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.
The UK government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee has published its long-awaited report on fake news and disinformation, calling for greater regulation of “digital gangsters” such as Facebook.
The United Kingdom’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published its final report into disinformation and fake news, with Facebook at the centre of its fight to end “an era of self-regulation”.
Twitter may have made its first annual profit since it began 13 years ago, but it isn’t all good news for the social media site.
Germany’s competition regulator has ordered Facebook to stop combining user data among its various services, such as WhatsApp and Instagram, without explicit consent.
After a year dominated by reports of its rapidly declining popularity, Snapchat finally has something to celebrate.
Today marks Facebook’s 15th birthday, and like most unruley teenagers, the social media giant has seen its fair share of trouble.
Over the last decade, the generation retailers and media outlets alike have been fixated on is millennials.
Yesterday’s Facebook results showed record profits for the social media giant, but as the company approaches its 15th birthday, there is trouble brewing.
With a study published in Science last year revealing that false stories are 70% more likely to be retweeted on Twitter than true ones, fake news, and its rapid distribution via social media, is an ever-growing problem for news outlets.
The Facebook WhatsApp merger poses serious privacy risks to users, and will require extensive work by the technology giant if it is not to run afoul of GDPR, a data security expert has said.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reportedly considering imposing a “record-setting fine” against Facebook for failing to protect users’ privacy in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
The number of people impacted by the Twitter bug that saw private tweets posted publically for years may be bigger than thought, according to a security expert.
British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica has been ranked as the seventh most controversial company of 2018 by risk research firm RepRisk.
Facebook has struggled so far to monetise its business-focused version of itself, Workplace by Facebook, but a change of direction in security, leadership and pricing may see it successfully challenge its rivals in 2019.
Data privacy stories exposing how the likes of Facebook and Google handle user data dominated the headlines in 2018.