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Future of communications infra should be founded on Western Ideals of private property, Pompeo says

Decrying Chinese spying, the US Secretary of State praised Google, Facebook and Twitter for not sharing user data with Hong Kong government

09 Jul 2020 4:50 PM

Facebook looking to score points for just optics, no action taken on hate speech: Ad boycott organisers

They said at a virtual meeting with Zuckerberg they "didn’t hear anything...to convince us that Zuckerberg and colleagues are taking action"

08 Jul 2020 8:17 PM

Can Instagram Reels be as big as TikTok was in India?

The Facebook product looms large in a space that Indian apps Chingari, Roposo, and Go Social are trying establish a foothold in.

08 Jul 2020 7:04 PM

Biased algorithms, content moderation, ad policy, voter suppression among Facebook's civil rights issues

A civil rights audit being conducted over the past two years says not fact-checking Trump's lies among setbacks to progress.

08 Jul 2020 5:59 PM

Facebook and Twitter rejects populate conservative social network of uncensored racism and bigotry

Parler, founded in Nevada in 2018, bills itself as an alternative to “ideological suppression” at other social networks.

08 Jul 2020 4:57 PM

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Won't entertain Hong Kong user data requests, say Microsoft, Zoom joining Twitter, Facebook, Google

Police have stepped up requests on user data to pick up dissidents in the wake of the national security law being enforced.

08 Jul 2020 4:10 PM

Court in S Korea rejects US extradition of man who traded in child porn using digital currency

He served just an 18-month sentence, and a judge ruled that he would not be extradited to the US where he could face longer incarceration.

06 Jul 2020 9:35 PM

Uber expands its US food delivery business with purchase of startup Postmates

Postmates, whose business delivering food, groceries and other goods doubled amid lockdown, was bought for $2.65 billion.

06 Jul 2020 7:13 PM

Restrictions put in place to limit Huawei's access to France's 5G network

While the Chinese company is not banned, operators using Huawei will be given only limited permits for 3-8 years.

06 Jul 2020 5:26 PM

Tech This Week | Banning TikTok is another nail on coffin of internet exceptionalism

The action against Chinese Apps is not about data protection but is a political manoeuvre.

04 Jul 2020 10:44 PM

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Donald Trump is way ahead of Joe Biden if this were a social media election

Trump’s ‘steady retweets of everyday users helps fans feel connected to him’ while Biden remains traditional and ‘promotes values’.

04 Jul 2020 5:02 PM

Eye in the sky tower: AI will monitor US-Mexico border, tip off patrol agents about 'infiltrators'

Of the 2,000 mile border with Mexico, Trump’s steel wall covers just 200 miles, and border patrol agents can’t be everywhere.

03 Jul 2020 9:24 PM

Hong Kongers worried about being targeted by national security law scrub social media history

With mainland China enforcing the law, views such as wanting independence became outlawed overnight.

03 Jul 2020 8:41 PM

Black lives don’t matter at Facebook, only on their posters, staffer files discrimination complaint

This isn’t the first criticism a Black employee has levelled at Facebook.

03 Jul 2020 6:22 PM

With over 130,000 deaths in US, Facebook will advise use of face masks, despite opposition by many

The social network said it would include alerts at the top of feeds on Facebook and Instagram, starting in the United States.

03 Jul 2020 5:55 PM

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Ahead of polls, Singapore government uses misinformation law to rein in opposition parties

Under the law, ministers can order social media sites to put warnings next to posts the government considers false and order pages blocked.

03 Jul 2020 5:10 PM

Google's purchase of Fitbit will stifle the competition, say consumer groups

“Regulators around the world... must therefore give it their utmost attention,” they said, calling it a “test case” on facing down Big Tech.

02 Jul 2020 9:28 PM

Having 8 million advertisers, will Facebook be hurt because a few dozen boycott it?

Data of past boycotts suggests the observable impact is relatively mild, a business intelligence firm said.

02 Jul 2020 8:54 PM

Setting a controversial example, Israeli Parliament permits phone tracking to monitor coronavirus spread

The law grants internal security agency Shin Bet permission to track cell phones for a three-week period on a case-by-case basis.

02 Jul 2020 7:39 PM

Google, Apple quick to remove the 59 Chinese apps banned by India

Some app developers themselves also voluntarily took down apps from Play Store and App Store to adhere to local laws.

02 Jul 2020 5:57 PM

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