New scam targeting Aussies’ online shopping habit | #socialmedia

(Source: Getty, Scamwatch) Australia’s scam reporting agency has issued a warning about a new type of scam tactic where cyber criminals are setting up fake online stores to swindle people out of their money. “If you’re shopping online, look out for fake websites pretending to be real stores,” Scamwatch said…

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Zuckerberg’s Decline In Popularity Has Important Lessons For Business Leaders | #socialmedia

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 10, 2018: Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies … [+] before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg, 33, was called to testify after it was reported…

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United Nations calls for halt of weapons to Myanmar | #socialmedia

NEW YORK (Reuters) -The United Nations General Assembly on Friday called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election results and release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks as U.N. General Assembly appointed…

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NW Siders Sue Ald. Gardiner For Blocking Them On Social Media, Saying He’s Violating The First Amendment By Silencing Critics | #socialmedia

JEFFERSON PARK — Six residents of the 45th Ward are suing the area’s alderman — and the city itself — for allegedly blocking them or deleting critical comments on his Facebook page. The federal class-action lawsuit, filed Thursday in the Northern District of Illinois, alleges that Ald. Jim Gardiner is…

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China’s most belligerent journalists used to be the ones doling out insults online. Now they’re the targets | #socialmedia

Reporters from China’s jingoistic government-owned media outlet the Global Times have become the latest targets of an increasingly radical wave of nationalism sweeping through the world’s largest country. The daily tabloid is widely considered the unofficial voice of Beijing’s more hawkish views, and its writers regularly lob verbal grenades at…

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No, there is no evidence that the F.B.I. organized the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. | #socialmedia

Influential conservative voices have spread an unfounded theory, relying on a misinterpretation of legal terminology, that the F.B.I. organized the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol. The Fox News host Tucker Carlson, citing the work of the right-wing website Revolver News, speculated about the government’s involvement on his show on…

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Mandatory login to ABC iview unlawful, say privacy experts | #socialmedia

“Beyond the almost meaningless term ‘personalisation’, there is no mention of the inferences that will be drawn from the data and metadata that will be collected: how an individual will be classified nor the implications.” “They are literally breaking the law because they’re not gaining consent,” Mr Crompton told The…

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Sugar Land City Council reviews recent Texas legislative session, talks ERCOT and pandemic | #socialmedia

The intergovernmental relations department re-capped the state’s 87th legislative session, including bills that would impact the city. (Courtesy Fotolia) The coronavirus pandemic, the energy grid and ‘bad bills’ dominated the conversation during the Intergovernmental Relations Department’s update on the 87th Texas legislative session to Sugar Land City Council during their…

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Facebook Marketplace scams on the rise | #socialmedia

Stuff Varun Oberoi was upset to see his phone for sale on Facebook after the purchaser misled him about payment. A flurry of scams on Facebook Marketplace has prompted a reminder to take care when trading on the social media giant’s site. Data from Cert NZ​ shows a 25 per…

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Rule of land supreme, not your policy: Parliamentary panel to Twitter | Latest News India | #socialmedia

Indian representatives of microblogging platform Twitter appeared before the parliamentary panel chaired by Congress’ Shashi Tharoor to discuss the issue of its guidelines and the misuse of its platform. During the deposition, Twitter India’s public policy manager Shagufta Kamran and legal counsel Ayushi Kapoor represented Twitter before the panel. During…

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COVID-19: When the Supreme Court had to intervene | #socialmedia

The Supreme Court took suo moto notice of issues like Oxygen shortage and police FIRs against those posting distress messages on social media With everything in short supply — hospital beds, ICU beds, medicines, vaccines and even crematoriums and burial sites — desperate patients and citizen groups who were getting…

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Week Ahead in Data Privacy: June 21, 2021 | #socialmedia

(Reuters) – Here are some upcoming events of interest to the data privacy community. Unless otherwise noted, all times are local, and court appearances are virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuesday, June 22 10 a.m.- Former Illinois employees of Top Golf USA Inc will urge U.S. District Judge Edmond…

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Wipro’s Rishad Premji bats for self-governance by social media firms | #socialmedia

Mumbai: The social media platforms have integrated the world like never before and should be allowed to practice “responsive self-governance” to tackle the menace of hate and misinformation, Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji said on Thursday. Technological developments on the digital and social media represent an incredibly powerful opportunity for betterment,…

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How Swiss banks deposits by Indians increased by 286%? Congress demands govt bring white paper on black money | #socialmedia

“The Congress party demands that the Modi government provide a full disclosure of the nature of this money, the names and details of individuals who have stashed money in Swiss banks in the last year. “We demand that the Modi government bring a white paper providing details of how much…

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BBB warns of Amazon Prime Day scams | #socialmedia

Phishing scams increase during busy shopping times, such as Amazon Prime Day or Black Friday. When someone is making a lot of purchases, it’s easy to lose track of exactly what the person bought and where they shopped. As a result, it makes the person more vulnerable to a phishing…

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