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Germany threatens to impose fines on Facebook and Twitter over fake news
Mar14

Germany threatens to impose fines on Facebook and Twitter over fake news

Germany is taking the fight straight to Facebook and Twitter as it seeks to bring an end to the menace of fake news. The European powerhouse through its ministry of justice, presented a bill that would see Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies pay fine if they fail to act decisively against fake news. Fine could be as high as €50 million if any of the social media company failed to act decisively to get rid of illegal...

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Facebook takes on Snapchat Stories with ‘Messenger Day’
Mar13

Facebook takes on Snapchat Stories with ‘Messenger Day’

Facebook has developed a penchant for copying Snapchat. After copying and adding Stories to Instagram and also launching similar features for its chat app WhatsApp, the social media behemoth has rolled out the Messenger version of the feature. Called Messenger Day, the new feature was first announced and made available to users in Poland in September; but is now available globally. Messenger Day is a new feature that lets you post...

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Google’s ‘Uptime’ app lets you watch YouTube videos with friends
Mar13

Google’s ‘Uptime’ app lets you watch YouTube videos with friends

Google’s YouTube is getting more social with a new app that lets you watch videos on the video streaming website with friends. Currently only available to iPhone users, Uptime is an easy to use app that enables you to connect with friends, but not before you have signed in with your Google account. Once signed in with your Google account, you can connect with your friends and watch YouTube videos together in real-time. It features...

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LinkedIn remains shut in Russia as agreement could not be reached with authorities
Mar11

LinkedIn remains shut in Russia as agreement could not be reached with authorities

Russian authorities have refused to bow to pressure and pleas to reopen LinkedIn. According to Fortune, all parties [LinkedIn and Russian authorities] failed to reach an agreement. This means that the public still won’t be able to access the professional network group for the 5th month running. Recall that public access to LinkedIn was blocked by Russia last November; a move that was highly criticized by many. The block came into...

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Twitter has started hiding accounts behind a warning page
Mar10

Twitter has started hiding accounts behind a warning page

Is this the year Twitter finally kicks out troll from its platform? The company is leaving no stone unturned as it continues to try different measures to finally make its website safe for everyone. Though, not without some challenges, the fact that measures after measures are being rolled out shows that the company wants to get a clean bill of health from its critics. The microblogging platform has started warning users and marking...

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Faux version of Facebook Lite infected Trojan
Mar07

Faux version of Facebook Lite infected Trojan

Malwarebytes reports that a fake version of Facebook Lite is infected with a malware called Android/Trojan.Spy.FakePlay. The more compact and lighter version of the popular Facebook app, is designed for users with low internet access, and works on slow connection. According to the report, though the infected version, which apparently isn’t from the Google Play Store works as advertised, it does possess the ability to infect your...

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