Thursday, 18 October 2018

Tag Archives: Facebook

Minister accused in India’s growing #MeToo storm

NEW DELHI – India’s belated #MeToo movement snowballed Tuesday after several female journalists accused a minister in Narendra Modi’s government of sexual harassment and a producer alleged she was raped by a veteran Bollywood actor. Women journalists took to Twitter to allege how M.J. Akbar, a well-known former editor and ...

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Instagram hit by outage in several countries

LONDON: Facebook Inc’s photo-sharing social network Instagram was not working on Wednesday for users across several countries, including London, United States, Singapore and Pakistan. Users took to Twitter to complain about the outage and tweeted messages along with the #instagramdown hashtag. According to a check by Reuters, the app displayed ...

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Instagram appoints Facebook veteran as new CEO

SAN FRANCISCO: US photo-sharing site Instagram has named Facebook veteran designer Adam Mosseri as its new CEO to fill the vacancy left by a surprise announcement of Instagram’s two co-founders who are leaving the company, the social media network said. Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, who resigned abruptly ...

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Bangladeshi professor held for Facebook comments on PM

CHITTAGONG: A Bangladeshi university lecturer has been suspended and detained for making allegedly derogatory remarks on Facebook about the prime minister, his lawyer said. A ruling-party activist filed a case against Maidul Islam under Bangladesh’s notorious internet laws, which critics say are aimed at stifling dissent. The assistant sociology professor ...

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Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are leaving the smartphone photo-sharing service bought by Facebook six years ago for a billion dollars, the New York Times reported. Systrom and Krieger have resigned from their posts as chief executive and chief technology officer respectively, not giving reasons and saying they ...

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French luxury giants dive into Silicon Valley

LONDON: Steve Jobs may have been a tech genius, but he clearly didn’t care much for fashion. Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has followed in his footsteps, sporting a plain grey T-shirt every day for years only to swap it for a simple black suit to testify before Congress and the ...

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Facebook just lost $120b in a 1-day

NEW YORK: Facebook has just lost billions of dollars in value, making it one of the biggest one-day corporate losses in US stock market history. The company dropped $120 billion (£91 billion) in shareholder value yesterday (July 26) after it disclosed that its quarterly revenue did not live up to ...

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Facebook to double office presence in London

LONDON: Facebook said on Monday it would double its presence in London, acquiring nearly 600,000 square feet (56,000 square meters) of office space across two buildings in King’s Cross – enough for more than 6,000 workstations. The social network did not say how many jobs it would add in the ...

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WhatsApp to limit message forwarding after India mob lynchings

LONDON: Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp is launching a test to limit forwarding messages that will apply to all users, the messaging app said, after Indian authorities sought curbs on spread of rumors that have led to violent incidents. Mob lynchings triggered by false incendiary messages in India, WhatsApp’s biggest market with ...

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