Category Archives: Internet

26Apr/17

Little Facebook could do amid rise in live murders – expert

With a second brutal murder broadcast live on Facebook in as many weeks, the social media giant faces scrutiny. But with over 1.9 billion users, there is little the company can do to better police the content users upload, according to social media experts.
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16Apr/17

China’s Alibaba to build cyber Silk Road by creating global e-commerce platforms

China Central Television (CCTV) – China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has been developing cross-border e-commerce platforms in countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, promoting the idea of building a “cyber Silk Road”.
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07Apr/17

Twitter refuses U.S. order to reveal user behind anti-Trump account

Twitter Inc files a federal lawsuit to block an order by the U.S. government demanding that it reveal who is behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

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07Apr/17

Cameroonians displaced by internet shutdown

Tech entrepreneurs in the anglophone northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon continue to suffer, as a government issued internet shutdown enters its third month. Cameroon’s english-speaking regions say the government has shut down the internet in a bid to crush dissent after protests broke out last year against alleged marginalization of these areas by French speaking authorities.

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19Mar/17

EU demands changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter

European consumer protection authorities are taking aim at media companies Facebook, Alphabet and Twitter, asking them to amend their terms of service or possibly face fines. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

17Feb/17

Facebook CEO’s bid to reboot globalisation

Facebook’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has laid out a vision of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism. As Ciara Lee reports, he’s written a letter to users saying the company’s platform could be the “social infrastructure” for the globe. Continue reading