media is a great innovation - but falsehoods and manipulation are rife
11 Dec 2020