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Facebook admits storing passwords in plain text

Facebook admits storing passwords in plain text

Facebook on Thursday admitted that millions of passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers, a security slip that left them readable by the social networking giant's employees.

Thousands of Russians protest against internet restrictions

Thousands of Russians protest against internet restrictions

Thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow and two other cities on Sunday to rally against tighter internet restrictions, in some of the biggest protests in the Russian capital in years.

Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia poll

Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia poll

Facebook has banned political advertisements from outside Indonesia ahead of the country's presidential poll, just weeks after being heavily criticised by the European Union for not doing enough to counter election meddling.

Teleport promotes Qatar's economic position

Teleport promotes Qatar's economic position

Qatar Satellite Company Es'hailSat’s satellite control station, the teleport, which was launched on Thursday, promotes Qatar’s economic position and provides independency in communication, Internet, sounds ...

New satellite control station provides communications independency, Es'HailSat says

New satellite control station provides communications independency, Es'HailSat says

Qatar Satellite Company Es'hailSat said the satellite control station, the teleport, which launched today is one of the State's achievements which promotes its economic position and provides independency in communication ...

Facebook boosts political ad transparency ahead of India election

Facebook boosts political ad transparency ahead of India election

Facebook India said Thursday it will run disclaimers on political ads and publish details of sponsors to bring transparency in political advertising ahead of a general election due by May.

Bulgaria extradites Russian hacker to US: embassy

Bulgaria extradites Russian hacker to US: embassy

Bulgaria has extradited a Russian indicted by a US court for mounting a complex hacking scheme to the United States, the Russian embassy in Washington said Saturday.

As TikTok videos take hold with teens, parents scramble to keep up

As TikTok videos take hold with teens, parents scramble to keep up

Millions of teenagers seeking their 15 seconds of fame are flocking to TikTok, but many of their parents are only now learning about the express-yourself video app -- often to their dismay.

Silent opposition counts on viral votes in Bangladesh election

Silent opposition counts on viral votes in Bangladesh election

Shut out by mainstream media and too scared to hustle on the streets, Bangladesh's main opposition party has been reduced to social media lobbying for votes in this week's national elections.

Bangladesh opposition website shut down ahead of polls: party

Bangladesh opposition website shut down ahead of polls: party

Bangladesh's main opposition website has been shut down, the party said Saturday, amid accusation the government is muzzling dissent ahead of next week's general election.

Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

US President Donald Trump took a swipe on Tuesday at America's tech giants, accusing them of having a liberal bias, and claiming Twitter was making it more difficult to follow his account.

Journalists urge EU to resist lobbying by tech giants

Journalists urge EU to resist lobbying by tech giants

Top journalists called on the EU Tuesday to resist intense lobbying by Internet giants to gut a law which would force them to pay for the news content they pick up.