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Facebook shields VIPs from some of its rules : report

Facebook exempts certain celebrities, politicians and other high-profile users from some its own rules for posts as part of a program launched...

Apple issues fix for flaw linked to Pegasus spyware

Apple released a fix Monday for a weakness that can let the spyware at the heart of the Pegasus scandal infect devices without users even clicking...

The foreign legion of YouTubers defending China

With YouTube videos "debunking" allegations of human rights abuses and diatribes on Western "conspiracies" against China, an unlikely set of...

Twitch sues unnamed pair linked to ‘hate raids’

Twitch is suing two users in US federal court, accusing them of orchestrating 'hate raids' spewing abuse at video game play streamers who are...

Apple rejects Epic “Fortnite” request despite S. Korea antitrust law

Apple refused to reinstate the wildly popular "Fortnite" game to its South Korean App Store Friday despite a new Seoul anti-monopoly law that...

Bolsonaro issues decree limiting social media moderation

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree Monday that changes the rules of content moderation on social media, a move that critics argue...

Facebook invests in new partnerships with Argentine press

Social media giant Facebook will invest $1.5 million in Argentine media to train journalists and promote online development, a first in Latin...

Twitch video gamers rise up against ‘hate raids’

Night after night, video game streamer RekItRaven watches as their feed is inundated with abusive messages. Hate raided, yet again.

Apple announces App Store concessions as pressure grows

Apple has agreed to loosen payment restrictions on its App Store, a major change announced in a settlement with small developers as the US technology...

Digital dissent : Hong Kongers race to archive democracy movement

Hong Kong activists are working in the shadows to preserve digital backups of their democracy movement as the physical symbols of their resistance,...

OnlyFans : doomed by its own porn ban?

When the website OnlyFans announced plans to ban sexually explicit content, the internet was awash with comparisons to another site that famously...

‘Always there’ : the AI chatbot comforting China’s lonely millions

After a painful break-up from a cheating ex, Beijing-based human resources manager Melissa was introduced to someone new by a friend late last...

California ‘gig worker’ ballot ruled unconstitutional

A California voter-approved referendum that lets many "gig workers" be treated as independent contractors was ruled unconstitutional on Friday,...

Afghan influencers go dark on social media as Taliban return

Sadiqa Madadgar's social media looked much like any other successful young Afghan influencer's until Taliban militants stormed into Kabul and...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro blocking critics on social media : HRW

Human Rights Watch accused Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday of violating the right to free speech by blocking critics on social media,...

Black market for fake Covid passes flourishes in France

People refusing to get Covid vaccines in France are coughing up hundreds of euros for fake health passes in an online black market that has flourished...

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