Millions Have Fallen Foul Of This Facebook Live Hoax

Millions Have Fallen Foul Of This Facebook Live Hoax

Thomas Tamblyn  4.11.2016
Millions of people have fallen foul of a new wave of Facebook Live videos which aren’t, in fact, live. A number of Facebook accounts...
The Facebook/Admiral Scandal Shows The Limits And Dangers Of Big Data Capitalism

The Facebook/Admiral Scandal Shows The Limits And Dangers Of Big Data Capitalism

Christian Fuchs  3.11.2016
Risk is the insurance's commodity: Humans are looking for certainty in an uncertain world and insurance companies promise them means of...
Facebook Blocks Admiral's Plan To Base Insurance Quotes on Your Social Posts

Facebook Blocks Admiral's Plan To Base Insurance Quotes on Your Social Posts

Thomas Tamblyn  2.11.2016
Facebook has blocked insurance firm Admiral from using a customer’s social posts to determine if they’re a safer driver or...
Facebook Updates Could Help Diagnose And Treat Mental Health Disorders

Facebook Updates Could Help Diagnose And Treat Mental Health Disorders

Sophie Gallagher  27.10.2016
Facebook updates could help us better understand mental health disorders, say researchers from the University of Cambridge.  New reports...
Were You Fooled By These 'Live' Spacewalks On Facebook?

Were You Fooled By These 'Live' Spacewalks On Facebook?

Oscar Williams  27.10.2016
It made for compelling viewing – astronauts broadcasting to social media in realtime their perilous work outside the International...
Are We Facing The Death Of The Mainstream UK Press?

Are We Facing The Death Of The Mainstream UK Press?

Paul Blanchard  26.10.2016
The other week I interviewed an old friend, Stig Abell, Editor of the Times Literary Supplement and LBC radio host, for my Media Focus...
WhatsApp Is The World's Most Secure Messaging App, Study

WhatsApp Is The World's Most Secure Messaging App, Study

Oscar Williams  26.10.2016
Amnesty has awarded Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger apps the top spot in a new privacy ranking for messaging services.  The...
How Do We Open Up The Social Media Echo Chamber Without Letting The Trolls In?

How Do We Open Up The Social Media Echo Chamber Without Letting The Trolls In?

Philip Ellis  24.10.2016
Obviously, however networks choose to approach the echo chamber, be it through creating neutral spaces for debate or using AI to play matchmaker...
Facebook Apologises For Removing Breast Cancer Check Video

Facebook Apologises For Removing Breast Cancer Check Video

Natasha Hinde  21.10.2016
Facebook has issued an apology after it removed a Swedish cancer charity’s video teaching people how to check their breasts. The...
Are UK Universities Scuppering Our Chances Of Creating The Next Zuckerberg?

Are UK Universities Scuppering Our Chances Of Creating The Next Zuckerberg?

Joe Sekhon  17.10.2016
So what's the solution? How can we compete with the US? For me, it's simple enough: UK universities have to put IP education at the top...
The Rise Of The Social Shopper

The Rise Of The Social Shopper

Jon Lord  17.10.2016
We don't need to look too hard to uncover some of the motivation between these frequent m-shopping trips. Social media feeds are awash...
Porn Bombing: The Worrying New Face Of Revenge Porn

Porn Bombing: The Worrying New Face Of Revenge Porn

Sue Moorcroft  14.10.2016
What is 'porn bombing'? It's the sharing of explicit images directly onto your social media feed without your knowledge or permission....
Facebook Apologises For Drugs, Guns And Hedgehogs On Its New Marketplace

Facebook Apologises For Drugs, Guns And Hedgehogs On Its New Marketplace

Press Association  6.10.2016
Facebook has apologised after guns, drugs and even baby hedgehogs were listed for sale on its new Marketplace section, saying a technical...
My Dangerous Relationship With Social Media

My Dangerous Relationship With Social Media

Lily Pickard  3.10.2016
Poor mental health is something I have struggled with for a long time; now in my final year at University and preparing to enter the "real...