Snap, the company behind the popular Snapchat social media app, has found itself in hot water after a recent report revealed that Snap employees were abusing their access to private user data – which includes location data, saved Snaps and phone numbers.
The sheer number of social media users around the world means that platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are proving to be golden opportunities for cyber criminals.
The world needs to be wary of the rise of tech giants such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, comparing their powers to those of countries such as China, European Council President Donald Tusk said in Warsaw on Friday.
Cloud companies continue to represent the most phishing URLs, but social media saw the most growth in the first quarter this year.
The monetization of Instagram is now in full flow, and today at F-8 Facebook unveiled one of the latest developments on that front.
Google’s share price has had its biggest fall in nearly seven years, wiping $77bn off its market value, after disappointing sales figures sparked investor fears that advertisers have been shifting their business to digital rivals such as Facebook and Amazon.
Spotify has posted its Q1 figures. The world’s currently biggest music streaming service reported that it now has 100 million paying users (up 32 percent on a year ago) and 217 million subscribers overall in 79 markets, picking up 2 million users in India since launching there in February.