Facebook Messenger outage: App crashes for thousands across UK 

If you’re considering deleting WhatsApp, you’ll be happy to hear that there are several alternative apps to choose from: 1. Telegram With more than 400 million users, Telegram is one of the most popular WhatsApp alternatives.  While it looks very similar to WhatsApp, what sets it apart is the fact that it gives the option to … Read more

Facebook and Google may face Australia-style paid content law in US

Facebook and Google could lose their bargaining power under a new proposed bill in the US that would force them to pay news outlets for content.  The internet giants currently profit from the content that news organizations produce by hosting them on their respective platforms.  They do not pay the publishers for the content, and … Read more

Australian websites say Facebook news ban could end their businesses

Businesses say Facebook’s ban on news could prove to be fatal for their online websites – plunging hundreds of hardworking Australians out of work Australian news and lifestyle websites face uncertain future in media landscape Comes after social media giant Facebook pulled news content from its page The likes of The Urban List and Junkee Media … Read more

Google and Facebook ‘close’ to agreeing deal with Australian media

Google and Facebook are ‘very close’ to agreeing deal with Australian media to pay for news as the tech giants scramble to avoid regulation Australia is poised to force digital companies to pay for news content Facebook and Google had claimed it would change the face of the internet But the standoff appears to have … Read more

Facebook to reduce ALL political content in US news feeds

Facebook will scale back ALL political content in US news feeds – including posts from family and friends – in coming weeks to ‘turn down the temperature’ Facebook will start scaling back all political content in its News Feed for some users over the next few months  The company said on Wednesday it would temporarily … Read more

WhatsApp loses MILLIONS of users to rivals Telegram and Signal ahead of privacy policy update

Millions of WhatsApp users have taken the drastic step of abandoning the app, following a poorly explained update to the terms and conditions. Rival apps have gained many of these disgruntled users, with new figures shared by the UK parliament’s home affairs committee on ‘online harms’ showing that Signal gained 7.5 million users in the first … Read more

WhatsApp loses MILLIONS of users to rivals Telegram and Signal ahead of privacy policy update

Millions of WhatsApp users have taken the drastic step of abandoning the app, following a poorly explained update to the terms and conditions. Rival apps have gained many of these disgruntled users, with new figures shared by the UK parliament’s home affairs committee showing that Signal gained 7.5 million users in the first three weeks of … Read more

Facebook freezes Dorset historical re-enactment society members’ accounts AGAIN

Facebook has banned a Dorset-based historical re-enactment society for a second time after mistaking it for a far-right militia group.   Five elderly members of the Wimborne Militia of Dorset were left bemused after their Facebook accounts were suspended last month. The social media giant has been taking down and restricting accounts of right-wing paramilitary groups … Read more

Facebook bans Dorset historical re-enactment society AGAIN

Facebook has banned a Dorset-based historical re-enactment society for a second time after mistaking it for a far-right militia group.   Five elderly members of the Wimborne Militia of Dorset were left bemused after their Facebook accounts were suspended last month. The social media giant had been taking down and restricting accounts of right-wing paramilitary groups … Read more