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January 29, 2018 9:49 am gmt |
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Facebook said it was publishing its privacy principles for the first time and rolling out educational videos to help users control who has access to their information, as it prepares for the start of a tough new EU data protection law. The videos will show users how to manage the data that Facebook u...
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January 26, 2018 11:54 am gmt |
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Facebook, under pressure to thwart fake news, said last week it would survey users to find out which news publications they deem trustworthy. It turns out the survey the social media giant is using asks just two questions: whether a user has heard of a certain website, and whether the user trusts tha...
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December 28, 2017 10:51 am gmt |
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Facebook’s mission is to “bring the world closer together”, but the tech firm this year has faced mounting criticism that social media could be ripping society apart. Last week, the social media giant acknowledged that spending time on its website can be bad for you – if you’r...
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December 17, 2017 8:52 am gmt |
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Facebook wants to make it easier for users to call for charitable donations on the platform and share the causes they support with each other. The social media platform’s “Donate” button is being presented as a a quick and uncomplicated way to raise money. New interfaces will enable...
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November 28, 2017 7:24 am gmt |
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Facebook Inc will expand its pattern recognition software to other countries after successful tests in the US to detect users with suicidal intent, the world’s largest social media network said on Monday. Facebook began testing the software in the United States in March, when the company starte...
In Technology
November 23, 2017 8:34 am gmt |
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Facebook will open a “community hub space” in Nigeria next year to encourage software developers and technology entrepreneurs and become the latest technology giant to pursue a training programme in fast-growing Africa. The US social media company said the centre would host an “incu...
In Britain
November 16, 2017 11:53 am gmt |
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One in three tech companies in London have seen talks with potential international hires fall through due to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, according to a survey from industry body Tech London Advocates. As a result nearly two-thirds of London’s tech entrepreneurs believe...
In Technology
November 12, 2017 9:44 am gmt |
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People should worry about online data collection by technology companies because it gives them unparalleled insight into users lives, the creator of one of the biggest web browsers, Opera, said on Thursday. Jon von Tetzchner said the situation was already comparable to George Orwell’s dystopian...
In Technology
November 8, 2017 9:50 am gmt |
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Twitter Inc said on Nov 7 that users can send tweets with as many as 280 characters, double the current limit, the latest attempt by the social media company to revive anaemic user growth. The roll-out includes all languages except Japanese, Korean and Chinese. Twitter said those Asian languages can ...
In Technology
October 30, 2017 12:12 pm gmt |
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Facebook Inc announced a plan to increase transparency about its role in political advertising on Friday, ahead of congressional hearings next week on social media companies and Russia’s meddling in last year’s US presidential election. Rob Goldman, Facebook’s vice president for ads...
In Technology
October 18, 2017 7:18 am gmt |
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Facebook said it would fund young “digital safety ambassadors” in every secondary school in Britain to help students tackle cyber bullying and other online dangers. The US Company is partnering charities The Diana Award and Childnet International to train young people to act as mentors in...
In Technology
October 16, 2017 9:40 am gmt |
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Facebook Inc on Friday launched a service through which its US users can order food for take-away or delivery directly through its app or website. Facebook said it has partnered with restaurants including Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, Jack in the Box Inc, Five Guys and Papa John’s International I...
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October 15, 2017 7:42 am gmt |
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WhatsApp, Skype and other chat apps are not only taking over our private lives, but also our work environments. That’s the conclusion of a survey conducted by the market research company Respondi and commissioned by job search engine Indeed. More than half of the surveyed job holders (52%) used such ...
In Colombo
October 8, 2017 7:51 am gmt |
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Following several complaints filed with Facebook over a video posted on the Facebook page of the Sinhale Jathika Balamuluwa, the social media website has decided to remove it. The video was a live recording of a mob, led by monks, storming a safe house in Mount Lavinia recently where refugees from My...
In Technology
October 6, 2017 10:17 am gmt |
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Facebook said it was testing a new “button” to allow users to get more context about a news source, in the latest move by the leading social network to curb misinformation. The new feature will allow users to get context on the source of a news article with a single click without leaving Facebook and...
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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...
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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...