No more personalised adverts for a lucky few
Meta announced that starting next Wednesday, some Facebook and Instagram users in the European Union can opt out of sharing first-party data used to serve highly personalised ads.
Parents allowed to spy on their kids
In a move which is likely to attract support of the State’s youth towards more extreme right-wing parties, the governor of Utah, Spencer Cox, has signed sweeping social media legislation requiring explicit parental permissions for anyone under 18 to use platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and Facebook.
Operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
A new online tool aims to give some control back to teens, or people who were once teens, and take down explicit images and videos of themselves from the internet.
Restoring stolen accounts
Instagram is introducing a new set of features to help users who have had their accounts stolen by hackers.
All those pictures of cats, dinners and red pandas anger Putin
Daft Russian prosecutors are seeking to label Facebook and Instagram as "extremist" which puts your Facebook account in the same league as the Taliban and Chechen rebels.
It turns out too many people thought it was a good idea
The social notworking site formerly known as Facebook has denied throwing its toys out of the pram and threatening to leave Europe over its data retention laws.
Details of multi-state law suits emerge
Social notworking site Facebook could be forced to flog off Instagram and WhatsApp to make a flurry of US lawsuits go away.
We can see why he was a former PM
Dumb-arsed Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had his phone number and passport details nicked by a hacker after posting a picture of his boarding pass on Instagram.
43 percent increase in a year
UK coppers have seen a 43 per cent increase in reports of crimes involving social networking site Instagram, according to official data.
Toneless, wooden, robotic – just like the real thing
A fake video of Mark Zuckerberg giving a sinister speech about the power of Facebook has been posted to Instagram to test if the company is serious about not removing this type of video.