Sunday, 18 February 2018

Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU

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PARIS: The European Commission said Thursday that US social media giants have made an effort to comply with EU consumer protection rules, but that Facebook and Twitter have not made all the required changes. “While Google’s latest proposals appear to be in line with the requests made by consumer authorities, ...

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Woman claims she was racially profiled at Applebee’s

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MIAMI: Three Applebee’s employees have been fired after a black woman said she and her friend were racially profiled at an Independence, Missouri location. Applebee’s said it’s temporarily closed the location for the team to “regroup, reflect, learn and grow.” In a Facebook post, Alexis Brison said she and her ...

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Gay teacher fired from Catholic school for marrying girlfriend

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MIAMI: The administrators of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami fired popular first–grade teacher Jocelyn Morffi because she married the love of her life and then posted wedding photos on social media. According to local media reports, Morffi, who has taught at the school for seven years, got ...

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Jim Carrey urges people to delete their Facebook accounts

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HOLLYWOOD actor-comedian Jim Carrey says he’s dumping his Facebook stock and deleting his page on the social media platform in protest over reported Russian interference on the site during the 2016 presidential election. “I’m dumping my @facebook stock and deleting my page because @facebook profited from Russian interference in our ...

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Facebook bans cryptocurrency adverts

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LONDON: Facebook has banned adverts for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on its sites after recent criticism from users about scams and hoaxes being promoted in their newsfeed. The world’s biggest social network said such digital currencies are “frequently associated” with “deceptive promotional practices”. “Two of our core advertising principles outline ...

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One hour of social media enough to ruin your sleeping pattern

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TORONTO: One hour a day on social media can derail your sleeping pattern, a new study warns. The report by Canadian researchers was commissioned to assess why so many young people struggle to sleep eight hours. They found the root problem to be social media: those who spent at least ...

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PM Theresa May Seeks Safe AI Future For UK

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DAVOS: British PM to propose new advisory body to oversea safe and ethical deployment of AI, and urges tech firms to tackle extremism The UK Prime Minister is to indicate that she wants the United Kingdom to lead the world in the safe and ethical deployment of artificial intelligence (AI). ...

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Instagram, FB, Google+ join EU group fighting hate speech

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BRUSSELS: Facebook’s Instagram and the Google+ social network have agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of US internet giants to combat online extremism, EU officials said. EU officials added that the existing members – YouTube, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook – have made progress toward meeting the code of conduct they ...

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