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Add Links to LinkedIn Stories With New Swipe-Up Feature

LinkedIn Stories are gaining the ability to link out to other websites via the familiar swipe-up feature. LinkedIn’s new swipe-up feature works in a similar way to what you may…

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Confusion over WhatsApp’s new T&Cs triggers privacy warning from Italy

Confusion over an update to Facebook-owned chat platform WhatsApp’s terms and conditions has triggered an intervention by Italy’s data protection agency. The Italian GPDP said today it has contacted the…

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WhatsApp faces legal challenge over privacy in its biggest market

WhatsApp is facing a legal challenge in India, its biggest market, after a petition was filed Thursday before Delhi High Court over the upcoming change in the Facebook-owned app’s data-sharing…

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Snapchat permanently bans President Trump’s account

Snapchat permanently bans President Trump’s account

Quite a bit has happened since Snap announced last week that it was indefinitely locking President Trump’s Snapchat account. But after temporary bans from his Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts…

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Trump circumvents Twitter ban to decry ‘unprecedented assault on free speech’

Following a comprehensive ban from Twitter and a number of other online services following last week’s assault on the Capitol by his followers, President Trump managed to put out a…

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YouTube Analytics Adds ‘First 24 Hours’ Metric

YouTube is adding a new metric that allows creators to analyze the performance of a video within the first 24 hours after publishing. Aside from the public view count, data…

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Controversial social media site Parler moves to Sammamish-based web domain

The Sammamish-based domain registrar Epik has made headlines in the past for hosting controversial sites. Sammamish-based domain registrar Epik confirmed social media site Parler has moved its domain name to…

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59% of US Adults Do Not Trust News on Social Media

A study on social media as a news source finds 59% of US adults believe the information shared on social platforms is inaccurate. Pew Research Center surveyed over 9,000 Americans…

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Social media bans do not violate First Amendment rights

by: Courtney Crown INDIANAPOLIS — There are growing concerns, and some frustrations, over social media accounts and the tech companies deciding who to boot from the platforms. Or, in Parler’s…

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Signal’s Brian Acton talks about exploding growth, monetization and WhatsApp data-sharing outrage

Brian Acton is crossing paths again with Facebook. Over more than a decade of building and operating WhatsApp, the company’s co-founder first competed against and then sold his instant messaging…

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