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WhatsApp delays data-sharing changes following mass exodus

WhatsApp on Friday postponed a data-sharing change as users concerned about privacy fled the Facebook-owned messaging service and flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal. The smartphone app, a huge hit across the world, canceled its February 8 deadline for accepting an update to its terms concerning sharing data with Facebook, saying it would use the […]

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World

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat lock Donald Trump’s accounts

Multiple social networking companies suspended accounts of Donald Trump after he posted in support of the US Capitol attackers. In a social media message to protesters Mr Trump said “I love you” before telling them to go home. He also repeated false claims about election fraud. Twitter said it required the removal of three tweets […]

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Facebook might be forced to SELL Instagram and WhatsApp

The United States Federal Trade Commission and nearly every US state sued Facebook Inc on Wednesday, saying it violated antitrust law and should potentially be broken up. With the filing of the twin lawsuits, Facebook becomes the second big tech company to face a major legal challenge this fall. The FTC said in a statement […]

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Business Tech World

Facebook to pay 1.57 million users $650 million to settle privacy case

Mark Zuckerberg owned Facebook will be making payouts to about twenty-five percent of the 6 million Illinois residents eligible for the biggest consumer privacy settlement in U.S. history. Based on a tally filed in court some 1.57 million people will probably pocket more than $300 each. A third of the total $650 million in settlement […]

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Tech

Facebook owned WhatsApp launches WhatsApp Pay for Indian users

Facebook owned WhatsApp announced WhatsApp Pay’s availability in India from Friday. WhatsApp in its blog has mentioned that it wants to make money transferring as easy as sending messages on the app. India currently has many payment apps including Paytm, PhonePe, Google Pay among others. Announcing the new feature, WhatsApp said in a blog, “Starting […]

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Business India

Facebook’s South Asia public policy director Ankhi Das RESIGNS, after facing allegations of bias towards Modi’s party

Facebook’s South Asia public policy director Ankhi Das resigned, the US tech giant said on Tuesday, months after a political controversy erupted over how the popular social media network regulates political content in the country. Das, who was Facebook’s public policy head for India, South & Central Asia, has decided to step down to pursue […]

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Tech

Instagram comes under scanner for making email addresses and phone numbers of minors public

Facebook owned Instagram has come under scanner by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) over the social media giant’s handling of children’s personal data on its websites. The DPC, the main data privacy regulator in the European Union, received complaints from individuals and had identified “potential concerns” in relation to the processing of children’s personal data […]

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Insane

Man puts himself for sale on Facebook to someone to attend weddings with

A 30-year-old UK man from Northamptonshire put himself on sale in an advertisement on Facebook after he had no luck with dating apps for ten long years. A lorry driver by profession, Alan Ian Clayton came up with the unique idea to search for a partner after disappointment with traditional ways. In the ‘Items for […]

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Insane Tech

Your Facebook usage is inversely proportional to your happiness, study finds

The use of Facebook is inversely proportional to your happiness and use of the social media platform has negative impact on your well-being, a study has found. The study was carried out over a span of two years. While previous studies found links between happiness and social media use, they have had limited or unrepresentative […]

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Tech

Celebrities and brands pause Instagram accounts in Stop Hate for Profit campaign

The charity Stop Hate for Profit is asking Instagram users to join a 24-hour social media “freeze” on Wednesday, during which they put up a message about Facebook Group’s “repeated failures to address hate speech and election disinformation on their platforms.” In July brands including Adidas, Birchbox, Dockers and French Connection US paused their advertising […]

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India

Facebook bans Modi’s party member for violating hate speech rules

Facebook banned a legislature belonging to the ruling BJP party in India for violating policy on content promoting hate and violence. Facebook’s action against T Raja Singh, a BJP leader from Telangana comes as it faces growing political pressure for seeding extremist content on its platform. “We have banned Raja Singh from Facebook for violating […]

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Facebook and Twitter ban Russian accounts for interfering US elections

Facebook and Twitter suspend accounts and pages close to the Russian government who are accused of interfering with the 2016 US elections. Facebook has dismantled a small network of accounts and pages that were part of a Russian influence operation. The company said the campaign was linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA), an organisation […]