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TECH 15 Mar 2019 | 3:00 AM Premium

‘Snitch-tagging’ destroys any subtlety that was left on Twitter

First came Twitter. Then came Twitter fights. Then came Twitter passive aggression: Insults that don't explicitly identify the person being criticised are so pervasive they have a name, the subtweet.

TECH 08 Mar 2019 | 4:34 AM Premium

Facebook takes down UK fake accounts; to tackle anti-vaccine info

Facebook Inc said on March 7 it had removed 137 fake pages, groups and Instagram accounts in the United Kingdom and a further 31 in Romania for engaging in hate speech and making divisive comments.

TECH 18 Dec 2018 | 11:00 PM Premium

Russian trolls aimed to deter black US voters: study

The Russian troll farm that disrupted the 2016 US presidential election sought particularly to demoralise African-Americans and deter them from voting, according to a comprehensive new report for the Senate.

TECH 01 Nov 2018 | 2:30 AM Premium

Fake news accounts: Nigerian social media's copycat issue

Nigeria has an unenviable reputation around the world for corruption and is known particularly for its "419" email scams, named after the section of the penal code covering fraud.

TECH 26 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM Premium

Salesforce staff ask CEO to revisit ties with US border agency

Hundreds of Salesforce.com Inc employees signed a letter to chief executive officer Marc Benioff criticising the company’s contracts with the US Customs and Border Protection agency, the latest in a series of staff protests at technology firms over government work.

TECH 03 Oct 2017 | 4:35 AM Premium

Facebook strengthens reviews after 10 million saw Russian ads

Facebook Inc outlined plans to strengthen its advertisement systems and disclosed that about 10 million people saw ads linked to Russian efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election.

TECH 10 Aug 2017 | 5:30 AM Premium

Amazon sued by transgender woman, husband for workplace harassment

A transgender woman and her husband sued Amazon.com Inc, accusing the company of subjecting them to severe harassment and physical threats.

TECH 25 Mar 2017 | 3:00 AM Premium

Uber’s hasty drive toward growth put diversity in the backseat

Efforts to hire more women and people of colour at Uber Technologies Inc have been long hindered by a peculiar constraint: members of the recruiting team were denied access to information about the company’s diversity makeup.

TECH 13 Jun 2016 | 4:30 AM Premium

Orlando triggers Facebook 'Safety Check' for first time in US

Facebook Inc activated its Safety Check function on Sunday for the first time in the United States after a gunman massacred 50 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

TECH 06 Apr 2016 | 4:35 AM Premium

PayPal pulls North Carolina plan after transgender bathroom law

PayPal Holdings Inc cancelled plans to open a global operations centre in Charlotte, North Carolina and invest US$3.6mil (RM14.08mil) in the area after the state passed a controversial law targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens.