German police keep the public informed on emergency situations using Twitter. Postings on social media are becoming indispensable to the functioning of many government agencies. They're a direct line to the citizens.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account was hacked and sent a series of racist and offensive tweets to Dorsey's followers. The incident has raised fresh concerns about social media users' digital security.
US tech giants Google and Facebook face growing scrutiny as authorities question how users' data is leveraged to display ads. New probes will investigate if the tech companies' outsized market share stifles competition.
The social network has said it "failed" its users after sharing data with advertisers without permission. The company says it has launched an investigation into who may have been impacted.
The introduction of a social media tax a year ago in Uganda caused an outcry from government critics and rights groups. And today, even some of the staunchest supporters of the tax are no longer convinced.
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