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Pakistan’s Khan writes to Facebook seeking ban on Islamophobic content

Pakistan’s prime minister has written a letter to Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg seeking a ban on Islamophobic articles on the platform, warning of an increase in r...


Has Amazon refused to appear before Indian parliamentary panel on data privacy?

Representatives of Amazon.com in India have refused to appear before a panel reviewing the nation’s privacy invoice , an Indian lawmaker has suggested, an allegation the US e...


WhatsApp to offer in-app purchases and cloud hosting services

Facebook has said its WhatsApp messaging app would begin to provide in-app buys and hosting solutions, as it proceeds to boost revenue from the app whilst knitting together e-comme...

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How social media companies will handle post-US election scenarios

In the run-up to the US election in November, social networking companies such as Facebook and Twitter have announced a slew of new rules for assorted post-election scenarios.


Facebook launches dating service in Europe

Facebook has said it is launching its own dating service in 32 European countries after the rollout was postponed earlier this season due to regulatory concerns.


PayPal to open up network to cryptocurrencies

In a significant move, PayPal has said it will allow clients to hold bitcoin along with other digital coins on its own online wallet and shop utilizing cryptocurrencies in the 26 m...


Irish regulator probes handling of children’s data on Instagram

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two queries into Facebook after concerns were raised about the social system titans handling of children’s perso...


UK watchdog: Instagram agrees curbs on paid influencers

Facebook-owned Instagram has consented measures to crack down on hidden advertising by so-called influencers on its own photo and video platform, the UK’s Competition and Mar...


Facebook’s Libra taps ex-HSBC exec as CFO of payments unit

Another former HSBC executive is heading into the Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency project, joining as chief financial officer of a unit tasked with handling the projected digi...

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Twitter and Facebook restrict circulation of New York Post story on Biden

Facebook and Twitter throw doubt on a New York Post story that made claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, taking proactive actions to limit dissemin...


Facebook will ban ads discouraging people from getting vaccines

Facebook will begin banning ads that explicitly dissuade people from getting vaccinated, the social media titan has stated, as it also announced a new flu vaccine information effor...


G7 vows to fight ransomware attacks; say stablecoin needs regulation

Fiscal leaders of this world’s seven biggest economies on Tuesday pledged to fight rising ransomware strikes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, also said no stablecoin surgery shoul...

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Zuckerberg and Chan donate $100 million more to US election infrastructure

Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg along with his wife, Priscilla Chan, have stated that they will donate an extra $100 million to support election officials and fina...


G7 draft: Facebook’s Libra must not start until properly regulated

Financial leaders of this world’s seven largest economies will state on Tuesday that they oppose the launch of Facebook’s Libra stablecoin before it’s properly re...