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Twitter Bans Blood Drives in Offices Worldwide Until Gays Can Donate

Social network giant Twitter has banned onsite blood drives in its offices worldwide where regulations do not permit blood donations from gay or bisexual men, a move that LGBT-rights advocates say is a first for a public technology company. The San Francisco-based company made the decision after one of its US employees, a gay man, was turned away from donating ... Read More »

Bangladesh to Continue Ban on Facebook, WhatsApp for Security Reasons

Bangladesh authorities insisted Tuesday an almost week-long ban on Facebook and mobile messaging services would remain until security in the tense country improved. The government last Wednesday ordered Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber blocked over fears of unrest after the country’s highest court rejected appeals by two top opposition leaders against the death penalty for war crimes. The telecoms regulator said ... Read More »

Facebook User Phuc Dat Bich Says Name Was a ‘Prank’

A Facebook user calling himself “Phuc Dat Bich” said Wednesday his viral postings about discrimination by the social network due to his name were a hoax. The prankster, now styling himself equally perplexingly as “Joe Carr”, garnered worldwide media attention and public support after saying Facebook repeatedly shut down his page due to his Vietnamese name. He said his posts, ... Read More »

‘Most Used Words on Facebook’ App Collecting, Selling User Data: Report

A famous app called “Most Used Words on Facebook” has been shared thousands of times but it may be stealing the information of those who use it, media reported. The viral app is hoovering up all of people’s personal information and is able to sell it on to whoever it wants, The Independent reported, citing a Comparitech report. The app ... Read More »

Most Facebook Posts Inspired by Envy, Finds Study

What drives you to keep posting your “good times” pictures on Facebook? Envy is a key motivator behind such posts and that contributes to a decrease in mental well-being among users, says a new study. “Creating a vicious cycle of jealousy and self-importance, Facebook leads users to feel their lives are unfulfilling by comparison, and react by creating posts that ... Read More »

Facebook Makes Paid Time Off for Baby Leave a Global Benefit

Less than a week after Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said he would take two months of paternity leave, the social media company announced it is extending its parental leave policy to full-time employees outside the United States. The policy, which provides four months of paid time off, will be provided to all new parents regardless of gender or location, ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg, Now a Father, Will Give Away Most of His Money to New Foundation

Talk about birth announcements: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife say they’ll devote nearly all their wealth – roughly $45 billion (roughly Rs. 2,99,318 crores) – to solving the world’s problems in celebration of their new baby daughter, Max. Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan, gave birth to a 7-pound, 8-ounce daughter last week. But the couple didn’t put out the ... Read More »

People in Distress Can Now Contact Delhi Police Through Twitter

Delhiites in distress can now approach police, and even the top city cop, through Twitter with the launch of three Twitter handles by Delhi Police on Tuesday. While one of the accounts will be the personal handle of Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi (@BhimBassi), the other shall be the official handle of his office (@CPDelhi). The third handle shall ... Read More »

Facebook Plans First Asia-Pacific Data Centre in Taiwan

Facebook Inc is evaluating the possibility of investing TWD 10 billion (roughly Rs. 1,995 crores) to build its first data centre in the Asia-Pacific region in Taiwan, joining Google, an official said on Wednesday. The centre would require 6 acres (2.43 hectares) of land, with the possibility to expand to 20 acres in the future, according to Magistrate Wei Ming-ku ... Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Takes Philanthropy Into Profit, Politics

Mark Zuckerberg, who famously urged his company Facebook Inc to “move fast and break things,” is taking a similar approach to the staid world of philanthropy, indicating his new venture will get directly involved with politics and may even turn a profit. The project, called the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is structured as a limited liability company. That means, unlike a ... Read More »