Facebook hits back at EU regulatory crackdown
Facebook is in a bit of a pickle in Europe, with the regulators of several EU countries initiating investigations into how it conducts its business. Unsurprisingly, the social network isn’t happy. Its VP of public policy...
April 30, 2015
Facebook says it’s ‘breaking new ground’ in fake likes crackdown
Facebook has spent the last six months cracking down on “fraudulent activity” on the social network, and specifically taking aim at fake likes. On Friday, it outlined some of its progress on that front. “New advances...
April 20, 2015
Tumblr is terminating accounts for copyright infringement
Yahoo-owned blogging service Tumblr appears to be having a crackdown on music piracy. TorrentFreak reports that a number of users have posted copyright notifications from Tumblr based on takedown notices filed by industry...
February 17, 2015
Social music app Mindie gets locked out of Snapchat
Messaging app Snapchat is on a drive to stop people using unofficial clients to access its service, after the ‘Snappening’ hack last year that saw thousands of private photos and videos leaked. That’s having a knock-on...
February 11, 2015
Amazon boots FrostWire out of its Android app store
Amazon appears to be having a crackdown of sorts on torrenting apps within its Android ‘Appstore’, judging by its decision to boot out the FrostWire app. “In reviewing your app, we determined that it can be used to...
January 30, 2015
Games-streaming service Twitch adds music library for creators
We wrote about Twitch quite a lot last year: it’s the service for livestreaming games – as in people playing games – that was attracting 45m monthly viewers when Amazon paid $970m for it in August. Twitch also dabbled...
January 28, 2015
Instagram cracks down on spam as its valuation shoots up
Justin Bieber lost 3.5m Instagram followers last Thursday. No, not because of some spectacularly ill-advised photograph of him kicking a kitten. Bieber was the most high-profile sufferer of Instagram’s crackdown on inactive...
January 5, 2015