Twitter Hack: US Teen Accused of Masterminding Bitcoin Scam Attack That Hit Obama, Musk

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 10:39:16 +0530 - social

A 17-year-old Florida boy masterminded the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter, including those of US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, officials said on Friday.

Facebook Challenges YouTube With Licensed Music Videos in the US

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 10:12:29 +0530 - social

Facebook on Friday added licensed music videos to the social network in the US, challenging YouTube for the attention of online audiences.

Facebook Ad Boycott Organisers Ask European Firms to Join StopHateForProfit Campaign

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 17:49:41 +0530 - social

Facebook advertising boycott campaign organisers said that the campaign would "not go away" until their concerns were addressed and they would ask advertisers in Europe to join their cause.

Turkey Passes Law to Regulate Social Media Content

Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 15:57:11 +0530 - social

Turkey passed a law regulating social media content. It requires foreign social media sites to appoint Turkish-based representatives to address authorities' concerns over content and includes deadlines for removal of material they take exception to.

Facebook Gains Temporary Halt to EU Antitrust Data Demands

Posted on Tue, 28 Jul 2020 17:33:28 +0530 - social

Facebook has won the first round of its court battle against what it says are excessive demands from European Union antitrust regulators after Europe's second-top court temporarily halted such requests until it makes a final ruling.

Facebook Says EU Antitrust Probe Invades Employee Privacy

Posted on Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:36:40 +0530 - social

Facebook is asking European Union courts to review "exceptionally broad" requests by antitrust regulators that would scoop up employees' personal information.

Twitter, Facebook Become Targets in US Presidential Election Ads

Posted on Mon, 27 Jul 2020 10:30:22 +0530 - social

Social media has become the target of a duelling attack ad campaign being waged online by the sitting president and his election rival. They're shooting the messenger while giving it lots of money.

Twitter Reports Highest Ever Growth in Monetisable Daily Active Users, Reaches 186 Million

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020 17:41:23 +0530 - social

Twitter reported its highest-ever yearly growth of daily users who can view ads, beating analysts' estimates on usage.

Twitter Hack: Hackers Likely Saw Direct Messages of 36 Accounts, Including Netherlands Official

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020 11:45:10 +0530 - social

Twitter said on Wednesday that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging to an elected official in the Netherlands.

Twitter Will Suspend Accounts Tweeting About Conspiracy Theory Group QAnon

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2020 12:25:51 +0530 - social

Twitter said on Tuesday it would permanently suspend accounts that violate its policies while tweeting about QAnon, a fringe group that claims "deep-state" traitors are plotting against President Donald Trump.

Facebook's Voting Labels on US Presidential Candidate Posts Sow Confusion

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:31:31 +0530 - social

Facebook has started adding informational labels to all posts about voting by federal elected officials and candidates in the US, as it said it would do. But the move appears to be sowing confusion rather than dispelling it.

Facebook Places Label on Trump's Post About Mail-in Voting

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2020 10:10:01 +0530 - social

Facebook on Tuesday placed a "voting info" label on a post by US President Donald Trump that said mail-in voting would lead to a "CORRUPT ELECTION."