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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 »

Snapchat to Get Original Time Warner Shows

HIGHLIGHTS Time Warner and Snap have agreed to develop original shows for Snapchat The companies did not disclose the financial terms Time Warner said it expects to air 3 shows per day by the end of 2017 Time Warner and Snap said on Monday they had entered into an agreement to develop original shows for messaging service Snapchat over the ... Read More »

China Shuts Some Live Streaming Sites, Punishes Companies

HIGHLIGHTS Almost half of China’s Internet users use live video streaming sites The live broadcasting market was worth CNY 21 billion in 2016 Ministry of Culture said that it had shut down 10 hosting platforms Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down numerous hosting platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related ... Read More »

Facebook Testing Tools to Help People Discover Local News

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook testing products that meaningfully engage with their community The test have just begun and are on three products Facebook is also using software to intercept graphic content A day after reports emerged of guidelines that Facebook follows to censor sensitive content, the social media giant said it is testing products to connect its users to local news. As ... Read More »