Google says YouTube campaign targeted Hong Kong protests

2019-08-23 09:42

YouTube has said it disabled 210 channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence campaign against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Chinese paper attacks Twitter and Facebook for shutting accounts

2019-08-21 08:18

Twitter and Facebook’s move to close accounts that the companies said were backed by China and attempting to manipulate news about the protests in Hong Kong drew swift backlash from Chinese state media and internet users.

Privacy watchdogs warn Facebook over Libra currency

2019-08-06 11:43

Global privacy regulators have joined forces to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users' financial data when it launches its planned cryptocurrency, Libra.

Facebook's like button puts websites into EU privacy firing line

2019-07-29 20:17

Facebook’s “Like” button makes third-party websites responsible for processing people’s data under the European Union’s privacy rules, according to the EU’s top court.

Is a $5bn fine the least painful part of Facebook's settlement?

2019-07-25 05:14

US regulators are expected to unveil a settlement with Facebook - a reported $5bn fine that might be the least painful part of the agreement for the social network.

AFCON gets Africa talking on Facebook

2019-07-22 12:13

Africa moved to the rhythm of AFCON 2019, with more than 10 million people choosing Facebook to share their passion and excitement.

What SA can learn about business confidence from the global tech giants

2019-07-15 18:08

SA can learn something about building business confidence from the tech giants like Google and Amazon, says Grant Sieff.

US central bank to study Facebook virtual currency

2019-07-12 12:02

The US Federal Reserve has created a "working group" that is coordinating with government agencies and other central banks to consider the implications of Facebook's planned virtual currency Libra, chairperson Jerome Powell has said.

How Facebook fought fake news about Facebook

2019-07-08 14:45

Mark Zuckerberg was reportedly stunned to hear himself described as a former innovator - not a current one.

G20 | Democrats visit migrant centres: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-06-28 05:47

World leaders descend on Osaka for G20 | Democratic hopefuls journey to child migrant camp; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.


What does Facebook's plan to hire journalists mean for media industry?

2019-08-22 20:19

Facebook's plan to hire professional journalists instead of relying solely on algorithms to deliver news is a positive step but is unlikely to shake up an embattled media industry, analysts say.

Facebook launches tool to let users control data it gathers about their web activity

2019-08-20 19:11

Facebook, under pressure to ramp up privacy rules across its platform, said on Tuesday it was rolling out a tool allowing users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their online activity.

Twitter, Facebook stocks fall on shooting regulations

2019-08-05 22:01

Twitter is on track for its biggest one-day drop since February and Facebook's plunge from this year's high accelerated as investors weighed the prospect of government oversight following the shootings over the weekend.

Australian watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google

2019-07-26 13:59

Australia's competition watchdog has recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google's dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants.

Cameroon forces quash prison riot posted on Facebook

2019-07-24 05:51

Cameroon's security forces put down a riot by prisoners who ransacked and burnt a jail in the capital Yaounde overnight, witnesses told AFP on Tuesday.

Facebook’s big Libra launch 'only fanned the flames' for critics

2019-07-15 21:01

Congress holding hearings on Facebook’s plan for a possible digital coin suggests that the high-profile debut for Libra was likely a public relations effort gone bad.

$5bn fine set for Facebook on privacy probe: report

2019-07-13 13:14

US regulators have approved a $5bn penalty to be levied on Facebook to settle a probe into the social network's privacy and data protection lapses

Facebook faces another blockbuster European privacy court fight

2019-07-09 10:09

The latest lawsuit challenges the legality of tools used by companies to move commercial data outside of the EU.

Facebook, Instagram having connectivity issues for some users

2019-07-03 21:27

Facebook said its applications, including the main social-media service and Instagram photo-sharing app, were experiencing connectivity issues on Wednesday.

WATCH: European watchdogs demand detail on Facebook's cryptocurrency

2019-06-26 19:08

Facebook's fledgling cryptocurrency faced mounting scrutiny on Tuesday as European central bankers and regulators demanded more detail on the social media giant's Libra project.

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