Tech

4 June 2020

Snapchat stops promoting Donald Trump's account

Snapchat has ceased promoting President Donald Trump's account. The social networking platform has confirmed it will no longer feature the US President's account in the app's Discover section, with Snapchat explaining ...
4 June 2020

Report claims social media companies are 'failing to fight fake news'

A new report says hundreds of posts spreading misinformation about coronavirus are being posted online. The Center for Countering Digital Hate has revealed that 649 posts were reported to Facebook and ...

4 June 2020

Zoom won't enable end-to-end encryption for free calls

Zoom has confirmed it won't enable end-to-end encryption for free calls. The software company has seen its profile rise hugely amid the coronavirus lockdown, and Zoom has now revealed that end-to-end ...

3 June 2020

Google faces lawsuit over user privacy

Google is facing a lawsuit in the US amid allegations it illegally invades the privacy of users by tracking people. The American tech company has been accused of tracking internet users, ...

3 June 2020

Civil rights leaders slam Facebook over Trump post

Civil rights leaders have accused Mark Zuckerberg of creating a "dangerous precedent" by allowing a post by Donald Trump to remain on Facebook. The US President's post - in which he ...
3 June 2020

Ex-Reddit boss accuses company of profiting off hate

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao has accused the company of making money off hate. Pao made the accusation on Twitter after the company published an open letter condemning racism. Current Reddit CEO ...

2 June 2020

Sony postpones PlayStation event due to protests

Sony has postponed its PlayStation 5 event on June 4 due to ongoing protests. The tech giant had originally planned to host an event later this week, when the company was ...

2 June 2020

Mark Zuckerberg admits to agonising about Donald Trump post

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has admitted to agonising about a recent post by US President Donald Trump. The social networking platform has been criticised in some quarters for failing to censor ...
2 June 2020

UK set to reconsider Huawei deal

The UK is reconsidering its decision to give Huawei equipment a limited role within the country's 5G network. The intention to re-evaluate the decision was revealed shortly after the USA imposed ...

1 June 2020

KSI disappointed parents when he shunned university

YouTube star KSI disappointed his parents when he spurned the chance to go to university. The internet star was sent to a private school by his parents in the hope he ...

1 June 2020

Google postpones launch of Android operating system

Google has postponed the launch of the latest version of its Android operating system. The tech giant had initially planned to unveil the operating system on June 3, but amid violent ...

1 June 2020

Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook policy

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has defended the company's decision not to remove or flag a controversial post by US President Donald Trump. The post saw Trump say he would "send in ...
1 June 2020

Twitter adds scheduling on web app

Twitter now let's users schedule tweets from the web app. Until now, everyone has had to use third-party apps such as Hootsuite to pre-prepare their posts, but that's just changed. Twitter explained ...

1 June 2020

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook won't fact-check politicians

Mark Zuckerberg has insisted Facebook has more "distinguished" policies regarding freedom of expression compared to other tech firms like Twitter Amid US President Donald Trump's war on social media, after ...
1 June 2020

Google helps with social-distancing on new tool

Google is experimenting with an Augmented Reality tool on Google Sodar to help people with social-distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The web-based app uses AR like Snapchat's Lens and is currently ...

28 May 2020

Jack Dorsey defends fact-checking Donald Trump's tweet

Jack Dorsey has defended Twitter's decision to fact-check a tweet by US President Donald Trump. The micro-blogging platform put a warning label in the post and a subsequent tweet, after the ...
28 May 2020

Apple buys firm to improve Siri

Apple has bought a new company in a bid to improve Siri. The tech giant has acquired machine learning startup Inductiv - which was launched by academics from Stanford and other ...

28 May 2020

Instagram rolling out updates to monetise live-streams

Instagram is rolling out updates to enable influencers to make more money from their content. The Facebook-owned social media app has announced that it will soon be possible to monetise IGTV ...

27 May 2020

Twitter gives Donald Trump a fact-check label

A message by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter. The micro-blogging platform put a warning label in the post and a subsequent tweet, after the ...
27 May 2020

Google deletes negative TikTok reviews

Google has deleted millions of negative TikTok reviews from its Play store following a sharp drop in the app's rating. In a matter of hours, TikTok's rating slumped from 4.5 to ...

27 May 2020

Huawei's UK chief issues financial warning

Huawei's UK chief has cautioned that ditching the Chinese firm could cost the economy billions. Victor Zhang has warned there will be significant consequences for the UK if the country decides ...

26 May 2020

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 patent reveals waterproofing and notification display

Samsung has filed a patent to make the Galaxy Fold 2 waterproof and introduce a "notification display". The tech giant has made a bold move considering the Galaxy Fold had to ...

26 May 2020

Zoom removes GIPHY temporarily

Zoom has temporarily removed GIPHY from its chat feature. The video communications company has revealed that it has recently made a number of security updates, one of which includes removing GIPHY, ...

26 May 2020

New Motorola Razr to launch in September?

A new Motorola Razr could launch in September. The latest version of the phone, which is rumoured to feature 5G, a bigger battery, and improved cameras, is set to hit the ...