WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton sent out a terse tweet last Tuesday which called for a boycott of Facebook. In his tweet, Acton simply wrote “It is time.” with the hashtag “#deletefacebook”. It is believed that the remark was in relation to the privacy fiasco involving Cambridge Analytica, a London-based analytics firm...

Nikkei reported yesterday that Japan's Financial Services Agency is expected to send a warning to a major cryptocurrency exchange for operating in the country without a license. Nikkei said that the FSA may file criminal charges against Hong-Kong based cryptocurrency exchange Binance if it does not suspend its Japan operations. However,...

Earlier this week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale told Twitter that it had to do more to address the abuse and harassment of women on its platform. Citing Amnesty International’s research which says that many women self-censor on Twitter for...

Earlier this week, head of Britain’s Information Commission Elizabeth Denham revealed that her office is investigating whether Facebook had acted robustly to protect its user’s data after a consultancy firm had improperly accessed the information of over 50 million individuals on the platform for US president Donald Trump’s campaign. Denham said...