WhatsApp’s data sharing with Facebook

 WhatsApp’s data sharing with Facebook will be on the UK data privacy regulator to monitor WhatsApp’s  – Regulator will track how the messaging service shares data with its parent company after the announcement of a controversial new policy The UKs data privacy regulator said on Friday it would monitor how popular messaging service WhatsApp shares … Read more

How Facebook powers money machines for obscure political ‘news’ sites

Facebook powers money Facebook powers money – From Macedonia to the San Francisco Bay, clickbait political sites are cashing in on Trumpmania and theyre getting a big boost from Facebook Donald Trump may be struggling to capture a majority of voters in the heartland of America, but there is one eastern European precinct he would … Read more

Twitter pegging revenue

Twitter pegging revenue hopes on $10bn live video market Shares plunge 10% as revenue falls short of analysts estimates amid modest gain of 3 million users Twitter is battling for a share of the internets booming video advertising budgets, its executives said on Friday, as the company reported its slowest growth in quarterly revenue since … Read more

Twitter for dummies

Twitter for dummies: a guide to the social network that still confuses us Twitter has launched a new ad campaign after discovering that many people still dont understand it. Thankfully, the Guardians guide explains it all Although Twitter for dummies has been part of the cultural and political discourse for years, a vast percentage of … Read more

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube may be blocked in Turkey

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube may be blocked in Turkey amid coup attempt Reports emerge during attempted military coup of people struggling to access social media in a country described as a bastion of internet censorship Turkey may be blocking or slowing access to social media networks amid an attempted military coup, although there are conflicting … Read more

Digital currency Steem soars 1,000% in value in two weeks

Currency behind social media website Steemit, in which users are rewarded or paid based number of thumbs up, has rocketed to more than $150m in value Steem, the digital currency behind the new social media website Steemit, soared more than 1,000% in value on Tuesday to more than $150m, two weeks after it first paid … Read more