Facebook Says It Will Act Against ‘Information Operations’ Using False Accounts

Facebook Inc acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures it is taking to combat what it calls “information operations” that go well beyond the phenomenon known as fake news. In a report and summary of response plans on its… Read More Facebook Says It Will Act Against ‘Information Operations’ Using False Accounts

‘Britney Spears Is Not Dead’ Sony Clarifies, Blames Twitter Account Breach

No, Britney Spears is not dead. Yet her fans’ hearts may have skipped a beat today when tweets purportedly from Sony Music Entertainment said “RIP @britneyspears #RIPBritney 1981-2016” and “Britney spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon #RIPBritney.” The real Sony Music Entertainment quickly deleted those tweets and issued a terse… Read More ‘Britney Spears Is Not Dead’ Sony Clarifies, Blames Twitter Account Breach

Facebook Launches Parent’s Portal to Help Parents Keep Kids Safe Online

In a bid to empower parents help their child navigate safely on Facebook, the social networking giant on Tuesday launched Parent’s Portal in collaboration with parents, teenagers and safety experts around the world. Facebook recently updated its Safety Centre and Bullying Prevention Hub and has now introduced Parent’s Portal, which provides parent specific advice as… Read More Facebook Launches Parent’s Portal to Help Parents Keep Kids Safe Online

Donald Trump Wins: Mark Zuckerberg Says Fake News on Facebook Did Not Affect US Election Results

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday rejected the idea that bogus stories shared at the social network paved a path of victory for President-elect Donald Trump. “The idea that fake news on Facebook, which is a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way I think is a pretty crazy idea,”… Read More Donald Trump Wins: Mark Zuckerberg Says Fake News on Facebook Did Not Affect US Election Results

LinkedIn Ban Upheld by Russian Court Over Data Protection Fears

A Russian court on Thursday ruled that professional networking website LinkedIn can be blocked under a controversial new law because it does not store local users’ data inside the country. “Moscow City Court recognised the legality of blocking LinkedIn,” the court’s spokeswoman Ulyana Solopova told AFP. The court rejected an appeal by LinkedIn and upheld… Read More LinkedIn Ban Upheld by Russian Court Over Data Protection Fears

Twitter South East Asia and India MD Parminder Singh the Latest to Leave the Company Gopal Sathe, 03 November 2016

Twitter continues to haemorrhage senior leadership in the region, with yet another high profile executive announcing his decision to move on from the company in a series of tweets. After India head Rishi Jaitly on Monday, now we have Parminder Singh, Managing Director Twitter for India, South East Asia, Middle East, and North Africa (INSEA/… Read More Twitter South East Asia and India MD Parminder Singh the Latest to Leave the Company Gopal Sathe, 03 November 2016