• Social media use doubles in rural India

    Social media use doubles in rural India

    Social media use has doubled in the past year in rural India, with 25 million people accessing Facebook and Twitter, a recent report released by IAMAI and IMRB International has shown.

  • Belgium sues Facebook

    Belgium sues Facebook

    The Belgian Privacy Commission (CBPL) has initiated a legal case against Facebook’s local subsidiary because of the latter’s alleged illegal tracking of users, according to a report from The Independent. Commission Chairman Willem Debeuckelaere said that “the way the social network secretly tracks members but also non-members and processes data is flagrant. Even people who
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  • Number of crimes involving Facebook and Twitter rising in the UK

    Number of crimes involving Facebook and Twitter rising in the UK

    The number of crimes involving Facebook and Twitter is rising rapidly in the UK; figures released by police have shown. Police received more reports of threatening behaviour involving social media websites in 2014 compared with the previous year. There was a significant rise in the number of Facebook-related crimes, with the Metropolitan Police receiving over
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  • Facebook launches legacy contact in Australia

    Facebook launches legacy contact in Australia

    Facebook launched its legacy contact feature in Australia, which allows users to choose a person who will manage their account after their death.

  • Is Facebook promoting body-shaming?

    Is Facebook promoting body-shaming?

    Facebook is known for its lack of sensitivity, with the social networking website recently being criticised by its transgender users for locking them out of their accounts for failing to use their legal name. Now, the site has been accused of promoting body-shaming and causing self-destructive thoughts because of its “feeling fat” status and emoji.
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