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Senate committee passes bill giving news organizations more power against Big Tech
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve legislation allowing news organizations to join together to negotiate with Google, Facebook and other dominant platforms to win more revenue.
Meta and Google are cutting staff. Just don’t mention layoffs.
Facebook parent is looking to reduce costs by at least 10%, people familiar with the plans said, while Google has required some employees to apply for new jobs.
Berlusconi says Putin invaded Ukraine to put ‘decent people’ in Kyiv
Berlusconi has struggled to stay on message when it comes to the war in Ukraine and his Russian friend.
The real threat to Italy’s election: Home-grown social media lies
Local politicians and social media influencers, not the Kremlin, are the main peddlers of falsehoods ahead of this weekend’s vote.
Twitter whistleblower raises security concerns before US Congress
‘I am here today because Twitter leadership is misleading the public,’ company’s former security chief tells lawmakers.
‘Stop trying to be TikTok’: user backlash over Instagram changes
Updates to copy features of arch-rival leave some users struggling to find friends and family content
Instagram Could Lose to TikTok in Both Photos and Videos
As Instagram continues to focus on video, Generation Z are posting their photos on TikTok instead. Could Instagram lose out on both formats?
Did someone 'accidentally' send you money on Venmo? You might be getting scammed
I was still in the hazy just-past-newborn phase with my son when someone sent me $500. Between diaper changes and endless bounce sessions on the yoga ball, I got a push notification on my phone.
Google’s image-scanning illustrates how tech firms can penalise the innocent
New technology helps to track child abuse images, but in the case of false positives, companies don’t always rescind suspensions
A Man Named As A Finalist For 'Women In Technology' Award. Here's Why
A man has been named as a finalist for a 'Women in Technology' award, sparking confusion and outrage on social media. Simon Button, a senior executive and digital leader in Australia, has been nominated for 'Inspiring Diversity in STEM c...
Thailand tightens rules on crypto advertising
Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has rolled out new rules on advertising for cryptocurrency companies after the industry has come under greater scrutiny from authorities.
The remote workers swapping homes
With the changing nature of work, there are new possibilities for people who want to get a taste of life abroad.
Trump demands reinstatement as 'rightful' president or 'a new Election, immediately!' as some Republicans seek distance from him
Former President Donald Trump demanded reinstatement as president or "a new Election, immediately" after news that Facebook temporarily limited a controversial story about Hunter Biden's laptop in users' news feeds before the 2020 election.
Meta’s Facebook agrees to settle Cambridge Analytica data privacy suit
Terms of the preliminary settlement were not disclosed.
Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach lawsuit ends in 11th hour settlement
Dramatic move shows Mark Zuckerberg ‘desperate to avoid being questioned over cover-up’, says Observer journalist
Facebook Censored Story On Joe Biden's Son, Admits Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook censored the 'Hunter Biden laptop' story following a general request from the FBI to restrict election misinformation.
Facebook users report seeing 'random' posts to celebrities in their feed
One Twitter user said: "My feed is spammed with random people posting on celebrity pages?" While another wrote: "Hey @facebook, are you OK bro?"
Firing of Hungarian weather forecasters sets off storm at home and abroad
The firing of Hungary's two top weather forecasters after a big storm predicted by the National Meteorological Service did not materialise has drawn protests at home and abroad, with meteorologists calling for their reinstatement.
UK Leadership Hopeful Liz Truss Downplays Prospect Of Recession
Liz Truss argued that the UK should create the economic conditions to produce "the next Google or the next Facebook".
Facebook's Former Executive Sheryl Sandberg Marries US Businessman
Earlier this year, Sheryl Sandberg announced that she will be stepping down as the COO of Meta in the fall of 2022.
A pizza topping that divides the world
In the 1960s, a chef in Canada created a pizza topping that swept the world. So why is it so widely loved – and hated?
Andrew Tate banned from Facebook and Instagram
Meta has banned influencer Andrew Tate from Facebook and Instagram for violating its policies.
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
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