Category: social networks

MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio 0

MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio

Popular messaging app Kik is, indeed, “here to stay” following an acquisition by the Los Angeles-based multimedia holding company, MediaLab. It echoes the same message from Kik’s chief executive Tim Livingston last week when...

The portrait of an avatar as a young artist 0

The portrait of an avatar as a young artist

LaTurbo was early to exploring these questions of identity and experimenting with telepresence. She has shape-shifted across media types, spending time in everything from AOL and chat rooms, to MMOs, virtual worlds and social media...

Facebook succeeds in blocking German FCO’s privacy-minded order against combining user data 0

Facebook succeeds in blocking German FCO’s privacy-minded order against combining user data

Facebook has succeeded in blocking a pioneering order by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office earlier this year that would have banned it from combining data on users across its own suite of social platforms —...

Facebook contractors said to have collected and transcribed users’ audio without permission 0

Facebook contractors said to have collected and transcribed users’ audio without permission

Reset the counter on “number of days since the last Facebook privacy scandal.” Facebook has become the latest tech giant to face scrutiny over its handling of users’ audio, following a report that said...

Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media 0

Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media

In the executive order, the White House says it received more than 15,000 complaints about censorship by the technology platforms. The order also includes an offer to share the complaints with the Federal Trade...