Swindlers impersonate service members to lure victims into false romances and then cheat them out of their savings. An Indian woman had flown to meet Congressman Kinzinger, claiming that she had developed a relationship with him on Facebook.
Facebook had refrained from handing over identification data of people suspected of hate speech because it was not compelled to do so under US-French legal conventions and because it was worried countries without an independent judiciary could abuse it.
Governments across the world are wrestling over how to better control content on social media platforms, often blamed for encouraging abuse, the spread of online pornography, and for influencing or manipulating voters.
Facebook said there is no evidence its employees abused access to this data. The company said the passwords were stored on internal company servers, where no outsiders could access them. However, privacy experts suggested that users change their passwords.
WeChat, which has 1.1 billion monthly active users, shows that other models — particularly those based on payments and commerce — can support massive digital businesses. That has implications for Google, Twitter and many others, as well as Facebook.
The latest in virtual reality technology has been turning heads at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The likes of Samsung and LG Electronics have also been unveiling their latest smartphones, as they seek to stem a slump in the industry. “You can see a very clear break towards the ‘internet of things’ compared […]
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with students at IIT Delhi, where he spoke of his company’s initiatives and addressed issues such as Net Neutrality and Internet access. Speaking of how important providing Internet access to India is, Zuckerberg said his mission was to connect over a billion people who currently don’t have access, […]