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Parler sues Amazon over removal from AWS, alleges political animus
Parler said Amazon Web Services shut down its account despite making no threats to suspend Twitter, where it said one of the top-trending tweets on Friday night had been "Hang Mike Pence".
Apple, Amazon suspend Parler social network from App Store and web hosting service
The action by Apple and Amazon follows a similar move by A...
Companies may face 2% fine for breaching EU cybersecurity rules
Concerns about the cybersecurity of key assets have mounted in recent months,...
Twitter uses IT Act to claim immunity in Islamophobia case
In connection with the Islamophobia case, Twitter’s senior counsel (litigation and regulatory), Micah L Rubbo, informed the Telangana HC that the social networking site is only an intermediary and not an originator of the messages posted. Claiming immunity under Sec 79 of the Information Technology Act, Micah said an intermediary cannot be held responsible.
Working to make a decision on Tiktok, says Trump after Walmart, Oracle enter talks
"We're making a decision. We spoke today to Walmart, Oracle -- I guess, Microsoft is still involved. We'll make a decision. But nothing much has changed. We'll make a decision soon," Trump told reporters at the White House.
Unilever, Verizon join ad boycott of FB over hateful content
Unilever on Friday said it will halt US ads on Facebook and Twitter for the rest of the year, citing hate speech and polarised politics as the key reasons for its decision. The move is part of a boycott organised by civil rights and other advocacy groups under the rallying cry of “#StopHateforProfit”.
Milind Soman makes a powerful statement, quits TikTok to #BoycottChineseProducts
The actor-model shared Sonam Wangchuk video to inform his fans about the decision.
Mastodon cashing in on Twitter’s failings
Mastodon is a decentralised social networking service, which allows users to create their own private networks. The social network told ET that while it does not collect user data, it saw 18,800 new users on mastodon.social alone over the last week. By comparison, growth was about 1,000 a week on mastodon.social earlier.
Twitter titan: Here's why Elon Musk is spending more time on the social networking service
Over the last two months, Musk's tweeting has quadrupled, surging to nearly 400 in May.
165 million mobile Internet users in India by March 2014: IAMAI-IMRB
This is expected to grow further to 92.9 million (by March 2013), 130.6 million (by March 2014) and 164.8 million by March 2015.
Facebook director Peter Thiel stock sale tops $1 billion as lock-up time ends
Thiel, a venture capitalist and hedge-fund manager, had already generated $640.1 million in sales during the initial public offering.
Google Plus user base crosses 90 million mark
Google's online social networking service 'Google Plus' has crossed 90 million users mark since its launch in June, 2011.
20% employees to use social network for biz communication
Greater availability of social networking services, coupled with changing demographics and workstyles will lead 20% of employees to use social networks as their business communications hub by 2014, according to Gartner, Inc.
Microsoft weaving social networks into Office 2010
Microsoft is weaving popular social networking services into its latest generation Outlook email program, to be released with an Office 2010 set of applications later this year.
Peekamo launches mobile social network service
Peekamo, a free text message social network, announced the launch of its mobile social network service.