Friday, September 21, 2018

Facebook to drop on-site support for political campaigns

By Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Facebook Inc said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2016 race. The company and other major online ad sellers ... read..

Facebook building war room ahead of Brazil, US elections

San Francisco |Friday, 2018 9:50:54 AM IST
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.... read..

Facebook expands fake election news fight, but falsehoods still rampant

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO | Thursday, Sep 20 2018 IST
Facebook Inc on Wednesday said it would team with two U.S. non-profits to slow the global spread of misinformation that could influence elections, acknowledging that fake news sites were still read by millions. The largest social network, under intense pr... read..

Facebook dating app now in testing phase

San Francisco |Thursday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Aiming to take on mobile dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble, social networking giant Facebook on Thursday started testing its new dating product in Colombia.... read..

EU says Facebook must comply with EU consumer rules by end-2018 or face sanctions

BRUSSELS | Thursday, Sep 20 2018 IST
Europe's justice chief gave U.S. social media giant Facebook until the end of the year to comply with EU consumer rules or face sanctions. European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova also said on Thursday that Airbnb had made the necessary changes after b... read..

Facebook faces lawsuit for hiding job ads from women

Washington |Wednesday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
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.... read..

Facebook expands security tools to protect elections globally

San Francisco |Tuesday, 2018 10:15:05 AM IST
In order to further secure candidates and campaign staff vulnerable to hackers and nation-state actors during the elections, Facebook has introduced additional tools to protect political campaigns in the US and around the world.... read..

Thai police charge founder of new party over Facebook speech

BANGKOK | Monday, Sep 17 2018 IST
Thai police on Monday charged the founder and two members of a new political party opposed to military rule with violating a computer crime law, an offence that could result in a five-year jail sentence, a fine of 100,000 baht ($3,062.79) or both. Just la... read..

Data breach case: CBI writes to Cambridge Analytica, GSR, Facebook

New Delhi | Monday, Sep 17 2018 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has written to British firms Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research (GSR) and Facebook in connection with alleged data thefts of Indians, agency sources said on Monday. "CBI sought information in matter o... read..

CBI writes to Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, GSR in data breach case

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
The CBI has written to UK-based Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research (GSR) and US-based Facebook, seeking information in connection with its probe into allegedly illegally obtaining social networking site data of Indians, sources said on Monday... read..

Facebook announces hiring of human rights director

San Francisco |Sunday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Facing human rights violation allegations over the misuse of its platform by the Myanmar government to fuel atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim minority, social networking giant Facebook has announced the hiring of a human rights policy director.... read..

Lebanese tourist jailed for Facebook post leaves Egypt after release

CAIRO | Friday, Sep 14 2018 IST
A Lebanese tourist who was jailed after Egyptian authorities said she insulted the country in a Facebook video post has left Egypt after being released, her lawyer said on Thursday. Mona el-Mazboh was arrested at Cairo airport at the end of her stay in la... read..

Facebook to now 'fact-check' photos, videos

San Francisco |Friday, 2018 8:15:29 PM IST
In a bid to curb the spread of misinformation, social networking giant Facebook is now expanding its fact-checking capabilities to all of its third-party analysis partners around the world to examine the authenticity of the photos and videos shared on the... read..

Vietnam urges Facebook to open office ahead of controversial cyber law

HANOI | Friday, Sep 14 2018 IST
Vietnam has asked Facebook to open a local office as the Communist-ruled country increases pressure on global technology firms to abide by a controversial cybersecurity law. Critics of the law, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019, say it gives Hanoi more p... read..
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