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Here's what experts think about Amber Rudd's WhatsApp encryption remarks.

Amber Rudd has sparked concern by suggesting that WhatsApp, the Facebook owned messaging service, give access to encrypted communications to security services (

- City AM - UK

Apple drives further into Facebook, Snap territory with video app.

With the release of a new video app called Clips, Apple is inching one step closer to fully engaging in the messaging world, where its huge base of iPhone users could help it compete with Snapchat and Facebook's Messenger.

- Stuff - NZ

Facebook Says Goodbye to Windows Phone 8.1 .

Windows Phone 8.1 continues to be the number one version of Microsoft's mobile operating system, pretty much because Windows 10 Mobile is only available for some 50 percent of the devices on the platform, but sooner or later, an upgrade seems to become mandatory for everyone. This is because more and more developers are ...

- Softpedia - US

UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access.

British press reports suggest Masood used the messaging service owned by Facebook just minutes before the Wednesday rampage that left three pedestrians and one police officer dead and dozens more wounded. Home Secretary Amber Rudd used appearances on BBC and Sky News to urge WhatsApp and other encrypted services to make ...

- SFGate - US

Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash.

Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

New Sydney bar Suey Sins slammed as 'racist' for its 'sexy pre-war Shanghai' theme.

A new Sydney bar and restaurant has come under fire for its "sexy pre-war Shanghai" theme as social media users flood the business' Facebook page with accusations of racism and cultural appropriation.Suey Sins, a new bar and restaurant...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

London Terrorist Used WhatsApp, UK Calls For Backdoors.

Wednesday 52-year-old Khalid Masood "drove a rented SUV into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before smashing it into Parliament's gates and rushing onto the grounds, where he fatally stabbed a policeman and was shot by other officers," writes the Associated Press. An anonymous reader quotes their new report: Westminster ...

- Slashdot - US

Facebook Messenger on Windows Phone 8.1 to reportedly be deprecated at the end of March.

In the last hours, some users have received emails from Facebook in which the firm hints towards an intention to deprecate the Windows Phone 8.1 version of its Messenger app at the end of March.

- Neowin.net - US

21 bot experts make their predictions for 2017.

GUEST: 2016 was a huge year for bots, with major platforms like Facebook launching bots for Messenger, and Amazon and Google heavily pushing their digital assistants. Looking forward to 2017, we asked 21 bot experts, entrepreneurs, and executives to share their predictions for how bots will continue to evolve in the coming ...

- VentureBeat - US

Germany Wants To Regulate Live Streams.

Thanks to technology and the internet, anyone can broadcast and share content with a press of a button. We have platforms such as Facebook Live, Twitch, YouTube, and so on, all of which allow users to share live streams from their phones, tablets, or computers with relative ease. However over in Germany, the government ...

- Ubergizmo - US

Lebanon: Activist Charged for Facebook Post Criticizing Politicians.

– A Lebanese activist was arrested on March 21, 2017, and faces charges over a Facebook post criticizing public officials, Human Right Watch said today. The arrest and detention of the activist, Ahmad Amhaz, is incompatible with Lebanon's human rights obligations. Lebanese authorities should immediately release him and ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash

BRADENTON, Fla. — Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on...

- Townhall.com - US

Florida diver pulls hook from lemon shark's belly

A man was diving off Jupiter, Florida, last Thursday when he encountered a lemon shark in need of assistance.Joshua Eccles is being called a hero on Facebook after he helped a lemon shark that had a huge rusty hook in its belly.He...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

U.K. arrests another man over Parliament attack, presses WhatsApp for access to killer's links

Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday. British press reports suggest Masood used the messaging service owned by Facebook just minutes before the Wednesday rampage that ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Facebook restores controversial poem of Srijato

Facebook restores poem by noted Bengali poetA day after 'accidentally' removing a poem titled Abhishap of noted Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay, following a police plaint, Facebook restored...

- The Hindu - IN

Get Sorted: Is tapping KiwiSaver for a first home even a good idea?

Hopefully you've come across the new KiwiSaver "babybot" . You can jump on Facebook Messenger, look up HeySorted and ask all sorts of KiwiSaver questions. The bot includes some details on using KiwiSaver for a first home , but...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Facebook wants to connect the globe

Some 61 per cent of Kiwis have a Facebook account. As part of 'The Takeover', we asked the Paul McCrory from Facebook what the company does for NZ.

- Stuff - NZ

The disparate global locations that make up New Zealand Facebook - and your news feed

Close to half of New Zealand uses Facebook every single day. It's eaten up almost a fifth of digital advertising revenue, sucking $30 million from our economy with little to no tax obligation. After sleeping, working, and watching TV, it's the thing we do the most. 

- Stuff - NZ

What's the deal with Facebook and tax?

The last known amount of tax social media giant Facebook paid in New Zealand was about $43,000: roughly the same amount a family-owned building company might pay.

- Stuff - NZ

Russia 'disappointed' over new U.S. sanctions against eight more companies: Foreign Ministry

, Mar. 26 : The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed disappointment over the U.S. authorities' decision to introduce sanctions against eight more Russian companies."The US administration's decision to introduce restrictions against a number of Russian organizations, including those linked to aircraft construction and ...

- Sify - IN

WhatsApp encryption is 'completely unacceptable' warns home secretary

Home secretary Amber Rudd has called end-to-end encryption on messaging services such as WhatsApp and iMessage "completely unacceptable" in the wake of the terrorist attack on Parliament. "There should be no place for terrorists to hide," she said, speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, responding to reports that the ...

- City AM - UK

UNIAN: Poroshenko, Turchynov greet National Guards on professional holiday

“Thanks to our fighters, national guardsmen for their loyalty to the oath, military and civil duty, and devotion to the Ukrainian people. I sincerely congratulate you on your holiday! “Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Debate on whether Islam should be taught at secondary schools heats up

The request made by Imam Mohammed El Sadi that Muslim students be taught Islam at secondary school has fuelled a heated debate. Kurt Sansone got a snapshot of the controversy when he asked the question on Facebook. It is yet another debate instigated by the changing cultural reality in Malta, and as always, it is not shorn ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Teenager gangraped on Facebook Live relocated to safe place

A 15-year-old girl whose gangrape was streamed live on Facebook, and her family have been relocated to a "safe space", a media report said.

- Zee News - IN

Kansas shooting: Indian-Americans honour Ian Grillot for his heroism with USD 1,00,000 cheque

, Mar. 26 : Ian Grillot, who was injured while trying to intervene during the Kansas shooting incident that killed Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was felicitated by Indian-Americans community in Houston."It is not every day that one meets a genuine hero - a person who risks his life for another, and takes a bullet ...

- Sify - IN

Home Secretary Amber Rudd calls WhatsApp encryption 'totally unacceptable'

The fight against terrorism makes the encryption of messages on services such as Facebook-owned internet messaging service WhatsApp "completely unnacceptable," according to Home Secretary Amber Rudd. She told BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday that "there should be no place for terrorists to hide." "We need to make sure that ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Snapchat is more like Twitter than Facebook in one important area

Snap Inc. has "elevated credit risk," based on a score estimated by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Snapchat parent offered its shares to the public on March 2 and is not yet issuing corporate bonds. Still, S&P examined its credit quality relative to where a few other tech companies were at their initial public ...

- Business Insider - US

Sunil Grover announces new gig amid Kapil Sharma row

Comedian Sunil Grover has announced his new gig with Kiku Sharda following his fall out with Kapil Sharma.Grover took to Facebook to share the poster of his upcoming gig scheduled to happen in Delhi on April 1."Delhi see you on the 1st April. Yo!," he shared the poster of the show, which features him dressed as his popular ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Every 83 seconds: Anti-Semitic post uploaded to social media

World Jewish Congress surveyed Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and more.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Uber suspends self-driving cars after crash

Washington, March 26 US ride-hailing company Uber has suspended its self-driving cars from the roads after one such vehicle crashed in Arizona, the media reported on Sunday. Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on a street, next to another badly damaged vehicle, the BBC reported. US-based Fresco News ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Boris Johnson and Amber Rudd attack Google over extremist content

Top ministers have laid into Google, Facebook and Twitter, saying they must do more to tackle content which promotes terrorism and extremism. Foreign minister Boris Johnson labelled them "disgusting", telling the Sunday Times: "They need to stop just making money out of prurient violent material.” Meanwhile home ...

- City AM - UK

Amber Rudd just called WhatsApp's encryption 'completely unacceptable'

Home secretary Amber Rudd has called end-to-end encryption on messaging services such as WhatsApp and iMessage "completely unacceptable" in the wake of the terrorist attack on Parliament. "There should be no place for terrorists to hide," she said, speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, responding to reports that the ...

- City AM - UK

Paghablot ng bag na may P10k cash mula sa isang pamilya sa Cavite kuha sa CCTV

Humingi ng tulong sa netizen ang isang babaeng Facebook user upang mahuli ang dalawang lalaking nanghablot ng bag ng kanyang kapatid sa noong nakalipas na linggo sa Imus, Cavite.

- GMA News - PH

Facebook announced a surprising partnership with Amazon

Facebook announced on Wednesday it is partnering with six ad tech firms to open up its Facebook Audience Network — which lets thousands of developers and publishers make money from their apps and mobile sites with Facebook ads — to their header bidding platforms. For Facebook, which is often accused by the ad industry ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

21 bot experts make their predictions for 2017

GUEST: 2016 was a huge year for bots, with major platforms like Facebook launching bots for Messenger and Amazon and Google heavily pushing their digital assistants. Looking forward to 2017, we asked 21 bot experts, entrepreneurs, and executives to share their predictions for how bots will continue to evolve in the coming ...

- VentureBeat - US

Woman arrested for blackmailing on internet

SIALKOT: The Federal Investigation Agency on Saturday arrested a woman for allegedly being involved in blackmailing on social media, making her the first female to have been taken into custody under the recently passed cybercrime law. According to senior FIA officials, Sadia Mirza, 37, has been accused of blackmailing Ahsan ...

- DAWN - PK

Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally

LOS ANGELES, March 26 — Violence broke out at a pro-Donald Trump rally in southern California yesterday when a masked man pepper-sprayed the female organiser before demonstrators tackled him to the ground. Video posted on Facebook from the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Be wary of tweets, FB posts —Leonen

Reflecting on a potentially grim future, Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen on Thursday advised Filipinos to be more critical of information they get from tweets and Facebook posts. The post Be wary of tweets, FB posts —Leonen appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

WATCH LIVE: President Trump Gives His Weekly Address At 11 AM ET

President Donald Trump will give his weekly address to the nation Saturday at 11 a.m. ET. Watch live below via Facebook:

- TPM News - US

8 conversation habits of extremely annoying people

Warner Bros. TelevisionIt's easier to be an annoying conversationalist than it is to be a skilled one. Who wants to listen to the other person when you could instead talk endlessly about yourself, or pretend you're listening when you're really scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Over on Quora and Reddit, users are ...

- Business Insider - US

Social media companies may face prosecution for hosting extremist content

Google, Facebook and several other tech companies have been facing a major backlash from advertisers globally for placing their online adverts next to extremist material. And now, in an exclusive report, the Telegraph has reported that these companies may be prosecuted in Britain if they fail to mon...

- The Raw Story - US

The first full 'Justice League' trailer is here and it looks incredible

Warner Bros. just dropped the first full trailer for the upcoming "Justice League" movie and it looks pretty awesome. The movie will unite Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Flash, and Aquaman on screen for the very first time. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on November 17, 2017. Follow ...

- Business Insider - US

Railway traffic resumed at Balaklia station

Movement of rail transport at Balaklia station in Kharkiv region, which was halted due to the explosion of ammunition in military depots, was resumed, head of the Balaklia District State Administration Stepan Maselsky posted on Facebook.

- UNIAN - UA

The Takeover: Facebook is masking our depression, but can it help us get better?

OPINION: My Facebook profile is a fake. And I bet yours is, too.

- Stuff - NZ

Police detain man for insulting Sultan of Johor online

JOHOR BAHRU, March 25 — Police today arrested a man believed to be the individual responsible for uploading offensive statement on Facebook against the Sultan of Johor and the Johor royal institution. Johor police chief Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Facebook announced a surprising partnership with Amazon

Courtesy of David JakubowskiFacebook announced on Wednesday it is partnering with six ad tech firms to open up its Facebook Audience Network — which lets thousands of developers and publishers make money from their apps and mobile sites with Facebook ads — to their header bidding platforms. For Facebook, which is often ...

- Business Insider - US

Facebook to Test GIFs in Comments Starting Next Week

Facebook is giving selected users the ability to post GIFs in comments as part of a new test.

- Social Media Today - US

How to use Facebook Messenger's secret conversations in iOS and Android

In recent years, encryption and the privacy it affords has become a very important issue. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to enable so-called "secret conversations" in Facebook Messenger. The post How to use Facebook Messenger's secret conversations in iOS and Android appeared first on Digital Trends.

- Digital Trends - US

Photographers sought underage girls for lewd photo shoots, court told

A photographer was charged with having sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl after enticing her via Facebook for a photoshoot. Michael Kingswell, 36, from Żebbuġ was remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to the charges. The police got to Mr Kingswell after it had been tipped off by Interpol that a Maltese internet ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Autocratic Silicon Valley leaders won't save democracy

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social network's vision for the coming years. The 5,700-word document, immediately dubbed a manifesto,' was his most extensive discussion of Facebook...

- The Raw Story - US

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