Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Tag Archives: Facebook

Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace

KABUL: Kobra Samim, who rides for Afghanistan’s national cycling team, wrote on Facebook that women’s participation in sport is her “red line” as the US tries to forge a peace deal with the Taliban. Former politician Farkhunda Zahra Naderi tweeted that the protection of female leadership roles should be non-negotiable. ...

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Facebook stored ‘millions’ of unencrypted Instagram passwords

SAN FRANCISCO: “Millions” of Instagram users had their passwords stored in unencrypted form on internal servers, Facebook said, raising its original estimate of tens of thousands. “We discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format. We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users,” ...

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by outages

LONDON: Facebook Inc social networking site, photo-sharing social network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp were inaccessible to some users, downdetector.com, which monitors outages, showed. Downdetector.com indicated that there were more than 12,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook at its peak, but that figure dropped to about 2,000 reports. ...

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Netflix chief Hastings to leave Facebook board

SAN FRANCISCO: Netflix chief Reed Hastings will depart Facebook’s board of directors at the end of next month, according to a filing with US regulators by the leading social network. Neither Hastings nor businessman and political figure Erskine Bowles, who have been on the board since 2011, will be nominated ...

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Facebook to tighten live stream access

LONDON: Facebook said it is tightening live video streaming rules in response to the service being used to broadcast deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand. The Christchurch attacks – carried out by a self-avowed white supremacist who opened fire on worshippers at two mosques – claimed 50 lives. Many ...

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New Zealand PM Jacinda says Facebook curbs not enough

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomed Facebook’s move to curb support for white nationalism on its platforms but said more needed to be done in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks. The social media giant has unveiled tougher guidelines on hate speech for Facebook and Instagram, ruling ...

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After global outage, Instagram is back now

Instagram services have been restored hours after the photsharing app suffered global outage on Wednesday . The Instagram used its  official Twitter account to  inform the users about restoration of the services. Users were not able to access  Facebook and its main products Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger most of ...

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Facebook to become ‘privacy-focused platform’: Zuckerberg

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook is shifting to become “a privacy-focused messaging and social networking platform,” chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday as he outlined a broad vision for transforming the social networking giant. Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page it would be less of “the digital equivalent of a town square” ...

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Facebook bans accounts tied to Indonesian fake news group

JAKARTA: Facebook has shut down hundreds of accounts and pages linked to an Indonesian group accused of spreading hate speech and fake news, the company said Friday. The world’s biggest social network said cyber group Saracen engaged in “coordinated abuse of the platform” by operating a network of hoax accounts ...

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Facebook profit climbs along with ranks of users

LONDON: Facebook said quarterly profit climbed to $6.9 billion as its ranks of users continued to grow despite scandals that have dented the leading social network’s image. Revenue soared 30 percent from a year ago to $16.9 billion while the number of people using it monthly rose nine percent to ...

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