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Facebook Pressed Over Role in People Smuggling

A United Nations migration official called Thursday for Facebook to police its site and its WhatsApp messaging subsidiary for use by abusive human smugglers. Leonard Doyle, director of media and communication at the UN International Organisation for Migration, said that Facebook and WhatsApp have become the media of choice for people smugglers in the Middle East and Africa to advertise their services and make arrangements with ... Read More »

Disabled people have right to get higher education: Supreme Court

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act provides for reservation of not less than five per cent seats for persons with benchmark disabilities.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo) People with disability have a right to get higher education and not making adequate provisions to facilitate their proper education would amount to “discrimination”, the Supreme Court said on Friday. It directed the government institutions ... Read More »

UK floods: 70 people and horses rescued in Lancashire

More than 70 people and 20 horses had to be rescued from floods in Lancashire as bad weather hit the UK. Emergency crews received up to 500 calls with Lancaster and Galgate the worst affected places. Roads are shut and rail services have been suspended by floods in north Walesand snow is forecast across Scotland. There are currently eight flood warnings in place ... Read More »

Social media weaning people off newspapers, TV: Assocham

New Delhi: Social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and others are rapidly changing the reading and viewing habits of an increasing number of people, mostly youngsters, according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). Based on an analysis of responses from just 235 families, the industry body claimed that Indians residing in big cities are now ... 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 »

Facebook Expands Personal Fundraising Tools to More People, Causes

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook will let users ask friends and strangers to give them money The company has been testing the tool since March Latest update adds sports and community fundraisers as options Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses. It is now ... Read More »

People More Likely To Choose a Smartwatch Over Glasses

Sure, it seems these days that Google Glass grabs the headlines. But it turns out more people say they would be likely to choose smartwatches over glasses, when it comes to wearable tech. Perhaps more surprisingly, most said they were unlikely to choose either. Of 417 consumers surveyed, 411 respondents answered questions about wearable technology recently posed by the tech ... Read More »

More people want to quit social media than smoking in 2017, study claims

More people want to quit social media than smoking in 2017 (Photo: Getty) 6SHARES 1 Get Daily updates directly to your inbox + Subscribe More people want to quit social media than smoking in 2017, according to new research. Over 1,500 people were asked about their plans for the New Year, with one in ten planning to quit social media, ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Introduces Group Video Chat — with Up to Six People at a Time

Back in September, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) launched Messenger Instant Video to allow Facebook Messenger users to broadcast real-time video in Messenger text exchanges. Now the social networking giant has introduced Group Video Chat in Messenger, a real-time video option that has practical business applications. Group Video Chat on Messenger Group Video Chat in Messenger allows up to six people at ... Read More »

My Disability Matters: The social media site helping to connect people with disabilities

PHOTO: Mr Reardon hopes the website will provide a forum for people with disabilities to support each other. (ABC News: Felicity Ogilvie) RELATED STORY: New social network connects people with disabilities online MAP: TAS A social media site created by a Tasmanian man and designed for people with disabilities is being praised by users as a useful place to make ... Read More »