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WhatsApp criticised for plan to let messages disappear after 24 hours
Children’s charities say change creates a ‘toxic cocktail of risk’ by making detection of abuse more difficult

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

06, Dec, 2021 @7:43 PM

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Rohingya sue Facebook for £150bn over Myanmar genocide
Victims in US and UK legal action accuse social media firm of failing to prevent incitement of violence

Dan Milmo Global technology correspondent

06, Dec, 2021 @5:03 PM

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Does the Twitter CEO’s departure signal a platform identity crisis? | John Naughton
Jack Dorsey will no longer steer the company he founded, but is this due to stagnating profits or a more fundamental change of direction?

John Naughton

04, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Facebook takes down Chinese network behind fake Swiss biologist Covid claims
Meta says misinformation spread by fake Swiss biologist focused on US blaming pandemic on China

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

02, Dec, 2021 @2:09 PM

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TechScape: Netflix and the future of tech employee activism
Up for discussion in this week’s newsletter: an internal brawl over Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special is just the latest chapter in increasing activism in the industry

Kari Paul

01, Dec, 2021 @11:45 AM

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UK competition watchdog orders Facebook owner to sell gif website Giphy
CMA said order would protect users and stop Meta ‘increasing its power in social media’

Mark Sweney

30, Nov, 2021 @2:21 PM

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The life and tragic death of John Eyers – a fitness fanatic who refused the vaccine
He did triathlons, bodybuilding and mountain climbing and became sceptical of the Covid jab. Then, at 42, he contracted the virus

Sirin Kale

30, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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US facial recognition firm faces £17m UK fine for ‘serious breaches’
Clearview AI may have gathered data without people’s knowledge, says Information Commissioner’s Office

Rob Davies

29, Nov, 2021 @8:18 PM

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Facebook’s lame attempts to grab my attention make it clear: it’s time to leave | Eleanor Margolis
Clicking on my profile page is like entering a time machine to 2010. It’s not a place I want to be, says the writer Eleanor Margolis

Eleanor Margolis

29, Nov, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Controversial Pegasus spyware faces its day of reckoning | John Naughton
The infamous hacking tool is now at the centre of international lawsuits thanks to a courageous research lab

John Naughton

27, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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‘I’m happy to lose £10m by quitting Facebook,’ says Lush boss
Losing 10m followers on sites such as Instagram is a price worth paying for co-founder of ethical beauty empire

Zoe Wood

26, Nov, 2021 @5:05 PM

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Lush quits Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat over safety concerns
Beauty retailer says it has had enough of social media after allegations of whistleblower Frances Haugen

Zoe Wood

23, Nov, 2021 @1:56 PM

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