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WhatsApp to start charging business users

WhatsApp to start charging business users

The messages will be charged at a fixed rate for confirmed delivery, ranging from 0.5 cents to 9 cents per message depending on the country, WhatsApp said.

Facebook to offer 'bounty' for reporting data abuse

Facebook to offer 'bounty' for reporting data abuse

The new programme "will reward people with first-hand knowledge and proof of cases where a Facebook platform app collects and transfers people's data to another party to be sold, stolen or used for scams or political influence".

Vigilance, awareness key to fighting cyber crime: experts

Vigilance, awareness key to fighting cyber crime: experts

The conference on combating cyber crime, organised by the Ministry of Interior, stressed the importance of spreading community awareness about such threats.

Twitter hits a milestone with first-ever profit

Twitter hits a milestone with first-ever profit

Twitter on Thursday reported its first-ever quarterly profit, in a key milestone for the social network which has been lagging for years against fast-growing rivals.

Outgoing Twitter worker takes down Trump account

Outgoing Twitter worker takes down Trump account

Twitter initially said the account had been "inadvertently deactivated due to human error", but later indicated it was done intentionally by a departing worker.

Shares soar as Twitter eyes profit by year-end

Shares soar as Twitter eyes profit by year-end

Shares in Twitter leapt 14% in early trade to $19.68 on the back of investor optimism at its third quarter results -- even though the firm posted ongoing losses and a dip in revenue.

Facebook and Instagram down for some users

Facebook and Instagram down for some users

Facebook and Instagram users in some parts of the United States, Europe and Canada were unable to access their accounts on Wednesday as the social networking website faced technical issues.

Facebook tests 'context' button to fight fake news

Facebook tests 'context' button to fight fake news

The new feature will allow users to get context on the source of a news article with a single click without leaving Facebook and its news feed.

Twitter aims to boost appeal with 280-character tweet limit

Twitter aims to boost appeal with 280-character tweet limit

Twitter is testing allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters -- double the existing limit -- in the latest effort to boost flagging growth at the social network.

LinkedIn membership reaches half a billion

LinkedIn membership reaches half a billion

The professional social network LinkedIn said on Monday its membership had swelled to 500mn, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft.

Facebook looking at behaviour to weed out fake accounts

Facebook looking at behaviour to weed out fake accounts

Facebook on Wednesday said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behaviour such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages.

Facebook launches scheme to take Wi-Fi to rural India

Facebook launches scheme to take Wi-Fi to rural India

Social networking company Facebook has launched a new programme to take the internet to rural areas of India which have poor or no access to cyberspace, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.