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Tech Tent - what next for Wikipedia?
It's the go-to site for information on just about everything but until recently Wikipedia has mostly avoided the battles over abusive behaviour and fake news that have plagued the social media giants.
TikTok faces privacy investigations by EU watchdog
TikTok is under investigation by The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) - its lead regulator in the EU - over two privacy-related issues.
Facebook says its rules apply to all. Company documents reveal a secret elite that’s exempt.
In private, the company has built a system that has exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules
Parler CEO slams social media for giving 'free rein' to Middle East terrorist groups
George Farmer has no qualms about banning Taliban from his platform
Parler CEO: Afghanistan fell to the Taliban days ago. Why is Twitter still giving them space?
Twitter says it continues to monitor active Taliban accounts. But so far it has refused to block or ban those users
Twitter has blocked the account of the ousted President of Afghanistan and thus effectively recognizes the legitimacy of the Taliban regime
When the evacuation strategy in Taliban failed terribly and the Taliban overran Afghanistan, the horrors of 1996 got revived and the world got worried about how a terror group literally hijacked an entire nation.
Twitter to trial letting users report posts for misinformation
The move follows a wave of criticism of social media companies for facilitating the spread of misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Cofounder Of The Fact-Checking Site Snopes Was Writing Plagiarized Articles Under A Fake Name
“You can always take an existing article and rewrite it just enough to avoid copyright infringement."
Elon Musk: 'I don't want to be CEO of anything'
Elon Musk reiterated on Friday that he doesn't want to be Space X or Tesla boss. What's going on?
Google bans ‘sugar daddy’ apps from Android store
The change will take effect Sept. 1, according to Google.
French Ex-Diplomat Saw "Potential For Misuse" While Working At Pegasus Maker NSO
At NSO's offices, Gerard Araud discovered something resembling a classic tech start-up: teams of programmers "all between 25-30 years old, in flip-flops, black t-shirts, all with PhDs in computer science..."
US, Allies Condemn China For "Malicious" Cyber Activity
The United States, the European Union, Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and NATO were united against the threat, the US official said, and would expose how China targets international cyber networks.
‘Shady government’: Twitter slams White House for helping Facebook censor posts
Twitter is fuming over White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki saying the Biden administration is working with Facebook to flag any “problematic” posts of disinformation - with users calling it a “shady" government who are “admitting” to c...
Biden Drops Case Against TikTok, ByteDance
President Joe Biden has asked a US court to dismiss his predecessor Donald Trump’s case against the Chinese social video platform TikTok and its parent ByteDance, a court document revealed.
Donald Trump Announces Anti-Censorship Lawsuit Against Facebook, Twitter
The nation's top tech firms have become the "enforcers of illegal, unconstitutional censorship," said Donald Trump, who was banned from posting on Facebook and Twitter in the wake of the deadly January 6 siege of the US Capitol by Trump ...
Trump sues Twitter, Google and Facebook alleging 'censorship'
Former US president Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against tech giants Google, Twitter and Facebook, claiming that he is the victim of censorship.
Chinese Tycoon Accused of Fraud Reportedly Financed Trump Aide’s New Social Media Platform
Aides to Donald Trump began hyping up a new censorship-free social media platform after he was unceremoniously banned from Twitter and other social media in the wake of the January Capitol riots. The new app was quietly rolled out on Thu...
Social media app by Donald Trump's ally hacked hours after launch
A new social media site created by an ally of former President Donald Trump was hacked just hours after launching. GETTR, a Twitter-style platform by Trump’s senior adviser Jason Miller, went live with more than 500,000 users on Sunday.
HarmonyOS: Hands-on with Huawei's rival to Android
BBC Click's Chris Fox explores what Huawei's new operating system can do.
Dozens of women sue Pornhub - alleging explicit videos were uploaded without their consent
More than 30 women accuse MindGeek, parent company of Pornhub, of profiting from non-consensual sex videos.
"Where Is Proof?": Russia's Vladimir Putin Denies Cyberattacks On US
Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed accusations of cyberattacks against the United States, terming them "farcical" and "unfounded."
Telegram And Amazon Are Hosting Fake Vaccine Card Merchants
Fake vaccine card merchants are rampant on Telegram. Meanwhile, fake vaccine card listings continue to fall between the cracks on Amazon, despite a ban on them.
Positive Step In Right Direction: China On US Revoking TikTok, WeChat Ban
The US should treat Chinese companies fairly and justly and refrain from politicising trade issues, state-run CGTN quoted Commerce ministry spokesperson Gao Feng as saying.
Joe Biden revokes Donald Trump's bid to ban Americans from downloading TikTok
Joe Biden's new executive order comes after the Trump administration attempted to ban TikTok last year.
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