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US hits back at France with tariffs on cosmetics, handbags for taxing Big Tech

The office of US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said France’s digital services tax unfairly targets US digital technology companies.

11 Jul 2020 7:21 PM

Facebook software that allows you to login to Spotify, Tinder, Pinterest blamed for apps crashing

The crashes Friday happened even if users were not logged in to the apps using Facebook.

11 Jul 2020 6:17 PM

Quackery not allowed: Posts claiming to change gays' sexual orientation banned from Facebook

The move is an extension of an existing ban on ads that promote conversion therapy, which medical experts consider ineffective and harmful.

11 Jul 2020 4:13 PM

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

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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

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

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

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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Black Facebook employee files racial discrimination complaint

Facebook said in a statement it takes discrimination allegations seriously and investigates every case

03 Jul 2020 10:03 AM

Zoom came into the limelight during lockdown, accelerated security fixes forced by zoombombing

When faced with a wave of lawsuits, the company said they would fix the service's weaknesses in 90 days. Now time's up and Zoom takes a bow.

01 Jul 2020 9:44 PM

Starbucks battles racial discrimination complaints, but pauses social media ads over hate speech inaction

The company said it would continue using social media to communicate with its clients and employees.

29 Jun 2020 6:12 PM

Facebook bends to pressure, says will flag even Trump's post, if it violates rules

Unilever became the latest and one of the biggest advertisers to join several other brands that have stopped placing ads on Facebook.

27 Jun 2020 4:36 PM

Coronavirus posts on Facebook will come with a notification on its source and published time

“Our goal is to make it easier for people to identify content that’s timely, reliable and most valuable to them,” a Facebook official said.

26 Jun 2020 7:25 PM

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Verizon latest to ditch advertising on Facebook for allowing hate speech on platform

Recently a Verizon ad appeared next to “a video from the conspiracy group QAnon drawing on hateful and anti-Semitic rhetoric.”

26 Jun 2020 5:47 PM

Facebook-Jio deal gets CCI nod

Facebook purchased 9.99 percent stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 43,574 crore

25 Jun 2020 11:34 AM

Can't keep up with Twitch, YouTube, Microsoft gives up livestreaming gaming, ties up with Facebook

Microsoft Mixer will be shuttered on July 22, the tech giant said in a statement.

24 Jun 2020 7:10 PM

Blow to Facebook as Brazil suspends WhatsApp digital payments just a week after launch

Brazil’s central bank said the payments platform was anti-competitive and there were concerns over data privacy.

24 Jun 2020 6:06 PM

Google ad revenues down, the duopoly it enjoyed with Facebook now a ‘triopoly’ including Amazon

A big part of the decline will come from “search advertising,” or paid messages deployed by Google when a user enters a search query.

22 Jun 2020 9:03 PM

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