Facebook-Backed Group Launches Misinformation Adjudication Panel

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A tech body backed by the Australian units of Facebook, Google, and Twitter said on Monday it has set up an industry panel to adjudicate complaints over misinformation, a day after the government threatened tougher laws over false and defamatory … Read More

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Go Down in Second Major Outage in a Week

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Facebook on Friday said users around the world again had problems accessing its services for hours due to a tweak of its system, just days after a massive outage caused in a similar fashion. “Sincere apologies to anyone who wasn’t … Read More

Pinterest Launches New Advertising Features to Drive Shopping

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Pinterest will roll out new features for brands to promote products and ideas to users, the digital pinboard company said Wednesday, part of an effort to grow online shopping on its site. The features come as social media rivals including … Read More

Big Tech’s Little Mergers Draw More US Antitrust Scrutiny

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US Federal Trade Commission staff presented data on Wednesday on small acquisitions by five big technology companies, and the agency scrapped guidelines on vertical mergers which combine a company with a supplier – both steps indicating plans to be tougher on … Read More

Google, Facebook, Microsoft Are Biggest Lobbying Spenders in EU: Study

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Alphabet’s Google unit, Facebook, and Microsoft are the three biggest lobbying spenders in Europe in a battle against tough new laws aimed at curbing US tech giants’ powers, a study released on Tuesday showed. Such efforts should be a wake-up call … Read More

Facebook Rolls Out End-to-End Encryption for Voice, Video Calls on Messenger

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Facebook on Friday rolled out end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls on Messenger, adding another layer of privacy to its widely used communications platform. Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger services already have end-to-end encryption on personal texts messages sent by … Read More

NCPCR Demands Action Against Instagram Profile of Rahul Gandhi

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After Twitter, apex child rights body NCPCR on Friday asked Facebook to take action against the Instagram profile of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for posting a photo of the family of the nine-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and murdered … Read More

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