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Consumers comprehensively reject the practice of brands, publishers and platforms tracking their internet behaviour without their explicit consent, according to research commissioned by Which-50. Yet few sites or services allow for this, and instead assume implicit acceptance based on terms and conditions which few consumers have read — and even

When it comes to data protection and the fear potential customers might have about their data, Julien Lesaicherre, director – global head of sales EMEA at Workplace by Facebook ensures that this platform and Facebook are separate companies.  He said the business isn’t a social media platform per se and

Facebook is expanding its financial services arm, unveiling its in-app payments platform Facebook Pay, for its social media site, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger.  The service will first be introduced on Facebook and Messenger and then eventually introduced on Instagram and Whatsapp.  The company said it wants to provide people with

Facebook, the US$550 billion company, is trying to distinguish itself from the social media app that shares its name — starting with a new logo which was unveiled today.  Antonio Lucio, Facebook’s newish CMO, flagged the move earlier this year during a session at Advertising Week in Sydney, where the

Twitter today announced it is banning all paid political advertising from its service because of fears of further misinformation spread and civil discord. Facebook, meanwhile, continues to allow the paid promotion of political ads, even when they are false. The two companies now claim to have over 3 billion active

Big consumer tech companies continue to dominate Interbrand’s list of the world’s most valuable brands in 2019, while B2B software vendors like Adobe, Salesforce and Microsoft are some of the fastest growing brands globally. Interbrand, which developed a methodology to put a dollar value on brand, released its annual list

The former head of Facebook Australia believes the company’s global chief Mark Zuckerberg has too much power over the company, a dynamic which is hampering the social media giant’s ability to address its growing problems. “There’s no power that keeps [Zuckerberg] accountable,” former Facebook Australia CEO Stephen Scheeler told Which-50

Facebook’s biggest partners for its upcoming Libra payments network have backed out of the project less than four months after it was announced. Mastercard, Visa, and eBay said Friday they are dropping out of the partner group working on Libra, joining Paypal which backed out a week earlier. Sign up

The Australian government, along with the US and UK, will ask Facebook to not proceed with its planned introduction of end to end encryption across its messaging services, arguing it poses a threat to public safety and will be exploited by child abusers. An open letter to Facebook CEO Mark

After three years of external pressure Facebook hasn’t done enough to fix the problems created by its platform, argues Roger McNamee an early Facebook investor turned vocal big tech critic.  McNamee spent 34 years as a Silicon Valley investor and venture capitalist. But since observing the same tools that make