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December 6, 2018 3:29 PM Teen's 'hijacked' birthday party invite goes viral, sparks riot fears in small town

File photo - Chairs burn in the northern Dutch town of Haren late on Sept. 21, 2012 as riot police went into action to contain thousands of party-goers who turned up after a teenager's birthday invite on Facebook went viral. (CATRINUS VAN DER VEEN/AFP/GettyImages) A 15-year-old Dutch girl’s innocent message inviting friends to her birthday party has been “hijacked 134

November 15, 2018 3:36 PM WhatsApp’s geeky ‘new update’ will change the dating game forever

File photo: The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. (REUTERS/Thomas White) WhatsApp could be launching a new update that is set to make awkward number-swapping with your crush a thing of the past. Clever software is reportedly being developed that will allow users to instantly share their contact details — without 125

October 25, 2018 10:51 PM Brazil's Haddad makes final push to win over Lula's backers

Employees of the Regional Electoral Tribunal carry boxes containing electronic voting machines that will be used in the second round of the Brazilian elections, at an electoral control center, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Brazilians return to the polls on Oct. 28 for the second round of voting. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) Brazil's 78

October 22, 2018 6:14 PM Oculus co-founder to leave Facebook

(Reuters) - VR headset maker Oculus co-founder Brendan Trexler Iribe is leaving Facebook Inc, according to his post on the social media network on Monday. Oculus, which makes Oculus Rift and Gear VR headsets, was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $3 billion. In 2016, Facebook reassigned Iribe, who had been Oculus’ chief executive, to head development 78

October 18, 2018 5:38 PM Brazil president candidate Haddad accuses rival of spreading false news

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian presidential hopeful Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers Party accused his right-wing rival Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday of creating a criminal group along with businessmen to spread false election-related messages on WhatsApp. The spread of false information on social media has become widespread in the lead-up to Brazil’s 57

October 9, 2018 6:49 AM WhatsApp builds system to comply with India's payments data storage norms

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp said on Tuesday it has built a system that stores payments-related data locally in India, in a bid to comply with a central bank directive that all such data should, within six months, be stored only in the country. WhatsApp rolled out a test of its payment system in India, its biggest market by users, earlier 80

September 20, 2018 4:36 AM India Has Criminalized the Islamic Practice of 'Instant Divorce'

India is one step closer to a total ban on the Islamic custom of so-called “instant divorce” after the government issued an executive order Wednesday making the practice a criminal offense, Agence France-Presse reports. Known as “triple talaq,” instant divorce allows Muslim men to immediately terminate a marriage just by repeating the word “talaq” — which 71

September 4, 2018 2:12 PM Kuwait fish market shut down for putting googly eyes on less-than-fresh fish: report

A seafood market in Kuwait was reportedly closed after it was discovered staff had been putting plastic googly eyes on fish to make them appear fresher than they actually were. Footage of the odd-eyed fish began making the rounds on WhatsApp last week, according to the BBC, and photos were later shared online by the Al-Bayan news outlet. In one of the photos 91

July 23, 2018 3:47 PM PNB fraud defendant Choksi fears 'mob lynching' in India

MUMBAI (Reuters) - One of the main defendants in India’s largest bank fraud case made a court application on Monday for cancellation of an arrest warrant against him, citing fears for his life because of a growing number of mob lynchings in the country. Mehul Choksi, who is accused of defrauding Punjab National Bank of $2 billion along with his nephew 62

July 20, 2018 2:28 PM WhatsApp to Limit Message Forwarding After Rumor-Led Violence in India

Messaging service’s restrictions seek to slow the flow of misinformation NEW DELHI—Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp messaging service is making it harder for users world-wide to forward content after the spread of rumors on the app led to mob violence and the killing of more than 20 people in India. False messages about roaming child-kidnapping gangs spread 49