Chaos on Twitter: Banks want to sell loans, looming conflict with FTC

Chaos reigns not only on but also on Twitter. That doesn't stop at Elon Musk's partners either. Banks want to get rid of loans at high discounts. Banks that helped Elon Musk take over Twitter are apparently trying to pass the debt on to investors, accepting discounts of up to 30 percent. However, interested parties demanded 40 percent, … Continue reading Chaos on Twitter: Banks want to sell loans, looming conflict with FTC

The Twitter Kalypse – getting started with Musk’s Everything app X

Elon Musk bought Twitter, knocked out bosses, and scared away loyal writers. Is X coming now - or rather the rise of Mastodon? To some faithful writers, it may seem like the Twitter calypse. So Elon Musk has really struck and taken over Twitter. The man who was once only conditionally allowed to tweet after a lawsuit by … Continue reading The Twitter Kalypse – getting started with Musk’s Everything app X

Iran wants to sue Meta for “incitement”.

Iran accuses Meta of "hate speech" and endangering national security and wants to sue the US company. It is unclear how this is to be done. (Image: esfera/Shutterstock.com) Iran wants to sue the US technology company Meta Platforms for "baiting" in connection with the system-critical protests in the country. "The two social networks Instagram and WhatsApp (from … Continue reading Iran wants to sue Meta for “incitement”.

Trump flirts with conspiracy supporters on his own Twitter replacement

In his in-house message service “Truth Social”, former US President Donald Trump shares posts related to the far-right QAnon. (Image: dpa) It's no secret that Donald Trump doesn't take the truth very seriously. No wonder the former US President is seen as a kind of savior for supporters of conspiracy theories. It seems that Trump is now … Continue reading Trump flirts with conspiracy supporters on his own Twitter replacement

Facebook exposes major Russian propaganda operation in Europe

Facebook parent Meta has exposed a large-scale Russian propaganda operation. Over 60 websites posing as well-known news organizations spread extensive misinformation in the course of this. According to Metas, it was the largest such case uncovered since the invasion of Ukraine in February. The company said the main target was users in Germany, but also in France, Italy, Ukraine, and … Continue reading Facebook exposes major Russian propaganda operation in Europe

Ukraine war: How social media does not become a fake news sling

After the Russian invasion, many false reports appeared on the Internet. Social media users need to learn not to spread them too. A guide. (Image: Shutterstock) The flood of online news about the Russian invasion of Ukraine follows a pattern familiar from other crises the world has had to go through in recent years: photos, videos, and … Continue reading Ukraine war: How social media does not become a fake news sling

Telegram (iPhone): you’ll never guess why Apple blocked the latest update

The boss of Telegram gives some explanations on the reasons that led Apple to block the latest update. Telegram officials found themselves in a surprising situation when pushing the latest app update to the iPhone App Store. Apple teams have indeed blocked the Telegram update without any explanation for two weeks, forcing Telegram manager Pavel Durov … Continue reading Telegram (iPhone): you’ll never guess why Apple blocked the latest update

iPhone: how Meta secretly tracks Facebook and Instagram users

Meta has developed a tracking system that bypasses the privacy protection put in place by Apple – as long as the user is registered on Facebook and/or Instagram. When Meta was still called Facebook, the firm repeatedly engaged in incredibly intrusive tracking of its users. However, apparently, the firm has not given up on tracking its … Continue reading iPhone: how Meta secretly tracks Facebook and Instagram users