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WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Shut Down

Facebook-owned social services, platforms, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have shut down. According to data from website monitoring service Downdetector, all the three services have seen a massive spike in issues in the last one hour. WhatsApp confirmed users are facing

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NCC Alerts Public On Fraudulent Facebook Account

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted the general public of a fraudulent Facebook account bearing “Nigerian Communications Commission – NCC – Info Zone”. The Commission therefore urged the public to beware in order not to fall prey. NCC made

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Facebook Top Management Staff Visit NCC, Seeks Partnership, Collaboration

We are open to partnerships that encourage infrastructure – NCC Top Management staff of Facebook on Thursday paid a visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in Abuja. The leading global digital services provider’s visit was to explore opportunities for

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Facebook Boss Urges ‘More Active Role’ For Governments In Policing Internet Content

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said governments and regulators should play “a more active role” in policing the internet and the standards of big online companies. Mr Zuckerberg said firms such as his had huge responsibilities, deciding matters such as

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Court Convicts Activist, Politician Over Facebook Posts

A Singapore court has convicted a rights activist and an opposition politician of contempt of court, punishable by up to three years in jail, for online comments posted on Facebook. The country’s High Court on Tuesday found Jolovan Wham, a

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Mark Zuckerberg Spends $17.33 Million On Personal Security

Facebook, the social-media giant said it would provide an additional $10 million a year for Mark Zuckerberg to spend on his personal security bringing the total cost to $17.33 Million. Facebook Inc. spent $7.33 million last year protecting its chief executive

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UK Gov’t To Fine Facebook $663,000 Over Privacy Scandal

A U.K. government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal announced its intention to fine Facebook 500,000 pounds ($663,000) for failing to safeguard that user information. The amount is the maximum that the agency, the Information Commissioner’s Office, can levy

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Facebook Loses $5Billion Over Personal Data Violation

Mariam Sanni, Abuja Facebook shares fell on Monday as the social media giant faced an onslaught of criticism at home and abroad over revelations that a firm working for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign harvested and misused data on 50 million members. On

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Facebook turns to artificial intelligence to tackle suicides

Facebook plans to use artificial intelligence and update its tools and services to help prevent suicides among its users. The world’s largest social media network said it plans to integrate its existing suicide prevention tools for Facebook posts into its

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Facebook developing artificial intelligence to flag offensive live videos

Facebook Inc (FB.O) is working on automatically flagging offensive material in live video streams, building on a growing effort to use artificial intelligence to monitor content, said Joaquin Candela, the company’s director of applied machine learning. The social media company

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