Facebook, Google to Fight Encryption Bill Amid Claims Laws Threaten Online Security

Google and Facebook will face off against new national laws forcing technology giants to hand over personal information to help national security agencies target terrorists and paedophiles. The technology giants have joined with civil and digital rights groups in the Alliance for a Safe and Secure Internet, fighting against the federal government’s encryption legislation. The…

Police respond to out of control Facebook party in Cloverdale

Police were called to a party on Finnan Street in Cloverdale on Friday night after noise complaints were made about the party. The party had around 200 young people attending after it was organised through Facebook, and provoked a complaint two of the youths climbed onto a car and smashed the windscreen. Police responded to…

Zuckerberg to Meet European Parliament Over Facebook Data Scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to meet leaders of the European Parliament, to discuss the improper use of millions of the social network users’ data in Europe. The parliament’s president Antonio Tajani said in a statement that Mr Zuckerberg would travel to Brussels “hopefully” as soon as next week, to answer questions about Cambridge…

Elon Musk deletes Tesla Facebook pages as user data scandal continues

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk had the Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages deleted as part of the #deletefacebook campaign. Sparked by a series of tweets between Mr Musk and Brian Acton, cofounder of Whatsapp, regarding the campaign, a twitter user challenged Mr Musk to delete his Facebook pages. “I didn’t realise there was one.…

Personal Facebook data shared with third parties: EXPERT

How safe is your personal data online? Facebook and data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica are at the forefront of a dispute over the harvesting and use of personal data. It is alleged that information was used to influence the outcome of the US 2016 presidential election and the UK Brexit referendum. However, both firms deny…

Twitter Doubles Character Limit Allowing Longer Tweets

Twitter users will be able to say a lot more after Twitter revealed it will increase the number of characters users can tweet. Twitter announced on Tuesday local time it will roll out a 280-character limit for single tweets, after receiving positive responses in tests among a handful of users since September. “We are making…

Facebook Alert System to Boost Abducted Children Recovery Response

 Efforts to improve the speed of finding missing children will be bolstered with the introduction of a new social media alert system. The AMBER Alert system will enable police to issue immediate 24-hour alerts on Facebook to people in the area where a child has been abducted from to give police access to an immediate…