Monday, 27 March 2017

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Facebook agrees to send team to Pakistan

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LONDON: In a major development, the Facebook administration has agreed to send a delegation to Pakistan to sort out the issue of blasphemous content circulating on the social networking site. “The administration of Facebook has agreed to send its delegation to Pakistan to address the concerns of the government. The ...

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Facebook and Instagram ban developers from using data for surveillance

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LONDON: Facebook and Instagram have banned developers from using their data for surveillance with a new privacy policy that civil rights activists have long sought to curb spying by law enforcement. Following revelations last year that police departments had gained special access to the social networks to track protesters, Facebook, ...

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Facebook celebrates International Women’s Day with Malala quote

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LONDON: The world is celebrating International Women’s Day today to honour political, social, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world. International Women’s Day has been the trending topic on different social media websites. Google has introduced a doodle to mark the occasion and social media giant Facebook ...

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Is this my reward for exposing corruption: BSF jawan asks Modi

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NEW DELHI: Border Security Force (BSF) constable Tej Bahadur Yadav in a fresh video has alleged that he is being “mentally tortured” and that posting the first video was his attempt to bring to light the alleged corruption in his organisation. Yadav came into the limelight with his video on ...

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Viber introduces ‘secret messages’ which disappear after being viewed

PARIS: Viber has introduced “secret messages”, the self-destructing messages which disappear automatically after a set time. Messaging apps have become popular over the years and now more of them are offering end-to-end encryption to the users so that they have more control over their conversations. WhatsApp also launched this service ...

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Hounded over Merkel selfie, Syrian refugee sues Facebook

WURZBURG: A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been repeatedly manipulated to link him to violent jihad will take Facebook to court Monday for spreading defamatory fake news. Anas Modamani, 19, argues the US social media giant has failed to take down doctored images that have ...

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Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case

NEW YORK: A US court has ordered Facebook and other defendants to pay $500m (£395m) after finding they unlawfully used a firm’s virtual reality technology. The jury found Oculus, which Facebook bought in 2014, used computer code belonging to video game developer Zenimax to launch its own VR headset. Oculus ...

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Fake news inquiry: Facebook should verify stories

LONDON: Facebook should verify its content to prove to users articles are not fake news, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman has told. It is one of the measures MPs will consider as part of an inquiry into the spread of fake news on the internet which is being ...

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Bangladesh player SUNNY denied bail in girlfriend snaps case

DHAKA: A court refused to grant bail to Bangladeshi cricketer Arafat Sunny on Tuesday after he was charged with posting “intimate” photos of his girlfriend on social media. Metropolitan magistrate Zakir Hossain said another court which deals with internet-related crime would instead hear the bail application, meaning the 31-year-old spinner ...

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How Social Media Is Making Us Anti-Social

Take a look around you. Most likely, the majority of people you see are bent forward towards the glow of their phones and tablets. Maybe they look up occasionally so they don’t stumble and fall on the sidewalk, or periodically to check the time, but whatever is streaming on their ...

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