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  • Facebook is going into the banking business with blockchain

    The social media powerhouse plans to launch a blockchain-based financial network and cryptocurrency in 2020 that will allow users to make purchases or transfer funds with just a couple taps on an app.

    Written by Lucas Mearian19 June 19 04:59
  • LivePerson CEO slams Facebook: “They need to go under”

    ​The CEO of chatbot and ‘conversational commerce’ company LivePerson says Facebook should be shut down until it can fix what he sees as multiple issues with the social media platform.

    Written by George Nott23 May 19 11:12
  • The 'super easy' way to hack a Swede's email account

    When you forget your Gmail password, and have two factor authentication (2FA) enabled, Google will SMS or call you with a six to eight digit code. You enter the code (Google calls this 2-step verification) and gain access to your account.

    Written by George Nott12 April 19 09:00
  • Terror streaming bill 'rams through' parliament

    ​Legislation that will see social media companies and executives face hefty fines with jail time for failing quickly remove violent content from their platforms.

    Written by George Nott04 April 19 11:07
  • New law could see social media execs jailed over terror streaming

    Social media executives could spend up to three years in prison and their firms be fined 10 percent of their turnover if they fail to quickly remove violent material from their platforms, according to a new law proposed by the Australian government.

    Written by Reuters01 April 19 08:31
  • Activists urge Indian lawmakers to summon tech giants

    Indian activists have petitioned a parliamentary panel to summon the heads of U.S. tech firms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google and question them on issues ranging from tax compliance to data privacy.

    Written by Reuters13 Feb. 19 09:16
  • Social media deletion doesn't guarantee privacy: study

    ​New research has revealed that our online privacy is not protected after we delete our social media accounts. In fact, our behaviours are predictable from the social media data of as few as eight or nine of our friends.

    Written by Byron Connolly22 Jan. 19 06:00
  • Zuckerberg loses more than US$15 billion in record Facebook fall

    Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's fortune took a more than US$15 billion hit on Thursday, as the social media company suffered the biggest one-day wipeout in U.S. stock market history a day after executives forecast years of lower profit margins.

    Written by Reuters27 July 18 08:56
  • IMF Bentham flags Facebook lawsuit over privacy breaches

    Litigation funder IMF Bentham is preparing to potentially launch an Australian lawsuit against Facebook over its sharing of users' data with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

    Written by Reuters11 July 18 08:43
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