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EU ruling aims to stop market domination from Big Tech giants

EU ruling aims to stop market domination from Big Tech giants

A new EU law dubbed the Digital Markets Act will aim to stem the relentless market domination of Big Tech’s giants. This will, in theory, provide smaller online businesses with a chance to grow. As much as we’d love it to be, the world just isn’t an equal opportunity place, is it? Ah well, at least our phones are always there to provide a bit of escapism, complete with all...

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EU commission warns Musk won’t have free rein of Twitter

EU commission warns Musk won’t have free rein of Twitter

The Tesla chief has acquired Twitter for $46bn and plans to re-evaluate the platform’s stance on free speech and cancel culture. The EU commission now warns that any plans to loosen moderation policies must be handled carefully and that Musk won’t be given free rein. The drawn out Twitter saga has finally reached its end. Sort of. Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has officially secured ownership of the platform, fronting $21bn...

By London, UK
Scammers are using GoFundMe to pocket donations worth thousands

Scammers are using GoFundMe to pocket donations worth thousands

The crowdfunding site GoFundMe is being used to scam people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. What is the platform doing about it? Despite the internet being a weird and wonderful place, many people are well-aware that what we see online is not always genuine. Unfortunately, deceptive practices aren’t just limited to deepfakes or photoshopped pictures ­– they also take place on platforms designed to aid with fundraising projects. The website...

By London, UK
BeReal is encouraging us to stop curating ourselves online

BeReal is encouraging us to stop curating ourselves online

In the age of social media fatigue, the app is a refreshingly unglamorous antidote to the relentless pursuit of perfection we can’t seem to escape on our heavily filtered Instagram feeds. When Instagram initially burst onto the scene over a decade ago, the happy-snappers among us were enticed by the promise it showed. In its earliest days, it was a safe space for sharing candid moments with friends, free from the...

By London, UK