Man Arrested For Allegedly Hacking Woman’s Facebook Account In Noida: Police

The accused was identified as Kulvinder Singh, a native of Uttarakhand who works as a sales executive at a private firm in Noida, they said. Noida: A 25-year-old man was arrested in Noida on Saturday for allegedly posting on Facebook a woman’s pictures that he had obtained by “hacking” her social media account, the police said. The accused was identified as Kulvinder Singh, a native of Uttarakhand who works as a sales executive at a private firm in Noida, they said. “A complaint was made at the Sector 20 police…

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The Great Facebook Boycott

Big brands are part of an advt boycott against Facebook over racist content and hate speech. Plus, bookshelf backdrops. On The Listening Post this week: Big brands are part of an advertising boycott against Facebook over racist content and hate speech. Plus, lockdown TV puts bookshelves in the spotlight. The Great Facebook Boycott: Will it make any difference? The two biggest news stories of 2020 – the coronavirus pandemic and the racial inequality protests – have triggered what the United Nations calls a “tsunami” of hate speech – a surge…

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Facebook Removes Trump’s Political Ad Campaign For Violating Policies

In a first direct action against US President Donald Trump, Facebook on Friday removed a Trump campaign ad featuring a symbol used by Nazis for political dissenters, saying the ad violated its policies. The ad with an upside-down red triangle symbol was posted under accounts for Donald Trump, VP Mike Pence and the Trump Campaign, reports Axios. “Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol,” a Facebook spokesman was quoted as saying. This is the first…

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Facebook labels state-controlled media posts, will block ads

San Francisco: Facebook on Thursday began labelling media organizations whose editorial calls may be under the influence of governments and said ads from those outlets would be blocked later this year. The social network is following through on a previously announced plan to label state-controlled news publishers, according to Facebook head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher. “We believe people should know if the news they read is coming from a publication that may be under the influence of a government,” Gleicher said in a blog post. Facebook later this year…

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Facebook Launches ‘Lock Profile’ Feature in India

Facebook has announced a new “lock profile” feature that will enable users to protect their information on the platform from being seen by anyone who isn’t in their ‘friends’ list. This security feature is designed for “people in India, especially women” who want more control over their information on Facebook, the company said. The latest profile security feature is touted as the successor of the Profile Picture Guard – launched nearly three years ago. The security feature will be rolled out to all users over the coming days. What does…

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