LONDON: A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday (Feb 18) branded Facebook "digital gangsters" who failed to fight the spread of fake news and violated data privacy. A British parliamentary report called Facebook "digital gangsters" that frustrated its probe it data privacy violations by the tech firm. (Photo: AFP/JOEL SAGET) Lawmakers' 18-month investigation into technology companies and disinformation also accused the world's largest social media platform of trying to hide the extent of Russian interference in foreign elections. Facebook is coming under attack over its response to Russia's alleged use of misleading stories and targeted ads to sway the 2016 US presidential election and a series of European votes. Its executives have further been accused of trying to either hide or suppress emerging evidence of foreign meddling flagged by its engineers. Parliamentary committee chair Damian Collins said Facebook "deliberately sought to frustrate our work by giving … [Read more...] about Facebook “digital gangsters” violated privacy laws: MPs
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Players of Vietnamese and Philippine teams in their semifinal return leg of the Philippines in the ASEAN Federation Football (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2018 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam Airlines said it will add nearly 1,800 more seats on flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on December 6 and 7 to make it easier for football fans to travel to Hanoi for the semifinal return leg between Vietnam and the Philippines in the ASEAN Federation Football (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2018. The additional seats (equivalent to eight flights) bring up the total number of seats offered by the airline during the two days to 23,000. The flights will be operated on Boeing 787-9, as well as Airbus A321 and A350 aircraft. Detailed information can be found on www.vietnamairlines.com and www.facebook.com/VietnamAirlines or via the hotline 1900 1100. Earlier, the airline operated three direct flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Bacolod in the Philippines, to carry the national football team and fans … [Read more...] about Nearly 1,800 seats added to HCM City-Hanoi air route in AFF Cup fever
VietNamNet Bridge - The government of Vietnam has placed an unprecedented order: create a social network for Vietnamese. If this happens, Vietnam will be able to pocket hundreds of million of dollars from online ads and get other benefits. Vietnam wants to develop a social network for Vietnamese Like many people belonging to the 5X generation, Phan Thi Ngoc Anh in HCM City had never used social network and internet until two months ago. But she changed her mind and decided to set up her ‘house’ on Facebook. The suggestion by PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc about a social media for Vietnamese is described as ‘daring’. In general, the governments of developing countries do not encourage their startups to compete with foreign social networks such as Facebook, because it would be ineffective and very costly. The newly appointed Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung also said Vietnam needs a digital ecosystem with focus on made-in-Vietnam social … [Read more...] about Are Vietnamese social networks powerful enough to replace Facebook?
Up to around 42 million people in Vietnam use Facebook every day, one of the highest rates in Southeast Asia. The information was given by Noudhy Valdryno, a representative from Facebook’s Asia-Pacific division at a seminar on the role of social networks in enhancing dialogue between administration and businesses held in the northern province of Quang Ninh on November 2. Up to around 42 million people in Vietnam use Facebook every day According to Valdryno, roughly 242 million people in Southeast Asia use Facebook daily, including 42 million in Vietnam. Meanwhile, a large number of Vietnamese people also use other social networks such as Instagram. He added that up to 91% of governments use Facebook as their official dialogue channel with people and enterprises. This trend has started to increase in Vietnam. Chairman of the Quang Ninh People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Long said that realising the importance of IT in institutional reform and the steering of … [Read more...] about 42 million Vietnamese people use Facebook daily
Facebook says big breach exposed 50 million accounts to full takeoverThe Saigon Times Daily An unidentified man using a smart phone walks through London's Canary Wharf financial district in the evening light in London, Britain, September 28, 2018 - PHOTO: REUTERS NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Facebook Inc said on Friday that hackers stole digital login codes allowing them to take over nearly 50 million user accounts in its worst security breach ever given the unprecedented level of potential access, adding to what has been a difficult year for the company’s reputation. Facebook, which has more than 2.2 billion monthly users, said it has yet to determine whether the attacker misused any accounts or stole private information. It also has not identified the attacker’s location or whether specific victims were targeted. Its initial review suggests the attack was broad in nature. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg described the incident as “really serious” in a … [Read more...] about Facebook says big breach exposed 50 million accounts to full takeover