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Google, Facebook, Twitter stop sharing user data with Hong Kong govt

The companies' response come amid concerns that Hong Kong's new security law could criminalize protests. Police had last week arrested a man for waving an independence flag.
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CBSE partners with Facebook to launch curriculum on digital safety & augmented reality

The curriculum will cover aspects such as safety, privacy, mental health and Instagram's guide for building healthy digital habits.
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Black manager accuses Facebook of systemically discriminating in hiring, salaries, promotions

Facebook is facing a class action from Black people who’ve experienced discrimination inside the company while it deals with an ad boycott campaign.
A medic works with a sample for a rapid antibody test in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha | Representational image | PTI

How Facebook groups, websites are helping Covid patients connect with plasma donors

Set up by regular people, India's KAB Welfare Foundation & Dhoondh, Pakistan's Corona Recovered Warriors connect plasma donors with Covid patients.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook critics target one thing CEO Mark Zuckerberg won’t cede: Control

Diminishing Zuckerberg’s control over Facebook is almost entirely out of the question. The CEO has almost 60% of the company's vote under a special class of shares.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Ad boycott pressure shows it’s time for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to bend

While Zuckerberg has long been adamant it is not Facebook’s job to be the “arbiter of truth,” there is no better climate, than now, to alter that stance.
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These are the 27 major companies that plan to stop advertising on Facebook

Critics of Facebook Inc. have assailed the social network as failing to adequately police hateful and misleading content on its service.

Campaign to boycott Facebook ads plans to go global, says Reuters report

Stop Hate for Profit has already got more than 160 companies to stop spending on Facebook ads & is now looking to Europe to sign on more.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Unilever, Coke, Honda, Hershey — Growing list of Facebook ad boycotts is hurting Zuckerberg

Companies joined a campaign against Facebook, which has been criticised for failing to adequately police hateful and misleading content on its platform.
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., speaks during the Viva Technology conference in Paris, France

Facebook, under heat for allowing misleading content, will now label all voting related posts

The new policy on voting means Facebook will label future posts from US President Trump, and everyone else, about mail-in ballots or other voting-related issues.

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Chinese apps ban doesn’t end user data theft. There is bloatware you can’t even uninstall

Considering India doesn’t have a dedicated law on data protection, regulators should either ban these pre-installed apps or make them more accountable.
A deserted road during the 'triple lockdown' strategy in Thiruvananthapuram on 6 July | ANI Photo

Kerala’s $14-15 bn 2019 remittances could see $2 bn drop this year – World Bank expert

Fall in remittances can hurt Kerala’s finances seriously. World Bank is working with state govt on ‘diaspora bonds’, to mobilise savings of expats.

Defence

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PLA troops ‘completely move out’ of Galwan as India-China head towards total disengagement

India and China have begun a second attempt at disengagement in Ladakh after a 61-day stand-off along the western sector of the LAC.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.