US social media giant Facebook has announced plans for GlobalCoin, a cryptocurrency that is set to become the core payment technology on the company’s online platforms.
Journalism in the US has been found to be less objective and more opinion-based than in the past, confirming concerns surrounding the rise of so-called post-truth news, thanks to an analytics tool previously used to identify social media discussion of Islamic terrorism.
Sky customers using Sky Go on their PlayStation 4 (PS4) have been reporting severe streaming errors following the latest software update.
Microsoft Build 2019 has begun with a string of announcements that, according to experts, signal the death knells for Internet Explorer.
With the rise of remote working, plus an ever-increasing number of IoT devices, both businesses and individuals expect constant internet access.
Facebook F8, the social platform’s annual developer conference, is set to get underway today offering the tech giant a rare opportunity to show off its successes.
Ireland’s data regulator has opened an inquiry into Facebook’s failure to securely protect millions of its users’ passwords.
In a surprising turn of events, Twitter’s Q1 results have beat earning expectations, triggering a rise in share prices.
Facebook has admitted it “unintentionally” harvested and uploaded email contacts from 1.5 million people, showing once again a lacklustre approach to user privacy.
The Pinterest IPO value has been met with criticism from experts in the business community after the social media platform’s initial public offering (IPO) exceeded the higher end of the expected range.
The first major study into the use of technologies designed to circumnavigate ad-block software has found the tools are causing publishers damage, as they significantly increase the chance of a user opting to not return to a site.
Overseeing the Facebook empire might be one of the toughest jobs there is at the moment as the social media platform struggles to fight against fake news, political interference and data privacy concerns.
Social media companies could face a raft of tougher regulations to ensure that they protect their users from harmful content online under new proposed UK laws.
The Google+ shut down will begin today, as the search giant concedes that it won’t be able to break Facebook’s social media dominance.
Using private messaging apps is the most popular method of sharing content, according to new research from GlobalWebIndex and We Are Social.
The EU Copyright Directive that encompasses Article 11 and Article 13 is expected to trigger widespread adoption of automated upload filters, however these Article 13 upload filters could see protected content such as memes being essentially banned.
A new browser add-on hopes to convince consumers to turn off their ad blockers and start profiting from use of their own data.
UK MPs are calling for an additional tax on the profits of social companies to combat the “detrimental effect on young people’s mental health and wellbeing”, in the latest call for social media regulation.
The online forum 8chan has been in the news in relation to the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, as a key element in the radicalisation of far-right and white supremacist extremists.
A Facebook executive reshuffle will see Will Cathcart and Fidji Simo moving up the ladder, as product and WhatsApp executives Chris Cox and Chris Daniels announce their resignations.
Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission against Apple for using their leverage unfairly and stifling digital competition.
Thirty years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee, then a research fellow at physics laboratory CERN, issued a proposal, titled “Information Management: A Proposal”.
With the phrase “if you’re not paying for it, you’re the product” now closely associated with the world of social networks, the assumption that compromising on privacy and data harvesting is the only way to access a free social network is now deep-rooted.
China is using state-sponsored social media influence to create a distorted positive image of itself to the West, according to security researchers.
Some 95% of internet users don’t trust social media companies, despite 37% of the world’s population having a social media account, with that figure as high as 77% in places such as the United States.
It used to be a lot easier to know what was real and what was fake.
Facebook regulation and wider laws concerning social media sites is looking increasingly likely.
Facebook is collaborating with communications company Viasat in its latest bid to deliver high-speed internet to rural communities.
According to the World Health Organisation, in 2018 there was a 30% increase in the number of reported measles cases worldwide.
The dark web is famous for keeping criminals anonymous and being used to trade drugs on forums like Silk Road using cryptocurrency.