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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Facebook bug turns on iPhone users' cameras

Facebook bug turns on iPhone users' cameras

A Facebook bug has been discovered which allows the social media giant's app to access users iPhone cameras.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Met Police and Facebook unite to fight live streaming of terrorism

Met Police and Facebook unite to fight live streaming of terrorism

The Metropolitan Police is working with Facebook to improve the site's ability to detect and remove videos of terrorist attacks.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Government spends £250k on ‘Get ready for Brexit’ Facebook ads

Government spends £250k on ‘Get ready for Brexit’ Facebook ads

Over £250,000 has been spent on Facebook ads preparing the public for Brexit, despite uncertainty over whether the UK will leave the EU.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Tories boost spending on Facebook ads in lead up to Brexit

Tories boost spending on Facebook ads in lead up to Brexit

Data released by Facebook have shown the Tory Party has significantly increased its spending on Facebook advertising.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Businessman jailed for sharing Christchurch shooting video

Businessman jailed for sharing Christchurch shooting video

Businessman jailed for sharing Christchurch shooting video

A Christchurch businessman who shared a video of worshippers being killed at a New Zealand mosque has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic behaviour’ targeting Donald Trump

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic behaviour’ targeting Donald Trump

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic behaviour’ targeting Donald Trump

Facebook said it has taken action on "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" originating from Iran, which included accounts posting about the royal family and US President Donald Trump.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Facebook revamps livestreaming policy after Christchurch attack

Facebook revamps livestreaming policy after Christchurch attack

Facebook has issued a “one strike” policy for users breaking the rules of its livestreaming feature, following the mosque terror attack in New Zealand.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Facebook to increase fact-checking ahead of EU elections

Facebook to increase fact-checking ahead of EU elections

Facebook has expanded its use of independent fact-checking groups in Europe ahead of the European Parliament elections.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Social media ‘a cesspit’, says Labour MP

Social media ‘a cesspit’, says Labour MP

Social media ‘a cesspit’, says Labour MP

Social media sites are "a cesspit" and systems to monitor offensive content are not working, an MP has claimed.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Facebook

Facebook revamps policy on deceased users

Facebook revamps policy on deceased users

Facebook has updated how it deals with users who have died, including preventing their accounts being promoted to friends and family on birthdays.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

British mother facing jail in Dubai over Facebook posts

British mother facing jail in Dubai over Facebook posts

British mother facing jail in Dubai over Facebook posts

A British mother has been arrested in Dubai over Facebook posts which branded her ex-husband's new wife a "horse", campaigners say.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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Australia could jail social media executives for violent content

Australia could jail social media executives for violent content

Social media executives could face jail if their platforms stream footage of real violence, Australian lawmakers have warned.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

A woman who said during a series of Facebook posts that her ex-husband tried to strangle her has won a libel battle against him at the UK’s highest court.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

'Far-right' extremism 'aided and abetted' by social media

'Far-right' extremism 'aided and abetted' by social media

‘Far-right’ extremism has reached unprecedented levels of organisation thanks to social media platforms, security experts have warned.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

Facebook European Elections

Facebook unveils new tactics to safeguard European elections

Facebook unveils new tactics to safeguard European elections

Facebook will tackle foreign interference during the upcoming European elections with a new set of tools.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Facebook moves to ban white nationalist hate speech

Facebook to ban white nationalist hate speech

Facebook to ban white nationalist hate speech

Facebook has announced it will now ban content related to white nationalism.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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'No Facebook users' reported New Zealand shooter's live-stream

'No Facebook users' reported New Zealand shooter's live-stream

No-one reported the video of the Christchurch terror attack while it was being streamed live, Facebook has said.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Yellow vest protester James Goddard’s YouTube channel demonetised

'Yellow vest' protester James Goddard demonetised by YouTube

'Yellow vest' protester James Goddard demonetised by YouTube

Yellow vest protester James Goddard’s YouTube channel has been demonetised for violating the platform’s policies on "hateful" and "incendiary and demeaning" content.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Baroness Warsi: ‘I don’t see my party wanting to be part of modern Britain’

Baroness Warsi: My party does not want 'to be part of modern Britain’

Baroness Warsi: My party does not want 'to be part of modern Britain’

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has said that she “does not see her party wanting to be part of modern Britain” after she described the Conservative party as being “institutionally islamophobic”.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Tom Watson demands YouTube ban Tommy Robinson

Tom Watson demands YouTube ban Tommy Robinson

Tom Watson demands YouTube ban Tommy Robinson

The deputy Labour leader has called for Tommy Robinson to be removed from YouTube, following his ban from Facebook.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Conservative Council candidate in Facebook race row

Conservative council candidate in Facebook race row

Conservative council candidate in Facebook race row

A Conservative Party councillor has been suspended tonight after a Facebook group was found to contain messages supporting the setting on fire of black people and referring to Muslims as “ragheads”.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Tommy Robinson's book dropped from Amazon

Tommy Robinson's book dropped from Amazon

Tommy Robinson's book dropped from Amazon

A book on Islam by Tommy Robinson has been removed from sale by Amazon.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Opinion: 'Good riddance' to Tommy Robinson

Opinion: 'Good riddance' to Tommy Robinson

Mohammed Shafiq from the Ramadhan Foundation tells talkRADIO why he is glad that Facebook have banned Tommy Robinson.

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Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook for 'organised hate'

Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook for 'organised hate'

Activist Tommy Robinson has been banned from Facebook for breaching the social network's policy on "organised hate".

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

More than half of Britons admit social media hinders ‘real life’ friendships, study finds

More than half of Britons admit social media hinders ‘real life’ friendships, study finds

Six in ten Brits admit social media hinders ‘real life’ friendships, study finds

More than half of Brits admit their addiction to social media has hindered their ability to make friends in “real life”, a study found.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Facebook

Facebook appoints UK charity to to help fact-check online content

Facebook appoints UK charity to to help fact-check online content

The social media giant has recruited a UK-based fact-checking charity to review pictures, video and news articles to check if they're genuine.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Protester filmed confronting Anna Soubry has Facebook and PayPal accounts deleted

Protester filmed confronting Anna Soubry has Facebook and PayPal accounts deleted

Protester filmed confronting Anna Soubry has Facebook account deleted

James Goddard, an online activist who was filmed calling Anna Soubry a Nazi, said he had been "silenced" on Facebook after his profile appeared to disappear.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Facebook ‘needs to get ahead of this PR nightmare’, says tech expert

Facebook ‘needs to get ahead of this PR nightmare’, says tech expert

Facebook ‘needs to get ahead of this PR nightmare’, says tech expert

Tech expert Guy Cocker has said that Facebook “needs to get ahead of this PR nightmare” after the social media platform was subject to a series of data protection scandals this year.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Facebook bug exposed millions of users' photos

Facebook bug exposed millions of users' photos

The social media firm said the bug was found in software that used Facebook login to give third-party apps on the platform.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Facebook

Government spent almost £100k on Facebook campaign promoting Brexit deal

Government spent almost £100k on Facebook campaign promoting Brexit deal

The UK government spent nearly £100,000 on a Facebook adverts promoting the Prime Minister's Brexit deal in the lead up to the meaningful vote, official figures show.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Eye

'If you're not paying for something online, you are probably the product', says tech expert

'If you're not paying for something online, you are probably the product'

A tech expert has warned internet users that if they're not paying for something online, like Facebook or Google, they are "probably the product".

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Secret Facebook documents made public by Parliament Committee

Secret Facebook documents made public by Parliament Committee

Secret Facebook documents made public by Parliament Committee

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published 234 pages of unseen documents, which it obtained in November this year from a company suing the social network.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Facebook denies MP’s claim that ‘Russian activity’ was on the site in 2014

Facebook denies MP’s claim that ‘Russian activity’ was on the site as early as 2014

Facebook denies MP’s claim that ‘Russian activity’ was on site as early as 2014

An MP has claimed that Facebook knew about a possible cyber attack on the platform linked to Russia years before they were made public.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Facebook fined £500,000 over ‘serious’ breaches in data protection

Facebook fined £500,000 over ‘serious’ breaches in data protection

Facebook fined £500,000 over ‘serious’ breaches in data protection

Facebook has been fined the maximum amount possible after the data of up to 87 million people was harvested.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as Head of Global Affairs

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as Head of Global Affairs

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as Head of Global Affairs

Facebook has hired former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead their Global Affairs and Communications team.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Facebook to launch tool to improve political ad transparency

Facebook to launch tool to improve political ad transparency

The social media network announced a new authorisation scheme to approve organisations before they can run political adverts on the site.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Facebook faces fine of up to £1.2bn over data breach as EU investigates

Facebook faces fine of up to £1.2bn over data breach as EU investigates

Facebook faces fine of up to £1.2bn over data breach as EU investigates

Facebook is facing a potential £1.2bn fine for a data breach which allowed hackers to access the personal information of 50 million users.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Facebook

All you need to know about the Facebook security breach

All you need to know about the Facebook security breach

Facebook announced on Friday afternoon that 50 million Facebook accounts had been breached. Here is everything you need to know about the cyber attack.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Independent councillor who called Diane Abbott a 'monkey' and said Theresa May should be 'hanged' admits criminal charges

Independent councillor who called Diane Abbott a 'monkey' and said Theresa May should be 'hanged' admits criminal charges

Independent councillor who said Theresa May should be 'hanged' admits charges

Independent councillor Richard Alderman is charged with sending offensive messages via a public network. He called Diane Abbott a 'monkey' and said Theresa May should be 'hanged'

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hold online forums and social media sites responsible for fake news and extremism, says Labour MP

Hold online forums and social media sites responsible for fake news and extremism, says Labour MP

Hold online forums responsible for fake news and extremism, says Labour MP

Labour MP Lucy Powell has drafted a bill proposing to hold online forums and social media sites responsible for fake news and hateful or extremist content posted by users

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Evidence given to Commons fake news investigation shows Vote Leave ran BeLeave adverts

Evidence given to Commons fake news investigation shows Vote Leave ran BeLeave adverts

Evidence given to fake news investigation shows Vote Leave ran BeLeave adverts

Vote Leave and BeLeave were fined by the Electoral Commission for breaking electoral laws, but both campaign groups have disputed the Commission's findings

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Facebook to be fined £500,000 after Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook to be fined £500,000 after Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook to be fined £500,000 after Cambridge Analytica scandal

The Information Commissioner's Office is issuing the maximum fine possible under UK law to Facebook for breaching the Data Protection Act

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook needs to do more to tackle inappropriate content

Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook needs to do more to tackle inappropriate content

The Facebook chief is in Brussels being questioned by MEPs.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Cambridge Analytica shuts down, files for bankruptcy

Cambridge Analytica shuts down, files for bankruptcy

Cambridge Analytica shuts down, files for bankruptcy

The firm denies wrongdoing but says "unfounded accusations" have made it impossible to keep trading

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Facebook's chief technical officer is facing questions from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) select committee

Facebook executive grilled by MPs

Facebook executive grilled by MPs

Chief technical officer answering questions about political advertising on the platform

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dr Kogan insisted that Facebook's tools were capable of helping campaign groups send targeted advertising

Facebook data in Cambridge Analytica row was 'highly inaccurate'

Facebook data in Cambridge Analytica row was 'highly inaccurate'

The Cambridge academic at the centre of a row over the use of Facebook users' private data has dismissed claims the information could have been used to influence voters

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

MP argues against 'ridiculous situation'

Information Commissioner's powers must be beefed up, says Damian Collins

Information Commissioner's powers must be beefed up, says Damian Collins

Chairman of Commons DCMS Committee said Information Commissioner should have 'the power to go into companies without notice'

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Facebook has come under fire in recent weeks over data and privacy issues

Cambridge University criticises Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook data claims

Cambridge University criticises Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook data claims

University wrote to CEO last month but is 'yet to receive a response'

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Facebook co-founder, chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg appearing on Capitol Hill

Facebook to probe 'tens of thousands' of apps – Zuckerberg

Facebook to probe 'tens of thousands' of apps – Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg described as one of modern era's 'greatest entrepreneurs' but Facebook had 'moved too fast and broken too many things'

Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak quitting Facebook

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak quitting Facebook

Apple co-founder closes his account

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn should be investigated by Scotland Yard, say peers

Peers call on Scotland Yard to investigate anti-Semitism by Corbyn supporters

Peers call on Scotland Yard to investigate anti-Semitism by Corbyn supporters

Cross-party group calls for Scotland Yard investigation into online anti-Semitic abuse by backers of Labour leader

Tinder users have been hit by login issues amid Facebook privacy changes

Tinder users hit by login issues amid Facebook privacy changes

Tinder users hit by login issues amid Facebook privacy changes

Tinder users unable to log into dating app frustrated following changes to how Facebook links with the service

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

'Mass media has declared war on Jeremy Corbyn', says George Galloway

'The mass media has declared war on Jeremy Corbyn', says George Galloway

'Mass media has declared war on Jeremy Corbyn', says George Galloway

George Galloway believes Jeremy Corbyn is under siege, as the anti-Semitism row continues

The anti-Semitism row in the Labour Party continued with a Sunday Times report

Anti-Semitism: 'Corbyn's lack of action makes it look like approval'

Anti-Semitism: 'Corbyn's lack of action makes it look like approval'

Richard Angell said Jeremy Corbyn should be messaging anti-Semites and telling them 'you don't speak for me'

Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Senior Labour official claims anti-Semitism row is attack on Jeremy Corbyn, before apologising

Labour official claims anti-Semitism row is attack on Jeremy Corbyn, before apologising

Labour official claims anti-Semitism row is 'stirred up', before apologising

Christine Shawcroft has stood down as Disputes Panel chairwoman

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