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Russia, China hackers targeting US vote, Microsoft warns

WASHINGTON (AFP) Microsoft said Thursday it thwarted recent cyberattacks from China, Russia and Iran targeting both Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns, as technology giants scrambled to protect election security less than two months ahead of the US vote. The announcement came as Twitter said it would implement a policy next week

Facebook News feature to expand beyond US

Facebook on Tuesday said it is speeding up plans to go international with a news tab feature that involves paying publishers for stories delivered through the leading social network. A Facebook News section that debuted late last year in the US will be expanded in the next six months or so

Social media need to be closed down: Trump

Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies for stifling conservative voices, a day after Twitter attached a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact check the president's claims. Without offering evidence, Trump again accused such platforms of bias, tweeting:

IMPACT OF USING SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECTS MENTAL HEALTH

The American Academy of Pediatrics has warned about the potential threats of social media in young kids and teens, including cyber-bullying and "Facebook depression." Even adults are not free of them across the generations. Howsoever, while people are talking about the high admiration of social sites, dependence on them may have

SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS IGNORE NBR ORDER ON VAT AGENTS

Social media giants like Facebook, Google and YouTube are not interested in appointing VAT agents in Bangladesh though the National Board of Revenue (NBR) has asked them to appoint VAT agents and pay 15 per cent VAT on advertisement revenue to the government. “Two months have elapsed since the directive was

SOCIAL MEDIA: A NEW HORIZON IN E-LEARNING

Social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram and others) have created enormous interest among educators to use it as an agent of change in teaching and learning practice because of its openness, interactivity, and sociability. As net generation students highly rely on social media for information and collaboration, educators are

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