Tuesday, December 7, 2021

social media

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey quits company

He leaves at a time when Twitter has made headlines for its renewed pace of product launches after years of criticism that the site had fallen behind rivals like Facebook.

From Down Under, a way to keep children safe online?

While Australia's plan to force parental consent for minors' use of social media is a good step, it is not foolproof, says expert.

Facebook gives estimate of bullying, harassment on platforms for first time

Facebook says its bullying and harassment numbers only capture instances where the company did not need additional information, such as a report from a user, to decide if the content broke its rules.

Embattled Facebook changes parent company name to ‘Meta’

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp will keep their names under the rebranding critics have called an effort to distract from the platform's dysfunction.

‘Facebook Papers’ hit as platform reports billions in profit

Facebook has assailed the reporting as the selective publication of some of its mountain of internal studies aimed at casting the social network in a dark and inaccurate light.

Australia plans to force parental consent for minors on social media

The new proposed rules would put Australia among the most stringent countries in terms of age controls for social media.

Former US president Donald Trump to launch new social media platform

Truth Social will be created through a new company formed by a merger of the Trump Media and Technology Group and a special acquisition company.

Enter the Zuckerverse? Social media churns with new names for Facebook

Several humorous suggestions reflect online speculation that the alleged rebrand is driven by founder Mark Zuckerberg's yearning to make Facebook 'cool' once more.

Facebook planning to change name, report says

The rebrand would likely position Facebook's social media app as one of many products under a parent company, which will also oversee groups like Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus and more.

WhatsApp extends encryption from phones to backups on Google Drive, iCloud

The new feature will be rolled out gradually, beginning with users who have the most recent version of WhatsApp on their phones.

Facebook will try to ‘nudge’ teens away from harmful content

This comes after US senators last week grilled Facebook on its plans to better protect young users on its apps.

Facebook grapples with another global outage

Facebook attributed the trouble to a configuration change at its computing platform and said that it affected users of the social network and Instagram, Messenger and Workplace globally.

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