Instagram to remove self-harm images

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri says he hopes new technology will help to flag all graphic images of self-harm  and will be removed from Instagram. Father of Molly Russell, 14-year-old who took her own life in 2017, said Instagram had “helped kill” his daughter. Molly’s family found she had been viewing graphic images of self-harm on…

Battle of the tech titans: Apple and Facebook over data privacy

Facebook is shutting down an app that paid $20 a month to people aged between 13 and 35 for allowing it to collect data on their iPhones, which according to Apple breached its privacy policies. The “ Facebook Research” app enabled the social network to monitor a user’s web and phone activity, including how they…

There was time when you searched Google, but now Google searches you

In Zuboff ‘s view Google’s original aim of making all the world’s information accessible mutated into a ruthless domineering to make money by exploiting and modifying human behaviour, by serving up ads to users just when they are most susceptible to persuasion and generating wants they did not know they had. Google is following a…

Facebook shares tumble by 20 per cent

Facebook shares fell by more than 20 per cent on Wednesday after the social media network’s revenue and user growth fell short of investor expectations. The firm had 2.3 billion monthly active users at the end of June 2018, which was 11 per cent up from June 2017, the slowest growth in more than two…

FB 2016 memo

A Facebook memo written in 2016 by Facebook VP, Andrew Bosworth said, “Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools.And still we connect people. The ugly truth is that we believe in connecting people so deeply that anything that allows us to connect more people more often is “de facto” good.” Facebook…

Facebook facing huge fines over Whatsapp merger

The European Commission is poised to fine Facebook for misleading authorities during its takeover of WhatsApp the messaging service in 2014 according to the latest case of Brussels flexing their muscles. The commission will not reverse its decision on the merger itself but is expected to levy a large penalty to deter other groups from…

Facebook ordered to pay $500m to Zenimax

A US court Jury found Facebook and other defendants unlawfully used a firm’s virtual reality technology and the Dallas district court has ordered Facebook and other defendants to pay $500m (£395m). The Jury found Oculus, which Facebook bought in 2014, used computer code belonging to video game developer Zenimax to launch its own VR headset.…

Facebook and WPP in creative ambassador programme

Facebook and global advertising and public relations company WPP, has launched “ creative Ambassador Programme” in India that will empower WPP creative agencies to develop mobile first creative for their clients. Facebook and WPP will work together to instill rich creative expression on Facebook and Instagram that are beneficial for clients and people. Facebook is…