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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
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
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
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
TikTok implies it’s collecting users' faceprints and voiceprints
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TikTok implies it’s collecting users' faceprints and voiceprints

New privacy policy gives the app permission to collect biometric data from users
4 Jun 2021
Social media advocates sue Florida over new law
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Social media advocates sue Florida over new law

Big tech industry organizations aim to strike down SB7072
28 May 2021
Florida passes new anti-censorship law targeting social media firms
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Florida passes new anti-censorship law targeting social media firms

Florida law regulates digital platform providers — those that don't own theme parks
25 May 2021
Biden rescinds Trump's anti-Section 230 executive order
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Biden rescinds Trump's anti-Section 230 executive order

Trump order fought social media platform's censorship of political tweets
17 May 2021
Facebook bans Signal's crafty anti-tracking ad campaign
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Facebook bans Signal's crafty anti-tracking ad campaign

Signal exposed Facebook’s data collection practices
5 May 2021
What is Section 230 and why does it matter?
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What is Section 230 and why does it matter?

Revoking the law could have unpredictable and far-reaching consequences
30 Apr 2021
YouTube growth spikes as most other social media sites stagnate
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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
Supreme Court justice targets social media
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Supreme Court justice targets social media

Clarence Thomas calls for Facebook, Twitter, and Google to be regulated
6 Apr 2021
Hackers steal 70GB of data from far-right social network Gab
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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
Parler suffers data leak before being taken offline
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Parler suffers data leak before being taken offline

Hackers could combine leaked data with phishing emails to exploit users
12 Jan 2021
Trump's TikTok ban hits another roadblock
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Trump's TikTok ban hits another roadblock

A second judge has blocked Trump's proposed TikTok shutdown
9 Dec 2020
People can’t resist opening LinkedIn phishing emails
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People can’t resist opening LinkedIn phishing emails

Dodgy emails with “LinkedIn” in the subject line had an open rate of almost 50%
16 Nov 2020
Snapchat now allows you to display subscriber numbers
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Snapchat now allows you to display subscriber numbers

This update will help companies to show their influence on their industries
4 Nov 2020
Instagram to extend livestreaming time limit to 4 hours
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Instagram to extend livestreaming time limit to 4 hours

Social media site will also soon support video archiving
28 Oct 2020