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Australia to compel chat apps to hand over encrypted messages

Australia to compel chat apps to hand over encrypted messages

Social media giants like Facebook and WhatsApp will be compelled to share encrypted messages of suspected terrorists and other criminals with Australian police under new laws unveiled on Friday.

Facebook in Pakistan talks on blasphemous content

Facebook in Pakistan talks on blasphemous content

A senior Facebook official met with Pakistan's interior minister on Friday to discuss a demand the company prevent blasphemous content or be blocked.

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows

Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy on Facebook

Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy on Facebook

A Pakistani counter-terrorism court has sentenced to death a man who allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook, a government prosecutor said on Sunday, the first time someone has been handed the death penalty for blaspheming on social media.

Thai man jailed for 35 years for defaming royals on Facebook

Thai man jailed for 35 years for defaming royals on Facebook

A Thai man was jailed for 35 years on Friday for Facebook posts deemed insulting to the royal family, a watchdog said, in one of the harshest sentences handed down for a crime ...

EU fines Facebook 110 mn euros over 'misleading' info in WhatsApp takeover

EU fines Facebook 110 mn euros over 'misleading' info in WhatsApp takeover

The European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp.

Thailand has no immediate plan to suspend Facebook

Thailand has no immediate plan to suspend Facebook

Thailand has no immediate plan to block access to Facebook, the telecoms regulator said on Tuesday, as it expects the social media giant to comply with court orders for the removal of content ...

Thailand gives Facebook until Tuesday to remove ‘illegal’ content

Thailand gives Facebook until Tuesday to remove ‘illegal’ content

Facebook Thailand could face legal action next week after Thai authorities warned Facebook Inc to take down content deemed threatening to national security or violating strict lese majeste laws ...

Facebook to play down links to websites with deceptive ads

Facebook to play down links to websites with deceptive ads

Facebook is planning to intensify its crackdown on so-called clickbait websites, saying it will begin giving lower prominence to links that lead to pages full of deceptive or annoying advertisements.

Content monitoring: Facebook to add 3,000 workers

Content monitoring: Facebook to add 3,000 workers

Facebook Inc will add 3,000 people over the next year to monitor reports of inappropriate material on the social media network and removing videos such as murders and suicides, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday.

India bans social media in Kashmir for a month

India bans social media in Kashmir for a month

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir on Thursday announced a month-long ban on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and YouTube.

Indian Kashmir blocks social media after clashes

Indian Kashmir blocks social media after clashes

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir on Wednesday ordered internet service providers to block popular social media services including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp after an upsurge in violence in the region.