social media

President Biden repeals and replaces Trump’s TikTok executive order
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris
social media

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
Footprint set on binary code
privacy

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
TikTok app on a smartphone
privacy

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

Social media advocates sue Florida over new law

Big tech industry organizations aim to strike down SB7072
28 May 2021
Facebook bans Signal's crafty anti-tracking ad campaign
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data protection

Facebook bans Signal's crafty anti-tracking ad campaign

Signal exposed Facebook’s data collection practices
5 May 2021
What is Section 230 and why does it matter?
Section 230 on a flag under a microscope
Policy & legislation

What is Section 230 and why does it matter?

Revoking the law could have unpredictable and far-reaching consequences
30 Apr 2021
YouTube growth spikes as most other social media sites stagnate
YouTube on a smartphone
social media

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
Supreme Court justice targets social media
US supreme court building
Policy & legislation

Supreme Court justice targets social media

Clarence Thomas calls for Facebook, Twitter, and Google to be regulated
6 Apr 2021
Hackers steal 70GB of data from far-right social network Gab
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social media

Hackers steal 70GB of data from far-right social network Gab

The stolen data contains nearly 100,000 private messages from Gab users
1 Mar 2021
Parler suffers data leak before being taken offline
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social media

Parler suffers data leak before being taken offline

Hackers could combine leaked data with phishing emails to exploit users
12 Jan 2021
Trump's TikTok ban hits another roadblock
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social media

Trump's TikTok ban hits another roadblock

A second judge has blocked Trump's proposed TikTok shutdown
9 Dec 2020
People can’t resist opening LinkedIn phishing emails
Security

People can’t resist opening LinkedIn phishing emails

Dodgy emails with “LinkedIn” in the subject line had an open rate of almost 50%
16 Nov 2020
Snapchat now allows you to display subscriber numbers
social media

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
social media

Instagram to extend livestreaming time limit to 4 hours

Social media site will also soon support video archiving
28 Oct 2020
New chatbot and nano influencer services help online sellers
The chat agency logo
social media marketing

New chatbot and nano influencer services help online sellers

Online sellers will be able to grow brand awareness, boost buying frequency and build brand loyalty
15 Oct 2020
US TikTok and WeChat ban begins on Sunday
WeChat and TikTok logos with American flag background
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
ByteDance says China must approve Oracle's TikTok deal
Acquisition

ByteDance says China must approve Oracle's TikTok deal

ByteDance hopes to retain ownership of TikTok by partnering with Oracle
17 Sep 2020
Oracle and TikTok deal close, but ByteDance wants majority ownership
mergers and acquisitions

Oracle and TikTok deal close, but ByteDance wants majority ownership

ByteDance tries to retain a majority stake, but Trump says Oracle deal is close
16 Sep 2020
TikTok gets a new competitor, YouTube Shorts
social media

TikTok gets a new competitor, YouTube Shorts

The new YouTube feature will beta test in India before its global release
15 Sep 2020
Republican senators introduce legislation targeting Section 230
Policy & legislation

Republican senators introduce legislation targeting Section 230

Bill looks to clarify Section 230’s intent and increase social media companies’ accountability for moderating user content
9 Sep 2020
WhatsApp counters fake viral messages with new fact-check tool
communications

WhatsApp counters fake viral messages with new fact-check tool

The Google-powered feature lets users search whether a story is legit or fake
4 Aug 2020
ByteDance investors value TikTok at $50 billion in acquisition bid
social media

ByteDance investors value TikTok at $50 billion in acquisition bid

If ByteDance doesn’t reach a deal, it’ll explore divesting TikTok’s U.S. operations
29 Jul 2020
Michael Seibel to replace Alexis Ohanian on Reddit board of directors
chief executive officer (CEO)

Michael Seibel to replace Alexis Ohanian on Reddit board of directors

Ohanian resigned last week, asked Reddit to elect a black board member to his seat
10 Jun 2020