Britain to demand tech firms do more to tackle extremism


LONDON Britain will tell Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft on Thursday to do more to stop extremists posting content on their platforms and using encrypted messaging services to plan attacks.

Facebook adds camera features, moving closer to Snapchat

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc is giving the camera a central place on its smartphone app for the first time, encouraging users to take more pictures and edit them with digital stickers that show the influence of rival Snapchat. | Video

Top News, Tech, 29 Mar 2017

Pakistan says Facebook vows to tackle concerns over blasphemous content

KARACHI, Pakistan Facebook has assured Pakistan that concerns about blasphemous content on the social media site will be addressed and a company delegation will visit this week to discuss the issue with the government, the interior minister said on Tuesday.

World, South Asia, Top News, Tech, 28 Mar 2017

Facebook's Messenger app adds live location-sharing

MENLO PARK, Calif. Facebook Inc added a feature to its Messenger app on Monday to allow users to share their locations continuously for up to an hour, ramping up competition with tools offered by Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google Maps.

Tech, 27 Mar 2017

U.S. Senate votes to overturn Obama broadband privacy rules

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted narrowly to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc.

Tech, 23 Mar 2017

Pakistan seeks Facebook meeting, threatens action over blasphemy

ISLAMABAD Pakistan will punish social media companies that fail to take action against online blasphemy, the interior minister said on Wednesday, adding that he had requested a meeting with Facebook.

Top News, South Asia, World, Tech 22 Mar 2017

EU's Vestager says analysing Facebook reply to WhatsApp probe

BRUSSELS EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Wednesday she was reviewing Facebook's response to charges the U.S. social network provided misleading information during its bid for messaging service WhatsApp which may result in a hefty fine for the company.

Tech, 22 Mar 2017

Instagram says advertising base tops 1 million businesses

SAN FRANCISCO Instagram is expected to announce on Wednesday that it has reached more than 1 million monthly active advertisers, as the Facebook Inc-owned photo-sharing app tries to become a center of online commerce.

Tech, 22 Mar 2017

EU authorities demand changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter

BRUSSELS Social media companies Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc will have to amend their terms of service for European users within a month or face the risk of fines, a European Commission official said on Friday. | Video

Tech, Budget 2017, Business 17 Mar 2017

Vietnam urges firms to stop YouTube and Facebook ads in protest over "fake content"

HANOI Vietnam on Thursday called on all companies doing business there to stop advertising on YouTube, Facebook and other social media until they find a way to halt the publication of "toxic" anti-government information.

Tech, 16 Mar 2017