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Elon Musk will run Twitter into the ground
Elon Musk's Twitter account
social media

Elon Musk will run Twitter into the ground

Tough ethical issues and impending regulations mean the billionaire is wholly unsuited to running a social media company
26 Apr 2022
Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $41.39 billion, claiming only he can 'unlock its true potential'
Elon Musk wearing a cowboy hat in front of a Tesla
social media

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $41.39 billion, claiming only he can 'unlock its true potential'

If the deal doesn’t work, Musk has hinted that he will reconsider his position as a shareholder in the social media company
14 Apr 2022
How to delete a Facebook business page
A Facebook business page with notifications
social media

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Follow these steps to erase your Facebook page if it's a duplicate, out of date or inaccessible
11 Apr 2022
LinkedIn is filled with deepfake 'virtual employees'
A deepfake face with glasses
artificial intelligence (AI)

LinkedIn is filled with deepfake 'virtual employees'

Stanford Internet Observatory researchers find more than 1,000 fake profiles on the business site
11 Apr 2022
Harmful ads and scams to be included in Online Safety Bill
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scams

Harmful ads and scams to be included in Online Safety Bill

Ofcom will have the power to issue a fine of up to £18 million pounds – or 10% of the company’s global annual turnover
9 Mar 2022
Texas sues Facebook for misusing facial recognition data
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privacy

Texas sues Facebook for misusing facial recognition data

State wants up to $25,000 per alleged violation for discontinued program
16 Feb 2022
UK Online Safety Bill a "missed opportunity", MPs claim
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social media

UK Online Safety Bill a "missed opportunity", MPs claim

A DCMS report says the "unclear" draft legislation doesn't do enough to tackle child abuse and violence against women and girls
24 Jan 2022
China accused of hijacking Australian PM's WeChat account
An anonymous mobile phone user using their device in a darkened room
social media

China accused of hijacking Australian PM's WeChat account

MPs have called the move censorship and have demanded for a boycott of the social media platform
24 Jan 2022
Meta files lawsuit to uncover hackers targeting Facebook, WhatsApp
A smartphone showing the Meta company logo in front of a large Facebook logo
phishing

Meta files lawsuit to uncover hackers targeting Facebook, WhatsApp

The company is seeking $500,000 from the unnamed threat actors that ran phishing scam on its platforms
21 Dec 2021
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
A smartphone showing the Meta company logo in front of a large Facebook logo
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
A smartphone showing the Meta company logo in front of a large Facebook logo
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
Apple's ATT pop-up asking iPhone users for permission to be tracked by Facebook
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
A sign in Silicon Valley showing Facebook's new brand name Meta
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
Three screenshots of the tools provided by LinkedIn's Service Marketplace
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