Tech giants team up against terrorist propaganda
Business strategy

Tech giants team up against terrorist propaganda

Social media firms aim to tackle terrorism on their platforms
6 Dec 2016
Russia blocks LinkedIn
LinkedIn on a mobile device
Network & Internet

Russia blocks LinkedIn

Refusal to transfer user data to Russian servers leads to website block
17 Nov 2016
Government to test social media identity verification
Government
public sector

Government to test social media identity verification

Critics think method could actually increase cases of identity fraud
27 Jul 2016
US authorities may demand travellers share social media info
public sector

US authorities may demand travellers share social media info

The Department of Homeland Security has put forward a proposal that could change our freedom of travel
29 Jun 2016
Instagram to add tools for business
Business strategy

Instagram to add tools for business

The social media platform wants to make it easier for businesses to target users
3 Jun 2016
Study shows snapshot of misogynistic abuse on Twitter
Business strategy

Study shows snapshot of misogynistic abuse on Twitter

Use of misogynistic language was tracked to reveal the extent of abuse on social media
26 May 2016
Pictures won't eat up your 140-character Twitter limit
Business strategy

Pictures won't eat up your 140-character Twitter limit

Twitter makes tweet character limit change to appeal to more people
24 May 2016
Instagram gets new logo and Twitter freaks out
Network & Internet

Instagram gets new logo and Twitter freaks out

But why is it so important to the photo app's users?
12 May 2016
Google AdWords will display anti-radicalisation links
Business strategy

Google AdWords will display anti-radicalisation links

Thinktank welcomes fightback against terrorists' online presence
4 Feb 2016
Social network users at risk over data privacy
Phishing
Security

Social network users at risk over data privacy

Over-sharing puts users at risk of identity theft and fraud
6 Jan 2016
Facebook launches Notify news app
Facebook Like sign
Mobile

Facebook launches Notify news app

The news feed will go head-to-head with Twitter's Moments and Apple's News
13 Nov 2015
UK government Facebook data requests grow 71%
public sector

UK government Facebook data requests grow 71%

Only US and India ask for more user details from the social network
12 Nov 2015
Virginia shooting - don't open that link!
Security

Virginia shooting - don't open that link!

Scammers and cyber criminals love to capitalise on tragedy, and we can't help but click
1 Sep 2015
Facebook hits 1 billion users in a single day
Business strategy

Facebook hits 1 billion users in a single day

On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook
28 Aug 2015
Twitter removes 140-character DM limit
Network & Internet

Twitter removes 140-character DM limit

The move will make it easier for companies to use the social network for customer service
13 Aug 2015
Under-18s will be able to delete embarassing social posts
Business strategy

Under-18s will be able to delete embarassing social posts

A campaign by iRights could see a law introduced allowing the removal of inappropriate photos and status updates
29 Jul 2015
Google+ finally splits into Streams, Photos and Sharing
Business strategy

Google+ finally splits into Streams, Photos and Sharing

Google’s social network is being split, with the social network as we know it being "formally retired"
28 Jul 2015
Europol sets out plan to crush ISIS presence online
public sector

Europol sets out plan to crush ISIS presence online

European police force working with social media platforms to combat ISIS recruitment
22 Jun 2015
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo resigns
Business strategy

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo resigns

Co-founder of social media site steps down amid worries over business growth
12 Jun 2015
Reddit cracks down on site-wide bullying
Business strategy

Reddit cracks down on site-wide bullying

Social news site introduces harassment policy
15 May 2015
Mobile now gives Facebook 73% of its ad revenue
Business strategy

Mobile now gives Facebook 73% of its ad revenue

The social network points to growing daily userbase, but profits fall
23 Apr 2015
Twitter trolls targeted with automated life tips
Twitter
Business strategy

Twitter trolls targeted with automated life tips

Zero Trollerance uses clever disappearing bots to find those using sexist language
15 Apr 2015
Twitter ends partnership with DataSift
business intelligence (BI)

Twitter ends partnership with DataSift

Ex accuses Twitter of hurting customers and damaging ecosystem
13 Apr 2015
Facebook launches standalone Messenger website
Facebook
Network & Internet

Facebook launches standalone Messenger website

Does this mean IM functionality will be turned off completely in the main Facebook website?
10 Apr 2015