From Facebook’s murky past to the antics of Donald Trump, with a few too many data breaches and Brexit developments mixed in, Verdict has provided in-depth coverage of the biggest stories of 2018, answering the who’s, what’s, where’s and when’s that the world wanted answers to.
Google has revealed the top Google searches of 2018, with celebrity deaths second only to the FIFA World Cup.
In an era of fake news, it is now widely known that the spread of false information is rampant online.
The problem of fake news and misinformation spread via social media has plagued almost every major political event in the last few years.
Intended to “do more to support local publishers”, yesterday Facebook announced the launch of The Community News Project.
The latest Square Enix results have seen the Japanese video game giant book an extraordinary loss as it focuses its priorities on AAA games.
Snapchat has stepped up its TV offerings in the UK with the launch of new strategic partnerships with key media brands through Snapchat Shows, the app’s video platform.
TikTok, a music video creation and sharing platform launched in 2016, has taken the world by storm in 2018.
A final Stephen Hawking book, which the eminent physicist was working on when he died earlier this year, will be published on 15th October, the Stephen Hawking Foundation has announced.
The widespread use of the internet has sparked growing concern over its effect on public health, particularly on mental health and well-being.
The news of Google Plus shutting down has drawn criticism from the technology industry, with experts accusing the search giant of taking the decision to mask the utter failure of the social network.
Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, the world’s most popular music streaming service has arguably changed the way the world listens to music.
A social recommendation engine backed by Bill Gates has launched.
The recent security issues and growing privacy concerns are seeing many users look for Facebook alternatives.
European tech companies including Spotify and Deezer have signed a letter to EU ministers calling for proposed regulations to go further to prevent unfair business practices by tech giants.
Google has turned 20 years old and as part of the ongoing celebrations this month, the tech giant has announced numerous updates to Google Search.
Salesforce.com chief executive officer Marc Benioff, who co-founded the cloud computing software firm, has bought Time magazine from Meredith Corporation in a $190m deal.
A year after it launched in the US, Facebook has rolled out its video-streaming service Facebook Watch worldwide.
The public social media platform proposed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in his 2018 Alternative MacTaggart Lecture this week has been met by damning criticism from technology industry experts.
Facebook has confirmed that it now ranks some of its users on a trustworthiness scale, prompting comparisons to China’s Social Credit System.
Currently being blamed for everything from Brexit to influencing the US elections, fake news is increasingly seen as a genuine danger to democracy.
Ten years since its launch, Apple’s App Store has surpassed many major milestones and become the second-largest download platform after Google Play.
Before Milo Yiannopoulos was pandering to the alt-right and expressing delight at the prospect of journalists being shot, he was telling wealth managers to invest in the media industry.
In an attempt to keep its stars happy, YouTube has announced the addition of a new talent option that will allow content creators with more than 100,000 subscribers to sell memberships to their fans.
This month marks five years since the revelation that the NSA and other security agencies were engaging in mass surveillance rocked the world.
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Apple’s latest Safari update is designed to make it more difficult for Facebook to track users.
As controversies surrounding Facebook’s data sharing practices stack up, the spotlight continues to shine on chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, who has been busy recently with concerns from shareholders, as well as from US Congress and the European Parliament.
In his first appearance in Europe since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared in front of the European Parliament in Brussels to answer questions from 12 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from various political groups.
After months of rumours, Netflix has confirmed that Barrack and Michelle Obama are signed on for an extended ‘storytelling partnership’ with the streaming service.
Snapchat users tend to be aged between 18 and 24, with 45% falling into this age group, and the app’s monthly active users reach more than 300 million.