Monday, December 6, 2021

Facebook apologizes after Myanmar groups blast Zuckerberg

YANGON: Facebook apologized on Friday to Myanmar civil society groups who took issue with Mark Zuckerberg's defense of the platform's record on curbing hate...

LinkedIn mega-deal places new focus on social media – Industry ponders the outlook for...

WASHINGTON: After the mega-deal for LinkedIn, Twitter's future has come into focus as the industry ponders the outlook for social networks. Microsoft's $26 billion...

Did Cambridge Analytica get your data? You’ll know soon

NEW YORK: Anyone who's been wondering if their private Facebook data might have been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal will soon get...

Netflix crosses $100 billon market capitalization as subscribers surge

Building its customer base in 190 countries   LOS ANGELES: Netflix Inc snagged 2 million more subscribers than Wall Street expected in the final three months...

Election hacks raise fears of Russian influence

WASHINGTON: Recent hacks of election data systems in at least two states have raised fear among lawmakers and intelligence officials that a foreign government...

Facebook begins ‘human review’ of potentially sensitive ads

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook says it will begin manually reviewing advertisements that target certain groups and address politics, religion, ethnicity and social issues. The company...

Volkswagen places question mark over future of diesel technology

FRANKFURT: Volkswagen chief Matthias Mueller hinted in a newspaper interview that the embattled car giant could abandon diesel engine technology in the wake of...

Germany proposes heavy fines on Facebook for hate speech

BERLIN: Germany's justice minister proposed a law yesterday that could see social networks such as Facebook slapped with heavy fines if they fail to...

UK MPs demand Zuckerberg testify on data row after he offers deputy

50 million users' data are alleged to have been taken from Facebook LONDON: British MPs renewed demands yesterday to interview Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg over...

Many organizations banned in Pakistan thrive online

ISLAMABAD: It's dusk. The shadows of three men brandishing assault rifles welcome the reader to the Facebook page of Lashkar-e-Islam, one of 65 organizations...

EU commissioner Jourova drops Facebook as ‘highway of hatred’

BRUSSELS: An EU commissioner admitted yesterday to cancelling her account on Facebook because it was a "highway for hatred", as the bloc warned US...

UK may use taxes to get tech giants to do more to fight extremism

LONDON: Britain may impose new taxes on tech giants like Google and Facebook unless they do more to combat online extremism by taking down...

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