Facebook And Twitter Chiefs Could Face Commons Grilling Over Fake News

Facebook And Twitter Chiefs Could Face Commons Grilling Over Fake News

Sarah Ann Harris  15.01.2017
Social media bosses could be questioned over whether they are doing enough to stop fake news. The Commons Culture Committee is said...
Encrypted WhatsApp Messages Could Be Read, Researchers Warn

Encrypted WhatsApp Messages Could Be Read, Researchers Warn

Oscar Williams  13.01.2017
A WhatsApp bug could enable government agencies to read encrypted messages, research suggests. Security expert Thomas Boelter has uncovered...
Facebook Is Working On A Way To Read Your Mind, No Seriously

Facebook Is Working On A Way To Read Your Mind, No Seriously

Sophie Gallagher  13.01.2017
We all know those people on Facebook who can’t help but share every thought that has ever passed through their stream of consciousness.  And...
Caught In The Trap Of The Facebook Filter

Caught In The Trap Of The Facebook Filter

Claire DeWitt  12.01.2017
There was a time when glamour magazines were at the forefront of the news for being considered a thing of concern, and photoshopped images...
Unpacking Facebook Vs YouTube Battle For Consumer Eyeballs

Unpacking Facebook Vs YouTube Battle For Consumer Eyeballs

Sean Everett  11.01.2017
This week Facebook announced that it would be including mid-roll ads in the videos that show up in its highest value real estate - the...
Parents Baffled By Complex Maths Question Designed For Six-Year-Olds

Parents Baffled By Complex Maths Question Designed For Six-Year-Olds

Amy Packham  11.01.2017
A family was left dumbfounded when they were presented with their six-year-old’s maths homework. The parents, who blog at The...
Your News Feed Is About To Contain Even More Ads

Your News Feed Is About To Contain Even More Ads

Oscar Williams  10.01.2017
If you thought Facebook couldn’t possibly squeeze any more ads into your News Feed, think again. The social media giant...
Disturbing Details Emerge Of 'Hate Crime' Against Mentally Disabled White Teen As Judge Refuses Bail

Disturbing Details Emerge Of 'Hate Crime' Against Mentally Disabled White Teen As Judge Refuses Bail

Kathryn Snowdon  7.01.2017
More disturbing details have emerged of a violent “hate crime” carried out against a mentally disabled white...
It's A Hoax, Facebook And WhatsApp Won't Start Charging Users

It's A Hoax, Facebook And WhatsApp Won't Start Charging Users

Oscar Williams  6.01.2017
Another year, another hoax proclaiming Facebook and WhatsApp are set to start charging their users. This time, the services are...
This Is What Facebook Really Sees In Your Photos

This Is What Facebook Really Sees In Your Photos

Oscar Williams  6.01.2017
Facebook’s algorithms work in mysterious ways, but a new plugin helps to shed light on one of its lesser known features. Every time...
Teens Charged With Hate Crimes After Man's Torture Streamed Live On Facebook Live

Teens Charged With Hate Crimes After Man's Torture Streamed Live On Facebook Live

Kathryn Snowdon  5.01.2017
Three teenagers and a 24-year-old woman have been charged with a hate crime after an apparent violent assault on a man with special...
Children's Commissioner Calls For New Curbs On Online Bullying

Children's Commissioner Calls For New Curbs On Online Bullying

Paul Waugh  4.01.2017
Children need a new digital watchdog to protect them from bullying, data-selling and privacy abuses on social media sites such as Instagram,...
Facebook Just Censored This 16th Century Statue For Being 'Sexually Explicit'

Facebook Just Censored This 16th Century Statue For Being 'Sexually Explicit'

Sophie Gallagher  3.01.2017
Facebook has taken prudishness to a whole new level, as it banned a picture of a sixteenth-century-statue for being too “sexually...
Not Just Games - How Virtual Reality Will Heal And Teach In 2017 And Beyond

Not Just Games - How Virtual Reality Will Heal And Teach In 2017 And Beyond

Nima Ghadiri  1.01.2017
There is still the odd zombie shooter, and zombies jumping up on you in virtual reality is very, very frightening. Beyond slaughtering...