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WhatsApp faces legal challenge over privacy in its biggest market

TechCrunch reports: "WhatsApp is facing a legal challenge in India, its biggest market, after a petition was filed Thursday before Delhi High Court over...

TikTok is making young teens’ accounts more private by default

The Verge reports: "When a young teenager signs up for TikTok, their account will now be more private by default. TikTok said today that...

Study finds around one-third of Americans regularly get their news from...

TechCrunch reports: "Around a third of Americans regularly get their news from Facebook, according to the latest study from Pew Research Center, whose surveys...

Twitter Reports 75% Increase in Gaming-Related Tweets in 2020

Social Media Today reports: "Given the lockdowns that kept most of us at home throughout much of 2020, it likely comes as little surprise...

Parler is gone for now as Amazon terminates hosting

The Verge reports: "After Parler was banned on both the Apple and Google app stores for failing to curb violent and threatening content on...

Facebook Shares Insights into its Coming Smart Glasses, New Developments in...

Social Media Today reports: "Will we see the launch of fully-enabled AR glasses from Facebook in 2021? Facebook previewed its work on its new...

Facebook ordered to pay $4.7M to Italian developer over copycat feature

The Verge reports: "Facebook has been ordered to pay €3.83 million (around $4.72 million) in damages to an Italian developer over the social network’s...

Twitter Acquires Podcast Listening App Breaker to Expand its Audio Focus

Social Media Today reports: "Will audio-based social become a bigger element of digital engagement in 2021? Twitter's certainly putting its faith into audio connection." Read...

Google and Snap in talks to invest in India’s ShareChat

TechCrunch reports: "ShareChat, an Indian social network that added Twitter as an investor in 2019, may soon receive the backing of two more American...

Discord valued at $7bn as it raises $100m

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Community-driven chat platform Discord raised another $100 million in funding, bringing its valuation to $7 billion, according to TechCrunch." Read more