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Critique with intellect, Imran Khan tells abusive PTI supporters on Facebook, Twitter

They are infamously referred to as trolls. They are the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supporters who have flooded social media with vitriol if they find anyone criticising or even disagreeing with the party line or leader Imran Khan. But now, Mr Khan himself took to Twitter to tell them, no more.  Yasir Cheema, who tweeted the video,…

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Facebook admits privacy settings ‘bug’ affecting 14 million users

Facebook acknowledged Thursday a software glitch that changed the settings of some 14 million users, potentially making some posts public even if they were intended to be private. The news marked the latest in a series of privacy embarrassments for the world’s biggest social network, which has faced a firestorm over the hijacking of personal…

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Facebook comes up with major shuffling in top positions

Facebook confirmed an unprecedented management team shakeup in the aftermath of a major data privacy scandal that has rocked the social network. Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg remained chief of Facebook, with chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg his second-in-command. Chris Cox, a longtime member of Zuckerberg’s inner circle, was put in charge of Facebook’s core application as…

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Twitter urges users to change ‘unmasked’ passwords

Twitter on Thursday urged its more than 300 million users to change their passwords, saying they had been unintentionally “unmasked” inside the company by a software bug. The social media site said it found no sign that hackers accessed the exposed data, but advised users to change their passwords to be safe. Twitter practice is…

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Iran bans use of popular Telegram messaging app

Iran’s judiciary on Monday banned the hugely popular Telegram messaging app, which the authorities have accused of allowing armed opposition groups to fuel unrest. A judge in Tehran gave “the order to interrupt Telegram”, the judiciary’s Mizan Online news agency said. The move comes on the heels of a recent presidential directive banning all government…

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Sony wows CinemaCon with glitzy opening shows

By Frankie Taggart Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino vowed Monday that his leading men Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt would make as iconic a silver screen duo as Paul Newman and Robert Redford. The 2019 movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will look at the death throes of the old studio system — seen as…

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Top music videos including ‘Despacito’ defaced by hackers

New York: Some of the most popular music videos on YouTube including mega-hit “Despacito” momentarily disappeared Tuesday in an apparent hacking. Fans looking for videos by top artists including Drake, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift found the footage removed and replaced by messages that included “Free Palestine.” Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” — the most-watched video of…

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Facebook boss says made mistake ahead of Congress appearance

WASHINGTON: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg placed the blame for privacy and security lapses at the world’s largest social network squarely on himself as he girded Monday for appearances this week on Capitol Hill before angry lawmakers. In prepared remarks released by a congressional panel, Zuckerberg admitted he was too idealistic and failed to grasp how…

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Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data breach

WASHINGTON: Facebook said Wednesday personal data on as many as 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The new figure eclipses a previous estimate of 50 million in a further embarrassment to the social network roiled by a privacy scandal. The announcement came as Facebook unveiled clearer terms of service…

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Leaked Facebook memo questions cost of growth

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook troubles worsened late Thursday with the leak of a two-year-old memo from a high-ranking executive hinting that the social network was determined to grow despite risks to users. The 2016 memo published by news website Buzzfeed was written by veteran Facebook executive Andrew Bozworth, considered part of chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s inner…

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Facebook revamps privacy settings after data breach outcry

Washington: Facebook on Wednesday unveiled new privacy settings aiming to give its users more control over how their data is shared, following an outcry over hijacking of personal information at the giant social network. The updates include easier access to Facebook’s user settings and tools to easily search for, download and delete personal data stored…

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Facebook data helped Trump find his voters?

Washington, United States: It was one of hundreds of cute questionnaires that were shared widely on Facebook and other social media, like “Which Pokemon Are You?” and “What Are Your Most Used Words?” This one, an app called “thisismydigitallife”, was a personality quiz, asking questions about how outgoing a person is, how vengeful one can be,…

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Apple buys digital magazine subscription service

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple announced Monday it is buying digital magazine subscription service Texture, adding to the side of its business aimed at making money from online content or services. The iPhone maker did not disclose financial terms of the deal to buy Texture from its owners — publishers Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, Rogers Media and…

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One year of viral video: ‘BBC Dad’ finds it funny

SEOUL: The Korea politics professor who became a viral sensation after his children interrupted a BBC interview says he has been pulled over by police for selfies and photographed buying milk in the year since the broadcast. Robert Kelly of Pusan National University was commenting on the downfall of impeached president Park Geun-hye when his…

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Sri Lanka blocks social media amid riots

Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday blocked access to Facebook and suspended internet services in a troubled central district after police warned that rioters were using social media to spread anti-Muslim sentiment. The government declared an island-wide state of emergency Tuesday and imposed curfews across Kandy after days of rioting claimed at least two lives and left…

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Remarks made by internet trolls affect my family: Zareen Khan

MUMBAI: Bollywood star Zareen Khan said that the remarks made by “internet trolls” also affects her family. Indian website Hindustan Times reported that  the actress said that she was glad that her mother does not have an account on social media as she would be disturbed by reading the remarks ‘internet trolls’ post regarding her…

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Google fined in India for abusing dominant position

NEW DELHI: Google has been fined more than $21 million in India for “search bias” and abuse of its dominant position, competition regulators said Thursday. The US internet giant was deemed to have favoured its own services when customers ran searches according to a report from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) six years after…

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Internet users of broadband cross 50m mark

ISLAMABAD: The number of broadband subscribers including 3G and 4G subscribers in the country has crossed 50 million, showing around 24.5 per cent penetration till November last year.      Of the total users, mobile broadband remained the major contributor, sharing 48 million 3G and 4G subscribers till the period. The 3G and 4G subscription…

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Web giants in UK could be hit with major new tax

NEWS DESK: Web giants that are failing to adequately help the UK Government fight terrorism could be hit with a major new tax, a security minister has warned, reported The Independent. Ben Wallace said the Government’s “patience is running out fast” with internet companies who are too slow to act against extremist content. He struck…

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Iran blocks internet on third night of protests

Demonstrators attacked a town hall in the Iranian capital Saturday as protests spilled into a third night despite government warnings against any further “illegal gatherings” and moves to cut off the internet on mobiles. Unverified videos on social media appeared to show thousands marching through the western cities of Khorramabad, Zanjan and Ahvaz, while reports…

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Year-ender: Social media and hate campaigns across 2017

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: Nearly half of the total Pakistani population has access to internet. According to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), there are 47 million 3G/4G subscribers, 50 million broadband subscribers and 3 million fixed local line subscribers registered with the authority. Taking a glance at the year that has passed, it seems like two-thirds…

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