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Google Disables 210 YouTube Channels That Targeted Hong Kong Protests

SAN FRANCISCO:  Google on Thursday said it disabled a series of YouTube channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence campaign against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The announcement by YouTube’s parent company came after Twitter and Facebook accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong’s protest movement and sow political discord ... Read More »

Facebook CEO May Have Known of Questionable Privacy Practices: Report

Facebook emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s involvement in discussions about its much-criticised privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The newspaper said reporters had not seen the emails and relied on unnamed people. The report said the communications “appear to show Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s connection to potentially problematic privacy practices ... Read More »

WhatsApp clarifies it’s stand on concerns about Group chats, says messages are end to end encrypted

Facebook-owned WhatsApp refuted reports on 7 April that it is keeping track of the messages and said that it collects very little data and every message is end-to-end encrypted. WhatsApp was responding to concerns by experts that the popular instant messaging service with over 200-million active users in India might not be as secure as being claimed. Questions were also ... Read More »

Facebook tests Express Wi-Fi: Zuckerberg’s possible attempt at rebranding Free Basics

Update: A spokesperson from Facebook has issued a statement stating that the company is working with ISP and Operator partners to test Express Wi-Fi at multiple locations. This empowers the operators, ISPs and local entrepreneur-retailers to offer quality internet to their town, village or region. Facebook further adds that Express Wi-Fi customers can purchase fast, reliable and affordable data packs ... Read More »

Facebook Tests ‘Express Wifi’ In India

New Delhi: Months after it received flak for allegedly violating net neutrality with Free Basics, social networking giant Facebook is now testing a new model for public Wi-Fi deployments for offering quality internet access in rural parts of the country. According to Facebook’s Internet.org page, the company’s “Express Wifi” is live in India and it is “working with carriers, internet ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Builds Censorship Tool to Attain China Re-Entry

Facebook Inc has quietly developed a censorship tool that could persuade China to allow the world’s biggest social media network to re-enter the world’s second largest economy after a seven-year ban, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Facebook developed the software, which suppresses posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographies, with the support of Chief Executive ... Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Details Steps to Fight Fake News

Facebook Inc, facing withering criticism for failing to stem a flood of phony news articles in the run-up to the US presidential election, is taking a series of steps to weed out hoaxes and other types of false information, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post Friday evening. Facebook has long insisted that it is a technology company ... Read More »

Don’t click: WhatsApp group video-calling invite is a scam!

WhatsApp rolled out video-calling feature for Android, iOS and Windows users earlier this week. The feature was long anticipated and can be downloaded via update available to all users. However, the rollout of this popular feature has created new opportunities for scamsters who circulating malicious links inviting people to download video-calling. These links also invite users to download a group-calling ... Read More »