Friday, 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook bans accounts tied to Indonesian fake news group

JAKARTA: Facebook has shut down hundreds of accounts and pages linked to an Indonesian group accused of spreading hate speech and fake news, the company said Friday. The world’s biggest social network said cyber group Saracen engaged in “coordinated abuse of the platform” by operating a network of hoax accounts ...

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Facebook profit climbs along with ranks of users

LONDON: Facebook said quarterly profit climbed to $6.9 billion as its ranks of users continued to grow despite scandals that have dented the leading social network’s image. Revenue soared 30 percent from a year ago to $16.9 billion while the number of people using it monthly rose nine percent to ...

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WhatsApp testing new feature

LONDON: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is currently testing a new feature update for its Android beta version making it much easier for users to manage media on the platform. According to a report by WABetaInfo, now, while browsing images in the media section of a chat users will see new options listed ...

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Indian politician jailed over Modi Facebook post

NEW DELHI: An Indian politician who posted a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a begging bowl on Facebook has been arrested, police said, in the latest example of what critics say is a clampdown on free speech. It follows more than a dozen similar arrests last year in a ...

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Aryan Khan’s Facebook account gets hacked

BOLLYWOOD: Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan informed his followers that his Facebook account has been hacked. In a story posted on the platform, Aryan wrote, “Facebook hacked please ignore anything from it.” This is not the first time when a celebrity’s social media account has been hacked. In the past, celebrities ...

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Facebook CEO plans 2019 forums on tech’s role in society

NEW YORK: Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his personal goal for 2019: convening a series of public forums on how technology can better serve society. “My challenge for 2019 is to host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society – the opportunities, the challenges, ...

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Facebook secretly developing cryptocurrency for WhatsApp users

CALIFORNIA: Tech giant Facebook is secretly working on developing a cryptocurrency that will let users transfer money on WhatsApp. Initially it will be launched in India, people familiar with the matter say. Bloomberg reported that the company is developing a stablecoin – a type of digital currency pegged to the ...

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Virat Kohli world’s ‘worst behaved player’, says Naseeruddin Shah

MUMBAI: Days after Virat Kohli provoked a social media storm after telling a critic to leave the country for criticising his batting, Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah has criticised the batsman for his behaviour. Naseeruddin Shah in a post on his Facebook account, said Virat Kohli is the world’s worst behaved ...

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Facebook to Pay $100 Million in Italian Fiscal Accord

LONDON: Social media giant Facebook has agreed to pay more than 100 million ($114 million or roughly Rs. 800 crores) to end a fiscal fraud dispute, Italian tax authorities said. Italy has already drawn similar agreements from Amazon, Apple, and Google, joining EU neighbours seeking a bigger tax take from multinationals ...

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Bangladeshi-Irish model Prioty alleges sexual abuse by Rafiqul

Bangladeshi-Irish model Prioty alleges sexual harassment by businessman-politician Rafiqul The Facebook post of the Bangladeshi-Irish model has touched off a social media storm, but the accused, Rongdhanu Group Chairman Md Rafiqul Islam, has denied the allegations. Prioty, a pilot by training, had modelled several products in Bangladesh after she won ...

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