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Instagram chief Adam Mosseri, to testify before US Congress amid probes on platform’s impact on young users

Adam Mosseri, the Head of Instagram, will be testifying before the US Congress as criticism mounts over concerns related to the safety of young users on the platform. The Instagram chief highlighted a series of features and updates that the Meta-owned photo-sharing platform has introduced for the safety of young users, emphasizing parental controls apart from changes such as making young teens’ accounts private by default and restricting the kinds of ads they see. The platform has been under th...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram, Meta, US Congress, Adam Mosseri, Frances Haugen


Facebook must tackle 'Spanish-language disinformation crisis', lawmakers say

Campaign comes amid warnings that company removes Spanish misinformation less consistently than English materialMembers of Congress and activist groups have called on Facebook to address its “Spanish-language disinformation crisis”, urging the company to make major policy changes on the platforms it owns. In a new campaign launched on Tuesday, the Democratic representative Tony Cardenas of California and groups including Free Press Action, the Center for American Progress and the National Hispan...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Congress, California, Race, Social Media, US news, Whatsapp, US Congress, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Tony Cárdenas, Free Press Action the Center for American Progress


Trump promises ‘orderly transition’ but continues election lies after Congress certifies Biden as US president – live

Four dead after pro-Trump mob storms CapitolFull report: Congress certifies Joe Biden as presidentTrump promises ‘orderly transition’ but continues election liesTwitter, Facebook and Instagram lock Trump’s accountsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.20am GMT The House will not reconvene on Monday after all, the Democratic leadership announces, according to Fox News’ Chad Pergram.Back in two weeks: Hoyer announces no sessions of the House until after the inaugurati...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Instagram, Republicans, Congress, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Biden


Congress certifies Joe Biden as next US president hours after pro-Trump mob storms Capitol – live

Four dead after police shooting and ‘medical emergencies’Full report: Congress certifies Joe Biden as presidentObjections to Biden win in Arizona and Pennsylvania voted downTwitter, Facebook and Instagram lock Trump’s accountsOssoff wins in Georgia, giving Democrats Senate controlSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 9.16am GMT At a daily press briefing in Beijing this afternoon, China’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said - inaccurately - that the Chinese ...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Instagram, Republicans, Congress, Washington, China, US, Georgia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Beijing, Pennsylvania, Democrats, United States


Congress debates challenges to election results after pro-Trump mob invades Capitol – live

Four dead after police shooting and ‘medical emergencies’House and Senate vote down objection to Biden win in ArizonaRomney decries colleagues’ efforts to reject Biden winTwitter, Facebook and Instagram lock Trump’s accountsOssoff wins in Georgia, giving Democrats Senate controlSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.23am GMT On the House floor, representatives are taking turn delivering short speeches about the objection to the Pennsylvania election result. Most of th...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Georgia, Joe Biden, US news, Pennsylvania, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Fox News, US Congress


Congress rejects challenge to Arizona election results after pro-Trump mob invades Capitol – live

Four dead after police shooting and ‘medical emergencies’House and Senate vote down objection to Biden win in stateRomney decries colleagues’ efforts to reject Biden winTwitter, Facebook and Instagram lock Trump’s accountsOssoff wins in Georgia, giving Democrats Senate controlSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 5.17am GMT The objection to the Pennsylvania electoral votes comes signed by a senator and representatives. 80 House members, led by Rep. Scott Perry, object ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Georgia, Joe Biden, US news, Pennsylvania, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, Arizona, US Senate, US Congress


Romney assails pro-Trump 'insurrection' as Senate resumes election certification – live

Senator decries colleagues’ efforts to reject Biden winTwitter, Facebook and Instagram lock Trump’s accountsCurfew takes effect in Washington DCOssoff wins in Georgia, giving Democrats Senate controlSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 3.13am GMT Six senators voted to sustain the objection to Arizona election results. Reminder that Arizona flipped blue and went for Joe Biden. Just six senators have voted to sustain objection to Arizona election results CruzHawleyHyde-...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Republicans, Washington, Senate, Georgia, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Ted Cruz, House Of Representatives, Arizona, US Senate, US Congress, Biden


Schumer calls pro-Trump mob 'domestic terrorists' as Senate resumes election certification – live

Schumer condemns ‘goons’ and ‘thugs’ who stormed CapitolTwitter locks Trump’s account in unprecedented actionCurfew takes effect in Washington DCOfficial says Capitol ‘secure’ after national guard deployedOssoff wins in Georgia, giving Democrats Senate controlSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.17am GMT Facebook and Instagram join Twitter in locking the social media accounts of Donald Trump following today’s violence at the Capitol. We are locking President Trump’s...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Republicans, Washington, Senate, Defense, US, Georgia, Joe Biden, US news, Syria, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress


‘This should never have happened’: lawmakers condemn Facebook’s Instagram acquisition – as it happened

Jerry Nadler unimpressed with Mark Zuckerberg’s answer on Instagram deal, while Amazon boss Jeff Bezos accused of hypocrisyBillionaire bosses to feel the heat from CongressUS sees deadliest day of coronavirus summer – live 12.03am BST Antitrust Hearings, a summaryMore than five hours after they commenced, the historic hearings of the biggest tech companies in the world over antitrust concerns have come to an end. Here are some highlights from the long day: 11.44pm BST Whew boy, we are do...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Economics, World news, US news, US politics, Tim Cook, Computing


‘This should never have happened’: lawmakers condemn Facebook’s Instagram acquisition – live

Jerry Nadler unimpressed with Mark Zuckerberg’s answer on Instagram deal, while Amazon boss Jeff Bezos accused of hypocrisyBillionaire bosses to feel the heat from CongressUS sees deadliest day of coronavirus summer – live 9.22pm BST Representative Jerry Nadler addresses the issues Facebook and Google have caused in the media industry. “Facebook and Google have greatly threatened journalism in the United States. Reporters have been fired, local newspapers have been shut down,” he said. “This...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Technology, Media, Instagram, Maryland, Social Networking, Economics, World news, US news, United States, US politics


'Too much power': Congress grills top tech CEOs in combative antitrust hearing

Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google executives face criticism over online dominanceLawmakers condemn Facebook’s Instagram merger – liveThe US’s top tech bosses were told they have “too much power”, are censoring political speech, spreading fake news and “killing” the engines of the American economy, at a combative congressional hearing on Wednesday.The historic hearing in Washington saw Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Sundar Pichai of Google’s parent Alpha...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, Congress, Washington, US, US news, US politics, House, Tim Cook, US Congress, Jeff Bezos


‘This should never have happened’: lawmakers condemn Facebook’s Instagram merger – live

Jerry Nadler unimpressed with Mark Zuckerberg’s answer on Instagram acquisition, while Amazon boss Jeff Bezos accused of hypocrisyBillionaire bosses to feel the heat from CongressUS sees deadliest day of coronavirus summer – live 8.29pm BST In a strange exchange, yet another congress member has targeted the tech executives over supposed anti-conservative bias. Representative Greg Steube asked Sundar Pichai why his campaign emails are being sorted into the Spam inbox on his parents’ Gmail acc...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Economics, World news, US news, US politics, Tim Cook, Computing


Trump not expected to declare national emergency in border speech, report says – as it happened

Senior White House official with knowledge of address said plan is to build a public case for the wallSix things to know before Trump gives his border wall addressStay informed: sign up for our US morning briefing 9.58pm GMT 9.42pm GMT Stormy Daniels will be offering her own counter-programming to Trump’s televised address to the nation tonight.If you're looking for anything even remotely worth watching tonight at 9pm EST, I will be folding laundry in my underwear for 8 minutes on Insta...
Tags: Instagram, Republicans, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Us-mexico Border


US Congress Passes Bill Granting Government Permission to Take Down Aerial Drones

Consumer drone technology has taken off in recent years and sometimes literally. Image via Pixabay from Pexels.com. Challenging conventional rules governing flight, there are numerous incidents reported in the press almost regularly about one drone pilot or another pushing some jurisdiction’s legal boundaries. And for their part no one can say that the drone companies haven’t helped move the process of reining this in along, partnering with governments on multiple levels concerning ever...
Tags: Photography, News, Congress, US, US Senate, US Congress, Department Of Homeland Security, Faa, Justice Department, American Civil Liberties Union, Pixabay, Pexels


Mark Zuckerberg figured out a powerful rule about smartphone apps before everyone else — now we're seeing how important it is to Facebook’s business (FB, GOOG)

Facebook's family of apps takes up almost a third of all time spent in apps worldwide, according to new data. The stat illustrates just how deeply entrenched in our digital lives the Silicon Valley company has become in recent years. CEO Mark Zuckerberg insists his company doesn't have a monopoly, but it clearly has unparalleled dominance of smartphones. Testifying before US Congress in April, Mark Zuckerberg insisted to senators that Facebook wasn't a monopoly, arguing that "the average Ame...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Senate, China, Time, Trends, Silicon Valley, US Congress, Google Maps, Signal, Sdk, Zuckerberg, Google Facebook


Of every 100 minutes spent using the world's most popular apps, 32 of those are gobbled up by Facebook (FB, GOOG)

Facebook's family of apps takes up almost a third of all time spent in apps worldwide, according to new data. The stat illustrates just how deeply entrenched in our digital lives the Silicon Valley company has become in recent years. CEO Mark Zuckerberg insists his company doesn't have a monopoly — but it clearly has unparalleled dominance of smartphones. Testifying before US Congress in April 2018, Mark Zuckerberg insisted to senators that Facebook isn't a monopoly — arguing that "the avera...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Senate, China, Time, Trends, Silicon Valley, US Congress, Google Maps, Signal, Sdk, Zuckerberg, Google Facebook


Trump and Putin meet in Helsinki – in pictures

The presidents of the US and Russia begin their summit on Monday as Trump says ‘the world wants to see us get along’ and predicts rosy future relations. The US president’s list of topics for discussion did not include Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The summit was condemned by US Congress members from both main parties after the indictment last week of 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking Democrats to help Trump’s campaign Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, World news, US news, Finland, US Congress, Donald Trump, Helsinki, Trump, Trump Administration


Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki – in pictures

Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin begin their summit on Monday as the US president says ‘the world wants to see us get along’ and predicts rosy future relations. Trump’s list of topics for discussion did not include Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The summit was condemned by US Congress members from both main parties after the indictment last week of 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking Democrats to help Trump’s campaign Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, World news, US news, Finland, US Congress, Donald Trump, Helsinki, Trump, Trump Administration


YouTuber Entrepreneur Sued by “Malicious” Photographer for Stealing Copyrighted Photo

Have you ever heard of a thief stealing an object from a store then blaming the store because it had “maliciously” placed said object on the shelf for sale, all but inviting theft? If you haven’t heard of this argument then welcome to the reality most people occupy, except for one social media star with a following of 60,000 people. YouTube entrepreneur Dan DaSilva is probably having a bad day, if the Internet comments section and photography publications everywhere have anything to say about it...
Tags: Google, Photography, California, Youtube, US, United States, US Congress, Shopify, News & Opinion, Dasilva, Pixabay While, Dan Dasilva



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