Chinese technology titan Tencent Holdings reported revenues of $16.2bn for the second quarter, as executives sought to reassure investors that its exposure to the US WeChat ban was limited.
On Thursday 6 August, Trump committed to imposing sanctions against TikTok and WeChat after taking a hard line on protecting US citizens’ data from Chinese interference.
On Thursday evening, US President Donald Trump signed two executive orders to ban US companies from engaging in business transactions with TikTok parent company ByteDance and Tencent-owned WeChat.
Huawei was never going to be enough for Donald Trump.
On Wednesday Instagram launched a new video feature called Reels that is intended to rival the success of TikTok, the app that achieved the most downloads Q1 2020.
The majority of Microsoft employees were surprised to learn that the US tech giant is considering purchasing TikTok.
Broadband speeds around the world dropped during lockdown, a study has found.
It’s all change at TikTok, as the Chinese social media company finds itself as the latest battleground in the US-China trade war – and now the UK and Microsoft are involved.
Twitter’s shares were up 4% in morning trading after releasing its Q2 results following an “action-packed” few months.
The Q2 2020 results for social media giant Snap have seen Covid again take its toll, as while it beat expectations on revenue, it fell short on user numbers.
The responsibility for defending the UK’s democratic processes from Russian disinformation campaigns has been passed around like a “hot potato”, according to the Intelligence and Security Committee’s ‘Russia report’.
Google has pledged to keep Fitbit data seperate from its advertising business in an attempt to ward off an EU antitrust investigation.
The majority of Amazon employees believe that TikTok does pose a security risk to the company, but many won’t be deleting it from their phones.
A survey conducted by anonymous professional network Blind has revealed that over 40% of Facebook employees are concerned about organisations removing ads from the social media platform.
On 26 June, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disclosed policy initiatives aimed at quelling posts that are deemed to incite violence or would otherwise be considered hate speech.
US telecoms giant Verizon has become the latest company to suspend advertising on Facebook, threatening to further damage the social media firm’s primary revenue stream after it has already taken a hit from the coronavirus pandemic.
Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director for US President Donald Trump, has rejected suggestions that US President Donald Trump’s divisive use of Twitter is a sign of stupidity, arguing that it is instead a shrewd move to boost his chances of winning the 2020 Presidential election.
Facebook should ban inaccurate and misleading content posted by US President Donald Trump in accordance with its standards for non-political users, Brittany Kaiser, former Cambridge Analytica business development director-turned whistleblower, has said.
Facebook has taken legal action by filing two lawsuits today, one in Europe and one in the US, against companies using bots to abuse its services on Facebook and Instagram.
Brits’ attitudes towards technology and its impact on society has changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
When 75-year-old protester Martin Gugino approached a police officer during a Black Lives Matter protest in Buffalo, US, he was met with a shove.
If you were to sum up the reason for Donald Trump’s successful 2016 presidential campaign in one word, it would be Twitter.
Users in many parts of the world are experiencing problems with social media site Twitter, and while the site isn’t fully down, large numbers are unable to view or post tweets.
Angered by the addition of fact-checking links to two of his own recent Tweets, President Trump is threatening to make social media companies legally liable for the content posted on their platforms – but the real debate is about censorship and bias.
Artists and hobby sketchers have grasped the opportunity lockdown offers to dedicate more time to drawing and painting.
VPN downloads in Hong Kong have surged following proposals for a new national security law.
Due to current lockdown measures and the prospect of continued social distancing in the coming months, socialising has made its way online.
The release of a Covid-19 contact tracing app in the UK has faced another setback, with the news that it will not be ready until June, later than the original launch date of mid-May.
The pandemic has upended the plans of many technology giants, but for Facebook, it has accelerated a long-anticipated product release: Facebook Shops.