2d ago| Tech news

Facebook, Instagram put business over human rights: oversight board

An oversight panel said on Tuesday Facebook and Instagram put business over human rights when giving special treatment to rule-breaking posts by politicians, celebrities and other high-profile users.

2d ago| Tech news

Meta threatens to remove news if US Congress passes media bill

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) on Monday threatened to remove news from its platform if the US Congress passes a proposal aimed at making it easier for news organizations to negotiate collectively with companies like Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google and Facebook..Sources briefe

2d ago| Tech news

Musk’s Neuralink faces federal probe over animal tests

Elon Musk’s Neuralink, a medical device company, is under federal investigation for potential animal-welfare violations amid internal staff complaints that its animal testing is being rushed, causing needless suffering and deaths, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and sources familiar w

1w ago| Tech news

Twitter's ban on Trump was 'grave mistake': Musk

Twitter's ban on then President Donald Trump after the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol by his supporters was a "grave mistake" that had to be corrected, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Friday, although he also stated that incitement to violence would continue to be prohibited on Twitter.

1w ago| Tech news

Amazon workers call worldwide strike on Black Friday

Workers at Amazon sites across the globe, including in the United States, Germany, and France, were expected to go on strike on Black Friday (November 25, 2022), targeting the online retailer on one of the busiest shopping days of the year with calls for better pay.

2w ago| Tech news

'Twitter becoming taboo'

It has become the common refrain of the moment on Twitter -- something along the lines of: "In case this is the end, please find me at..."

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Facebook, Instagram put business over human rights: oversight board

An oversight panel said on Tuesday Facebook and Instagram put business over human rights when giving special treatment to rule-breaking posts by politicians, celebrities and other high-profile users.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Meta threatens to remove news if US Congress passes media bill

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) on Monday threatened to remove news from its platform if the US Congress passes a proposal aimed at making it easier for news organizations to negotiate collectively with companies like Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google and Facebook..Sources briefe

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Musk’s Neuralink faces federal probe over animal tests

Elon Musk’s Neuralink, a medical device company, is under federal investigation for potential animal-welfare violations amid internal staff complaints that its animal testing is being rushed, causing needless suffering and deaths, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and sources familiar w

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

Apple, Amazon to resume advertising on Twitter: Report

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) are planning to resume advertising on Twitter, according to media reports on Saturday..The developments follow an email sent by Twitter on Thursday to advertising agencies offering advertisers incentives to increase their spending on the platf

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

New Zealand plans law to require Facebook, Google to pay for news

The New Zealand government said it will introduce a law that will require big online digital companies such as Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google and Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) to pay New Zealand media companies for the local news content that appears on their feeds.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

Macron holds 'clear and honest' talk with Musk

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said he had a "clear and honest" discussion with Twitter owner Elon Musk during an unannounced face-to-face meeting in New Orleans..Macron tweeted that he voiced concerns about content moderation on the highly influential platform, which Musk, who

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Musk presents Tesla's first battery-powered heavy-duty truck

Electric vehicles giant Tesla delivered on Thursday its first heavy-duty, battery-powered truck, Semi, some three years later than initially promised..Tesla chief Elon Musk presented the vehicle at an event in Nevada.."That thing looks like it came from the future," Tesla chief Elon

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Apple never considered removing Twitter from App Store, Musk says

Elon Musk on Wednesday tweeted that the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from Apple Inc's App Store was resolved following his meeting with the iPhone maker's Chief Executive Tim Cook.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

Twitter must obey disinformation rules: EU warns Musk

Europe's top official for enforcing digital regulation warned Twitter boss Elon Musk on Wednesday that he must do more to fight disinformation in order to comply with EU law. .The EU commissioner for the internal market, Thierry Breton, held a video call with Musk and told him "ther

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

Twitter lifts rule against Covid misinformation

Twitter said it has stopped enforcing a policy intended to prevent the spread of Covid misinformation, as new owner Elon Musk -- who has clashed previously with US officials over pandemic safety rules -- continues to remake its content moderation policies.