Facebook to block Australian publishers and users from sharing or viewing news | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it would restrict publishers and users in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content. The move comes in response to Australia’s proposed Media Bargaining law, which would force Facebook and Alphabet, Google’s parent company, to pay publishers for content, Facebook said in Continue Reading

UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing | WhatsApp

The UK’s data regulator is writing to WhatsApp to demand that the chat app does not hand user data to Facebook, as millions worldwide continue to sign up for alternatives such as Signal and Telegram to avoid forthcoming changes to its terms of service. Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, told Continue Reading

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts sharing QAnon content | Technology

Twitter has said it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts since Friday that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content as the social media site continued to crack down on content after supporters of Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol. “Given the violent events in Washington DC, and increased risk Continue Reading

Liking for two: Navigating the complicated politics of sharing pregnancy on social media- Tempemail

I n the space of one week, three of Fiona’s friends announced that they were pregnant on Instagram. Normally, this would be cause to celebrate. But Fiona, 32, from Leeds, is having trouble conceiving. “I’m really happy for them all, but it’s so hard seeing daily updates about other people’s Continue Reading

Social media is portrayed as a place where people can speak their ‘truth’ – but too much sharing makes me uncomfortable- Tempemail

S ocial media is accused of being awash with myths, fake news and postings, which (on the face of it) might seem like good advice but turn out to be paid endorsements. From Gwyneth Paltrow’s body butter to weight-loss products, it can be hard to know what to believe. Choosing Continue Reading

Facebook says it may quit Europe over ban on sharing data with US | Technology

Facebook has warned that it may pull out of Europe if the Irish data protection commissioner enforces a ban on sharing data with the US, after a landmark ruling by the European court of justice found in July that there were insufficient safeguards against snooping by US intelligence agencies. In Continue Reading

Instagram at 10: how sharing photos has entertained us, upset us – and changed our sense of self | Instagram- Tempemail

The most-downloaded app of 2010 made the photographs you took on your phone look way cooler. Vintage-effect filters, artful vignettes and a square-frame layout gave your ordinary snaps a pleasingly nostalgic Polaroid appeal. But 10 years later, barely anyone remembers Hipstamatic. It was a different photo-sharing app, which launched snapping Continue Reading

Regional publishers hit back at Facebook’s ‘inflammatory’ threat to ban news sharing in Australia | Media

Facebook’s threat to ban news sharing in Australia rather than abide by a media bargaining code is an inflammatory overreaction, regional publishers say. Facebook broke its silence on Tuesday and said it would block Australians from sharing news on its platform if the landmark plan to make them and Google Continue Reading