Monday, 18 June 2018

Tag Archives: Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg apologises to EU lawmakers over data leak

BRUSSELS: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologised to European Union lawmakers on Tuesday for a massive data leak, in his latest attempt to draw a line under a scandal that has rocked the world’s biggest social media network. Zuckerberg agreed to meet leaders of the European Parliament to answer questions about ...

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Zuckerberg to face European Parliament

BRUSSELS: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to speak with leaders of the European parliament next week about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company – but might avoid a public testimony like the one he endured in the United States. The EU and British parliaments have been ...

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Facebook Removed 583 Million Fake Accounts

LONDON: Facebook has had community standards and a dedicated safety team for years now, but has previously been reluctant to share exactly how guidelines are enforced and how much content is actually removed. Today (15 May), the company released figures around the removal of content for the first time in an unprecedented ...

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Facebook makes serious management shakeup

LONDON: Facebook confirmed an unprecedented management team shakeup in the aftermath of a major data privacy scandal that has rocked the social network. Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg remained chief of Facebook, with chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg his second-in-command. Chris Cox, a longtime member of Zuckerberg’s inner circle, was put in ...

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You may soon see ads on WhatsApp

LONDON: We may soon see ads on popular messenger WhatsApp. The parent company Facebook plans on opening up the WhatsApp more to advertisers. Moreover, Facebook had announced a redesign of Messenger at its developer conference earlier last week. The speculations around the messenger app would be showing ads grew after ...

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Catherine Zeta-Jones to Star in Queen America at FB

HOLLYWOOD: Facebook revealed today that they have given Queen America a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for their new video platform, Facebook Watch. Multi-award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is set to star in the series. Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Queen America is a dark comedy about Vicki Ellis, the most renowned (and ruthless) pageant ...

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Facebook is morality-free zone: British MP Julian Knight

(File Photo) LONDON: Facebook is a “morality-free zone” that bullies journalists and threatens academics, said a British MP, while probing a data breach controversy, the media reported. Conservative MP Julian Knight, Member of Parliament for Solihull, was grilling Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer on Thursday over the Cambridge Analytica ...

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Remove apps you don’t want, Facebook asks users

LONDON: Days after Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Congress, Facebook has issued an advisory to all its users reminding them they control which apps they want to share their information with. In the advisory, Facebook directed users to the Apps and Website section of their settings, where ...

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Facebook CEO says his own data was shared by Cambridge Analytica

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday told lawmakers that his own personal data was included in that of 87 million or so Facebook users that was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. But he pushed back on congress members’ suggestions that users do not have ...

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Anti-Rohingya Myanmar monk’s Facebook page removed

MYANMAR: Facebook has removed the page of a Myanmar monk once dubbed the “Buddhist Bin Laden” for his incendiary posts about Muslims, the company confirmed, as it faces pressure to clamp down on hate speech. Wirathu, a prominent face of Myanmar’s Buddhist ultra-nationalist movement, had amassed hundreds of thousands of ...

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