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    Facebook building war room ahead of Brazil, US elections to tackle fake news

    San Francisco: To tackle the spread of misinformation and fake news, Facebook is building a war room at its headquarters in California for both Brazil and the US midterm elections. It will have people from different teams — from engineering, threat intelligence, data science, policy, legal — and will serve as a command centre for Facebook to make real-time decisions, the social media giant said in a blog post on Wednesday.

  • Facebook faces lawsuit for hiding job ads from women

    Washington: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Facebook on behalf of three women job seekers who accused the social media giant of posting ads that are shown only to men. The ACLU, along with the Communications Workers of America and the employment law firm Outten & Golden LLP, on Tuesday filed charges with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Facebook. The women job seekers accused Facebook for targeting ads

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    Facebook to post Burt Reynolds’ nude picture again

    Washington DC: Social media giant Facebook that took down one the nude picture of late Hollywood star Burt Reynolds, is posting it back. On Friday, a Facebook spokesperson while speaking to Fox news said the image “was mistakenly removed”.

  • Mark Zuckerberg seeks more time to fix Facebook

    San Francisco: As countries over the world including India face elections amid the spread of fake news and political interference on social media platforms, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has asked for some more time to fix his network that has over two billion users.

  • New Instagram guide to help parents monitor teenage kids

    San Francisco: Facebook-owned Instagram has built a “Parent’s Guide” focusing on privacy, interactions and time management for parents who have teenage children using the platform. “We’ve included the basics of our app and description of our tools, plus a discussion guide for how parents and guardians can have an open conversation with their teens about Instagram,” Marne Levine, Chief Operating Officer, Instagram wrote in a blog post late on Thursday.

  • Facebook didn’t do enough to check fake news and prevent abuse, says Mark Zuckerberg

    Washington: “We didn’t do enough, we didn’t focus enough on preventing abuse and thinking through how people could use these tools to do harm as well. And that goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, hate speech, in addition to developers and data privacy,” Mark  Zuckerberg said.

  • Facebook to build data centre in Singapore worth $1 billion

    San Francisco: As governments the world over including in India aim to store data of their people within their boundaries, Facebook on Friday announced to build its first data centre in Asia that will be located in Singapore. The 170,000-square-metre data centre will be built with more than 1.4 billion Singapore dollars (over $1 billion), opening hundreds of job opportunities.

  • Bhopal: Man creates fake FB account of sister-in-law, arrested

    Bhopal cyber police on Thursday arrested a finance company employee from Chhatarpur who created fake Facebook profile of his sister-in-law. The man, father of two, was furious as the woman had turned down her marriage proposal.According to Superintendent of Police (cyber cell) Rajesh Singh Bhadauriya,  the 22-year-old Chhatarpur-based woman Aarti (name changed) had earlier lodged a complaint with the cell that his brother-in law Akhilesh Choubey (32) was mounting pressure on her

  • Facebook to set up $1-bn S’pore data centre

    Singapore : Facebook said on Thursday it will invest over $1 billion to build a data centre in Singapore, its first in Asia, powered by renewable energy and adapted to the city-state’s tropical climate.

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    Uttar Pradesh: Minor held for raping girl he met on Facebook             

    Ghaziabad: A teenager was detained for allegedly raping a girl whom he befriended on Facebook, police said Tuesday. The 19-year-old girl had initially accused her tutor of raping her, they added. The girl had on Monday gone to attend coaching class but did not reach home till late night. When her family members inquired, she claimed that she was raped by her teacher, SP City Shlok Kumar said.

  • Facebook users faces brief outage after ‘networking issues’

    Washington: Facebook users around the world reported the social network was briefly inaccessible Monday, with many taking to Twitter to voice their frustration. Reports of issues on the downdetector.com website began around 2100 GMT, with users particularly affected in North America and Europe.

  • FB ‘terrorism’ definition ‘overly broad’

    Geneva : Facebook’s definition of what constitutes “terrorism” is “overly broad” and risks leading to censorship and the arbitrary denial of access to its services, a UN rights expert warned Monday.

  • British man jailed for not sharing Facebook password

    London: A British man suspected in the murder of a school girl has been sent to jail for refusing to share his Facebook password with police investigating her death, the media reported. Stephen Nicholson was jailed for refusing to share his Facebook password with police, which they claimed obstructed their investigation into the stabbing of 13-year-old Lucy McHugh on July 26 this year, the Independent reported, late on Friday.

  • Twitter plans to roll out ‘threaded conversations’, ‘who is online’ feature

    San Francisco: Twitter is planning to roll out threaded conversations like Facebook along with status indicators — showing who else is online among your followers — on its platform. In a tweet, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday that the micro-blogging platform will soon get interesting updates.

  • Govt mulls action against India heads of social media on failure to check fake news

    New Delhi : Abide by law or face prosecution – this is the tough message likely to be sent to the India heads of social media platforms if the recommendations of a high-level government panel, which discussed steps to curb fake news and misinformation besides child pornography, are accepted.

  • US President Donald Trump accuses Google of rigged search results about him

    Washington: President Donald Trump is accusing Google and other US tech companies of rigging search results about him “so that almost all stories & news is BAD” – and though he is offering no evidence, a top adviser says the White House is “taking a look” at whether Google should face federal regulation. Google is pushing back sharply, saying Trump’s claim simply wasn’t true: “We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”

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    Woman duped of Rs 8 lakh for non-existent gift from FB friend

    Bhayandar: Think twice before extending a helping hand to any stranger-turned-friend on social media platforms. A 34-year-old home-maker from Mira Road learnt it the hard way after she was duped of Rs 8.61 lakh by a person she met on popular social networking site Facebook.

  • Issuing threats online is catching on

    Mumbai : According to a data recorded by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in 2016, Mumbai ranks number one in cyberbullying, whose most common forms of online harassment are abuse, insults and malicious gossip and rumours. With the new trend, the accused have begun issuing threats on social media platforms to the persons since the past few months. The accused persons who often disagree with people who have an opinion which