Facebook users will now be able to ask the company’s independent oversight board to rule on content that has been left up on the platform, not just content that has been taken down, in a key expansion of the panel’s scope. MORE..
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for businesses to pester consumers with phone calls or text messages by tossing out a lawsuit accusing Facebook Inc of violating a federal anti-robocall law. MORE..
Facebook has frozen Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s page for violating policies against spreading misinformation about COVID-19 by promoting a remedy he claims, without evidence, can cure the disease, a company spokesman said on Saturday. MORE..
Russian space agency Roscosmos says it has signed an agreement with China’s National Space Administration to develop research facilities on the surface of the moon, in orbit or both. MORE..
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has invited eight members of the public to join him for a trip around the Moon on Elon Musk’s SpaceX flight. MORE..
Twitter says it will start labelling misleading tweets about COVID vaccines and ban users who continue to spread such misinformation. MORE..
The US space agency NASA on Monday released the first audio from Mars, a faint crackling recording of a gust of wind captured by the Perseverance rover. MORE..
WhatsApp is pushing ahead with controversial changes to its terms of service, but altering the way it notifies users following a backlash. MORE..
Facebook said Wednesday that people and publishers in Australia cannot share and view news from local and international outlets. The announcement is a response to proposed legislation in Australia that would force tech platforms to pay news publishers for content. MORE..
In another major cyberattack, an online hacking forum has claimed that it has leaked over 300 million emails and passwords. MORE..
A spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates swung into orbit around Mars on Tuesday in a triumph for the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. MORE..
Almost a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, Facebook is taking its strictest stance yet against vaccine misinformation by banning it entirely. The ban won’t just apply to Covid-19 vaccine misinformation. MORE..
Microsoft said on Wednesday it supports Australia’s plans to make the biggest digital platforms pay for news and would help small businesses transfer their advertising to Bing if Google quits the country. MORE..
Donald Trump has been suspended from Twitter and Facebook after tweeting to supporters who attacked the US Capitol. MORE..
After various reports claimed that Chinese billionaire Jack Ma may have gone missing, CNBC, citing a person familiar with the matter, reported on Wednesday that the Alibaba founder has been lying low for the time being. MORE..
Chinese tech giant Alibaba is being investigated by regulators over monopolistic practices. MORE..
For the first time in more than four decades, humanity has brought moon rocks down to Earth. MORE..
Gmail, YouTube and Google Docs seem to down be down for users in Sri Lanka as well as across the world. Google’s online services within G Suite like Google Meets are unable to load. MORE..