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EU pressures internet giants to remove illegal content sooner

The European Commission, on Thursday, outlined how firms like Google, Facebook and Twitter should remove illegal content more quickly from the Web, increasing pressure on the companies to do more. The spread of illegal content on the Web, whether because it infringes copyright, involves counterfeit goods or contains threatening material, has sparked a heated debate in Europe between those who want online media firms to do more to tackle it and those who fear it could impinge on free speech. As a result the Commission has issued a set of guidelines for how the internet firms could increase the speed and effectiveness of their removals of content, be it through establishing trusted flaggers or investing more in automatic detection technologies. “The rule of law applies online just as m...

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan welcome second Baby Girl

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have welcomed their second baby girl, on Monday, with a heartfelt written letter to her. Zuckerberg and Priscilla already have a toddler daughter, Max, born in 2015. They named their second child August. The couple posted a photo of the family, along with a letter they wrote to August hoping she will get to enjoy her childhood. He stated, “Priscilla and I are happy to share we’re expecting another baby girl!” “After our difficult experience having Max, we weren’t sure what to expect or whether we’d be able to have another child. When Priscilla and I first found out she was pregnant again, our first hope was that the child would be healthy. My next hope was that it would be a girl. I cannot think of a greater gift than having...

Robert Downey Jr warns fans about online ‘scam artists’

The Iron Man star, Robert Downey Jr, has warned fans not to fall for “scam artists” who claim to be him on social media and ask for money. The actor wrote on Facebook that “one or more scam artists have taken to impersonating me online and asking some of you via private message or chat for ‘donations’ for various ’causes'”. He continued: “If you encounter someone on a chat platform claiming to be me, they are lying.” Hundreds of fans replied, many of whom have been approached by impostors. Some said they had also been contacted by people claiming to be other stars like Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling and Hugh Jackman – but the vast majority said they had quickly sniffed out the deception. Downey Jr’s message added: “I will...

Facebook introduces new video service

Facebook launches TV-like service “Watch”, this week, for their users to share experiences and bring people together who care about the same things “Watch is a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work,” said Director of Product, Daniel Danker, in a blog post announcing Watch. Watch launches to select users in the US this week before being rolled out to the platform’s 2 billion users. The Facebook’s 2017 mission is to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together”, by attracting and hosting original programming In a Facebook post, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “Watching a show doesn’t have to be passive. It can be a chance to share an experience and bring people together who ...

Facebook group helps people in Hawaii find their stolen phone

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