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When it comes to kids and social media, it’s not all bad news

While we often hear about the negative impact social media has on children, the use of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Children use it in a wide variety of ways – some of which are adding value to their lives. There are risks associated with social media use. But it’s also important to understand ... Read More »

Net Neutrality: Facebook, Alphabet Among Tech Firms Urging FTC to Maintain Status Quo

A group representing major technology firms including Alphabet Inc and Facebook urged the US Federal Communications Commission on Monday to abandon plans to reverse the landmark 2015 rules barring Internet service providers from blocking or slowing consumer access to Web content. The Internet Association said in its filing with the FCC that dismantling the net neutrality rules “will create significant uncertainty in the market and upset the careful ... Read More »

Facebook declines Pakistan’s request over mobile phone number link-up

Facebook termed Pakistan’s request to link all accounts to individual phone numbers as “improbable”.(Reuters File Photo) Facebook has declined Pakistan government’s request to link all accounts with the users’ mobile phone numbers, a media report said on Sunday “Pakistan had suggested that Facebook accounts be linked with users; mobile phone numbers. However, the management of Facebook believed it was more ... Read More »

Delta Stands Up To Ann Coulter, Becomes A Hero On Social Media

Delta Air Lines is drawing rave reviews on social media for something it did while on the ground. The airline took to Twitter on Sunday to defend itself after being bashed by Ann Coulter for allegedly giving her “carefully chosen” seat to another passenger.  Along with attacking the airline, the conservative commentator also posted pictures of the passenger she said got her seat. While airlines ... Read More »

Boy sues over arrest for clown scare comments on social media

CINCINNATI — A lawsuit alleges a 12-year-old suburban Cincinnati boy was improperly arrested at school and prosecuted for social media comments goading purported frightening clowns to visit his area as reports of such encounters swirled around the country last fall. His parents seek unspecified damages in the federal suit against his school district, an officer and prosecutors. They say his ... Read More »

EU regulators clamp down on social media searches on job applicants

EU regulators want to prevent employers from screening jobseekers by looking at their social media profiles © FT montage Employers who check a job candidate’s Facebook or Twitter profile before deciding whether to hire them may be in breach of European law, top regulators have said, as the EU tightens its data protection policies. According to guidelines published by EU ... Read More »

Facebook Profile Picture Guard: How to Use the New Tool

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook’s new profile picture guard is rolling out to users in India New tool will prevent misuse of profile picture Other countries to receive the feature soon Facebook on Wednesday announced it is piloting new tools in India that can prevent misuse of profile pictures. The social giant said that the feature was rolled out after feedback they received from ... Read More »

Facebook F8: New Surround 360 Camera and Other Major Announcements From Day 2

HIGHLIGHTS 360 Capture SDK tool makes it easier to capture, share experience in VR Giphy support will be available in Facebook Live, Camera and Messenger Tether-tenna helicopters will deliver Internet access during emergencies Facebook’s ongoing annual developer conference F8 2017 moved into its second day on Wednesday. While Day 1 was mostly about augmented reality, Facebook Spaces VR, Places Graph ... Read More »

Periscope Super Hearts Launched, Helps Live Stream Performers Earn Money

HIGHLIGHTS People watching Periscope can send heart shapes that are virtual currency Broadcasters receiving an equivalent of about $175 can cash out the money At first only broadcasters in the United States will be eligible Twitter plans on Wednesday to launch a system for people to earn money by streaming live on its Periscope service, a first for Twitter and ... Read More »

Facebook Said to Have Received Nod to Set up Indonesia Unit

Facebook Inc has received an in-principle approval to set up a domestic unit in Indonesia, said a senior government source from the Southeast Asian nation, home to the social networking giant’s fourth-largest user base. Indonesia has been pushing multinational technology firms to be locally incorporated, arguing that companies such as Alphabet Inc’s Google set up small business entities to provide ... Read More »