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    Facebook, Google scammed out of $100 million

    A Lithuanian scammer managed to defraud internet giants Facebook and Google of $100 million over a span of two years, according to an indictment by the US Department of Justice.

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    The Religion of Social Media: When Islam Meets the Web

    The Pew Research Center conducted a survey in 2014 asking 3,217 adults if they had engaged in different kinds of religious activity during the previous week.

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    India blocks social media in Kashmir

    Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have ordered internet service providers to block popular social media services as New Delhi forces intensify a crackdown across the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.

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    Snapchat CEO called India 'a poor country' and now Indians are boycotting the app

    Photo-sharing app Snapchat came under fire after its CEO Evan Spiegel allegedly said the app was only for rich people and doesn’t “want to expand in countries into poor countries like India.

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    YouTube unveils India mobile app for spotty Internet signals

    A beta version of the app has been released in the Google Play Store in India, and will be released in other emerging markets later, company executives said in an interview.

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    Why Kashmir is on the brink of another hot summer

    When we are sitting on the brink of another year of unrest, the conditions that are important to a cosmetic engagement, let alone a meaningful dialogue, remain absent.

    South Asia
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    Muslim world to raise online sacrilege at UN

    Envoys of 21 Muslim countries met here to discuss blasphemous contents against Islam on social media and decided to adopt a joint strategy to counter it.

    South Asia
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    CIA was hacking iPhones one year after launch: WikiLeaks

    The Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published on Thursday by WikiLeaks.

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    Kazakhstan Govt Using Social Media To Tame Rebellion

    Few Kazakhs, if any, know how to use online anonymisers and VPN services to access restricted web content. Few, if any, are ready to risk their welfare by using the internet for anti-governmental activities.

    Central Asia
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    Researchers find security flaw in WhatsApp

    A computer security firm on Wednesday revealed a flaw that could let hackers break into WhatsApp or Telegram messaging accounts using the very encryption intended to protect messages

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    BBC interview dad laments online fame

    AN academic who became a global internet sensation when his children interrupted a live television interview lamented the perils of online fame on Wednesday, telling reporters: “I’m so through with this.

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    Most popular apps of all time revealed

    This week Google Play turned five. During these five years, it has Google Play has grown to more than one billion active users in 190 countries. With millions of apps, games, movies, songs and books.

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    5 fresh hidden WhatsApp features only power users know about

    The world’s most popular messaging service, WhatsApp, has been rolling out timely updates making steady improvements to its messaging platform.While the messaging app now has a number of new features.

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    Twitter steps up effort to curb harassment

    Twitter on Tuesday unveiled a new initiative to crack down on “abusive accounts,” in the latest attempt by the social network to curb online harassment.The effort comes with Twitter and other social platforms.

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    Google creates $4 million crisis fund to help people hit by US visa ban

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai has created a $4 million crisis fund to help four organisations working to help people hit by US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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    Google's new update will let you search offline

    Google’s app has just changed the way people use its search engine. The search engine giant’s latest update for Android allows users to run a quick search even without access to the internet.

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    Beware of this latest WhatsApp scam

    WhatsApp’s growing popularity se The world’s most popular messaging platform has seen its fair share of scams and the latest being the “free internet without Wi-Fi” trick, a prominent IT security company ESET revealed.

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    Kazakhstan: China-focused dating agency sparks anger

    A curious advertisement popped up on Facebook a few days, appealing to women in Kazakhstan in search of a prospective husband: “An elite group of bachelors is coming to Astana from Beijing to make new friends.

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    Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare

    Facebook spa­­r­ked fear and anger among Thailand’s social media users after its Safety Check feature triggered a false bomb alert in Bangkok.The check-in feature all­o­ws users to signal to friends.

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    Indian cricketer Shami takes on trolls for targeting his wife

    Muslim Indian cricketer Mohommed Shami shut down trolls on social media for prying their noses in his business, after Facebook users in India heaped scorn on him for being a Muslim.

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    Leading Bahrain activist questioned over Le Monde article

    “I am writing from a prison in Bahrain where I expect to be tried for criticizing the bombing of Yemen and for revealing the torture committed in the prisons of my country. For that I risk 15 years in prison"

    West Asia
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    Instagram’s user base crosses 600 million

    Instagram’s user base rose to more than 600 million, the Facebook Inc owned company said on Thursday, as new features helped it gain popularity.The app added 100 million users since June.

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    Egypt police arrest five people for using children to stage fake 'Aleppo' footage

    Egypt's police detained a man for making staged "wounded children" photos, which he was planning to use to misrepresent on social media as photos of destruction and injured people in Syria's Aleppo.

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