New tools make it easier to run a business across Facebook's app ecosystem
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New tools make it easier to run a business across Facebook's app ecosystem

The tech giant said that it wants its “family of apps to be the best place for businesses, especially SMBs"
17 Sep 2021
WhatsApp activates end-to-end encrypted cloud backups
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WhatsApp activates end-to-end encrypted cloud backups

The messaging service will grant users a password-protected key when they save their chat histories to the cloud
13 Sep 2021
Apple fires employee who alleged workplace sexism for 'leaking confidential data'
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Apple fires employee who alleged workplace sexism for 'leaking confidential data'

Ashley Gjøvik claims she was prepared for such action after calling out the company's policies
10 Sep 2021
LinkedIn to sunset Stories after less than a year
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LinkedIn to sunset Stories after less than a year

The feature will be removed from the professional social networking site by the end of September
1 Sep 2021
Are you over-sharing online?
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Are you over-sharing online?

You’re almost certainly leaking more information online than you realise. We explore the steps you can take to downsize your online footprint
1 Sep 2021
What is Article 13 and Article 11?
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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
27 Aug 2021
Facebook defies gov pressure with end-to-end encryption expansion
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Facebook defies gov pressure with end-to-end encryption expansion

The social network is bringing E2EE to Messenger voice and video calls
16 Aug 2021
Facebook may be forced to abandon Giphy acquisition following CMA report
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Facebook may be forced to abandon Giphy acquisition following CMA report

The watchdog said the $400 million takeover will "negatively impact competition between social media platforms"
13 Aug 2021
FTC scolds Facebook for citing it in researcher ban
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FTC scolds Facebook for citing it in researcher ban

FTC warns that consent decree doesn't justify banning academics' accounts
6 Aug 2021
Apple employee placed on indefinite leave after complaining about sexism
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Careers & training

Apple employee placed on indefinite leave after complaining about sexism

Ashley Gjøvik's complaints about her coworkers’ behaviour were investigated by the company, yet found to not be sexist
5 Aug 2021
Hootsuite acquires conversational AI startup Heyday
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Hootsuite acquires conversational AI startup Heyday

The deal marks Hootsuite’s second acquisition in 2021
3 Aug 2021
Senator wants social media companies held liable for spreading anti-vax lies
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Senator wants social media companies held liable for spreading anti-vax lies

Amy Klobuchar calls for some Section 230 protections to be stripped from social media
23 Jul 2021
British man 'PlugWalkJoe' arrested in Spain over 2020 Twitter hack
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British man 'PlugWalkJoe' arrested in Spain over 2020 Twitter hack

Joseph James O'Connor is also accused of hijacking TikTok and Snapchat user accounts, as well as cyberstalking a juvenile
22 Jul 2021
One third of cyber security pros report experiencing workplace harassment
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One third of cyber security pros report experiencing workplace harassment

Respect in Security has called on companies to make it easier and safer for employees to report harassment
22 Jul 2021
Facebook asks FTC chair to recuse herself from antitrust case
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Facebook asks FTC chair to recuse herself from antitrust case

Petition takes a leaf from Amazon's playbook
14 Jul 2021
BCS calls for social media platforms to verify users to curb abuse
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BCS calls for social media platforms to verify users to curb abuse

The move comes after a number of racist posts targeted England players on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram following Euros 2020 defeat
12 Jul 2021
Judge blocks Florida's social media law
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Judge blocks Florida's social media law

The bill is "riddled with imprecision and ambiguity"
1 Jul 2021
Social media companies vow to reduce abuse of women online
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Social media companies vow to reduce abuse of women online

Tech giants announce move at equality forum
1 Jul 2021
Google clamps down on financial fraud with new ad restrictions
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Google clamps down on financial fraud with new ad restrictions

The move comes after it was revealed that the FCA pays Google £600,000 a year to run anti-fraud ads
30 Jun 2021
Feds rescind prohibited transactions list for TikTok and WeChat
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Feds rescind prohibited transactions list for TikTok and WeChat

Trump administration sought to block US downloads of the Chinese-owned apps
21 Jun 2021
Four in ten Americans would rather give up a pet than social media
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Four in ten Americans would rather give up a pet than social media

New research investigates the link between poor mental health and social media
21 Jun 2021
President Biden repeals and replaces Trump’s TikTok executive order
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President Biden repeals and replaces Trump’s TikTok executive order

For the second time since May, Biden voids a Trump-era executive order targeting social media
9 Jun 2021
How to reduce your online footprint
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How to reduce your online footprint

Tips and tricks to maintain online anonymity
7 Jun 2021