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Facebook to broadcast La Liga games for free in Indian subcontinent

Madrid - Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale and a host of La Liga stars will be beamed for free to viewers in the Indian subcontinent as part of a landmark deal with Facebook to broadcast live matches, the Spanish top flight division said Tuesday.

Facebook adds new requirements for pages with large US following

On Friday, Facebook announced that authors of pages on the platform with a large audience in the United States would be subjected to a new authorization process.

Egypt's Coptic pope quits 'waste of time' Facebook

Apo - The head of Egypt's Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, has shut down his Facebook page, saying it was a "waste of time", after the church ordered monks off social media.

Do Facebook shareholders want to remove Mark Zuckerberg?

According to various news media, some Facebook shareholders, unhappy with the recent company performance, want to oust Mark Zuckerberg as the chairman.

Op-Ed: Facebook ditches accounts poised to disrupt mid-term election

Menlo Park - Getting murkier by the minute, Facebook has dumped many Facebook and Instagram accounts it says are intended to influence the mid-term US elections. Facebook says it “believes” the accounts are linked to Russia.

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of midterms

San Francisco - Facebook said Tuesday it shut down 32 fake pages and accounts involved in an apparent "coordinated" effort to stoke hot-button issues ahead of November midterm US elections, but could not identify the source although Russia is suspected of involvement....

Queen of Pop Madonna launches birthday fundraiser on social media

The "Queen of Pop" Madonna has launched a birthday fundraiser with the global payments company Ripple, to help Malawian orphans.

Twitter sees user levels dip among mixed social media news

Twitter has lost 1 million monthly users in the second quarter of 2018, primarily as a result of cleaning out 'fake accounts'. The social media company's revenue, however, has grown to $711 million.

Looking at the bigger picture of Facebook's stock plunge

On Thursday, Facebook experienced a 19 per cent decrease in shares, causing alarm bells nationally and internationally. Despite the significant drop, experts urge the public to look at the whole picture.

Facebook sees shares tumble, but does the future look bright? Special

This week saw Facebook shares tumbled by more around 20 percent. Despite a rise in profits, the social media network's revenue and new user growth were short of investor expectations. However, the future looks strong, according to a leading analyst.

Facebook probes whether data firm violated policies: report

Washington - Facebook has suspended a Boston analytics firm from its site and says it is investigating whether the company's contracts with the US government and a Russian non-profit violated policies, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Zuckerberg at center of Holocaust denial controversy

Menlo Park - Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has found himself at the center of a fresh row after saying the social network should not prohibit posts which deny the Holocaust.

Competitor not too worried about a Facebook dating service

After Facebook announced their intention to build a dating service during F8 2018, the plans have moved out of the spotlight, until a recent comment by a competitor opened up the conversation.

Facebook female employee numbers sees big leap

Social network Facebook employees five times more female workers than it did five years ago; however, a blatant disparity still exists in regard to the leadership level.

German court to rule on parents' access to dead daughter's Facebook

Berlin - German judges will rule Thursday on Facebook users' "digital legacy", or the fate of their private data after they die, in a case pitting the Silicon Valley giant against the grieving parents of a teenage girl.

Britain to fine Facebook over data breach

London - Britain's data regulator said Wednesday it will fine Facebook half a million pounds for failing to protect user data, as part of its investigation into whether personal information was misused ahead of the Brexit referendum.

WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news after India murders

New Delhi - WhatsApp took out full-page advertisements in Indian newspapers Tuesday offering "easy tips" to identify fact from fiction after a slew of recent murders spurred by hoaxes shared on its platform.

Facebook promotes senior engineer to oversee blockchain

The social network Facebook has announced that it has promoted on its most senior engineers to its new position Director of Engineering, Blockchain.

Facebook responding to US regulators in data breach probe

San Francisco - Facebook acknowledged Tuesday it was facing multiple inquiries from US and British regulators about the major Cambridge Analytica user data scandal.

Facebook error unblocked blocked users

Facebook have admitted that a system bug unblocked unwanted users. Between May 29 and June 5, 800,000 people who had been blocked were suddenly unblocked, for core Facebook and the Messenger app.

Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections for a bit

San Francisco - Facebook on Monday said it is notifying more than 800,000 users that a software bug temporarily unblocked people at the social network and its Messenger service.

Google and Facebook accused of using 'dark patterns'

Facebook, Google and Microsoft direct users away from selecting privacy-friendly options, according to a new report. Recommendations are made to make selecting stronger privacy setting easier.

Facebook halts production of drones for internet delivery

Washington - Facebook is ending a program launched in 2014 to build a fleet of drones that could deliver internet to underserved areas of the world.

Facebook testing monthly charges for certain groups

Menlo Park - Facebook has decided to allow administrators of some groups to begin charging $4.99 to $29.99 a month for exclusive memberships. The company made the announcement in a blog post indicating it was part of an early test.

Will blockchain replace the web? Special

Brooklyn - Blockchain – a decentralized data base – is known today because it’s used to produce and exchange cryptocurrencies. But blockchain might prove to have many more applications, one day threatening the monopoly of companies like Amazon and Facebook.

Decline in people using Facebook for news

The seventh annual Digital News Report has found there has been a decline in the number of people indicating they use Facebook as a news source. Instead WhatsApp gains in popularity.

Facebook hiring two staff to ferret out fake news

Facebook is looking for one English and one Spanish speaker who were originally described as a "news credibility specialist" but this was changed to "news publisher specialist". Whatever they are called they are to filter out fake news from Facebook.

Facebook out to lure eSports fans with online portal

San Francisco - Facebook on Friday unveiled a portal devoted to streaming video game play and commentary as it ramped up its challenge to Amazon-owned Twitch and Google's YouTube for eSports fans.

Facebook staff to learn Sinhala insults after Sri Lanka riots

Colombo - Three months after Sri Lanka was rocked by deadly anti-Muslim riots fuelled by online vitriol, Facebook is training its staff to identify inflammatory content in the country's local languages.

Facebook deals with Chinese firm draw ire from US lawmakers

Washington - Facebook drew fresh criticism from US lawmakers following revelations that it allowed Chinese smartphone makers, including one deemed a national security threat, access to user data.
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