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Meta clamps down on South Asian cyber espionage operations involving Facebook
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cyber warfare

Meta clamps down on South Asian cyber espionage operations involving Facebook

The firm’s latest threat intelligence report discloses successful takedowns in India, Greece, South Africa and Indonesia
9 Aug 2022
Twitter API keys found leaked in over 3,200 apps, raising concerns for linked accounts
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Security

Twitter API keys found leaked in over 3,200 apps, raising concerns for linked accounts

Business and verified Twitter accounts linked to affected apps are at risk of takeover, use in malicious campaigns
2 Aug 2022
Twitter reports largest ever period for data requests in new transparency report
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social media

Twitter reports largest ever period for data requests in new transparency report

The company pointed to the success of its moderation systems despite increasing reports, as governments increasingly targeted verified journalists and…
1 Aug 2022
Meta begins encrypting Facebook URLs, nullifying tracking countermeasures
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privacy

Meta begins encrypting Facebook URLs, nullifying tracking countermeasures

The move has made URL stripping impossible but will improve analytics
19 Jul 2022
TikTok launches programme to help SMBs with social media marketing
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social media marketing

TikTok launches programme to help SMBs with social media marketing

Six-week initiative aims to equip businesses with the skills they need to get started on the social platform
13 Jul 2022
Elon Musk pulls out of $44 billion Twitter deal, sparking legal war
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mergers and acquisitions

Elon Musk pulls out of $44 billion Twitter deal, sparking legal war

The Tesla owner is seeking to avoid a $1 billion termination fee while Twitter is adamant the deal will be completed
11 Jul 2022
Security experts 'concerned' over compromise of British Army's social media accounts
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Security

Security experts 'concerned' over compromise of British Army's social media accounts

For a number of hours on Sunday evening, the British Army's Twitter and YouTube accounts were peddling NFTs
4 Jul 2022
What is SMAC?
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digital transformation

What is SMAC?

Customers live in a world that’s both social and mobile – so it’s important to reach them where they are
30 Jun 2022
Elon Musk will run Twitter into the ground
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social media

Elon Musk will run Twitter into the ground

Tough ethical issues and impending regulations mean the billionaire is wholly unsuited to running a social media company
26 Apr 2022
Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $41.39 billion, claiming only he can 'unlock its true potential'
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social media

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $41.39 billion, claiming only he can 'unlock its true potential'

If the deal doesn’t work, Musk has hinted that he will reconsider his position as a shareholder in the social media company
14 Apr 2022
How to delete a Facebook business page
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social media

How to delete a Facebook business page

Follow these steps to erase your Facebook page if it's a duplicate, out of date or inaccessible
11 Apr 2022
LinkedIn is filled with deepfake 'virtual employees'
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artificial intelligence (AI)

LinkedIn is filled with deepfake 'virtual employees'

Stanford Internet Observatory researchers find more than 1,000 fake profiles on the business site
11 Apr 2022
Harmful ads and scams to be included in Online Safety Bill
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scams

Harmful ads and scams to be included in Online Safety Bill

Ofcom will have the power to issue a fine of up to £18 million pounds – or 10% of the company’s global annual turnover
9 Mar 2022
Texas sues Facebook for misusing facial recognition data
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privacy

Texas sues Facebook for misusing facial recognition data

State wants up to $25,000 per alleged violation for discontinued program
16 Feb 2022
UK Online Safety Bill a "missed opportunity", MPs claim
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social media

UK Online Safety Bill a "missed opportunity", MPs claim

A DCMS report says the "unclear" draft legislation doesn't do enough to tackle child abuse and violence against women and girls
24 Jan 2022
China accused of hijacking Australian PM's WeChat account
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social media

China accused of hijacking Australian PM's WeChat account

MPs have called the move censorship and have demanded for a boycott of the social media platform
24 Jan 2022
Meta files lawsuit to uncover hackers targeting Facebook, WhatsApp
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phishing

Meta files lawsuit to uncover hackers targeting Facebook, WhatsApp

The company is seeking $500,000 from the unnamed threat actors that ran phishing scam on its platforms
21 Dec 2021
UK joint committee calls for tougher rules for tech giants
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Policy & legislation

UK joint committee calls for tougher rules for tech giants

However, IT industry experts suggest Online Safety Bill proposals aren't clear enough for everyday users
14 Dec 2021
Facebook hit with $150 billion lawsuit over Myanmar hate speech
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social media

Facebook hit with $150 billion lawsuit over Myanmar hate speech

The tech giant has been accused of failing to prevent disinformation from thriving on its platform
7 Dec 2021
IT Pro News In Review: Cyber attack at Ikea, Meta ordered to sell Giphy, new Twitter CEO
IT Pro News In Review: Cyber attack at IKEA, Meta ordered to sell Giphy, new Twitter CEOvideo
cyber security

IT Pro News In Review: Cyber attack at Ikea, Meta ordered to sell Giphy, new Twitter CEO

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
3 Dec 2021
Meta makes 2FA mandatory for high-risk users
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two-factor authentication (2FA)

Meta makes 2FA mandatory for high-risk users

Journalists and activists must adopt extra protective measure under new rule
3 Dec 2021
Jack Dorsey resigns as Twitter CEO
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business management

Jack Dorsey resigns as Twitter CEO

CTO Parag Agrawal takes the reins as Dorsey also plans to leave board position
29 Nov 2021
Managing the oversaturation of workplace platforms
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collaboration

Managing the oversaturation of workplace platforms

With various collaboration apps replacing traditional office communications methods, is compartmentalising different interactions a good strategy?
24 Nov 2021