Facebook has hit back at UK home secretary Priti Patel’s calls for a “backdoor” into planned encryption across its messaging apps, saying it would be a “gift to criminals”.
Facebook is releasing a tool that allows users to transfer their photos directly to Google’s storage service in a bid to give people “control and choice”.
Twitter has started warning users who have been inactive on its platform for more than six months that their account risks being deleted as part of a huge “clean-up”.
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has labelled social media companies “the greatest propaganda machine in history”, accusing Facebook, Google and others of facilitating hate on their sites.
Facebook has been accused of using “selective big numbers” to promote its latest transparency report after it published figures on the amount of harmful content it had taken down in recent months.
Facebook has admitted it is unable to track all political advertising on its platforms as the company faces continued pressure to ban them entirely.
When it comes to many of Apple’s latest services, iPhone users in China are missing out. Podcast choices are paltry, Apple TV+ is off the air, news subscriptions are blocked and Arcade gaming is nowhere to be found.
Facebook said it unknowingly gave outside developers access to private user information shared within some groups on its main social network.