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WhatsApp bug lets users bypass new privacy controls

02 February, 2019 10:04 am 10:04 am

(Reuters) – A security bug is allowing users to bypass new privacy controls introduced by Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp on iPhones this month, the service said on Wednesday after users posted about the problem on social media. The disclosure comes as messaging and other applications race to improve security and privacy and as Facebook Inc … Read More

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Govt announces crackdown against those fomenting hatred on social media

02 February, 2019 3:04 pm 3:04 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that the government will launch a crackdown against those fomenting hatred on the social media from next week. Addressing the press conference on Thursday, he said that the freedom of expression is not unlimited. “We will not give anyone power to … Read More

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Silence on 21 Savage at Grammy Awards draws criticism on social media

02 February, 2019 10:17 pm 10:17 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – UK-born rapper 21 Savage, who faces possible deportation from the United States, was largely unmentioned at the Grammys on Sunday, although his supporters on social media criticized stars for their silence. 21 Savage was arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents a week ago in Atlanta, where he grew … Read More

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Social media linked to higher risk of depression in teen girls

01 January, 2019 9:38 am 9:38 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms linked to social media use – mainly due to online harassment and disturbed sleep, as well as poor body image and lower self-esteem, researchers said on Friday. In a study analyzing data from nearly 11,000 young people in Britain, researchers … Read More

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Ali Zaidi shares documents of Asif Zardari’s property in US on social med...

12 December, 2018 5:07 pm 5:07 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi has shared the documents of PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari’s property in the US on the social media. He shared the documents of 524 East, 72nd St, Apt 37F have been shared on Twitter. The tax receipts carry the name of Asif Zardari. Talking … Read More

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China jails boss of 100 billion yuan pyramid scheme for inciting protests

12 December, 2018 1:31 pm 1:31 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese court has jailed for 17 years a businessman who ran a 100 billion yuan pyramid scheme and organised a rare street protest in Beijing against police investigations into his activities, state media reported. Zhang Tianming and nine other staff from his company, Shenzhen-based Shan Xin Hui, were found guilty in … Read More

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Govt under heavy burden of debts, wants to regulate social media: Fawad

11 November, 2018 5:40 pm 5:40 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry has said on Thursday that the government is already under a heavy burden of debts worth of billions dollars. Speaking to the “National Security, Nation Building and Mass Media” conference, the info minister said that government wants to regulate social media which is not possible without … Read More

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France to hunt for tax cheats on social media

11 November, 2018 10:46 am 10:46 am

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s tax administrators will start searching through social media accounts in early 2019, a pilot project in the fight against tax avoidance, Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin told weekly business TV show Capital. The idea is to identify potential frauds by analyzing publicly-available data on individuals’ social media accounts, Darmanin said, according to … Read More

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Global advertising expenditure to grow 4.5 percent in 2018: Zenith

09 September, 2018 9:08 am 9:08 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Global advertising expenditure is predicted to reach $581 billion at the end of 2018, with most of the growth coming from sponsored content in search engines and social media ads, according to industry forecaster Zenith. Zenith, owned by France’s Publicis, raised its forecast for global advertising spending growth to 4.5 percent from … Read More

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China’s Tencent to introduce real name registration for hit game

09 September, 2018 11:08 am 11:08 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings, China’s largest gaming and social media company, said on Thursday it will introduce a real name-based registration system for its popular Honour of Kings game, amid a government campaign to tackle gaming addiction. The news comes a week after China intensified a crackdown on online gaming, citing rising levels … Read More

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Trump vows to fight censorship of conservatives by social media firms

08 August, 2018 10:31 am 10:31 am

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump told a campaign-style rally in Indiana on Thursday that his administration is standing up for free-speech rights, warning that large social media companies could not be allowed to “control what we can and cannot see.” “You look at Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media giants and I … Read More

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Trump accuses social media firms of ‘silencing millions’

08 August, 2018 9:38 am 9:38 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump accused social media companies on Friday of silencing “millions of people” in an act of censorship, but without offering evidence to support the claim. “Social Media Giants are silencing millions of people. Can’t do this even if it means we must continue to hear Fake News like CNN, … Read More

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Not issuing any threat alert on social media, clarifies ISPR

07 July, 2018 11:17 am 11:17 am

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday has clarified that it has not issued any threat alert on the social media. In a press release, the ISPR said that fake threat alerts for various cities are being circulated on the social media. It said such propaganda is an attempt to create … Read More

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Social media companies defend filtering practices before Congress

07 July, 2018 9:26 am 9:26 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O), Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) told a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that the social media companies are not discriminating against content for political reasons. Conservative Republicans in Congress have criticized social media companies for what they claim are politically motivated practices in removing some content, a … Read More

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Renowned model Qandeel Baloch strangled by brother for honor: police

07 July, 2016 1:07 pm 1:07 pm

MULTAN (92 News) – Renowned model Qandeel Baloch has been strangled by her brother for honor on Saturday. She had been living in her ancestral house for the last week. After getting information, a huge contingent of police reached the spot. After preliminary investigations, the police have shifted the body to Nishtar Hospital Multan for … Read More

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