Advertisements for more than 400 brands including Coca-Cola and Starbucks are due to vanish from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to … Read more
Alphabet Inc’s Google announced it will automatically delete some location history after 18 months for new users and make it easier for everyone to access … Read more
Three U.S. lawmakers asked Zoom Video Communications Inc to clarify its data-collection practices and relationship with the Chinese government after the firm said it had … Read more
Tech companies including Facebook, Google and Microsoft on Thursday pledged to improve and standardise annual disclosures around online child exploitation, as they fight off moves … Read more
India has ordered its internet service providers (ISPs) to block file-sharing website WeTransfer at a time when hundreds of millions of people are working from … Read more
Libra Association, the entity managing the Facebook Inc-led effort to build global digital currency Libra, named Stuart Levey as its first chief executive … Read more
Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council have agreed to hold an online five-way … Read more
The Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, is launching Prisme7, its first video game, which invites the public to discover some major works from the collection … Read more
Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday all advertisers would have to complete a verification process before buying ad space on its platform, starting this summer, … Read more
The world is witnessing one of the swiftest organizational transformations in history as governments and businesses rely heavily on the internet to minimize the … Read more
Offices, factories and schools across the world have shut to manage the spread of the coronavirus.
And with millions told to “stay at home”, this … Read more
YouTube said on Friday it will reduce its streaming quality in the European Union and the United Kingdom to avert internet gridlock as thousands of … Read more
As the new coronavirus spreads globally, the online battle to keep misinformation about the disease is also stepping up.
Google, Facebook and other platforms are … Read more
Google is to move the data and user accounts of its British users from the EU to the US, placing them outside the strong privacy … Read more
UN experts insist comprehensive national strategies are urgently needed to prevent child sexual abuse online
Comprehensive national strategies are urgently needed to prevent child sexual abuse online and other Internet issues for children, independent UN human rights experts said on … Read more
Google and Tinder are facing regulatory investigations in the European Union over their use of users’ personal data.
The investigations were announced by the Irish … Read more
Online shopping: European Commission and Consumer Protection authorities urge traders to bring information policy in line with EU law
The European Commission published the results of an EU-wide screening (“sweep”) of nearly 500 e-shops selling clothing and footwear, furniture and household items, and electric … Read more
Online child exploitation is a horrific crime that requires a whole-of-society approach. Microsoft has a long-standing commitment to child online protection. First and foremost, as … Read more
In a win for online shoppers, Facebook and eBay have signed up to agreements to better identify, investigate and respond to fake and misleading reviews … Read more
It’s a new year and a new decade, and teens and adults around the world hope that respect, safety and freedom will define online life … Read more
Russia will carry out tests on Monday on the reliability of its domestic internet infrastructure in the event that the country is disconnected from the … Read more
Microsoft cooperated with three British schoolgirls to create a tool to tackle bullying and loneliness
Three schoolgirls from the UK have worked with Microsoft to create an app that tackles bullying and loneliness.
Twelve-year-old Kaja and 13-year-olds Eylem and Wiktoria, … Read more
Tim Berners-Lee, a British engineer credited with having invented the World Wide Web in 1989, has released an ambitious plan detailing steps for better online … Read more
Facebook has agreed to pay a 500,000-pound fine for breaches of data protection law related to the harvesting of data by consultancy Cambridge Analytica, Britain’s … Read more
Australia is taking Google to court over geolocation data-collection practices.
The Australian Consumer Commission (ACC) has filed a lawsuit on allegations that the electronics behemoth … Read more
The Guardian reports that Google has made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports … Read more
Rising Internet connectivity has the potential to transform children’s lives for the better, but also makes them vulnerable to sexual abuse, online harassment and bullying, … Read more
Hundreds of millions of Facebook users’ phone numbers were exposed in an open online database, the company confirmed Wednesday, in the latest example of Facebook’s … Read more
Around one-in-three young people across 30 countries say they have been bullied online, while one-in-five report that they have skipped school because of it. Those … Read more
Google will pay $170 million to settle allegations its YouTube video service collected personal data on children without their parents’ consent.
The company agreed to … Read more
German cybercrime experts brought down a child pornography platform on the darknet following months of intensive investigation, authorities in the German state of the Mecklenburg-Western … Read more
Internet companies that do not actively combat the online exploitation of children should face financial consequences, Canada’s public safety minister hinted after announcing an increase … Read more
Major businesses including Google and Microsoft are backing the UK to become a world leader in tackling the most damaging cyber security threats, helping to … Read more
A 20-year-old cybersecurity worker has been arrested in Bulgaria and charged with hacking the personal and financial records of millions of taxpayers in the country’s … Read more
Google has suspended Viagogo as an advertiser, after claims touts resell tickets at inflated prices on the site.
The search engine’s surprise decision, which was … Read more
Instagram is hiding the number of likes on posts in several countries, including Australia and Japan, in order to “remove pressure” on users.
The trial … Read more
China’s ZTE is opening a cybersecurity centre in Brussels, four months after a similar move by Huawei.
ZTE said in a press release that … Read more