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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Plans Public Debates About Tech for 2019 Personal Challenge

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he will host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society as part of his personal challenge this year. Zuckerberg sounded his plan in a Facebook post, which has been a regular feature when he airs his New Year’s resolutions that in the past […]

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How a Japanese Billionaire Took Over the Top Spot on Twitter

What gets Twitter users more excited than a year’s supply of Wendy’s chicken nuggets? Apparently cold, hard cash. The most retweeted tweet of all time now belongs to Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire behind the e-commerce company Zozotown. His message to the Twitterverse promised 100 winners a chance to win a piece of JPY 100 million, or […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Halts Stock Sales as Facebook Shares Tumble

Mark Zuckerberg’s multibillion-dollar stock sale ground to a halt in the final months of 2018. The Facebook co-founder didn’t sell a single share in the fourth quarter, when the social media company’s stock tumbled 20 percent amid a broader market rout. It’s the first quarter in more than two years he’s refrained from doing so, according to […]

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Dormant Twitter Accounts Being Hacked to Spread IS Propaganda: Report

Exploiting a decade-old flaw, hackers are taking control of dormant Twitter accounts to spread Islamic State (IS) propaganda, a media report said. Although Twitter has suspended many of these accounts, some are still active, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday. Some of these accounts are tweeting messages supporting violence. To take control of the accounts that have remained inactive for years, […]

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Trump Warns Google, Facebook, Twitter, Tells Them to Be ‘Careful’

US President Donald Trump stepped up attacks on big tech firms Tuesday, warning Facebook, Googleand Twitter to be “careful,” hours after slamming what he called “rigged” Internet search results. Trump offered no details on what if any actions he might take, but a top White House aide suggested the administration may look at some type of regulation in response to the […]

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Tesla’s Slow Disclosure Raises Governance, Social Media Concerns

Tesla handling of Chief Executive Elon Musk’s proposal to take the carmaker private and its failure to promptly file a formal disclosure has raised governance concerns and sparked questions about how companies use social media. Musk stunned investors last Tuesday by announcing on Twitter that he was considering taking Tesla private in a potential $72 billion (roughly Rs. […]

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Posting on social media could help you land your next job

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably posted pictures or comments on several social media profiles – which could actually help boost your career opportunities, according to a recent survey. Two in three companies, 63%, use social networks to find out more about job applicants, finds a recent Bitkom research survey. Around a quarter of […]

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IT Secretary Calls for More Stringent Rules on WhatsApp

Although WhatsApp recently limited forwards on the app, Ministry of Electronic and IT Secretary Ajay Kumar Sawhney on Monday noted that this alone would not be enough to tackle the growing problem of circulation of fake or speculative news. “It (WhatsApp) has become a publishing medium, so there should be rules made for it, as publishing is from one […]

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Tech Firms Should Be Made Liable for ‘Fake News’ on Sites: UK Lawmakers

Tech firms like Facebook should be made liable for “harmful and misleading” material on their websites and pay a levy so they can be regulated, British lawmakers said, warning of a crisis in democracy due to misuse of personal data. Facebook has increasingly become a focus of the media committee’s inquiry into “fake news” after the data of […]

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Instagram Testing Non-SMS, Two-Factor Authentication System

Facebook-owned Instagram is working on a non-SMS, two-factor authentication system that would work with security apps like Google Authenticator and generate a special login code in case of theft or hacking. “We’re continuing to improve the security of Instagram accounts, including strengthening 2-factor authentication,” TechCrunch quoted an Instagram spokesperson as saying. A prototype version of the updated two-factor feature […]