Monday, 17 December 2018

Tag Archives: Facebook

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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UK, Canadian parliaments team up against Mark Zuckerberg

LONDON: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned to appear before MPs from the UK and Canadian parliaments as the fallout from Facebook’s data scandals continue. He has been repeatedly asked to appear in front of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, and has repeatedly refused. Last time he sent ...

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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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