Facebook removes over 16,000 groups trading fake reviews | Facebook

Facebook has removed more than 16,000 groups trading fake reviews after the UK’s competition regulator criticised the company for failing to make good on a previous promise to clamp down on the practice. In January 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority secured an agreement from Facebook to “better identify, investigate Continue Reading

Facebook removes Craig Kelly post claiming children wearing masks is akin to abuse | Australia news- Tempemail

Facebook has confirmed it has removed a post from the outspoken Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly claiming that children wearing masks was akin to child abuse after a complaint from Labor. In correspondence seen by Guardian Australia, Mia Garlick, Facebook’s Australian director of public policy, confirmed the platform removed one of Continue Reading

Instagram removes anti-vaxxer Robert F Kennedy Jr for false Covid-19 claims | Instagram

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter The prominent anti-vaxxer Robert F Kennedy Jr has been booted from Instagram for repeatedly sharing false claims about Covid-19 and the safety of vaccines. Facebook confirmed on Wednesday that it had removed the profile of Kennedy Jr, a vaccine skeptic who chairs Continue Reading

Facebook removes Save Our Rights UK Covid denial videos | World news- Tempemail

Videos published by a “coronavirus denier” group that was told by the Conservative MP Sir Desmond Swayne to “persist” with its anti-lockdown activities have been removed from Facebook after the social network concluded they posed a risk of “imminent physical harm”. More than 60,000 people followed the Save Our Rights Continue Reading

Apple Removes macOS Feature That Allowed Apps to Bypass Firewall Security – Tempemail

Apple has removed a controversial feature from its macOS operating system that allowed the company’s own first-party apps to bypass content filters, VPNs, and third-party firewalls. Called “ContentFilterExclusionList,” it included a list of as many as 50 Apple apps like iCloud, Maps, Music, FaceTime, HomeKit, the App Store, and its Continue Reading

Twitter removes China US embassy post saying Uighur women no longer ‘baby-making machines’ | China- Tempemail

Twitter has removed a post by China’s US embassy claiming that Uighur women have been “emancipated” from extremism and were no longer “baby-making machines”. The post linked to an article denying allegations of forced sterilisation in Xinjiang. Twitter said the post had “violated the Twitter rules” but did not provide Continue Reading

Jesy Nelson removes any mention of Little Mix from Instagram less than 24 hours after announcing departure- Tempemail

“The truth is recently being in the band has really taken a toll on my mental health,” Nelson explained. “I find the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations very hard. Read more “There comes a time in life when we need to reinvest Continue Reading

Google Removes 21 Malicious Android Apps from Play Store – Tempemail

Google has stepped in to remove several Android applications from the official Play Store following the disclosure that the apps in question were found to serve intrusive ads. The findings were reported by the Czech cybersecurity firm Avast on Monday, which said the 21 malicious apps (list here) were downloaded Continue Reading

Facebook removes hundreds of fake profiles tied to pro-Trump group | Technology- Tempemail

Facebook has removed hundreds of fake profiles it has linked to the conservative group Turning Point USA for carrying out organized attacks on the site, including attempts to influence public conversations by flooding news articles with pro-Trump comments and misinformation. The move was prompted by reporting last month in the Continue Reading