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Here’s why people get into such furious rows on social media

NEWS DESK: If you are wondering why your friends and family just don’t understand where you are coming from with your reasoned political argument on Facebook, it may be worth asking them to listen – literally. A new study has suggested the key to winning people over to your side of the argument may be…

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EU urges internet companies to do more to remove extremist content

FILE PHOTO – A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person’s eye, in Zenica, March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic NEWS DESK: Internet groups such as Facebook (FB.O), Google’s YouTube (GOOGL.O) and Twitter (TWTR.N) need to do more to stem the proliferation of extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission said after…

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Apple, Facebook find something to praise China for amid internet clamp

WUZHEN, China: Top executives at Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Facebook Inc (FB.O) managed to find something to praise Beijing for at an internet conference in China this week, even as its Communist Party rulers ban Western social media and stamp on online dissent, reported Reuters. China’s World Internet Conference attracted the heads of Google (GOOGL.O)…

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Winklevoss twins who sued Zuckerburg are now bitcoin billionaires

NEWS DESK: Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the identical twins famous for their legal battle with Mark Zuckerburg over the ownership of Facebook, have become bitcoin billionaires following a surge in value of the currency over the past year, according to The Telegraph. The Independent reported that the Harvard University-educated rowing brothers sued the Facebook founder…

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Good news for parents of Facebook crazy children

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Monday unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision. Messenger Kids is being rolled out for Apple iOS mobile devices in the United States on a test basis as a standalone video chat and messaging app. Product…

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Facebook to launch chat application for kids, with parental controls

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Monday unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision. Messenger Kids is being rolled out for Apple iOS mobile devices in the United States on a test basis as a standalone video chat and messaging app. Product…

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Facebook to launch chat app for kids, with parental controls

San Francisco: Facebook on Monday unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision. Messenger Kids is being rolled out for Apple iOS mobile devices in the United States on a test basis as a standalone video chat and messaging app. Product…

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Facebook opens new London HQ, to create 800 UK jobs

LONDON: Facebook opens its new London office on Monday and said it would add 800 more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit, reported Reuters. The social network said more than half of the people working at the site in central London will focus on…

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Facebook opens new London hub, creating 800 jobs

Social media titan Facebook will open a new office in London on Monday that is set to be its biggest engineering hub outside America, the company has announced. The investment in the office, near Oxford Street in the heart of the city’s West End district, will also lead to the creation of 800 jobs, more than…

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Facebook trains artificial intelligence to spot suicidal signs

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Monday said stepping up the use of artificial intelligence to identify members of the leading social network who may be thinking of suicide. Software will look for clues in posts or even in videos being streamed at Facebook Live, then fire off reports to human reviewers and speed up alerts to…

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Nawaz Sharif advised to remove Zahid Hamid, send him abroad: Sources

ISLAMABAD: Close aides of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif have suggested him to take Law Minister Zahid Hamid’s resignation and send him abroad, according to sources. Reports said PML-N stalwarts have advised Nawaz Sharif to accept the demand of protestors regarding removal of Zahid Hamid in a bid to end the current political turmoil. Sources said…

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Tehreek-e-Labbaik announces countywide wheel-jam strike

LAHORE: Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) has announced countywide wheel-jam strike on Monday against government’s crackdown on the religious party supporters at Faizabad Interchange, Samaa reported. It was announced by senior leader of TLYR, Ashraf Asif Jalali, at a press conference here. On the other hand, thousands more protesters massed in major cities, including Karachi…

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Army cannot use force against its own people: General Bajwa tells PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa told Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday that the military cannot use force against its own people, Samaa reported. The assertion came in a meeting between the two high-ups on how to end the three-week-long protest sit-in of religious parties outside Islamabad. According to our correspondent, the…

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PTA restores social media websites

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has restored all social media websites, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. A notification to this effect has been issued. The social media websites were closed by the PTA after operation was launched against the protestors at Faizabad. The protest still goes on outside Islamabad. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)…

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube go down in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Social media websites including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube went down following the clashes between protesters of a religious party and security forces across Pakistan. The social media websites are inaccessible to internet users after security forces cracked down on protesters at Faizabad Interchange and other parts of Karachi. The websites are not working on…

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Khadim Hussain Rizvi uses Facebook to muster support as operation intensifies

  ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi has appealed to his supporters to come out in huge numbers through Facebook posts on Saturday, after the operation against protesters at Faizabad Interchange intensified. As police and law enforcement personnel retook the Faizabad Interchange from protesters after launching an operation, TLP chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi…

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Israeli blogger’s selfies from Prophet’s Mosque trigger anger, outrage

RIYADH: Images posted by an Israeli blogger inside the Mosque of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in Medina sparked outrage in the Muslim world over religious insensitivity and what many said double standards of Saudi authorities. Ben Tzion, a blogger and writer for the Times of Israel, shared on his Instagram account pictures…

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China’s Tencent overtakes Facebook

Beijing: China’s social media and video game giant Tencent overtook Facebook in market value on Tuesday as investors sent the company soaring to the top five list of the world’s biggest firms. Tencent’s shares, traded in Hong Kong, have doubled in value this year as the tech company’s earnings have repeatedly outmatched analysts’ expectations. A…

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Rapper Eminem trolled on Twitter over latest SNL performance

The going is certainly getting tough for US rapper Eminem, who was trolled on micro-blogging site Twitter after he performed a medley of his earlier hits ‘Stan’ and ‘Love The Way You Lie’ after performing his latest single ‘Walk On Water’ at Saturday Night Live. Eminem may be used to adulation that he received from…

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Europe turns on Facebook, Google for digital tax revamp

BRUSSELS: They have revolutionised the way we live, but are US tech giants the new robber barons of the 21st century, banking billions in profit while short-changing the public by paying only a pittance in tax? With public coffers still strained years after the worst of the debt crisis, EU leaders have agreed to tackle…

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Ellen Page: I was ‘outed’ by director Brett Ratner

NEWS DESK: Ellen Page wrote a detailed Facebook post, becoming the latest actress to speak out against director and producer Brett Ratner, reported BBC. She says he outed her in public before she herself had fully realised she was gay. According to her, it happened on the set of X Men: The Last Stand when…

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