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UK joint committee calls for tougher rules for tech giants
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Policy & legislation

UK joint committee calls for tougher rules for tech giants

However, IT industry experts suggest Online Safety Bill proposals aren't clear enough for everyday users
14 Dec 2021
Facebook hit with $150 billion lawsuit over Myanmar hate speech
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social media

Facebook hit with $150 billion lawsuit over Myanmar hate speech

The tech giant has been accused of failing to prevent disinformation from thriving on its platform
7 Dec 2021
IT Pro News In Review: Cyber attack at Ikea, Meta ordered to sell Giphy, new Twitter CEO
IT Pro News In Review: Cyber attack at IKEA, Meta ordered to sell Giphy, new Twitter CEOvideo
cyber security

IT Pro News In Review: Cyber attack at Ikea, Meta ordered to sell Giphy, new Twitter CEO

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
3 Dec 2021
Meta makes 2FA mandatory for high-risk users
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two-factor authentication (2FA)

Meta makes 2FA mandatory for high-risk users

Journalists and activists must adopt extra protective measure under new rule
3 Dec 2021
Jack Dorsey resigns as Twitter CEO
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business management

Jack Dorsey resigns as Twitter CEO

CTO Parag Agrawal takes the reins as Dorsey also plans to leave board position
29 Nov 2021
Managing the oversaturation of workplace platforms
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collaboration

Managing the oversaturation of workplace platforms

With various collaboration apps replacing traditional office communications methods, is compartmentalising different interactions a good strategy?
24 Nov 2021
Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?
Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?
Policy & legislation

Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
19 Nov 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?
The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?
Policy & legislation

The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?

We take a look at the multiple anti-monopoly bills being aimed a Silicon Valley giants
19 Nov 2021
TikTok phishing campaign tried to scam over 125 influencer accounts
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social media

TikTok phishing campaign tried to scam over 125 influencer accounts

Hackers threatened to delete accounts over copyright violations
18 Nov 2021
Twitter overhauls developer platform with expanded data access
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social media

Twitter overhauls developer platform with expanded data access

The social media platform hopes to see more tools and features available to users to control and curate content
16 Nov 2021
Apple's ad transparency policy has cost Facebook, YouTube, Snap almost $10 billion so far
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privacy

Apple's ad transparency policy has cost Facebook, YouTube, Snap almost $10 billion so far

Estimate from the Financial Times says Facebook has been hit hardest by new rule requiring user consent
1 Nov 2021
'Changing name to Meat': Industry reacts to Facebook's Meta rebrand
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Business strategy

'Changing name to Meat': Industry reacts to Facebook's Meta rebrand

The rebrand attempts to provide a clearer distinction between Facebook and its umbrella company
29 Oct 2021
LinkedIn rolls out freelance marketplace globally following successful US trial
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Careers & training

LinkedIn rolls out freelance marketplace globally following successful US trial

The feature allows users to find freelancers or project providers through 250 job categories
28 Oct 2021
UK gov must act now to regulate Facebook, says whistleblower
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Policy & legislation

UK gov must act now to regulate Facebook, says whistleblower

Frances Haugen told members of the Online Safety Bill committee that the social network "is closing the door on us being able to act”
26 Oct 2021
What is Article 13 and Article 11?
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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
22 Oct 2021
Facebook's Oversight Board demands more transparency
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social media

Facebook's Oversight Board demands more transparency

Board bashed the social media giant for its preferential treatment of certain high-profile accounts
21 Oct 2021
Facebook claims AI managed to reduce hate speech by 50%
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social media

Facebook claims AI managed to reduce hate speech by 50%

The social media platform has hit back at claims the tech it uses to fight hate speech is inadequate
18 Oct 2021
Facebook to hire 10,000 workers across the EU
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social media

Facebook to hire 10,000 workers across the EU

The high-skilled jobs drive is a “vote of confidence” in the European tech industry
18 Oct 2021
Microsoft to shutdown LinkedIn in China
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Careers & training

Microsoft to shutdown LinkedIn in China

The company will launch a new jobs platform without a social feed or the ability to share posts and articles
15 Oct 2021
Facebook blames faulty configuration change for hours-long outage
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Network & Internet

Facebook blames faulty configuration change for hours-long outage

The update caused a "cascading effect" that brought all of the social network's services to a halt
5 Oct 2021
How to maintain your privacy on social media
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data protection

How to maintain your privacy on social media

Even the most privacy conscious individuals can be caught out by misconfigured accounts
1 Oct 2021
Facebook pauses work on Instagram Kids
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social media

Facebook pauses work on Instagram Kids

The social media giant has halted work on child-focused app days before testifying before Congress
27 Sep 2021
New tools make it easier to run a business across Facebook's app ecosystem
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business communications

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