Facebook bans Alex Jones, other extremist figures

Published On: May 3, 2019 04:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO, May 3: Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was banning Alex Jones and other controversial U.S. political personalities for violating the social media company’s policies on “dangerous individuals and organizations.”

Facebook overhauls design as it pivots to private messaging

Published On: May 1, 2019 12:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

SAN JOSE, May 1: Facebook Inc debuted an overhaul of its core social network on Tuesday, taking its first concrete steps to refashion itself into a private messaging and e-commerce company as it tries to move past scandals while tapping new revenue sources.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 30: CEO Mark Zuckerberg will kick off Facebook’s annual F8 conference Tuesday with what are expected to be more details about his new “privacy-focused” vision for the social network.

U.S. youth suicides up after Netflix show, cause unclear: study

Published On: April 30, 2019 11:11 AM NPT By: Reuters

LOS ANGELES, April 30: Suicides by young Americans rose by nearly a third in the month following the 2017 debut of popular Netflix television drama series “13 Reasons Why,” in which a teenage girl kills herself, a U.S. study showed on Monday.

Facebook users care less about privacy than regulators

Published On: April 26, 2019 12:35 PM NPT By: Reuters

April 26: Facebook Inc is preparing for a record-setting fine from U.S. regulators over privacy issues, but Wall Street shrugged at the looming penalty after the company added users and trounced profit expectations for the first quarter.

KATHMANDU, April 18: NepaliSat-1- Nepal has launched its first ever satellite on Thursday morning.

Google blocks Chinese app TikTok in India after court order

Published On: April 17, 2019 11:39 AM NPT By: Republica

NEW DELHI, April 17: Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court’s directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

April 16: The moon’s magnificent desolation is far wetter than scientists imagined. A NASA spacecraft sent to study lunar dust and atmosphere also picked up signs of water being released from the moon as meteors collide with its surface.

LONDON, April 9: Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn.

SEOUL, April 5: Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its operating profit for the last quarter likely fell more than 60% from a year earlier amid falling memory chip prices and slowing demand for display panels.