Olivia Solon

Teens are abandoning Facebook in dramatic numbers, study finds

Numbers using Facebook have dropped significantly since 2015, with YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat more popular

Facebook posts record revenues for first quarter despite privacy scandal

Company sees almost $12bn in revenue, up nearly 50% from last year and beating analyst estimates as Zuckerberg hails ‘strong start’

Tim Berners-Lee: we must regulate tech firms to prevent ‘weaponised’ web

The inventor of the world wide web warns over concentration of power among a few companies ‘controlling which ideas are shared’

WhatsApp co-founder joins call to #DeleteFacebook as fallout intensifies

Brian Acton adds his voice to Cambridge Analytica backlash, as US agency said to be investigating social network’s mishandling of data

Twitter launches another bid to tackle bots and abuse after years of promises

As harassment and misinformation remain rampant, CEO Jack Dorsey asks for ‘help’ with platform’s health

As Peter Thiel ditches Silicon Valley for LA, locals tout ‘conservative renaissance’

The outspoken libertarian’s departure is a sign of the times, say LA conservatives, as Silicon Valley faces criticism for silencing alternative viewpoints

Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: site made to exploit human ‘vulnerability’

Site’s founding president, who became a billionaire thanks to the company, says: ‘God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains’

Facebook asks users for nude photos in project to combat revenge porn

In Australia pilot effort, company will ‘hash’ images, converting them into digital fingerprints that prevent any other attempts to upload the same pictures

Experts warn about security after Donald Trump’s Twitter account briefly deleted

The deactivation of @realDonaldTrump – apparently by a rogue employee – prompted much online mirth but raised concern about more sinister possibilities

Genius or hubris? Why turning down Facebook may be Snapchat’s big mistake

Turning down a $3bn offer made Snapchat famous for its bold vision. But now Facebook is catching up, leading some to predict a ‘long and painful death’

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