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Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Amazon, Apple, and Google.

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Supreme Court notice to Centre on plea by Facebook, WhatsApp on data sharing

The bench allowed the High Courts to continue with the hearing of the individual petitions but ordered that no final order be passed till the apex court takes a call on the transfer of petitions to it.
DNA - Published

SC agrees to hear FB plea for transfer of cases on linkage of user profile with Aadhaar to itself

A bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose issued notices to the Centre and other social networking sites — Google, Twitter and YouTube — on a petition filed by Facebook seeking transfer..
IndiaTimes - Published

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Facebook introduces new privacy feature in three countries [Video]Facebook introduces new privacy feature in three countries

Facebook rolled out a new privacy feature in Ireland, Spain, and South Korea to allow users to sever the connection between their Facebook accounts and other websites.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:44Published

Facebook, Twitter spot fake posts on HK protests [Video]Facebook, Twitter spot fake posts on HK protests

Twitter and Facebook say they've dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Sanders tells Cardi B, Sanders tells Cardi B, "Trump is an overt racist"

Democratic presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders tells rapper Cardi Be that it's time to 'get rid of Donald Trump' because he's a racist. The New Yorkers also discussed immigration, wages, health care..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Boris Johnson holds first 'People's PMQs' [Video]Boris Johnson holds first 'People's PMQs'

Boris Johnson held his first "People's PMQs" session from Downing Street on Facebook. The Prime Minister addressed questions on Brexit, mental health, knife crime and the Union during the 12-minute..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:24Published

Facebook suspends fake accounts tied to Saudi government [Video]Facebook suspends fake accounts tied to Saudi government

People connected to the government of Saudi Arabia have run a network of fake accounts and pages on Facebook to promote state propaganda and attack regional rivals, the social media giant said on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Facebook Deletes Hoards Of Accounts From Middle East [Video]Facebook Deletes Hoards Of Accounts From Middle East

Facebook removed lots of fake accounts originating from the middle east, says DigitalTrends. Many are from United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Saudi Arabia and have “coordinated inauthentic..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Billionaire Tom Steyer Begs For Cash [Video]Billionaire Tom Steyer Begs For Cash

Billionaire Tom Steyer is begging voters for money. Steyer posted a Facebook ad for his presidential campaign. His ad asked potential voters "Can you contribute even one dollar?” Steyer is spending..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Australia to crack down on Facebook and Google [Video]Australia to crack down on Facebook and Google

Australia says it will set up the world's first office dedicated to policing Facebook and Google, part of reforms designed to rein in the U.S. technology giants. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

S&P, Nasdaq close at record highs [Video]S&P, Nasdaq close at record highs

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record closing highs Wednesday after reassuring comments from Texas Instruments about global chip demand blunted the impact of weak earnings reports from Boeing and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

The Department of Justice just filed a new lawsuit against Facebook accusing it of failing to protect your privacy (FB) [Video]The Department of Justice just filed a new lawsuit against Facebook accusing it of failing to protect your privacy (FB)

Facebook settled ongoing privacy probes with the FTC and SEC over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Yet the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice is now filing a lawsuit against..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Wall Street gains on rate cut hopes [Video]Wall Street gains on rate cut hopes

The S&P 500 ended higher on Monday, supported by expectations of lower interest rates, while investors awaited quarterly earnings from marquee companies Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon this week. Fred..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Thousands in San Juan demand governor's resignation [Video]Thousands in San Juan demand governor's resignation

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of San Juan on Monday morning demanding that Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello resign over offensive chat messages, a day after the governor said he..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Police To Criminals: Knock It Off Until It Cools Down, Please [Video]Police To Criminals: Knock It Off Until It Cools Down, Please

Police officers from Braintree, Massachusetts posted a cheeky Facebook post on Sunday. Given the extreme temperatures, they asked that criminals refrain from committing crimes until it cools off on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

G7 ministers reach consensus on taxing digital giants [Video]G7 ministers reach consensus on taxing digital giants

The G7 finance ministers and central bank governors agreed that large tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple can be taxed in the countries in which they make money, even without being..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:45Published

Breastfeeding Woman Asked To Cover Up On KLM Plane [Video]Breastfeeding Woman Asked To Cover Up On KLM Plane

Last month, a woman named Shelby Angel took a Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) plane with her 1-year-old daughter. They were traveling from from San Francisco to Amsterdam. When she started breastfeeding her..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

World policymakers voice concern over Facebook cryptocurrency [Video]World policymakers voice concern over Facebook cryptocurrency

G7 finance ministers and the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday all added to the chorus of concerned voices about Facebook's new cryptocurrency. Jane Lanhee Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

Who Will Regulate Facebook Crypto Currency? [Video]Who Will Regulate Facebook Crypto Currency?

Business Insider reports that David Marcus, head of Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra, testified in front of the Senate on Thursday. Marcus stated that the Libra Association will oversee Libra and be..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Bitcoin Tumbles [Video]Bitcoin Tumbles

Bitcoin has plunged 16% after a bruising day in Congress for Facebook's digital coin, Libra. "Facebook has burned down the house over and over and called every arson a learning experience," Sen...

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Senator John Kennedy Questions Facebook's Values [Video]Senator John Kennedy Questions Facebook's Values

Sen. John Kennedy recently talked about Facebook at the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. According to Business Insider, he suggested Facebook was undermining effective..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

IG UH OH: Instagram Down For Thousands Of Users [Video]IG UH OH: Instagram Down For Thousands Of Users

Instagram is down for thousands of users around the world, according to website-outage trackers. Many on Twitter also posted that they were experiencing issues with Instagram. Facebook, Instagram, and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Disney Heiress Went Undercover At Disney And Discovered Work Conditions [Video]Disney Heiress Went Undercover At Disney And Discovered Work Conditions

Disney heiress Abigail Disney recently went undercover to Disney parks and found workers struggling. According to CNN, she was inspired to go undercover after a worker sent her a Facebook message...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

A rising chorus against Facebook's new currency [Video]A rising chorus against Facebook's new currency

Facebook will be defending its new cryptocurrency Libra before Congress as more voices join the chorus of opposition. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

As ties Russia deteriorate, Georgia tourist numbers fall [Video]As ties Russia deteriorate, Georgia tourist numbers fall

Facebook campaign to draw other tourists to Georgia hatched as Russian arrivals slow.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

U.S. may bite back after France taxes tech firms [Video]U.S. may bite back after France taxes tech firms

France has voted to put an extra 3% tax on tech firms, and Washington is already thinking about whether to retaliate. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

 

SC seeks Centre's reply on Facebook's plea over linking social media accounts with Aadhaar


IndiaTimes - Published

Italy's Di Maio signals imminent end of government, thanks Conte

Luigi Di Maio, head of the ruling 5-Star Movement, signaled the imminent demise of Italy's coalition government on Tuesday with a Facebook post thanking Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
Reuters - Published

China cries foul over Facebook, Twitter block of fake accounts

China said on Tuesday it had a right to put out its own views after Twitter and Facebook said they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to..
Reuters - Published

Govt bats for Aadhaar link to Facebook users

Says it will serve crime detection, check hate-mongering
DNA - Published

Factbox: Track Facebook's fight against disinformation campaigns in 2019

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.
Reuters - Published

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.
Reuters - Published

Twitter, Facebook find China-backed interference in Hong Kong protests

Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.
Reuters - Published

Vietnam says Facebook steps up local content restrictions

Facebook is restricting access to increasing amounts of content in Vietnam, a government official said on Thursday, as the Southeast Asian country ramps up a campaign to tighten access to the internet.
Reuters - Published

73rd Independence Day: WhatsApp, Facebook messages, quotes you can share on August 15

This Independence Day, let's celebrate this unity in diversity and work towards causes that bring our countrymen closer.
DNA - Published

Rahul Gandhi seeks support from PM Modi, Kerala CM for flood-hit Wayanad

Gandhi, currently visiting areas ravaged by floods and landslides in his constituency, posted the appeal on his Facebook page. "My Parliamentary constituency Wayanad has been devastated by floods with..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi Metro Rail employee hangs himself with plastic wire, films suicide on Facebook

The incident came to light after the deceased's friend saw the video on the social media site and dialled immediately to the police.
DNA - Published

BJP govt's agenda shifted to 'only politics': Mamata Banerjee

"Investment in new projects plunged to 15 years low in the quarter ending in June 2019. New projects announced in June quarter 2019 is 81% lower than what was announced in March quarter 2019 and 87%..
IndiaTimes - Published

Eid al-Adha 2019: Messages, quotes to wish your loved ones on Facebook, WhatsApp

Eid al-Adha is one of the two auspicious occasions, the other one is Eid al-Fitr, and is considered the holiest of the two.
DNA - Published

Libya's Mitiga airport reopens to air traffic after shelling

Libya's Mitiga airport reopened to air traffic on Saturday after being closed for several hours following shelling, the airport authority said on its Facebook page.
Reuters - Published

Libya's Mitiga airport halts air traffic following air strike

Libya's Mitiga airport halted air traffic on Saturday after it was hit by air strikes, the airport authority said on its Facebook page.
Reuters - Published

Friendship Day 2019: Top messages to send to your loved on on Whatsapp and Facebook

Friendship day will be celebrated on Sunday, August 4, 2019
DNA - Published

Indian fell for US congressman on FB. It was all a scam


IndiaTimes - Published

Ugandan academic jailed for 18 months for criticizing Museveni on Facebook

A Ugandan court jailed a prominent academic on Friday for 18 months on cyber harassment charges stemming from a Facebook post that included sexually explicit criticism of long-ruling President Yoweri..
Reuters - Published

Rights activists criticize Uganda for academic's conviction

Rights activists on Friday accused the Ugandan government of using electronic communications laws to stifle dissent, after a prominent academic was convicted for cyber-harassment over a Facebook post..
Reuters - Published

Social media sites block satirical rap video in Singapore after government complaint

Facebook and other social media sites have restricted access to a satirical rap video in Singapore after the wealthy city-state's government requested the removal of content it said could fan racial..
Reuters - Published

Facebook takedowns of 'coordinated inauthentic behavior' in 2019

Facebook said on Thursday it had dismantled a network of fake accounts and pages it said were run by people connected to the government of Saudi Arabia, the company's latest action to combat..
Reuters - Published

Facebook says it dismantles covert influence campaign tied to Saudi government

People connected to the government of Saudi Arabia have run a network of fake accounts and pages on Facebook to promote state propaganda and attack regional rivals, the social media giant said on..
Reuters - Published

Industry captains under 'pressure' says Mamata, calls Siddhartha's death unfortunate

"From what he has expressed (in his letter), it appears that he was greatly depressed due to harassment and pressure from different agencies because of which he could not run his business in a peaceful..
IndiaTimes - Published

Happy Parents' Day: Facebook, WhatsApp quotes, messages to wish your parents on this special occasion

Check out these quotes, wishes to wish your parents on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms.
DNA - Published

Libya's Mitiga airport re-opens after air strike: statement

Mitiga airport in Libya's capital Tripoli re-opened to air traffic on Tuesday after an air strike, according to a post on the its Facebook page.
Reuters - Published

Chandrayaan-2 Launch Live on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter: Check out ISRO's historic moon mission

The 20-hour countdown for the launch of India's second lunar exploration mission began on Sunday evening.
DNA - Published

'Dudebro male ego is so fragile': Twitter goes crazy over 'female beer'

In a Facebook post, A pub based in Gurgaon's sector 29, said that they were going to introduce a new kind of beer called ' Female Beer' which invited the ire of men and women in Social Media.
DNA - Published

Ahmedabad: Thakor leader prefers infanticide over girls marrying outside caste

Navghanji Thakor's FB post sparks controversy
DNA - Published

Libya’s Mitiga airport halts air traffic after missile strike: airport statement

The Libyan capital Tripoli's Mitiga airport halted air traffic on Thursday after the facility was struck by missiles, according to a post on the airport authority's Facebook page.
Reuters - Published

Myanmar filmmaker charged over Facebook posts about military

A Myanmar judge on Thursday charged filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi for Facebook posts he made about the powerful military, meaning he will stand trial despite concern over his health and an outcry from..
Reuters - Published

Court modifies order, Richa Bharti spared of Quran distribution

Richa Bharti was arrested after a case was registered against her for allegedly posting objectionable comments on Facebook on July 12
DNA - Published

Woman spared of Quran distribution

Richa Bharti was arrested after a case was registered against her for allegedly posting objectionable comments on Facebook on July 12
DNA - Published

Ranchi: Court orders 19-year-old to 'distribute 5 Qurans'

Her crime: She was arrested for a Facebook deemed as as hurting religious sentiments and invoking communal tensions follwing a complaint on Saturday by the Anjuman Committee
DNA - Published

Guru Purnima 2019: Inspiring quotes, messages to wish teachers on WhatsApp and Facebook

Guru Purnima will be celebrated from June 16 to June 17 which coincides with Partial Lunar Eclipse which can be viewed from India at 1:31 am on 17 July.
DNA - Published

Patiala MP Preneet Kaur faints during cleanup campaign

The Congress MP and wife of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh collapsed as she arrived to flag off the Swachhta Shramdan drive to clean up plastic. The 75-year-old, later, on her Facebook page said..
IndiaTimes - Published

Egypt detains man behind pro-Mubarak Facebook page

Egyptian authorities have arrested the founder of a Facebook page with millions of followers that praises ousted President Hosni Mubarak, a judicial source said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Echo chambers - Fake news fact-checks hobbled by low reach, study shows

The European Union has called on Facebook and other platforms to invest more in fact-checking, but a new study shows those efforts may rarely reach the communities worst affected by fake news.
Reuters - Published

French lawmakers vote to target online hate speech in draft bill

Social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter would be required to remove any hateful content within 24 hours under a draft bill approved by France's National Assembly on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram faced global outage, glitches now resolved

Earlier, people were not able to send and receive images, videos and other files over WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook.
Firstpost - Published

Air traffic stops at Libya's Tripoli Mitiga airport after air strike

Air traffic was halted on Wednesday at the Libyan capital's only functioning airport, Mitiga, after an air strike, according to a post on the airport authorities' Facebook page.
Reuters - Published

U.S. border patrol under fire as criticism of detention centers rises

The acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered an investigation into reports that Border Patrol agents have been posting offensive anti-immigrant comments and threats against..
Reuters - Published

U.S. border patrol faces probe; White House bashes asylum ruling

The acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered an investigation into reports that border patrol agents have been posting offensive anti-immigrant comments and threats against..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to probe border agents' online anti-immigrant chatter: official

The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered an investigation into a secret Facebook group where border agents joked about immigrants dying, he said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

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