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British campaigner to sue Facebook over fake ads

London |Monday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST

British consumer campaigner Martin Lewis is suing Facebook for defamation after dozens of fake advertisements bearing his name were published on the social media platform.

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Facebook's damage limitation drive hits trouble in Germany

By Hans-Edzard Busemann and Douglas Busvine BERLIN/FRANKFURT | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST

Facebook's attempt to limit fallout from a massive data breach hit trouble in Germany on Friday as a privacy watchdog opened a case against the social network and politicians accused its bosses of eva

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Comedian S.Ve.Shekhar apologies for Facebook forward

Chennai |Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST

Under all-round attack, actor-turned-politician S.Ve.Shekhar on Friday apologised for forwarding a message that was defamatory of women journalists on his Facebook page.

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PwC had cleared Facebook's privacy practices in leak period

Undated | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST

Facebook Inc's privacy practices were cleared by auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in an assessment completed last year of the period in which data analytics consultancy Cambridge Analytica gai

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Cambodian man kills ex-wife then commits suicide live on Facebook

PHNOM PENH | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST

A Cambodian man murdered his ex-wife and then jumped off a bridge in a suicide that he broadcast live on Facebook, police said on Friday, in the first such case reported in the country. Facebook is th

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Yogi, most popular CM on Facebook

Lucknow | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has emerged as the most popular Chief Minister in India whose Facebook page had accounted the 'most interacting' in the year 2017. Yogi had pipped more fa

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'Facebook for scientists' resolves copyright row with some publishers

By Douglas Busvine FRANKFURT | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST

A group of academic publishers has reached an agreement with Researchgate, an online collaboration platform backed by Bill Gates and Goldman Sachs and dubbed 'Facebook for scientists', partly resolvin

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Third-parties abusing 'Facebook Login' to steal users' data: Report

San Francisco |Thursday, 2018 11:15:07 AM IST

Several third-party trackers are abusing Facebook Login, exfiltrating users' data including name, email address, age range, gender, locale and profile photo, a new security research report has claimed

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Facebook wearable device helps 'feel' words on your arm

New York |Wednesday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST

Facebook researchers have created a wearable device that taught people to feel words on their arms, causing vibrations in patterns that match up with certain sounds.

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Facebook says users must accept targeted ads even under new EU law

By David Ingram MENLO PARK | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would continue requiring people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service, a stance that may help keep its business model largely intact despite a new

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Facebook introduces new privacy updates for EU users

San Francisco |Wednesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST

Continuing with its efforts to protect users' privacy after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook on Wednesday introduced new privacy updates for its users in Europe as part of the EU's General D

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Facebook begins fact-checking news in poll-bound Karnataka (Lead)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST

With Karnataka heading for the polls in May, Facebook has announced a third-party fact-checking programme in the state to fight spread of fake news on its platform.

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