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Facebook steps up fact-checking in India before election

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Facebook has secured five new partnerships in India to widen its fact-checking program ahead of the country's general election due by May. Facebook also announced that the new partnerships would expand its fact-checking capability to three new languages, allowing it to monitor news in English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam and Marathi. "We are committed to fighting the spread of false news on Facebook, especially ahead of the 2019 General Election campaign season. And one way to do that is by growing our partnership with third-party fact-checkers," Manish Khanduri, news partnership head at Facebook India said in a press release Monday. "We know this is going to be a long-term commitment for us because the tactics used by bad actors are always changing. So we're trying to take action in the short-term but also invest in partnerships, tools and technology we'll need to stay ahead of new types of false news as well."

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Why Video Marketing Is No More A Choice But A Necessity For Your Business

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Video content has become a favorite among marketers as the major focus of content marketing is now shifting to video streaming. Following in the footsteps of YouTube many other platforms of video streaming like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Vine soared in popularity giving more options of reaching out to masses with professional videos. To maximize your gains from digital marketing, you must embrace video marketing but to understand why you need it so much you should know about the growth of video marketing. The way you want to engage the audience by sharing important information about products or services determines what kind of video content to create – whether plain informative, educational, problem-solving or how to do videos like tutorials.

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Business Live: US-China trade talks resume

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BBC Radio 5 livePlay audio The Lidl lowdown from BBC Radio 5 livePlay audio 11/02/2019 from BBC Radio 4. Ronny Gottschlich, the former head of Lidl in the UK, has been talking to Wake Up To Money. "The grocery retail sector in large parts of Britain is depending on foreign workforce and if this workforce isn't there any more you get quite a bit of pressure in the market where it is anyway difficult to recruit for". The Shanghai Composite, which reopened after a week long break, rose 1.4%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.6%. South Korea's Kospi index added 0.2% to end at 2,180.73, while Australia's ASX 200 lost 0.2% to close at 6,060.80.

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Is Facebook About To 'Break' Instagram, And What Does That Mean For Influencers?

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Is Facebook About To 'Break' Instagram, And What Does That Mean For Influencers? Advertisers (and data exploitation schemes) run content across both. But following the departure of founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram has lost its buffer. Even as stock analysts herald its potential to become the primary driver of Facebook’s ad revenue, if the glossy filter wears too thin, if Facebook gets too close, the brand will be at risk. And other platforms like Snapchat will be waiting in the wings. Instagram is the ultimate social media marketing powerhouse. And, despite revenue growth at around 70% into double-digit billions of dollars, despite spawning the influencer marketing phenomenon, despite one billion daily active users and four billion daily ‘likes’, it is only just getting started. When Instagram was purchased for $1 billion back in 2012, an article on the BBC News website neatly reflected the skeptical response to newly-listed Facebook’s first major acquisition: “I understand Instagram has 13 employees – so at $77m per head that makes it the most expensive business deal in history that I can think of.” Barely seven years later, Instagram is valued at around $100 billion and could be the prime driver of Facebook’s ad revenue growth in the coming years. Instagram revenue fits the traditional Facebook model of placing ads in users’ feeds based on targeted data metrics as to who and where they are, and what they do and don’t do, like and don’t like. But Instagram has also been the primary driver behind influencer marketing, where a brand uses a well-followed individual to promote their product or service, rather than placing a blatant ad themselves.

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Investment Outlook: US tech stocks still look good, says MTC

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Investment Outlook: US tech stocks still look good, says MTC. In fact, the market correction has presented plenty of stock-picking opportunities in the sector, says hedge fund manager Devan Linus Rajadurai. While some of the stocks may seem overvalued, the outlook for the overall sector remains positive, the CEO and chief investment officer of MTC Asset Management Sdn Bhd points out. In the last quarter of 2018, tech counters such as Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet (the parent of Google) — famously known as the FAANG stocks — stumbled following the US-China trade spat and intensified regulatory scrutiny, among others. “The US is still the world leader despite projections of a slowdown. For investors, looking at companies [such as Micron, Intel and Texas Instruments] could provide some of the best long-term growth potential,” says Devan. But that does not mean investors should forsake the FAANG, he adds.

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Inside Housing - Comment - We have reduced rough sleeping – but there is much more to do

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We have reduced rough sleeping – but there is much more to do. Previous Article Ruling gives housing providers greater flexibility to favour specific minority groups. Identifying you as being signed in and keeping you logged in throughout your visit so that you don't need to sign in each and every time you visit. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for selling advertising or remembering where you've been on the internet, but do help with serving advertising. Some examples of how we do this include:.

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Inside Housing - News - UK government to intervene to resolve reclassification issue for Northern Ireland housing associations

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The UK government will intervene to prevent the debts of Northern Ireland’s housing associations being shifted onto the public balance sheet, Inside Housing can reveal. Remember things like information you've entered on order forms when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session. Identifying you as being signed in and keeping you logged in throughout your visit so that you don't need to sign in each and every time you visit. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for selling advertising or remembering where you've been on the internet, but do help with serving advertising. Some examples of how we do this include:.

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You're Never Alone: Tech Tyranny and Digital Despots - Feb 11 - Liberty Nation

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The technological realm has become pervasive and we can hardly escape it in our daily interactions. But can we trust those steering the ship? As each day brings new insight into the fraudulent use of personal data, breaches of privacy, and attempts to filter our perception, we need to be more aware than ever. Retail apps have been recording users’ every move, telecom companies have sold the details of customers’ exact locations, and Facebook has just been reprimanded for tracking users’ online data across the board. TechCrunch reports that none of the named brands make any mention of Glassbox data collection in their user agreements, privacy policies or terms and conditions, thereby ensuring that the customer has no way to know that their screen is being recorded. Aside from the obvious privacy and data collection issues here, there are also potential security risks. When users make purchases on these apps, they may divulge sensitive personal information, including credit card details, passport numbers, and banking passwords. While the software supposedly masks sensitive fields, tech blogger the App Analyst found that Air Canada’s app didn’t always properly conceal this information – so that anybody who views the Glassbox recording will have access to unencrypted personal information of the app’s users. While Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister sent their data directly to Glassbox’s servers, others such as Expedia and Hotels.com sent the information to their own servers, adding another opportunity for improper access. The regulator declared that Facebook was in breach of the recently installed European data protection rules and that users will henceforth be required to give informed consent before it can track information beyond the Facebook platform. Andreas Mundt, president of the Bundeskartellamt, said in a statement that:.

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Fly-tippers completely block road with debris from house renovation

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Nurse begs people to stop vandalising car as she can't afford to park at work. Instead of taking the industrial waste to the tip, where there would be a charge to dispose of it, they dumped it in a country lane. Vicky White wrote: ‘Wtf?! Someone has to know who’s this is!’. And Francis Gregory wrote: ‘The people who did that certainly do not have any respect for others’. Share this with Share this article via emailCreated with Sketch.Share this article via messengerShare this article via smsShare this article via flipboard More trending stories »More videos »More videos ».

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Facebook Has A 'Game Of Thrones' Culture: Former Executive

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A former Facebook executive says that the highest levels of leadership at the company have a “Game of Thrones” like culture. In an interview with CNN’s Laurie Segall, ex-Facebook security chief Alex Stamos, explained how the inner workings of Silicon Valley’s social media giant reminded him of the HBO show which is famous for its political games and the backstabbing nature of the characters. Stamos says that the top leaders at Facebook can be reluctant to admit fault owing to their long tenure in the company. During his time at the company, he reportedly had a clash with COO Sheryl Sandberg because he addressed the company board about Russian intelligence operations on the Facebook without notifying her in advance — which, effectively, blindsided her.

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