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France will move gov officials off Telegram and WhatsApp over spying fears

The French government has announced it will be moving government officials from the apps to its own encrypted messaging app this summer, reports Reuters. The French government is making the move over fears that foreign states could spy on officials using the two apps. As a French spokesperson … Read More

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Husband kills wife for excessive use of Facebook, WhatsApp

GURUGRAM: A husband in India strangled his wife to death over her excessive addiction to Facebook and WhatsApp last Thursday in India, Times of India reported. Hariom was arrested on Friday, explaining the police that he was sick and tired of his wife, Luxmi who would spend hours with her …

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WhatsApp image showing drug dealer’s fingerprints leads to arrest

A dealer had some Class A drugs to sell. So he sent out an advertisement for Ecstasy on WhatsApp. White, blue, yellow, red: they looked like candy in the photo, sealed in plastic, held out for display on his palm. Smart drug dealer, right? Much to the chagrin of law …

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No job or payout for Brian Molefe and Twitter roars with laughter

CAPE TOWN – The High Court in Pretoria has refused embattled former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe leave to appeal its January decision that he must pay back the controversial pension payout from the power utility. The court had earlier ruled that Molefe was not entitled to a pension payout and …

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What’s really going on behind Wetherspoons deleting Twitter?

A bizarre Twitter account has lifted the lid on what's really going on behind JD Wetherspoon's decision to shut down all its social media accounts. A profile called @jdwt**ts, The Account Formerly Known As Wetherspoons, apparently by the pub chain's sacked social media team, has slammed the … Read More

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Morgan Stanley upgrades Twitter on ‘improving user growth’

A top Wall Street firm is getting more optimistic on Twitter's prospects. Morgan Stanley raised its rating for Twitter shares to equal-weight from underweight, predicting better ad sales growth this year. "Constructive advertiser conversations, improving user growth, and positive revisions make [Twitter … Read More

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Facebook: We’re not the only ones collecting your data across the web

Following CEO Mark Zuckerberg's two-day grilling before Congress, Facebook is clarifying to users (some confused congressmen among them) how exactly it collects data from people when they're not logged into Facebook. In a blog post published Monday, Facebook Product Management Director … Read More

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Facebook admits tracking users and non-users off-site

Privacy campaigner Paul-Olivier Dehaye disagreed, noting that, as a non-Facebook user, he had been unable to access personal data collected through the company's off-site tracking systems. Following an official subject access request under EU law, he told MPs last month, Facebook had responded … Read More

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Will anyone miss Wetherspoon on social media?

In a world where almost every brand aspires to be a success on social media, pub operator JD Wetherspoon and its outspoken chairman have decided to 'take a stand' against the industry … They'll suffer hugely with customer service as people will continue to complain via social and no one …

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Uganda wants to “tax” social media use to stop online gossip

Uganda is proposing a tax on social media use in a bid to curb gossip online and to raise billions of shillings in government revenue. Starting July, president Yoweri Museveni's government wants to charge a daily price of 200 Ugandan shillings ($0.05) to mobile phone subscribers using services … Read More

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