Can democracies stand up to Facebook? Ireland may have the answer | John Naughton | Opinion

Last month, the Irish data protection commissioner (DPC) sent Facebook a preliminary order ordering it to stop sending the data of its European users to the US. This was a big deal, because in order to comply with the ruling, Facebook would have to embark on a comprehensive re-engineering of Continue Reading

Facebook’s long-awaited oversight board to launch before US election | Technology- Tempemail

The long-awaited Facebook Oversight Board, empowered to overrule some of the platform’s content moderation decisions, plans to launch in October, just in time for the US election. The board will be ready to hear appeals from Facebook users as well as cases referred by the company itself “as soon as 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

Facebook removes fake accounts with links to China and Philippines | Technology

Facebook says it has removed hundreds of coordinated fake accounts with links to individuals in China and in the Filipino military that were interfering in the politics of the Philippines and the US. The company said all the accounts – in two distinct networks based in China and the Philippines Continue Reading

‘I will be cut off’: Chinese Americans feel targeted by Trump’s WeChat order | US news- Tempemail

Chinese Americans have had their daily communications unwittingly swept into the US-China trade war, as the Trump administration threatens to ban China-based messaging platform WeChat. For many Chinese Americans WeChat is a lifeline connecting them to family and friends in China, and within Chinese American communities – one that will Continue Reading

Facebook suspends environmental groups despite vow to fight misinformation | Environment- Tempemail

Facebook has suspended the accounts of several environmental organizations less than a week after launching an initiative it said would counter a tide of misinformation over climate science on the platform. Groups such as Greenpeace USA, Climate Hawks Vote and Rainforest Action Network were among those blocked from posting or Continue Reading

ByteDance to float TikTok Global to allay transparency fears | Technology- Tempemail

A new company set up to allow TikTok to continue operating in the United States plans to float on the stock market in an effort to increase transparency and show the Trump administration that it will adhere to regulatory oversight. TikTok Global plans to hold a public listing, its Chinese Continue Reading

Trump says he approves TikTok Oracle deal which may include Walmart | Technology- Tempemail

Donald Trump has said he “approves a deal in concept” that will allow TikTok to continue to operate in the US, after threatening to ban the Chinese-owned app. The president told reporters at the White House he was giving the deal with Oracle “my blessing” and that US national security Continue Reading

China attacks US ‘bullying’ over ban on Tiktok and WeChat | Technology

China has accused the United States of “bullying” and suggested it may take unspecified countermeasures after Washington banned downloads of popular video app TikTok and effectively blocked the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat. “China urges the US to abandon bullying, cease (its) wrongful actions and earnestly maintain fair and Continue Reading

Trump to ban US downloads of TikTok and WeChat | Technology

The US government will ban downloads of the Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok and the use of China’s popular messaging and payments app WeChat to “safeguard the national security of the United States”. TikTok will be banned by 12 November, but commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said early Friday on Fox Continue Reading