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Will you be taking part in Scroll Free September?

Do you have a healthy relationship with social media? While there’s no doubt the technology trend is of great use to consumers and businesses alike, it’s difficult to deny that it’s worryingly easy to become obsessed with followers, retweets and updates. I found myself distracted by a LinkedIn notification before …

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What next for outgoing WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton?

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has announced his departure from the popular messaging service. Acton, who started at Facebook in 2014 when WhatsApp was acquired for $19 billion, may be less well known than fellow co-founder and WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum, however he has been pivotal to its success. In particular, …

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Facebook hit with €110 million fine for ‘misleading’ EU over WhatsApp data use

Facebook has been slapped with a €110 million fine for misleading the EU over its WhatsApp takeover. The European Commission has ruled that Facebook intentionally mislead officials in order to merge accounts between the two platforms. The Commission said that Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, knowing full well that it …

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MP’s want to fine social networks that are slow to remove hate speech

Social networking sites are "shamefully far" from from tackling illegal and dangerous content, says the Home Affairs Committee which wants to introduce "meaningful fines" for companies that fail to remove illegal content "within a strict timeframe". The report, published on Monday, accuses Google, Facebook and Twitter of not doing all they can …

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Twitter considering paid option

Twitter is considering adding a paid option for businesses and those referred to as ‘power users’, the company said on Thursday.  The way that this subscription format would manifest would be in the form of a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck service. Tweetdeck, for those of you who are …

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Snapchat makes London its international HQ

Rumours of the UK’s tech demise may have been a bit exaggerated, as Snap – the company behind messaging app Snapchat – has announced that it will make London its international base of operations.  There had been fears after the UK voted to leave the European Union that tech firms …

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Vine to be rebranded as Vine Camera

After months of speculation as to what is going on with Vine, Twitter has announced that it will rebrand and relaunch the app as Vine Camera on January 17th. The functionality of the app will largely be the same as users record and make six-second videos, but the wider Vine …

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Almost 80 per cent of people want to quit social media – but are too scared

78 per cent of social media users want to quit, but are afraid of losing friends and posts. A new study, carried out by Kaspersky Lab of 4,831 respondents, found that the vast majority of people have considered leaving social networks behind them. It also found that people are aware …

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Twitter is trying to sell Vine

Vine may be dead and buried as far as Twitter may be concerned, but according to a new report, there are several buyers that the company is considering for the video site.  Several sources have apparently spoken to TechCrunch and confirmed that Twitter has narrowed the pool from more than …

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Twitter cans Vine amidst sale debacle

Twitter has announced that it is to shut down Vine. The company acquired the six-second video sharing service in October 2012 for £24.6 milion, and has stated that it is going to gradually close the site in "the right way". Founded by Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov, and Colin Kroll, Vine …

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