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WhatsApp curbs message forwarding in bid to deter India lynch mobs


MUMBAI/BENGALURU Facebook Inc's WhatsApp is rolling out a global test measure to rein in messages forwarded by users, the messaging app said, after the spread of rumors led to several killings in India and sparked calls for action from authorities. | Video

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding

July 19 Facebook Inc's WhatsApp is launching a test to limit forwarding messages that will apply to all users, the messaging app said on Thursday, after a series of violent incidents in India triggered by false social media messages.

Social media companies defend filtering practices before Congress

WASHINGTON Facebook Inc , Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc told a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that the social media companies are not discriminating against content for political reasons. | Video

U.S. lawmakers urge Google, Facebook to resist Vietnam cybersecurity law

HANOI Seventeen U.S. lawmakers have urged the CEOs of Facebook and Google to resist changes stipulated by a new cybersecurity law in Vietnam, which critics say gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crackdown on dissent.

Tech, Cybersecurity, World Jul 17 2018

Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet to testify at U.S. House hearing

WASHINGTON The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to take testimony from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's YouTube unit and Twitter Inc on whether social media companies are filtering content for political reasons, the committee chairman said.

Tech, Twitter Jul 13 2018

Facebook says Indonesian user data not misused

JAKARTA Social media giant Facebook has assured the Indonesian government that personal data of about one million of its citizens had not been improperly accessed by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Tech, Jul 13 2018

Heirs can access Facebook account of deceased relatives: German court

BERLIN Heirs in Germany have the right to access the Facebook accounts of their deceased relatives, a court said in a landmark privacy ruling on Thursday, saying a social media account can be inherited in the same way as letters. | Video

Tech, Jul 12 2018

Facebook removes 'treason' as tag to identify users' interests

COPENHAGEN Facebook has removed "treason" as a keyword to identify its users' interests for advertisers, it said on Wednesday, after Danish state broadcaster DR revealed its existence.

Tech, Jul 11 2018

Facebook faces small but symbolic UK fine over data protection breaches

LONDON Britain's information regulator slapped Facebook with a small but symbolic fine for breaches of data protection law after millions of users' data was improperly accessed by consultancy Cambridge Analytica. | Video

Tech, Jul 11 2018