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    Municipality councillor held for FB comment on PM

    United News of Bangladesh . Faridpur | Updated at 12:34am on May 24, 2018

    Police on Wednesday arrested a councillor of Boalmari municipality for posting derogatory comment about prime minister Sheikh Hasina and the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur...

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    NBR moves to realise VAT on ad bills paid to FB, Google, others

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:14pm on April 28, 2018

    National Board of Revenue has initiated a move to realise value-added tax on advertisement bills paid by local companies to the global technology giant such...

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    Facebook codifies its censorship regime

    by Andre Damon | Updated at 12:05am on April 29, 2018

    FACEBOOK, the world’s largest social media company, spelt out for the first time the criteria it uses to censor speech on its platform, purely at...

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    200 Facebook accounts listed for fuelling protests

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:52pm on April 13, 2018

    The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit of police has identified 30 social media ‘propagandists’ in the country for fuelling protests in Dhaka and elsewhere...

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    Mark Zuckerberg goes before Congress

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:05am on April 13, 2018

    THIS is a dance of confused ends and mistrustful glances, mixed with occasional moments of misplaced adoration....

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    Zuckerberg tells lawmakers ‘I’m sorry’ for data abuses

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:03pm on April 11, 2018

    Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg offered apologies to US lawmakers Tuesday as he made a long-awaited appearance in a congressional hearing on the hijacking of personal...

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    Zuckerberg testimony to Congress: ‘My mistake, I’m sorry’

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:05am on April 11, 2018

    Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says he accepts responsibility for the social network’s failure to protect private data and prevent manipulation of the platform, according to...

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    Facebook and the rise of anti-social media

    by Rob Urie | Updated at 12:05am on April 04, 2018

    IT WAS a bit over four years ago that journalist Glenn Greenwald reported that British ‘intelligence,’ GCHQ, had developed a programme to spread politically targeted...

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    BTRC boss finds Facebook ‘digital cocaine’

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 08:24pm on March 25, 2018

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission chairman Shahjahan Mahmood on Sunday said Facebook addiction has become an obsession, like 'digital cocaine addiction'. ‘Nowadays, once the young generation...

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    Facebook and surveillance capitalism

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:05am on March 24, 2018

    WHETHER it creeps into politics, marketing, or simple profiling, the nature of surveillance as totality has been affirmed by certain events this decade...