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EU braces for Big Tech’s legal backlash against new digital rulebook
Companies prepare to unleash a wave of challenges against efforts to tame the big names of the digital sector.
Meta steps up information control ahead of US elections
Facebook's parent company is imposing strict controls on information related to the upcoming midterm elections
New virtual economy: what does the rise of The Metaverse mean?
Huge amounts of money are being poured into the metaverse, an alternative world where you can work, play and meet people without ever leaving your home. But, will the rise of this vast virtual space blur the lines of reality and redefine...
Extent of Instagram and Facebook tracking exposed
Meta apps inject a tracking code into websites when people are viewing them
WhatsApp is going to stop letting everyone see when you're online
WhatsApp announced several new privacy updates on Tuesday, including the ability for users to check their messages without other people knowing.
Snapchat rolls out option to let parents see who their teens are messaging
Snapchat on Tuesday introduced its first parental control center, nearly 10 months after an executive from the company told Congress it was developing tools aimed at helping parents keep their teens safe.
New Zealand needs wealthy visitors not 'noodle-eating backpackers', says Ardern's tourism minister
The remarks have been condemned as out of touch and elitist
Facebook falling in popularity among teens, survey says
Facebook's popularity among teenagers has fallen markedly, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.
An armed man tried to breach security at an FBI office in Cincinnati
An Ohio emergency management agency said a standoff has ended Thursday between law enforcement and an armed man suspected of trying to breach the FBI's Cincinnati office.
Colorado mother sues Facebook, alleges daughter's addiction to platform has caused mental health problems
Facebook doesn't take 'ordinary care' to potentially prevent negative effects of excessive use of the platform, the lawsuit states
Gen Z: How young people are changing activism
Technology has given young people a louder voice than ever before. Gen Z are angry – and unafraid to speak up.
Bangladeshi Superstar Singer Hero Alom Arrested By Police, Asked To Cease Singing
Bangladeshi singer-actor Hero Alom, who has a huge fan-following on the internet, was hauled in by police and told to stop singing his renditions of songs. He has nearly two million Facebook followers and almost 1.5 million subscribers o...
Facebook owner Meta in first ever sales fall
The owner of Facebook and Instagram was hit by a fall in advertising sales in the three months to July which caused the first year-on-year revenue decline in the firm's history.
Georgia fourth-generation farmer rips Bill Gates as largest farmland owner in US: 'Hell yeah I have concerns'
White Oak Pastures owner Will Harris raised concern over Gates' climate change investments in plant protein, secretive land purchases
Global economy tests Big Tech as Apple, Amazon, Meta release earnings
Big Tech is in the spotlight this week as the most valuable companies in the United States report how they have fared this quarter amid the global economic turmoil and as the pandemic-era tech booms appear to have slowed.
Instagram Account of Pakistan's Imran Khan Briefly Hacked
The Instagram account of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief was recovered soon with the help of Meta - Facebook and Instagram's parent company, PTI social media head Arslan Khalid told the Dawn newspaper.
The online ad market is in decline and it's dragging down tech giants with it
Much of contemporary Silicon Valley was built on advertising dollars. That dependence made even the most powerful companies look at least somewhat vulnerable this week after reporting their latest earnings results.
Mark Zuckerberg warns many teams will ‘shrink’ as Meta revenue drops
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that he expects to trim the workforce at the parent of Facebook and Instagram after announcing the first-ever decline in revenue.
Facebook owner Meta reports first ever revenue drop amid lower advertising sales and competition from TikTok
Apple's iOS privacy update last year has limited Meta's ability to track and target users, while rising inflation has led some companies to cut back on their ad budgets.
The Patio App Is Facebook For Gen Z College Kids
“I don’t think any kid actually uses Facebook now.”
Hong Kong gets its first metaverse churches with avatars and virtual preachers
Preachers offer faithful a new way to gather, but some have their doubts about virtual churches.
Twitter posts surprising drop in revenue
Twitter reported a quarterly loss Friday and declining revenue caught Wall Street off guard with the number of people using the platform on the rise.
TikTok is fastest growing news source for UK adults, Ofcom finds
App is used by 7% of adults for news with nearly half turning to TikTokers rather than conventional outlets for updates
Alarm bells as US abortion ruling fuels rush on morning-after pill
When the US Supreme Court overturned the nationwide right to abortion, Julie Crowe went straight online to do some shopping. She ordered 10 packs of the emergency contraceptive pill known as Plan B for immediate delivery.
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