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Apple drives further into Facebook, Snap territory with video app

SAN FRANCISCO: With the release of a new video app called Clips, Apple Inc is inching one step closer to fully engaging in the messaging world, where its huge base of iPhone users could help it compete with Snap Inc’s Snapchat and Facebook Inc’s Messenger.

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Facebook ‘friendship’ murder case: Police book Naila, 5 other suspects

SIALKOT: Police booked a female named Naila and five other suspects in a murder case relating to a boy from Gujranwala, on Tuesday. According to details, police nominated the central suspect Naila as well as five others for the murder of Sharoon, a boy from Gujranwala who became friends with her on the social networking…

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Facebook decides to act on blasphemous content: FIA tells IHC

ISLAMABAD: Facebook management has decided to appoint a focal person on request to act against blasphemous content on social media, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director told Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday. The FIA director said this in response to the query by Chief Justice Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui about the…

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Facebook to send delegation to Pakistan over blasphemy row

ISLAMABAD: Social media giant Facebook will be sending a delegation to Pakistan, the interior ministry said Thursday. The move comes days after government threatened to permanently block social media websites including Facebook if they refuse to cooperate in taking down blasphemous content. A spokesperson for the ministry said that Facebook has even named a focal…

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Govt to ensure removal of blasphemous material from Facebook: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said the government was determined to use every option to remove blasphemous material from Facebook and other social media websites. He said they were hopeful that the Facebook management would respect the religious sentiments of 200 million people of Pakistan and millions of other users,…

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NO TV Dinners  

By: Zara Maqbool  No TV dinners? Easier said than done! I work in the afternoon, which allows me an hour or so in which I have to make sure the kids have eaten their lunch, changed their clothes after being back from school and so on. Stressed out due to time I used to give…

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Pakistan to introduce local versions of Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has directed that a comprehensive strategy should be prepared within three days to curb character assassinations and blasphemous content on social media. He has directed officials of Interior Ministry to evolve such a system in consultation with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. The Minister directed that the system should not…

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Nisar annoyed by Facebook’s refusal to share information

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said that a comprehensive strategy should be prepared within three days to curb character assassination through social media. He directed Ministry of Interior officials to evolve such a system in consultation with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), so that there should not be a curb on…

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Facebook is testing ‘dislike’ button for messages

Facebook is testing a new feature with a small subset of users that includes the closest thing yet to a true Dislike button. Called Messenger Reactions, the experimental feature enables people to share an emoji that best represents their feelings on a particular message. When hovering over a message in a conversation, a user can…

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Facebook begins flagging fake news

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook has begun flagging fake news. Or as Facebook calls it: “disputed” news. A warning label is being slapped on articles that clearly have no basis in fact or reality — at least some of them. The giant social network first promised to roll out a “disputed” tag in December. Over the weekend,…

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Click Away!

By: Zara Maqbool  When did it really start? When did we feel that we have to capture all our important moments of our life in our smart phones, yet very mindfully selecting those images that are society worthy experiences? Do we feel we would only become significant to others if they knew we did something…

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Advantages of Social Media

  Syed Adnan Ali Chishti Ever wondered what folks turn to first thing in the morning after getting up, even before answering the call of nature? Yes! You guessed right! They browse Social Media on their gadgets. I’m sure we all have already come across much negativity by society pertinent to over-usage of Social Media…

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Panama fight revs up on social media

Fired up supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have intensified their support for their respective sides. Watch more in this video report.

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The Purple Pigeon that took the internet by storm

By: Noman Naushad Lalani If you visit posts on famous Facebook Pages, you would have probably seen a cheeky and playful purple pigeon sticker series which has taken over almost everywhere on the social media in the last few days. Facebook got infected by the Trash Dove virus like and people are using the awfully…

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New Facebook job-hunting features challenge LinkedIn

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook began letting businesses in the US or Canada post jobs and take applications from jobseekers, posing a challenge to Microsoft-owned LinkedIn. The platform’s users will be able to find help-wanted posts at business pages on Facebook or by looking in a new ‘jobs’ bookmark on the leading social network’s mobile application. “Businesses…

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Valentine’s Day: A Different Perspective

By: Syed Adnan Ali Chishty Every year on February 14, the whole world celebrates Valentine’s Day and Pakistan too is no exception This is a day that marks the love between a man and woman.  Arguably, that love of a couple could be between husband and wife, man and his fiancĂ©e, girlfriend and boyfriend, and…

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Facebook employees enjoy the perk of paid leaves

Facebook employees are more than happy since the announcement of their paid leaves by their COO Sheryl Sandberg on Tuesday afternoon i.e. 7th of February 2017. The details regarding this news include that the facebook higher management and authorities have announced the perks for the employees to have six weeks of paid family leaves. Other…

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Facebook adds tool for helping in times of crisis

Facebook on Wednesday updated its Safety Check feature with a way for people to lend, or get, helping hands after disasters. A new “Community Help” feature provides a forum at the leading social network where assistance can be offered to victims of floods, earthquakes, fires or other kinds of natural or accidental tragedy, according to…

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Apple, Google, Facebook join hands against Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON: Nearly 100 companies, including some of high-tech’s biggest names, joined a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban, arguing that it would give companies incentives to move jobs outside the United States. The companies – including Apple, Google and Microsoft – banded together late on Sunday to file a “friend-of-the-court” brief with…

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Facebook, Google join drive against fake news in France

Giant Internet firms Facebook and Google joined forces with news organizations on Monday to launch new fact-checking tools designed to root out “fake news” stories in France ahead of the country’s presidential election.

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Pakistani boy syncs Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

A talented youth in Multan came up with a new smartphone application that has synced three famous social networking sites. Watch more Rashid Hameed’s report.

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