Microsoft's Compliance Extension for Chrome has hit GA. It enables organizations to utilize Data Loss Prevention and Insider Risk Management solutions to set up fine-grained policies on Chrome.
Facebook will now allow ads that promote COVID-19 vaccines as a way to stop the spread of the virus. However, it will ban exploitative ads and those that claim it to be a cure for the virus.
After announcing that it would be removing videos containing misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, YouTube has now stated that it will be removing all content promoting harmful conspiracy theories.
The social media giant bans groups, pages, as well as Instagram accounts related to QAnon. The policy update came after the firm's previous attempt to stop the surging misinformation.
YouTube has renewed its efforts to ban videos containing dangerous stunts like the Bird Box challenge and Tide pod challenge. The policy also applies to pranks that may traumatize children.
Following in Steam's footsteps, Epic has updated its store's refund policy, allowing users to return games that were purchased less than 14 days ago and have been played less than a couple of hours.
In a new change to the site, Twitter has announced that it will now explicitly show if a tweet you reported has been removed by the site's moderators for violating its terms of service.
Analysis of Twitter data has revealed that Iran - much like Russia has in recent times - tried to pull a fast one: the country made use of troll farms in order to sway public opinion in its favor.
Twitter is gathering public feedback on proposed rules meant to ban dehumanizing language on its platform. The comment period runs until October 9 and Twitter will share the details later this year.
Over the next 12 months, Microsoft will be working with its suppliers to implement the new policy, which offers a minimum of 12 weeks of paid parental leave to employees and up to $1,000 per week.
YouTube has banned a disturbing advertisement for The Nun that popped up for unsuspecting viewers without warning. The promotional material was potentially harmful for heart patients, among others.
Google no longer allows apps that mine cryptocurrency or serve disruptive ads to users, among other banned content on the Play Store as reflected in an update to its developer policies.
Following egregious behavior by content creators such as Logan Paul, YouTube will now be taking strict action against harmful channels, which includes suspension of ad revenue and removal from YPP.
Canonical has begun the process of formulating policies surrounding snap packages that could ship in Ubuntu by default in future releases. Policies are important to ensure stability of the software.
Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been all the rage of late. With Bitcoin trading at more than $10,000 at the moment, plenty of people want in on the action, including those trying to scam you.
Facebook has been under the microscope quite a bit over the last year, from meetings with Congress over fake news to accusations of improperly enforcing is own policies. The CEO wants that to change.
The company has come under fire over the last several months as a haven for hate speech and online abuse, with patchwork enforcement of existing rules. It has now tried to clarify its policies.
Apple has introduced some big changes to its App Store policy. The main change is that users can now tip app developers, officially, through an in-app purchase. Apple will take a 30% cut of every tip.
Facebook has introduced a new clause on its Commerce Policy which bans the sale of piracy-enabling devices on its website. The move tightens the means users can acquire pre-configured devices.
In a complete reversal of its no refunds policy on App Store and iTunes purchases, Apple has been forced by EU lawmakers to offer a 14-day money back guarantee on purchases in Europe.
Has your child made in-app purchases in games and apps without your permission? Google is willing to compensate those unauthorized expenses if you are eligible for their refund policy.
Bill and Melinda Gates have given $1 million to a Washington group attempting to create a new state gun safety law, and former Microsoft leaders have also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Internet never fails to create new lows when a celebrity dies, this time around Twitter has been forced to update its policy after gruesome images appeared on Zelda Williams account.
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and later, Yahoo, are making changes to their policies to try and step away from giving in to government requests for big data, which could be good and bad.
Microsoft has announced that it will no longer access email accounts that they suspect have stolen company IP and will instead turn that information over to the police for a proper investigation.
After the suicide of an Ask.fm user relating to abusive questions, the site has announced a new safety policy, to come into effect in September. The change provides more straightforward reports.
Just last week Mat Honan, a journalist for Wired, had his digital life destroyed by hackers taking control of his Amazon and Apple accounts. Now Amazon has closed the hole that led to the attack.
A teacher's aide was fired due to content on her Facebook and refusing to give her Facebook password to her employer, now she's embroiled in a legal battle with the school district.
Students at a high school in Brooklyn, New York, have been told to delete their Facebook accounts due to a breach of the school's policy.
A group of regulators in Europe has requested Google put the enforcement of its new privacy policies on hold until it investigates whether the policies truly protect the personal info for users.
The Mountain View based search giant is moving to unify its service policy soon, which is great news for simplification of the services they offer. However, it may not be as good as it sounds.
If you are looking to create applications for Microsoft's Windows 8 application store, Microsoft has provided a bit of light on how the approval process will work.
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