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Facebook, Instagram crack down on gun sales on social networks

SANS FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc and its photo sharing subsidiary, Instagram, will delete posts offering to buy or sell guns without background checks, Facebook announced on Wednesday.

In an effort to curb what gun control advocates say is the increasing use … Read More

WhatsApp to add voice calls after Facebook acquisition

BARCELONA: WhatsApp will add free voice-call services for its 450 million customers later this year, laying down a new challenge to telecom network operators just days after Facebook Inc (FB.O) scooped it up for $19 billion.

The text-based messaging service … Read More

Apple promises fix ‘very soon’ for Macs with failed encryption

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc said on Saturday it would issue a software update “very soon” to cut off the ability of spies and hackers to grab email, financial information and other sensitive data from Mac computers.

Confirming researchers’ findings late … Read More

Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19bn in deal shocker

CALIFORNIA: Facebook Inc will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock in a landmark deal that places the world’s largest social network closer to the heart of mobile communications and may bring younger users into the … Read More

Filipino film highlights dangerous power of social media

Berlin: A gay 15-year-old’s heartbreak and obsession with the social media make for a gripping tale of how the Internet can drive fragile minds into a dangerous world, in the Filipino film “Unfriend” shown at the Berlin film festival.

Director … Read More

GM’s Barra mightiest woman in global business

New York: The new head of General Motors, Mary Barra, has driven straight to the top of Fortune’s first list of the most powerful women in global business.

Barra, a career veteran at GM, became chief executive of the largest … Read More

Investors dump Twitter stock as results divide Wall Street

NEW YORK: Twitter Inc’s shares fell almost 25 percent on Thursday, wiping out about $9.8 billion in market value, after the company reported a sharp slowdown in user growth.

The stock, which debuted at $26 in November, hit a low … Read More

Madonna to introduce Pussy Riot duo at U.S. Amnesty concert

January 30, 2014 00:03

NEW YORK: Pop icon Madonna said Wednesday she will introduce to the stage two formerly jailed members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot when they appear at an Amnesty International concert in New York next … Read More

California jury clears Courtney Love of Twitter libel

January 25, 2014 17:32

Los Angeles: A jury on Friday rejected a defamation case against Courtney Love over a Twitter post that suggested one of her attorneys had been ”bought off” for not pursuing a lawsuit over her late husband’s … Read More