Media and tech giants have pledged to work together to tackle harmful coronavirus disinformation.
The Digital Secretary has urged social media users to do their bit in tackling coronavirus-related “fake news” and backed a five-step plan to fight misinformation.
Tweets which promote fake treatments for the coronavirus or deny expert guidance will be marked as harmful and removed, the social network site said.
Facebook is making its advanced Workplace platform available to governments and emergency services for free in a bid to help those dealing with the coronavirus.
Facebook and Google are among the technology firms that have joined forces to protect and inform people during the coronavirus outbreak.
People are being warned to watch out for false guidance about coronavirus online amid attempts by tech giants to tackle misinformation.
Technology giants and social media firms have “failed” in attempts to prevent access to child sex abuse images, allowing for “an explosion in online-facilitated” crimes against children, an inquiry has found.
Twitter has informed all staff globally they must work from home as the social media platform heightened its response to the coronavirus outbreak.
A tax on tech giants will go ahead despite US threats of retaliatory tariffs against the UK’s car industry.
Google is recommending UK and Ireland employees work from home from Thursday in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the PA news agency understands.
The UK’s internet service providers have said they are “ready” to handle any extra broadband demand if more people work from home as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
More than one billion Android phones and tablets around the world could be vulnerable to hackers because they are no longer supported by security updates, new research has suggested.
A blueprint for keeping children safe on the internet, created by a collection of governments, has been unveiled and endorsed by major technology companies.
Google has cancelled its annual developer conference in California due to ongoing concerns about the spread of coronavirus.
Social media has a “very important role” in stopping the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, the Prime Minister has said.
Digital giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook are becoming “powerful gatekeepers” of what we watch and hear, according to the boss of Europe’s public service broadcaster alliance.
People turning to the internet to learn new skills is helping to boost the UK’s economic output, new research around online learning suggests.
Google has apologised to Nest owners after an outage knocked some security cameras offline overnight.
Google has insisted UK user data will remain safe despite plans to move millions of accounts to the US, where there is weaker oversight.
Since the outbreak of coronavirus was first reported in China in December, members of the public have shared concerns about a possible pandemic.
MPs have hit out against Google and Heathrow for attempting to “swing votes” with packages of jam, biscuits and crisps.
US federal regulators are stepping up their investigation of the market dominance of five giant tech companies, demanding detailed information on their acquisitions back to 2010.
Google and Apple need to do more to protect children with depression from accessing unsuitable apps on their marketplaces, according to a study.
The US Justice Department official leading the investigation of big tech companies’ market dominance is stepping aside from the department’s Google probe because of his previous lobbying work for the firm.
Irish regulators have launched investigations into how Google and dating app Tinder handle data from users.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is working with Google to ensure that people get facts from the UN health agency first when they search for information about the new coronavirus that recently emerged in China.
Google researchers have uncovered security flaws in Apple’s Safari web browser, despite the affected tool being designed to protect user privacy.
Artificial intelligence is “too important” not to be regulated because of the damage it could cause if left unchecked, the boss of Google has said.
Google has sounded the end of some internet trackers able to run on its Chrome web browser but said it could take up to two years.
David Drummond, the legal chief of Google parent company Alphabet, is leaving at the end of the month, following accusations of inappropriate relationships with employees.