Tech giants told to remove extremist content much faster

Tech giants are once again being urged to do more to tackle the spread of online extremism on their platforms. Leaders of the UK, France and Italy are taking time out at a UN summit today to meet with Google, Facebook and Microsoft. This follows an agreement in May for G7 … More…

WhatsApp is testing verified business accounts

Messaging giant WhatsApp is experimenting with giving businesses verified accounts on its platform. In an FAQ on its website the company notes that some business accounts will be displayed with a green tick badge next to them — which denotes that WhatsApp has “confirmed” their phone number belongs to a … More…

WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook for ad targeting heres how to opt out

Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has announceda big change to its privacy policy which, once a useraccepts itsnew T&Cs,willsee it start to share some user data with its parent companyincluding for ad-targeting purposes on the latter service. [B]y coordinating more with Facebook, well be able to do things like track basic … More…