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Instagram was missing some of its most-loved features when it launched in 2010 — here’s what it looked like back then

Instagram didn't always have features like stories and messages — but it did have likes from the very beginning, and now they're being phased out.
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel.

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel says that Snapchat fact-checks political ads: ‘We don’t allow things like misinformation to appear in that advertisi...

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said the company reviews political ads on its platforms, striking middle ground between Facebook and Twitter.
FTC Chairman Joe Simons.

The FTC confirmed Facebook isn’t the only tech company it’s investigating

Apart from Facebook, the FTC isn't disclosing yet which tech companies it's investigating for potential antitrust violations.

The US cities with the most million-dollar homes are all major tech hubs, and it points to a darker side effect of the rise of big tech

Where tech companies like Amazon and Facebook go, unaffordable housing and high costs of living seem to follow.
TikTok has seen a meteoric rise.

TikTok hit 1.5 billion downloads, and is still outperforming Instagram

TikTok is posing a growing threat to Facebook and Instagram, which have both tried to clone its success.
Twitter will not allow ads from politicians on its platform.

Twitter will ban all politicians from advertising on its platform, but it will make a few exceptions for news publishers and causes

Twitter's policy bans ads mentioning political candidates, elections, and ballot measures, but exempts news publishers and certain “cause-based" ads.
Making Google your default search engine is a simple process on most browsers.

Google reportedly manipulates search results to hide controversial subjects and favor big business

A new report in the Wall Street Journal highlights some major issues with Google's ubiquitous search engine, Google Search.
John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The UK Labour party wants to tax Amazon, Facebook and Google to fund a $25 billion plan for free, high-speed internet for the whole country

The policy — which as yet has few specifics — is one of several major nationalisations promised by Labour as it heads for a December general election.
From left: Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Regulating big tech has become a hot topic ahead of the 2020 election — here’s where the Democratic candidates stand

Warren and Sanders are in favor of breaking up tech monopolies, while other candidates are more concerned about consumer privacy.
Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh was repeatedly asked about his drinking habits during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday.

Facebook risks employee unrest with its sponsorship of an event featuring Brett Kavanaugh as a speaker

Activists are encouraging Facebook employees to speak out about its support of an event featuring US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.