Instagram is killing its creepy stalking feature, the Following tab

Instagram is removing its Following tab, a feature that became better known as a stalking tool than one to aid with new account discovery, as the company had intended. Today,…

Facebook is being leaned on by US, UK, Australia to ditch its end-to-end encryption expansion plan

Here we go again. Western governments are once again dialing up their attack on end-to-end encryption — calling for either no e2e encryption or backdoored e2e encryption so platforms can…

Elizabeth Warren bites back at Zuckerberg’s leaked threat to K.O. the government

Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren has responded publicly to a leaked attack on her by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, saying she won’t be bullied out of taking big tech to…

Europe shows the way in online privacy

U.S. antitrust actions and privacy regulation create opportunities for privacy-first innovation Alastair Mitchell 1 week Alastair Mitchell Contributor Alastair Mitchell is a partner at multi-stage VC fund EQT Ventures and…

Voter manipulation on social media now a global problem, report finds

New research by the Oxford Internet Institute has found that social media manipulation is getting worse, with rising numbers of governments and political parties making cynical use of social media…