Thursday, 21 September 2017

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Trump’s UK visit still on despite terror tweets

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WASHINGTON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London. She added that London was in talks with internet giants Google and Facebook about ...

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France, Germany to propose new tax on internet giants

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PARIS: France and Germany plan to issue a new proposal to tax internet giants so that they pay a “fair contribution” in every country where they earn money, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said Sunday. “We will unveil a new plan along with our German partners at the next ...

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Facebook launches Watch tab of original video shows

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LONDON: Facebook has a new home for original video content produced exclusively for it by partners, who will earn 55 percent of ad break revenue while Facebook keeps 45 percent. The “Watch” tab and several dozen original shows will start rolling out to a small group of U.S. users tomorrow ...

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Home Secretary warns internet giants over extremist content

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LONDON: Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd will push US tech giants to step up efforts to tackle and remove extremist content online during a visit to Silicon Valley on Tuesday (1 August). At the newly created Global Forum to Counter Terrorism in San Francisco, Rudd will warn tech firms that ...

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Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign, claims US

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PARIS: Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a US congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others ...

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Pakistani Student Receives the Queen’s Young Leaders Award

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LONDON: A talented student and tech entrepreneur from Pakistan, Syed Faizan Hussain, has received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The 23 year old has been recognized for his work to support the use of technology in health related solutions. Queen’s Young Leaders Award It is an annual award that looks ...

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Facebook reaches 2 billion users

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PARIS: Facebook has reached more than 2 billion active users — that’s around a quarter of the world’s population. The social network reached 1 billion active users in 2012. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the milestone was reached early Tuesday morning. He made the announcement in a Facebook post, saying he’s proud of the work his company is ...

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Facebook warns of fake news danger ahead of British election

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LONDON: Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election. Facebook has come under intense pressure to tackle the spread of false stories, which ...

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Man livestreams murder of baby daughter on FB before committing suicide

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A Thai man broadcast a video of himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook then committing suicide, with the content reportedly being available to view for 24 hours before being taken down. The social media giant is under mounting pressure to deal with inappropriate posts. The footage showed Wuttisan Wongtalay ...

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Facebook, Twitter, other social media banned in Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have banned Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp after the Indian government said social media services were “being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements”. It is the first time the government has taken such a step, although it regularly blocks mobile internet signal in the Kashmir Valley. Internet ...

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