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September 5, 2017 12:25 pm gmt |
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The Supreme Court of India on Monday sought details of complaints received by internet majors like Google, Yahoo and Facebook and instant messaging application WhatsApp in India regarding uploading of objectionable contents on child pornography, rape and gang rape. A division bench of Justice Madan B...
In Technology
August 11, 2017 10:35 am gmt |
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 In an apparent bid to take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has rolled out ‘Watch’ — a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers. The social media giant last year launched ‘Video’ tab in the US which offered a predictable place to find videos on Facebook. “Now we want to make it even ea...
In Cricket
June 26, 2017 5:03 am gmt |
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India cricket team captain Virat Kohli, became the second-most followed Indian celebrity on social media platform Facebook, overtaking Bollywood star Salman Khan. Kohli now has more than 35 million fans on Facebook which is 6,00,000 followers more than Salman Khan. The Indian captain boasts of 35,434...
In Technology
November 20, 2016 12:08 pm gmt |
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined plans for how he hopes to combat fake news on the site. Facebook became mired in controversy after some users complained fake news changed the outcome of the US election. Mr Zuckerberg posted details of several projects to “take misinformation serio...
In Technology
May 10, 2016 10:38 am gmt |
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Facebook has defended itself over claims its Trending Topics intentionally suppressed stories supporting conservative political viewpoints. A report by technology news site Gizmodo said staff responsible for what was shown to Facebook’s 1.6bn users frequently chose to bury articles they did not...
In Technology
February 26, 2016 11:03 am gmt |
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Prominent Germans appeared starstruck by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on a visit to Berlin on Thursday (February 25) even while talking tough about the social network’s record on data protection and hate speech. Zuckerberg is on a charm offensive in Germany, where the company he co-founded ...
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February 25, 2016 12:37 pm gmt |
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Like it or not, Facebook’s trademark “Like” button just got more expressive. By hovering over the good ‘ol thumb up, users worldwide can now choose six different emotions, including “Angry”, “Sad,” and “Wow.” The “Dislike” button...
In Technology
February 19, 2016 12:11 pm gmt |
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Facebook and Twitter are siding with Apple in its fight against a court order demanding the company help investigators break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers. A US magistrate ordered the firm to produce software that would give investigators access to the phone. Apple has un...
In World
February 12, 2016 7:14 am gmt |
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Indonesia’s instant messaging providers must remove gay emoji and stickers from their apps, the government has ordered, prompting a human rights outcry. The government move comes after a social media backlash against Line, a popular smartphone messaging app, for having stickers – an elaborate type of...
In Technology
February 9, 2016 9:28 am gmt |
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Indian regulators have effectively blocked Free Basics, a controversial Facebook online service that sought to bring free access to a limited version of the social network and other sites to the country’s poorest people. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Monday outlawed charging diff...
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February 3, 2016 7:31 am gmt |
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Yahoo Inc said on Tuesday (February 02) it was exploring strategic alternatives in addition to the continued pursuit of the reverse spin-off of its Internet business. The company also said it would cut about 15 percent of its workforce and close offices in five locations. Shares of Yahoo, which also ...
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January 31, 2016 10:47 am gmt |
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Following the arrest of his brother Yoshitha Rajapaksa, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s third son Rohitha Rajapaksa warned the ‘Yahapalana’ government (Government for good governance) with a Facebook post. “Dear Yahapalanaya….. You just stood on the tail of THE lion...
In Technology
January 30, 2016 9:55 am gmt |
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Private individuals will no longer be allowed to advertise guns on Facebook and Instagram, the photo-sharing service owned by Facebook. Facebook had already banned the sale of guns without identity checks, but the new rules aim to stop all gun trade between individuals on the sites. Businesses can st...
In Technology
January 29, 2016 11:16 am gmt |
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Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg surpassed oil magnates Charles and David Koch to become the sixth wealthiest person in the world as the company’s stock soared 13%. The social networking company reported a 52% rise in fourth-quarter sales yesterday, while its net income saw a twofold...
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January 28, 2016 9:36 am gmt |
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Facebook Inc smashed investors’ expectations with a 52-percent jump in quarterly revenue as it sold more ads targeted at a fast-growing number of mobile users, sending its shares sharply higher after hours. The world’s biggest online social network bucked the trend of underwhelming tech r...
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January 26, 2016 11:41 am gmt |
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WhatsApp could soon introduce a feature to allow its users to integrate their Facebook account with the instant messaging and voice calling app. While exactly how this will benefit users remains to be seen, the description reveals that the integration will “improve Facebook experiences.” ...
In Technology
January 16, 2016 11:04 am gmt |
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A woman in the US was awarded a year in jail for violating a restraining order after she tagged her victim her sister-in-law on a Facebook post that called her “stupid”, a media report said. Maria Gonzalez, who was not allowed to contact Maribel Calderon, was charged with second-degree cr...
In Technology
January 13, 2016 10:21 am gmt |
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Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has urged nearly 1.5 billion users on the platform to celebrate the social networking giant’s 12th anniversary as friendship day. Facebook turns 12 on February, 4. Zuckerberg who wrote the first code for Facebook in January, 2004, in a hope to he...
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December 26, 2015 5:36 am gmt |
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Following other technology giants including Facebook, Twitter, and Google, Yahoo has announced that it will begin alerting users it suspects may have been targeted by a state-sponsored attack. The Internet giant made the announcement in a recent blog post. Some of the actions that the company suggest...