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Facebook Malaysia Hosts ‘Retail Day’ To Help Retailers Grow

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KUALA LUMPUR – Facebook Malaysia recently hosted ‘Retail Day’, here, for 150 local retailer clients and partners, aimed at sharing industry mobile-first strategies that will help them unlock growth opportunities to reach the 22 million Malaysians already on Facebook. Attendees of the event gained insights into tapping into the power of Facebook tools and solution…

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Facebook Lets Users Scrub Web Data With ‘Clear History’ Tool

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Facebook Inc is going to let users see which websites and apps send the social network data on their activity – and then give them the option to delete it, with a new “clear history” tool. The Menlo Park, California-based company is developing the feature in response to an outcry about data collection and privacy…

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Facebook Brings Marketplace To Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR – Facebook today introduced the Marketplace feature in Malaysia and users will be able to discover, buy and sell goods through the social media platform. Director of product management at Facebook, Karandeep Anand said in a statement, “Already 700 million people buy and sell in groups on Facebook each month. Today, we are…

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Housewife Duped Of RM151,800 By FB Acquaintance

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KUANTAN – A Facebook acquaintance sweet-talked a gullible Malaysian housewife into parting with RM151,800 after she had put the money into a number of accounts as requested by the man. Although the 51-year-old woman had only met the man in early January, she had trusted him enough to put the money in the accounts which…

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Facebook Introduces Local News Boost

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KUALA LUMPUR – Facebook has announced local news boost internationally for people to connect to their communities about the issues that are closest to home. Earlier this year, Facebook announced a change in the U.S. to prioritise local news, so people can see topics that have a direct impact on their community and discover what’s…

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Factory Operator Gets Jail For Insulting PM On Facebook

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PETALING JAYA – A factory operator was sentenced to four months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today after he pleaded guilty to uploading a cartoon illustration of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with offensive words on his Facebook account last month. Magistrate Mohd Azali Ibrahim meted out the punishment on Mohamad Hamizan…

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Police Post Pictures Of 75 Wanted Persons On Official Facebook

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KUANTAN – The Pahang police have posted pictures and information of 75 persons who are wanted to facilitate investigations on various cases on their official Facebook, the Pahang Police Contingent Headquarters. Pahang Criminal Investigation head SAC Othman Nanyan said there were among 1,770 individuals wanted by the state police for investigation of cases reported between…

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Facebook, Google, Twitter Asked To Testify On Russian Meddling

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WASHINGTON – Executives from Facebook , Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter have been asked to testify to the U.S. Congress in coming weeks as lawmakers probe Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, committee sources said on Wednesday. A Senate aide said executives from the three firms had been asked by the Senate Intelligence…

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Facebook Still Accessible In Thailand As Government Deadline Passes

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BANGKOK – The Facebook social media site was still available in Thailand on Tuesday after concerns arose that authorities would shut it down if Facebook did not take down content deemed threatening to national security. Thailand’s telecoms regulator said last week it would give Facebook Thailand until Tuesday to take down 131 web addresses with…

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Facebook Turns To Artificial Intelligence To Tackle Suicides

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Facebook plans to use artificial intelligence and update its tools and services to help prevent suicides among its users. The world’s largest social media network said it plans to integrate its existing suicide prevention tools for Facebook posts into its live-streaming feature, Facebook Live, and its Messenger service. Artificial intelligence will be used to help…

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Facebook’s WhatsApp Is Latest To Add Snapchat-Like Features

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Now there’s another Facebook Inc app making features that mimic Snapchat. WhatsApp, the chat application owned by Facebook and used monthly by 1.2 billion people, is adding a built-in camera to let people take photos or videos, and send them directly to their contacts or add them to a “status” update – similar to Snapchat’s…

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Facebook Tries To Offer Music Labels An Alternative To YouTube

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A parade of up-and-coming musicians from Universal Music took the stage at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Feb 11 in a pre-Grammy Awards performance for a room full of the executives who will make or break their careers. Talent bookers from James Corden’s late-night show, marketing executives from top brands and executives…

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Facebook CEO, Facing Wave Of Criticism, Stops Attempt To Force Hawaii Land Sale

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Facing mounting criticism from islanders and local lawmakers, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday revealed he was dropping his legal gambit to force the sale of land tracts on his seafront property on the island of Kauai that are claimed by native Hawaiians. “Upon reflection, I regret that I did not take the time to…

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Lecturer Looking For Love On Facebook

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A university lecturer posted on Facebook his search for a wife and was overwhelmed by the response after the status went viral. Dr Mohd Ariff Ahmad Nazri, 32, who teaches at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, has temporarily deactivated the Facebook account due to the thousands of suitors…

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Cambodian Opposition Leader Sentenced To Five Years In Jail Over Facebook Post

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PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy was sentenced to five years in prison in absentia on Tuesday for posting a fake government pledge to dissolve the Southeast Asian country’s border with Vietnam. The sentence follows months of tension between Cambodia’s two main political parties, the Cambodian People’s Party of Prime Minister…

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Virtual Butler ‘Jarvis’ Takes Up Residence In Facebook Founder’s Home

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Mark Zuckerberg introduced the world to “Jarvis”, an artificial intelligence system the Facebook chief created in his spare time, which can choose and play music, turn on lights, and recognise visitors, deciding whether to open the front door. Jarvis, named after the virtual assistant in the Iron Man movies, could be a step toward a…

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Zuckerberg Again Rejects Claims Of Facebook Impact On US Election

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NEW YORK: Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg again rejected the idea that the social network affected the US presidential election, saying it is “extremely unlikely” news hoaxes changed the outcome. Ensnared in a string of content controversies in recent months, Facebook has insisted that it is a technology company, not a media firm. But…

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Facebook Now Lets You Buy Food, Movie Tickets On Site

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook will now allow Americans to order a meal, buy movie tickets or make an appointment at the hairdresser without having to leave the social networking site. The US company announced Oct 19 the addition of new tools on the site to allow users to link directly with businesses. For example, a pizza…

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Facebook CEO And Wife Commit US$3 Billion To Medical Research

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  SAN FRANCISCO – The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative said on Wednesday it would commit US$3 billion over the next 10 years to help cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the 21st century, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. An emotional Priscilla Chan, wife of Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer (CEO) of Facebook…

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Tragic End To Facebook Fight

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GEORGE TOWN: A heated Facebook chat between a 15-year-old schoolgirl and some friends turned deadly when one of them came looking for her together with other family members. The scuffle that followed led to the death of a man at the Jalan Kurau flats in Jelutong, here. Panjavarnam Perumal, 56, died after he was attacked…

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Facebook User ‘Ratu Naga’ Suspected Of Uploading Photos Insulting PM

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission with the cooperation of the police have traced a woman using the Facebook profile of ‘Ratu Naga’ to upload doctored pictures to insult Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Also targeted were the prime minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and the Sultan of Pahang Sultan…

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Facebook Opens Malaysian Office

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KUALA LUMPUR: Facebook, the social media giant, has opened a local office in KL Sentral. The local team will be looking to connect more businesses and agencies with the company’s solutions. “Today’s office launch marks a milestone for Facebook in Malaysia and we are committed to helping Malaysians and businesses connect in more meaningful ways,”…

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Zuckerberg Tightens Grip As Facebook Profit Soars

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday fielded a plan to tighten Mark Zuckerberg’s grip on the helm as the booming social network reported stellar profit. Profit in the first quarter tripled from a year ago to $1.5bil as revenue jumped to $5.4bil from $3.5 billion in the same period a year earlier. “We had a great…

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Dr Vida’s Facebook Hacked

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IPOH: Vida Beauty Sdn Bhd founder Datuk Seri Dr Hasmiza Othman has lodged a police report after her Facebook account was hacked. Hasmiza, popularly known as ‘Datuk Seri Vida’ or Dr Vida, also lodged a report against another individual who opened a Facebook account impersonating her. She detected a Facebook account impersonating her and duping…

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Tun M’s FB Fan Page Under Fire Over Damaging Posting

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A Facebook post by the Saya Sayang Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (I Love Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) fanpage was under fire today for publishing misleading statements on several high-profile Malaysian politicians. The admin(s) of the page re-posted a tweet by @Azrul_Jabbar who claims: (Translated) “Pak Lah, interfered by in-law. Najib, interfered by spouse. Zahid, interfered by…

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Woman Remanded For Insulting Police On Facebook

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JOHOR BAHARU – A woman was arrested early today in Kluang and then remanded for maligning the police through Facebook. Kluang district police chief, ACP Mohamad Laham said the 44-year-old woman, a trader, was arrested at a house in Taman Seri Impian at 12.05 am. “The arrest was made because the woman had uploaded a…

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Facebook Lets You Add Lightsabers To Your Profile Picture

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LOS ANGELES: Maybe themed profile pictures don’t have to always be about a serious cause: Facebook has teamed up with Lucasfilm to let its users add a lightsaber to their profile picture (hat tip to Techcrunch). Users just have to visit the official Star Wars page on Facebook to edit and customize their profile picture.…

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Why We Post Pictures On Facebook? To Make Others Feel Jealous,Of Course

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Facebook posts could mean more than just wanting to upload a few holiday snaps, with a recent study by the University of British Columbia, Canada, finding that envy is the key motivator behind many Facebook updates, which isn’t a good thing for users’ mental well-being. To find out more about the possible negative effects of…

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Facebook Users Hauled Up Over Clerk’s Murder

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MUAR: Police have recorded statements from about 10 Facebook account holders over the circulation of text and photographs on the murder of a religious school clerk in Bukit Pasir on Monday. Police chief ACP Azman Ayob said they had shared the information which had gone viral. “The police are very concerned and will most likely…

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Facebook To Enable Safety Check More In Disasters After Criticism

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NEW YORK: Facebook Inc vowed to turn on its “Safety Check” feature more often during disasters in response to growing criticism that it only enabled the function after the attacks in Paris. In the wake of the deadliest attack on Europe in over a decade that killed at least 129 people and injured many more,…

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