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Senator wants social media companies held liable for spreading anti-vax lies
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social media

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
Facebook asks FTC chair to recuse herself from antitrust case
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social media

Facebook asks FTC chair to recuse herself from antitrust case

Petition takes a leaf from Amazon's playbook
14 Jul 2021
Social media companies vow to reduce abuse of women online
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Security

Social media companies vow to reduce abuse of women online

Tech giants announce move at equality forum
1 Jul 2021
FCC commissioner calls for big tech to help bridge digital divide
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digital divide

FCC commissioner calls for big tech to help bridge digital divide

FCC’s senior Republican wants the likes of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google to help pay for broadband expansion
2 Jun 2021
Facebook bans Signal's crafty anti-tracking ad campaign
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data protection

Facebook bans Signal's crafty anti-tracking ad campaign

Signal exposed Facebook’s data collection practices
5 May 2021
Facebook Workplace hits 7 million paid subscribers
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business communications

Facebook Workplace hits 7 million paid subscribers

The social network's enterprise comms platform still lags behind the likes of Microsoft Teams and Slack
5 May 2021
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
Facebook and Google plan new undersea cable to Asia
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Network & Internet

Facebook and Google plan new undersea cable to Asia

The proposed cable would connect North America, Indonesia, and Singapore
30 Mar 2021
Facebook Workplace review: Are you ready for Facebook’s social office?
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Facebook Workplace review: Are you ready for Facebook’s social office?

The corporate version of Facebook does a lot, much of it well, but its comms and events need more polish
18 Mar 2021
Facebook may have overpaid privacy fine by $4.9B
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data protection

Facebook may have overpaid privacy fine by $4.9B

The overpayment may have been to protect Mark Zuckerberg
11 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
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
Justice Department sues Facebook for discriminating against US workers
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Policy & legislation

Justice Department sues Facebook for discriminating against US workers

Social media giant is also in hot water over its virtual reality business
7 Dec 2020
CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google face Senate hearing
Policy & legislation

CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google face Senate hearing

Big tech seeks to retain 230 protections and defend content moderation
28 Oct 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
Facebook Oversight Board: Excessive social media regulations could impact freedom of speech
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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
Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure
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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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social media

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
The House of Lords will never bring tech giants to book
IT regulation

The House of Lords will never bring tech giants to book

The multiple ways politicians have tried to regulate social media are uniformly daft
8 Aug 2020
Twitter, Facebook remove Trump posts containing misinformation
social media

Twitter, Facebook remove Trump posts containing misinformation

President Trump falsely claims children are “almost immune” from the coronavirus
6 Aug 2020
Big tech antitrust investigation report expected by early fall
Policy & legislation

Big tech antitrust investigation report expected by early fall

Report will detail antitrust allegations and contain recommendations on reigning in market power
24 Jul 2020
Facebook Messenger now features its own lock
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Facebook Messenger now features its own lock

Now you can lend your phone without worry about someone snooping through your Messenger app
22 Jul 2020