Facebook may finally launch its Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021
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Facebook may finally launch its Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021

The stablecoin is reportedly just waiting on final approval from Swiss regulators
27 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
Facebook adds SMB hosting to WhatsApp for businesses
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Business strategy

Facebook adds SMB hosting to WhatsApp for businesses

SMBs will be able to use the firm’s infrastructure for free with Facebook Hosting Services when it launches
26 Oct 2020
Irish data regulator launches GDPR probe into Instagram
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Irish data regulator launches GDPR probe into Instagram

Investigation launched after 60 million children were given the option to switch to a public-facing business account
19 Oct 2020
Twitter pins global outage on unscheduled 'system change'
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Twitter pins global outage on unscheduled 'system change'

The brief outage heavily disrupted several of the firm's APIs including Enterprise Search and its Engagement API
16 Oct 2020
New York finance watchdog says Twitter hack proves social media should be regulated
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Security

New York finance watchdog says Twitter hack proves social media should be regulated

The New York State Department of Financial Services says social media firms have too much responsibility with little government oversight
15 Oct 2020
French and Dutch officials back EU's plans to break up Big Tech
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Policy & legislation

French and Dutch officials back EU's plans to break up Big Tech

A joint proposal adds weight to EU's own plans to curb the industry’s growing anti-competitive influence
15 Oct 2020
Facebook donates £1 million to support Bletchley Park’s survival
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Facebook donates £1 million to support Bletchley Park’s survival

The donation mitigates some of the worst consequences of a severe revenue shortfall projected for 2020
13 Oct 2020
Five Eyes nations demand encryption 'backdoors' by-design
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Five Eyes nations demand encryption 'backdoors' by-design

Tech companies are being urged to implement encryption-bypassing systems into their services by default
12 Oct 2020
Twitter hires new cyber chief after devastating breach
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Twitter hires new cyber chief after devastating breach

After a major security breach in July, Twitter has made moves to improve its cyber security
1 Oct 2020
Airbnb glitch exposed hosts' personal data
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data breaches

Airbnb glitch exposed hosts' personal data

The company has blamed a "technical issue" for the leak that saw hosts' data made available to others
29 Sep 2020
US judge allows TikTok downloads to continue, for now
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US judge allows TikTok downloads to continue, for now

November ban on US companies doing business with TikTok remains intact
28 Sep 2020
Third-party apps are tracking your WhatsApp activity
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Third-party apps are tracking your WhatsApp activity

Dozens of apps can track users' activity, including who they talk to and when they're asleep
21 Sep 2020
Twitter to make AI algorithm open source to scour for biases
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Twitter to make AI algorithm open source to scour for biases

Users highlight racial bias in the way Twitter’s automated image-cropping tool selects portions for preview
21 Sep 2020
Oracle will take a 12.5% stake of TikTok Global
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mergers and acquisitions

Oracle will take a 12.5% stake of TikTok Global

The controversial video-sharing platform has chosen Oracle as its new cloud provider
21 Sep 2020
US TikTok and WeChat ban begins on Sunday
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Policy & legislation

US TikTok and WeChat ban begins on Sunday

Apps will be removed from app stores, but U.S. users won’t be penalized for use of either app
18 Sep 2020
FTC may file an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook
Policy & legislation

FTC may file an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook

Sources claim the FTC’s probe concerns Facebook’s past acquisitions
16 Sep 2020
How to delete a Facebook business page
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How to delete a Facebook business page

Follow these steps to erase your Facebook page if it's a duplicate, out of date or inaccessible
15 Sep 2020
TikTok gets a new competitor, YouTube Shorts
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TikTok gets a new competitor, YouTube Shorts

The new YouTube feature will beta test in India before its global release
15 Sep 2020
Oracle confirms bid to become TikTok's "trusted tech partner"
Business strategy

Oracle confirms bid to become TikTok's "trusted tech partner"

Oracle has confirmed it may be within striking distance of a deal with Bytedance after Microsoft’s efforts failed
14 Sep 2020
Twitter expands civic integrity policy ahead of US election
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Twitter expands civic integrity policy ahead of US election

Twitter will remove or label tweets intended to undermine public confidence in civic processes
11 Sep 2020
Trump won’t extend TikTok sale deadline
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Trump won’t extend TikTok sale deadline

ByteDance must divest its TikTok US operations before the September 20 deadline
11 Sep 2020