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  • Chicago-area man accused of threatening Mayor, others on Facebook

    CHICAGO: A driver for a ride-sharing service used his Facebook page to threaten Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others, hinting that he hoped to commit an act of violence before traveling to Pakistan, according to a recently unsealed federal complaint...

    He allegedly wrote on Facebook, “I'm not leaving America without getting revenge even if it costs me my life...

  • Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

    SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has hit the billion-user mark, according to the leading social network's chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg...

    “One billion people now use WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page...

  • Russia threatens to ban Facebook in 2018

    Russia's internet watchdog on Tuesday warned Facebook it would be banned in 2018 unless it complies with a law on storing local users' data...

    “We will work on getting Facebook to observe the law,” Zharov said...

  • Facebook apologises for removing condolence messages for Toto Riina

    Facebook issued an apology to the family of the “boss of bosses” of Italy's Mafia for removing messages of condolences that flowed in after his death last week...

    A Facebook spokesperson tells The Associated Press that the posts on the feed of Salvatore “Toto” Riina's son-in-law were removed in error after users complained that they violated Facebook's standards...

  • An Indian man was arrested for posting abusive remarks about Modi in Facebook chat. Is this justified?

    This followed a complaint filed by K Marimuthu, the district secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing the teenager of sending abusive messages about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a private conversation on Facebook Messenger, the police told The Indian Express...

    But are these charges justified for abusive remarks on a closed group or chat on Facebook?The district police of Virudhunagar told Scroll...

  • Facebook told to provide details of two accounts

    LAHORE: A judicial magistrate at the District Courts on Thursday directed the management of famous social networking website Facebook in California to provide registration details of two accounts involved in launching a defamation campaign against former woman MPA Seemal Raja...

    He said handlers of two Facebook accounts titled “Hamid Khan MSF” and “Ashiq Hussain” uploaded on the website objectionable material and remarks regarding the...

  • News channels go off air, Facebook and YouTube blocked in parts of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday afternoon issued a notification prohibiting live coverage of the operation to end the Faizabad sit-in, following which most private news channels were taken off-air in Islamabad and other parts of the country...

    Additionally, Facebook, YouTube, DailyMotion, Twitter and Instagram have been blocked in some parts of the country...

  • Facebook ads reveal real Russian game

    THE Facebook ads placed by a Russian troll farm and released on Wednesday show that the Russian propaganda campaign of 2016 didn’t favour either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton...

    Leonid Volkov, an internet entrepreneur and campaign manager to Putin’s No 1 domestic foe, anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, wrote on Facebook on Thursday:“When people discuss, in all seriousness, ‘election interference’ by means of $100,000 worth of...

  • Chinese tech giant Tencent surpasses Facebook in value

    Chinese social media and video game giant Tencent became more valuable than Facebook on Tuesday as investors sent the company soaring into the top five of the world's biggest firms...

    By the end of the trading day on Tuesday, Tencent's outstanding shares were worth a combined $523 billion, surpassing Facebook's $519 billion...

  • Worn down by censors, Iran's Facebook shuts down

    Cloob website was launched 12 years ago as the Iranian answer to Facebook and Google's now-dead Orkut, and at its peak had some two million users in the country...

    Iran banned Facebook primarily due to lack of oversight, especially women sharing photos of themselves without a headscarf, which is illegal under the country's Islamic laws...

  • Facebook shifts News Feed, gives priority to friends

    WASHINGTON: Facebook said Tuesday it was reconfiguring its News Feed, in a move aimed at giving people more information about what is happening to “the friends you care about...

    “The goal of News Feed is to show you the content that matters to you,“ said a blog post by Facebook's Max Eulenstein and Lauren Scissors...

  • Facebook provides free internet access to Pakistani citizens

    In an interesting breakthrough for mobile users in Pakistan, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the provision of free internet access for users in Pakistan through the social-media giant's new initiative Internet...

    Facebook’s chief calls this initiative “another step towards connecting the world”...

  • Husband of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg dies

    LOS ANGELES: David Goldberg, the husband of Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly, his brother said on Saturday...

    “It’s with incredible shock and sadness that I’m letting our friends and family know that my amazing brother, Dave Goldberg, beloved husband of Sheryl Sandberg, father of two wonderful children, and son of Paula Goldberg, passed away suddenly last night,” Robert Goldberg said in a Facebook...

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