That application — a psychological survey — collected personal data from millions of Facebook users worldwide, which were then transferred to British consultancy Cambridge Analytica and used without consent in political campaigns, such as the one that gave Brexit a victory in Britain and Donald Trump a win in the 2016 US presidential election.
Twitter is banning animated PNG image files (APNGs) from its platform, after an attack on the Epilepsy Foundation’s Twitter account sent out similar animated images that could potentially cause seizures in photosensitive people.
Twitter says it has removed nearly 6,000 accounts it deemed tied to a state-backed information operation in Saudi Arabia.
On Friday, Facebook and Twitter shut down a network of fake accounts that pushed pro-Trump messages all while “masquerading” as Americans with AI-generated faces as profile photos.
Facebook has acquired the Spanish cloud gaming company PlayGiga, which previously offered its services across Italy, Argentina, Chile, and Spain. The purchase was confirmed by Facebook to CNBC, following reports last week from Cinco Diaswhich claimed that the deal was imminent and was valued at €70 million (around $78 million).
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) first satellite to study planets in other star systems was due to launch on Tuesday from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.
Facebook on Friday alerted employees that hard drives rich with information about those on the social network’s payroll were stolen from a car last month.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering asking a court to stop Facebook from moving ahead with plans to integrate its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger subsidiaries, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Twitter plans to set up an independent research group to create an “open and decentralized” system for social networks, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday, which could relieve pressure on the company to appease critics of its content policies but also give rise to a new crop of competitors.
WhatsApp has announced it will soon stop working on millions of phones around the world as they reach the end of their supported lifespan.
Facebook is releasing a new tool today that will allow its users to transfer photos directly to Google Photos. The tool is being released initially in Ireland, and will be available worldwide in the first half of 2020.
Facebook said Saturday it had issued a correction notice on a user’s post at the request of the Singapore government, but called for a measured approach to the implementation of a new “fake news” law in the city-state.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is not interested in “bargain” bids for the Premier League club and remains fully involved at Stamford Bridge, according to chairman Bruce Buck.
Facebook is developing a new feature for Messenger which would allow you to share content to a limited circle of close friends.
La Liga side Valencia are ‘weighing up a move’ to bring Man City centre-back Nicolas Otamendi back to the Mestalla Stadium, report The Sun.
A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday adjourned the trial of former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, due to the absence of one of the defence lawyers.
Super Eagles prospect Sebastian Osigwe has backed Gernot Rohr’s men to qualify for Qatar 2022 and reiterated his desire to represent Nigeria ahead of Switzerland.
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, said that there was no basis for the United States to extend visa restrictions to Nigeria simply because of their activities in the country.
Hearing in the case instituted by Maryam Sherif, divorced wife of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, son of Nigeria’s former Vice President, for custody of their children, has been adjourned to Monday 27th January 2020.
Whilst there are numerous conflicting reports in both the Portuguese and English media about what is happening in the Bruno Fernandes transfer saga, the weight of evidence suggests that it is likely to be concluded in the near future.
Newcastle United are believed to be considering a loan move for Inter Milan wing-back Valentino Lazaro, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.
China’s economy weakened to its slowest pace in three decades in 2019 as weaker domestic demand and trade tensions with the United States took their toll, official data showed Friday.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governors Forum, has congratulated four of its members whose elections were affirmed by the Supreme Court.
A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.