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    Facebook updates timeline for 'improved readability', 'easier navigation'

    According to the press release, Facebook has, "updated the comment style and made it easier to see which comments are direct replies to another person."

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    Google denies hiring 16-year-old Indian boy for over Rs23 million a year

    Sometimes certain things feel too good to be true because they aren’t true. For example, the much-publicised story about a 16-year-old Indian student ‘landing’ a dream job at Google.

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    Indian teen kills himself over online suicide game

    Meghwadi police officials have confirmed that a 14-year-old boy, who allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the seventh floor terrace of an Andheri (east) building, was part of an online suicide game.

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    Journalists, NGO slam Saudi ‘threats’ to close Al Jazeera

    Regional kingpin Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt broke ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of fostering extremism and later issuing 13 demands, including Al-Jazeera’s closure.

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    Chinese Media Warn India of All Out War from Kashmir to Sikkim

    In a fresh warning to India on Tuesday, Chinese state media said that China can go on an “all out” confrontation along the entire around 4000-km Line of Actual Control (LAC) that spreads from Ladakh to Kashmir.

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    Facebook rolls out Messenger Lite in India

    Facebook Messenger today rolled out the "lite" version of its  app – Messenger Lite - in India, in its bid to reach people in emerging markets where mobile internet connections are slow. Messenger Lite.

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    Iran hosts international summit on media in Islamic world

    The 9th international summit of the Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) has been held in Iran’s northwestern holy city of Mashhad. The conference began on Sunday.

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    Al Jazeera demands press freedom amid Qatar crisis

    The Doha-based broadcaster has defended itself after Saudia Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates ordered Qatar to comply with a list of demands, including the closing of Al Jazeera.

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    Facebook seeks to become 'hostile place' for extremists

    Pressure has been building on Facebook, along with other internet giants, who stand accused of doing too little, too late to eradicate hate speech and jihadist recruiters from their platforms.

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    CNN Host Should Take Honest Interview of Aleppo Boy:Moscow

    The Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Thursday invited CNN host Christiane Amanpour to visit Syria to make an honest interview with the Syrian boy from Aleppo

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    Bahrain paper banned for ‘sowing division’

    The government in Sunni-ruled Bahrain announced on Sunday an indefinite ban on the independent Al-Wasat newspaper on accusations that it publishes “what sows division” in the Shia-majority Gulf kingdom.

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    Photo of Trump touching glowing globe draws comparisons to comic book villain

    Trump, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Abdel Fatah al-Sisi were pictured standing with their hands on the miniature globe at the opening event for the new Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology on Sunday.

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    How Saudi fascination with ‘Ivanka bin Trump’ underlines changes in ultra-conservative kingdom

    The top trending Twitter hashtag in Saudi Arabia on Saturday wasn’t visiting President Donald Trump or even first lady Melania Trump. Instead, Saudis were abuzz about #binttrump – Arabic for “Trump’s daughter,” Ivanka.

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    Facebook fined $94m for providing misleading information on WhatsApp merger

    The European Union on Thursday imposed a $94 million fine on Facebook for providing misleading information about the 2014 takeover of WhatsApp, The Guardian reported.

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    Alarm grows over global cyber attacks, infects computers worldwide

    A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the US National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain's health system .

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    Families of San Bernardino shooting sue Facebook, Google, Twitter

    The relatives assert that by allowing IS militants to spread propaganda freely on social media, the three companies provided “material support” to the group and enabled attacks such as the one in San Bernardino.

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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.

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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.

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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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