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Facebook flaw gave 5,000 developers access to users' data

Information from users' profiles was accessible after the 90-day time limit had expired
2 Jul 2020
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Facebook bans “violent” boogaloo network

Firm removes 200 accounts and 106 groups associated with the “anti-government” network
1 Jul 2020
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Twitch suspends President Trump’s account for “hateful conduct”

Twitch’s decision marks the first suspension of one of the president’s social media accounts
30 Jun 2020
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Facebook dark mode has entered mobile user testing phase

Some users are now able to switch their mobile apps to dark mode
30 Jun 2020
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Facebook ad boycott is ready to go global

“The next frontier is global pressure,” says Jim Steyer, chief executive of Common Sense Media
29 Jun 2020
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TikTok launches TikTok for Business for marketers

The popular video app is looking to cash in with advertisers
29 Jun 2020
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TikTok caught secretly spying on millions of iPhone users

Apple iOS apps can read the last thing copied to clipboard
29 Jun 2020
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Verizon joins Facebook advertising boycott

Verizon takes a stand against Facebook, puts advertising campaigns on hold
26 Jun 2020
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Facebook Forecast app can predict the future

Speculation on everything from COVID-19 to celebrity baby names is all in one app
25 Jun 2020
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Twitter restricts President Trump's tweet for "abusive behavior"

Trump tweeted that any “Autonomous Zone” in Washington DC will be ”met with serious force”
24 Jun 2020
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Facebook dealt data collection blow in landmark antitrust case

Germany's top court says the social network is "abusing its dominant position" to collect excessive user data
24 Jun 2020
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Google takes another stab at social media with 'Keen' app

Google’s experimental workshop is targeting social media again with a new Pinterest-like app
22 Jun 2020
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Trump tweet hit with a manipulated media warning label

Twitter and Facebook take action against social media posts from President Donald Trump
19 Jun 2020
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Facebook buys street-level mapping start-up Mapillary

The social network plans to take on Apple and Google in ground-level mapping
19 Jun 2020
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Civil rights groups call for a Facebook advertising boycott

Civil rights groups are urging major advertisers to boycott Facebook in July to help stop hate speech.
18 Jun 2020
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Facebook to share more about privacy updates and changes

“Our work on privacy is never finished,” says chief privacy officer Michel Protti
18 Jun 2020
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80% of Americans distrust tech companies’ content moderation

Majority of respondents prefer an independent content oversight board to govern content moderation policies
17 Jun 2020
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Snapchat partners with a meditation app

Snap works with Headspace to give members access to mental health help and mindfulness practices
15 Jun 2020
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Biden campaign publishes an open letter to Facebook

Campaign urges Facebook to take action and “ensure we have a fair election this November”
15 Jun 2020
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Twitter discloses removal of state-linked information operations

Includes accounts from People’s Republic of China, Russia and Turkey
12 Jun 2020
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Study calls for Facebook to stop outsourcing content moderation

Study also urges Facebook to double number of moderators and hire a content overseer
9 Jun 2020
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Alexis Ohanian steps down from Reddit board

Ohanian calls on Reddit to elect a black board member to his seat
8 Jun 2020
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Twitter disables Trump tweet due to copyright issues

Trump versus Twitter saga continues after Twitter disables video tribute to George Floyd
5 Jun 2020