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Facebook launches U.S. food order and delivery service

Facebook Inc on Friday launched a service through which its U.S. users can order food for take-away or delivery directly through its app or website. Facebook said it has partnered with restaurants including Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, Jack in the Box Inc, Five Guys and Papa John’s International Inc. The company said in a blog…

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Even Pokémon Go was used in extensive Russian-linked meddling effort: U.S. media

NEWS DESK: Russian efforts to meddle in American politics did not end at Facebook and Twitter. A CNN investigation of a Russian-linked account shows its tentacles extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go, reported CNN. One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and…

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Facebook to sell portable headset for virtual reality

SAN JOSE: Facebook Inc (FB.O) is launching a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing more mobile uses than the company’s existing Oculus Rift product, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday. Zuckerberg, speaking at a conference for virtual reality developers, said the “Oculus Go” device would cost…

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Facebook and Instagram down for some users

Facebook (FB.O) and Instagram users in some parts of the United States, Europe and Canada were unable to access their accounts on Wednesday as the social networking website faced technical issues. “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as…

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Kangana Ranaut replies to Hrithik Roshan with these nine questions

The war of words between Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan continues as the Queen actress has asked nine questions to the Krrish actor following his clarification regarding their relationship.   The nine questions which Ranaut asked are as follows: 1. Mr. Hrithik Roshan very well knew that my client’s emails were hacked since May 2014 and…

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Facebook ‘context’ button is latest effort to fight fake news

Facebook said Thursday it was testing a new “button” to allow users to get more context about a news source, in the latest move by the leading social network to curb misinformation. The new feature will allow users to get context on the source of a news article with a single click without leaving Facebook…

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Zuckerberg seeks forgiveness for division caused by his work

NEWS DESK: Facebook Inc founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg asked for forgiveness for ways his work was used to divide people in a Facebook posting marking the end of Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of atonement on Saturday, reported Reuters. “For the ways my work was used to divide people rather than bring us…

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PTI deletes ‘missile’ tweet after facing much ridicule on social media

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) deleted a tweet from its official Twitter account after facing much ridicule on social media. According to details, the party’s official social media account had tweeted a video of party workers releasing a ‘PTI’ missile into the air. After people started posting memes ridiculing the ‘missile’, PTI deleted the tweet. Here’s how…

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Facebook may make blood donations quite easy and effective

As part of an initiative in India for the country’s  National Blood Donation Day on October 1, Facebook is currently working on a post that would make signing up for blood donations quite easy.  If the experiment goes well in India, blood donations across the world (or in certain countries) could become quite hassle-free. In the…

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Google, Facebook, Twitter asked to testify in Russia probe

The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked top tech companies Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify about Russian interference in US politics, a Senate aide confirmed Wednesday. The three internet and online social media giants are expected to appear on November 1 in an open hearing on the rising evidence that they were covertly manipulated in…

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Blasphemous content: IHC summons Secretary Interior in-person

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court summoned Secretary Interior in-person in a plea challenging blasphemous contents allegedly shared by some individuals on Youtube and Facebook accounts, on October 3. Justice Shoukat Aziz Siddiqui directed the respondents to submit reply of the petition till next date of hearing in a plea moved by a citizen Shoaib Safdar….

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Facebook has now made it easier to ignore annoying friends

NEWS DESK: Facebook is making it easier to ignore your most annoying friends, reported The Independent. The social network has created a Snooze option, which you can use to mute people and pages for a certain amount of time, blocking their updates from your News Feed. You can choose to Snooze accounts for 24 hours, seven…

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Facebook won’t make cars, Sandberg reassures Germany

FRANKFURT: Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg went on a charm offensive in Germany on Thursday, telling the country’s powerful automakers that the world’s biggest social network does not want to compete with them, reported Reuters. “I come with very good news. We’re the only company in Silicon Valley that’s not building a car,” Sandberg…

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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton to leave company

NEWS DESK: Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, now owned by Facebook Inc (FB.O), will leave the messaging service company to start a new foundation, he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday, reported Reuters. Acton spent eight years with WhatsApp, which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion in cash and stock. A Stanford alumnus,…

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Facebook’s new ‘Tinder-like’ feature matches you up with friends

NEWS DESK: Facebook has built a new feature that’s drawing comparisons with dating apps, such as Tinder and Bumble, reported The Independent. The social network has started asking users if they’d like to meet up with certain friends. If both of you respond positively, you’ll match and Facebook will encourage you to strike up a…

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Facebook to reject ads from pages touting ‘fake news’

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Monday said that pages that make a habit of linking to bogus news stories will no longer be able to advertise at the world’s leading online social network.

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Facebook Memories now lists your ‘milestones’

NEWS DESK: Facebook has made changes to On This Day, which will result in users being notified about more and more updates and ‘milestones’, reported The Independent. The social network has expanded the feature so it doesn’t just resurface posts from the same date a year or more ago. It will now also remind you…

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Facebook down: Users unable to log-in

KARACHI: Thousands of Facebook users are reporting that they are unable to use the social media website. An notice reading “required maintenance” is appearing on the website after the users are logging on to the website. An internet website which traces internet outages named Down Detector also reported that large number of users are not…

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Facebook makes it simple to see if friends are safe

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Monday made it simpler to see whether friends have checked in as “safe” on the online platform during disasters or other dangerous events. A Safety Check feature was given its own dedicated tab along with friends, groups, events and other main categories at the leading social network’s mobile application and desktop…

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Facebook makes it simple to see if friends are safe

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Monday made it simpler to see whether friends have checked in as “safe” on the online platform during disasters or other dangerous events.

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PM Abbasi has no Facebook, Twitter accounts

ISLAMABAD: Describing the social media accounts attributed to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as “fake”, the Prime Minister Office on Friday reiterated that PM Abbasi did not maintain any social media account, including Twitter and Facebook. “It is again clarified for information at large that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi does not maintain any social…

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