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Facebook says ‘deeply concerned’ about Singapore’s order ...

02 February, 2020 10:56 am 10:56 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said it was “deeply concerned” about a Singapore government order to block access to a blog page on its social media website under a controversial fake news law. The government had ordered Facebook this week to block the States Times Review’s page in Singapore, saying the blog had repeatedly conveyed … Read More

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WhatsApp user base crosses 2 billion mark, second only to Facebook

02 February, 2020 9:46 pm 9:46 pm

(Reuters) – Messaging app WhatsApp said on Wednesday it now has over 2 billion users worldwide, making it the largest social media platform after Facebook Inc, its parent company. Facebook had about 2.50 billion monthly active users as of Dec. 31, the company said. Earlier, Facebook Inc launched a catalog feature for its WhatsApp messaging … Read More

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Facebook warns revenue growth slowing, costs remain high

01 January, 2020 11:39 am 11:39 am

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that growth would continue to slow as its business matured and it reported a surge in quarterly expenses, disappointing Wall Street expectations that the costs of improving privacy would level off. The news raised concerns that Facebook’s days of astronomical growth were firmly in the rearview mirror, and … Read More

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PM asks WEF’s support for poverty alleviation, education

01 January, 2020 10:08 am 10:08 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has asked World Economic Forum (WEF) to support on important social welfare initiatives for poverty alleviation and education. The prime minister expressed this desire during a meeting with WEF executive chairman Dr Klaus Schwab on the sidelines of WEF Annual Meeting 2020 at Davos. PM Khan … Read More

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US election: Facebook gives users some control over how they see political ...

01 January, 2020 10:34 pm 10:34 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was making some changes to its approach to political ads, including allowing users to turn off certain ad-targeting tools, but the updates stop far short of critics’ demands and what rival companies have pledged to do. The world’s biggest social network has vowed to curb … Read More

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Facebook and eBay pledge to better tackle fake reviews

01 January, 2020 8:32 pm 8:32 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook and eBay have promised to better identify, probe and respond to fake and misleading reviews, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Wednesday after pressing the online platforms to tackle the issue. Customer reviews have become an integral part of online shopping on several websites and apps but the regulator … Read More

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Facebook defies China headwinds with new ad sales push

01 January, 2020 11:27 pm 11:27 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook is setting up a new engineering team in Singapore to focus on its lucrative China advertising business, according to three people familiar with the effort, even as chief executive Mark Zuckerberg ramps up criticism of a country that blocks the social network. The team at Facebook’s Asia-Pacific headquarters is tasked … Read More

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Facebook separates security tool from friend suggestions, citing privacy ov...

12 December, 2019 10:21 pm 10:21 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will no longer feed user phone numbers provided to it for two-factor authentication into its “people you may know” feature, as part of a wide-ranging overhaul of its privacy practices, the company told Reuters. Revelations last year that Facebook was using personal data obtained for two-factor authentication to serve … Read More

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IoK remains cut off as lockdown continues on 116th day

11 November, 2019 12:46 pm 12:46 pm

SRINAGAR (92 News) – The Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) continued to remain isolated from the world as unprecedented military lockdown entered 116th running day, on Thursday. According to the KMS, though uneasy calm and uncertainty prevail in the Valley yet life remains badly affected there as restrictions under Section 144 remain enforced, shops and business … Read More

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EU countries fail to agree on privacy rules governing WhatsApp, Skype

11 November, 2019 11:56 pm 11:56 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU efforts to create a level playing field between telecoms operators and Facebook’s WhatsApp and Microsoft unit Skype stalled on Friday after member countries failed to agree on the scope of proposed rules. The European Commission kicked off the process two years ago with its proposal for an ePrivacy regulation which would … Read More

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International committee calls for pause on false political ads online

11 November, 2019 8:36 am 8:36 am

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An international “grand committee” of lawmakers called on Thursday for a pause on online micro-targeted political ads with false or misleading information until the area is regulated. The committee, formed to investigate disinformation, gathered in Dublin to hear evidence from Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google and other experts … Read More

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Facebook sales grow as users tick up; Zuckerberg defends political ads

10 October, 2019 10:35 am 10:35 am

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc reported an uptick in users in lucrative markets and its third straight rise in quarterly sales growth, but the company’s controversial political ads stole the limelight when CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke to analysts. Shares rose about 4.5% after hours to $196.64. That put the shares on track to eclipse their record … Read More

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Twitter to ban political ads in apparent swipe at Facebook

10 October, 2019 8:15 am 8:15 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Twitter Inc will ban political advertising on its platform next month, the company’s chief executive said, a move that won praise from Democrats and scorn from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. “We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally,” said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a statement here … Read More

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg grilled in US Congress on digital currency, pri...

10 October, 2019 9:03 am 9:03 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg conceded on Wednesday that the company’s planned digital currency Libra was a “risky project,” but sought to reassure skeptical US lawmakers that it could lower the cost of electronic payments and open up the global financial system to more people. Sporting a suit and tie, Zuckerberg also … Read More

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Facebook to clamp down on misinformation ahead of 2020 election

10 October, 2019 8:51 am 8:51 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Facebook announced new steps to combat misinformation and voter suppression ahead of the November 2020 US presidential election, on the same day it disclosed the removal of a network of Russian accounts targeting US voters on Instagram. Facebook said it would increase transparency through measures such as showing more information about the … Read More