WhatsApp delays enforcing new privacy terms after Germany halts data sharing

It comes after a German regulator on Tuesday slapped a three-month ban on Facebook collecting user data from WhatsApp accounts and referred the case to an EU watchdog, citing concerns about…

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Palestinians denounce 'censorship' of content by Instagram and Twitter

Instagram and Twitter had blamed technical errors for deleting posts mentioning the possible eviction of Palestinians from East Jerusalem, but data rights groups fear 'discriminatory' algorithms…

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Researchers develop artificial intelligence that can detect sarcasm in social media

Properly understanding and responding to customer feedback on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms are critical for success, but it is incredibly labour-intensive

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Germany halts Facebook sharing WhatsApp data

The tech giant informed WhatsApp users earlier this year that they had to consent to a new data-use policy to continue using the service

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Social media platforms should not amplify 'untrustworthy' content: Biden

Statement from White House came after Facebook decided to continue the ban on former president  Donald Trump’s social media account

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Ditch plans for kids' version of Instagram, advocates for children urge Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Instagram is exploring the launch of a version of the image-centric social network for children under 13, with parental controls

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Facebook signs first deal to buy renewable energy in India

The 32-megawatt wind power project, located in southern Karnataka state, is part of a larger portfolio of wind and solar projects that Facebook and Mumbai-based CleanMax are working together on…

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German regulator taking action against WhatsApp over 'illegal' data collection

The regulator in the city-state of Hamburg said that it had opened emergency proceedings against Facebook after WhatsApp earlier this year informed users that they would need to consent to new…

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Instagram launches new stickers on Ramzan, here's how to use them

Instagram frequently launches stickers to celebrate festivals, and commemorate important events around the world

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Facebook axes 16,000 groups for selling or buying fake reviews of products, services

US-based Facebook also made further changes to detect, remove and prevent paid content that could mislead users on its platforms, including popular photo-sharing app Instagram, UK's Competition…

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Personal data of 533 million users 'scraped', not hacked: Facebook

'It is important to understand that malicious actors obtained this data not through hacking our systems but by scraping it from our platform prior to September 2019,' Facebook clarified

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Russia fines TikTok over calls for minors to join protests

The ruling comes as Russia ramps up pressure on foreign tech platforms, with a Moscow court also hitting Twitter on Friday with three fines totalling 8.9 million rubles for the same violation as…

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Data of more than 500 million Facebook accounts posted online: Reports

Sensitive information such as email address, name, phone number, anniversaries and birthdays, relationship status and more has now been posted on an online hackers forum

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Instagram launches TikTok Duet style feature called Reels Remix

The Facebook-owned application came up with a short video feature after TikTok, which was hugely popular in India, was banned by the government

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Facebook rolls out feature to turn off comments on posts

This new feature has come after an Australian ruling that concluded that the news media companies are liable for the defamatory comments posted by users on Facebook pages

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Facebook axes 16,000 groups for selling or buying fake reviews of products, services

US-based Facebook also made further changes to detect, remove and prevent paid content that could mislead users on its platforms, including popular photo-sharing app Instagram, UK's Competition…

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Personal data of 533 million users 'scraped', not hacked: Facebook

'It is important to understand that malicious actors obtained this data not through hacking our systems but by scraping it from our platform prior to September 2019,' Facebook clarified

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Russia fines TikTok over calls for minors to join protests

The ruling comes as Russia ramps up pressure on foreign tech platforms, with a Moscow court also hitting Twitter on Friday with three fines totalling 8.9 million rubles for the same violation as…

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Data of more than 500 million Facebook accounts posted online: Reports

Sensitive information such as email address, name, phone number, anniversaries and birthdays, relationship status and more has now been posted on an online hackers forum

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Instagram launches TikTok Duet style feature called Reels Remix

The Facebook-owned application came up with a short video feature after TikTok, which was hugely popular in India, was banned by the government

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Facebook rolls out feature to turn off comments on posts

This new feature has come after an Australian ruling that concluded that the news media companies are liable for the defamatory comments posted by users on Facebook pages

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Donald Trump's video teaser removed by Facebook: Lara Trump

Further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts, Facebook warned

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Facebook to curb hate speech amid elections in Indian states

Facebook has been under fire globally for alleged lapses in controlling hate speech. In the United States, the social media giant put a months-long freeze on political, electoral and social ads to…

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US lawmakers press Big Tech for internal research on kids' mental health

The requests also cover Google’s YouTube Kids service and Facebook’s Instagram, which is developing a version for people under 13 years old

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Asian Americans and Blacks experienced increased online harassment in 2020: Survey

This survey has come at a time when the Asian American community is struggling to find a feeling of safety in the US and a few other countries

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Global outage of Facebook services including WhatsApp causes mayhem on Twitter

The issue had also affected the company's online messaging services Whatsapp and Messenger, with #whatsappoutage trending on Twitter in many countries, including India

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Facebook's AI reality: Scroll images on a computer screen by just thinking about it

The new technological innovation will allow users to write or scroll through images on a computer screen by just thinking about it. Read Article

News Corp inks content deal with Facebook in Australia

News Corp controls about 70 per cent of newspaper circulation in Australia

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Facebook set to label all COVID-related posts to battle misinformation

The company has faced criticism for how it handles misinformation that was rampantly spreading, and continues to spread on the platform

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Social media coup: Russia slows down Twitter, files cases against Facebook and Google

In 2018, Moscow tried to ban Telegram, but in vain, as the ban was lifted a year later

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TikTok lookalike? Facebook launches new app, BARS, for rappers

This app can suggest rhymes using a rhyming dictionary to help the budding rappers with the flow

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Amid tussle with Facebook, Australia passes law requiring tech firms to pay for news

Tech giant Google will now have to pay for news content that appears on its "Showcase" and Facebook is expected to pay providers who appear on its "News" product.

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Fate of Facebook and Google in Australia depends on amendments in media law

Despite some opposition from political parties, the government might finalise the amendments to the so-called Media Bargaining Code

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Facebook to restore news pages in Australia soon, government claims

This declaration has come a few hours after Australia's Finance Minister, Simon Birmingham, had said there will surely be no more amendments in the bill

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Trump supporters find solace in alternate apps after Twitter and Facebook ban

Facebook shut down nearly 900 accounts and Twitter blocked 70,000 accounts related t conspiraycy group QAnon and such

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Instagram to let users add pronouns in profiles, in nod to alternate gender identities

The photo-centric social network became the lasted internet service to broaden beyond basic "he" or "she" references to pronouns preferred by those with alternate gender identities

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WhatsApp delays enforcing new privacy terms after Germany halts data sharing

It comes after a German regulator on Tuesday slapped a three-month ban on Facebook collecting user data from WhatsApp accounts and referred the case to an EU watchdog, citing concerns about…

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Palestinians denounce 'censorship' of content by Instagram and Twitter

Instagram and Twitter had blamed technical errors for deleting posts mentioning the possible eviction of Palestinians from East Jerusalem, but data rights groups fear 'discriminatory' algorithms…

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Researchers develop artificial intelligence that can detect sarcasm in social media

Properly understanding and responding to customer feedback on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms are critical for success, but it is incredibly labour-intensive

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Germany halts Facebook sharing WhatsApp data

The tech giant informed WhatsApp users earlier this year that they had to consent to a new data-use policy to continue using the service

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Social media platforms should not amplify 'untrustworthy' content: Biden

Statement from White House came after Facebook decided to continue the ban on former president  Donald Trump’s social media account

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Facebook oversight board upholds ban on Donald Trump

Facebook indefinitely blocked Trump's access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts over concerns of further violent unrest following the January 6 storming of the US Capitol by supporters of the…

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'From the Desk of...': Donald Trump launches his own social media space

Experts believe Trump will use this platform to, once again, amplify his claims about US election 2020 were manipulated and allege his opposition of voter fraud — without providing any proof

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Facebook to decide Donald Trump's fate on its platforms on May 5

Trump was removed from social media platforms after the January 6 riots at the US Capitol which reportedly were spearheaded by his supporters

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After news law feud, Australia's Seven West Media signs Google, Facebook deals

The top-rating free-to-air broadcaster and publisher of Perth city's main metro daily said on Monday it would supply content for the Alphabet Inc unit's News Showcase platform for five years and…

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Facebook allows advertisers to reach children interested in smoking, gambling: Research

Children as young as 13-years-old who have shown interest in smoking, gambling, and extreme weight loss can be easily targeted through advertisements, as found by the lobby group Reset Australia…

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Apple to roll out new privacy update; Facebook, Google protest

The software update has not been happily accepted by the social media platforms such as Google and Facebook

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Facebook begins testing ads in Instagram Reels

The introduction of ads is an 'indication of how strong the momentum is for Reels,' said Carolyn Everson, vice president of global business group at Facebook, in an interview

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Instagram rolls out feature to tackle hate speech, abuse

Instagram has been pushing on its efforts to tackle hate speech and online abuse on its platform, which is more popular than Facebook's main app among teens and young adults

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Facebook takes on Clubhouse, unveils big audio push, adds podcasts

Facebook's incursion into the audio market comes as the sudden explosion of interest in Clubhouse, an audio app where billionaires and celebrities including Tesla CEO Elon Musk have popped in to…

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Oversight Board delays decision on Donald Trump's Facebook ban

The board, constituted by Facebook with 20 members from across the world last year, said it is reviewing more than 9,000 responses before it delivers the verdict on Trump`s ban on the social media…

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Ditch plans for kids' version of Instagram, advocates for children urge Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Instagram is exploring the launch of a version of the image-centric social network for children under 13, with parental controls

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Facebook signs first deal to buy renewable energy in India

The 32-megawatt wind power project, located in southern Karnataka state, is part of a larger portfolio of wind and solar projects that Facebook and Mumbai-based CleanMax are working together on…

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German regulator taking action against WhatsApp over 'illegal' data collection

The regulator in the city-state of Hamburg said that it had opened emergency proceedings against Facebook after WhatsApp earlier this year informed users that they would need to consent to new…

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Instagram launches new stickers on Ramzan, here's how to use them

Instagram frequently launches stickers to celebrate festivals, and commemorate important events around the world

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Facebook's AI reality: Scroll images on a computer screen by just thinking about it

The new technological innovation will allow users to write or scroll through images on a computer screen by just thinking about it.

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From Instagram to Whatsapp: Victims of Facebook's 'buy and bury' strategy

Facebook has been accused of "buy or bury" strategy to snap up rivals and keep smaller competitors at bay. The social media giant's monopoly is known to all.

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How social media companies will handle post-US election scenarios

In the run-up to the US election 2020 in November, social media companies like Facebook Inc and Twitter have announced new rules for various post-election scenarios.

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