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
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
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
Indian police visit Twitter over "manipulated" tweet
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Indian police visit Twitter over "manipulated" tweet

The social media company tagged posts of a document by a ruling party spokesperson as “manipulated media”
25 May 2021
Social media firms face fines and shutdowns under draft UK law
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Social media firms face fines and shutdowns under draft UK law

The Online Safety Bill introduces GDPR-style fines and threatens criminal charges against social media executives
12 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
4chan founder Chris Poole leaves Google
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4chan founder Chris Poole leaves Google

Poole, who founded 4chan at 15, was a controversial hire back in early 2016
23 Apr 2021
Facebook achieves its goal of 100% green energy
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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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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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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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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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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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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
LinkedIn tackles UK’s soaring unemployment with a suite of new features
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Careers & training

LinkedIn tackles UK’s soaring unemployment with a suite of new features

New tools include a Career Coach that helps applicants better understand their goals and skills
1 Apr 2021