Social Media Daily News Roundup 07.02.19
Facebook can’t mix up WhatsApp and Instagram data with its own unless people consent to it, Germany has said.
It has also been told to stop taking data from third-party apps and combining that with its own.
Facebook collects information from across the internet – including third-party sources as well as its own other apps – and attaches it to users’ accounts, in an attempt to build a more accurate picture about them and sell ads. (Independent)
Version of feature that Mark Zuckerberg was caught using is now available to all (Guardian)
Twitter is expected to report its fourth quarter 2018 earnings before the bell on Thursday. (CNBC)
Snapchat didn't add any users last quarter, but it didn't lose any either. For some companies, that might not be great news; for Snapchat, it's enough to get Wall Street positively ecstatic. (CNN)
The move comes ahead of a meeting today between Instagram boss Adam Mosseri and Health Secretary Matthew Hancock. (Sky News)