10 Dec

Australian watchdog wants a regulator for Google, Facebook

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recommends a new regulatory body to check the dominance of Facebook and Google in the online advertising and news markets.

7 Dec

Consumers have no faith in online security: Gemalto

Six in 10 consumers globally feel online shopping, social media and banking sites pose a risk to their personal data security, according to Gemalto.

6 Dec

Few Facebook user data requests in Africa

Facebook's Transparency Report shows few requests are made for user data in African countries, compared to requests from the US, India and European countries.

28 Nov

Lawmakers slam Facebook's 'frat-boy billionaires'

Facebook came under fire yesterday from lawmakers from several countries who accused the firm of undermining democratic institutions.

Nov 16, 2018

Facebook bolsters plan to curb user misbehaviour

CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook's efforts to stifle user misbehaviour and bullying while maintaining a vibrant hub for online speech.

Nov 15, 2018

Facebook steps up SA youth employment efforts

The social media giant enhances its job search and mentorship tools to help address the scourge of youth unemployment in the country.

Nov 7, 2018

China's president calls for global co-operation to create 'fairer' Internet

China and Xi Jinping have pushed for a bigger role in global Internet governance and called on nations to respect Beijing's 'cyber sovereignty'.

Nov 7, 2018

Facebook referred to EU watchdog over targeting, fake ads

Britain's information watchdog has asked Facebook's lead European regulator to investigate how the company targets, monitors and shows adverts to users.

Nov 6, 2018

Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of US election

The social network blocked user accounts after receiving a tip-off from US authorities about suspicious behaviour that may be linked to a foreign entity.

Nov 2, 2018

Ads coming for WhatsApp next year

The Facebook-owned messaging service will soon be monetised with ads placed in 'status' updates, going against founding principles.

Nov 1, 2018

Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

Silicon Valley tech giants are so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless changes in taste reduce their clout, says Tim Berners-Lee.

Oct 31, 2018

Facebook expects scandal-related costs to let up

The social network forecasts margins will stop shrinking after 2019 as expenses from scandals ease up.

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