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Twitter abuzz with Dr Mahathir’s surprise visit at Bersih 4

The Malaysian Insider - 1 hour 3 minutes ago The surprise appearance of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali at the Bersih 4 rally in Kuala Lumpur this evening not only caused a stir on the ground. It has also caused a stir on Twitter as social media users posted all sorts of reaction on the high-profile visit. Well-known Perlis mufti...

  • Germany urges Facebook to remove racist posts IANS - 6 hours ago

    London, Aug 29 (IANS) Germany has asked Facebook to remove "racist" anti-migrant posts from its website and apps amid a spate of violent anti-migrant protests in the … More »Germany urges Facebook to remove racist posts

    London, Aug 29 (IANS) Germany has asked Facebook to remove "racist" anti-migrant posts from its website and apps amid a spate of violent anti-migrant protests in the country, the Telegraph reported. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has written to Facebook to demand an urgent review of its policy over hate messages.  …

  • Twitter to hire more women next year IANS - 6 hours ago

    Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has made its diversity goals for 2016 public, announcing that it will hire more women at various levels to bridge … More »Twitter to hire more women next year

    Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has made its diversity goals for 2016 public, announcing that it will hire more women at various levels to bridge the gender gap. According to the diversity goals posted in a Twitter blog on Friday, the representation of women will be increased to 35 percent across …

  • Nicki Minaj's wax figure protected with barriers IANS - 6 hours ago

    Los Angeles, Aug 29 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj's wax work at the Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas is now protected with barriers. The museum has taken the action to prevent … More »Nicki Minaj's wax figure protected with barriers

    Los Angeles, Aug 29 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj's wax work at the Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas is now protected with barriers. The museum has taken the action to prevent visitors from taking sexually suggestive photographs with the 32-year-old rapper's wax figure, reports aceshowbiz.com. A micro-blogging website Twitter …

  • Don’t make us scapegoats for nation’s woes, Johor prince tells critics The Malaysian Insider - 12 hours ago

    Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim today urged certain quarters not to make him and his father, the Johor sultan, scapegoats for the current state of the … More »Don’t make us scapegoats for nation’s woes, Johor prince tells critics

    Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim today urged certain quarters not to make him and his father, the Johor sultan, scapegoats for the current state of the country. In a Facebook posting on the Johor Southern Tigers page, Tunku Ismail said that certain parties were "attacking" him and his father for …

  • Pentagon confirms top IS hacker killed in airstrike IANS - 13 hours ago

    Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that one of the top computer experts of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group responsible for recruiting members … More »Pentagon confirms top IS hacker killed in airstrike

    Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that one of the top computer experts of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group responsible for recruiting members abroad and hacking computers was killed in a US airstrike earlier this week. Junaid Hussain, a 21-year-old British hacker, was killed on Monday during …

  • Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, California
    Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology Reuters - 16 hours ago

    By Joseph Menn and Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, … More »Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology

    Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, California

    By Joseph Menn and Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, high-profile additions that come as the ride-hailing service ramps up its work on technology for self-driving cars. Charlie Miller, who had been working …

  • FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2013, file photo, pedestrians cross the street in front of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees. The hiring targets were released Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, along with data showing that Twitter primarily employs white and Asian men in high-paying technology jobs, like most of its industry peers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
    Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service … More »Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce

    FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2013, file photo, pedestrians cross the street in front of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees. The hiring targets were released Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, along with data showing that Twitter primarily employs white and Asian men in high-paying technology jobs, like most of its industry peers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.

  • Tropical Storm Erika is seen in the Caribbean Ocean in this NOAA GOES-East satellite image
    Tropical Storm Erika losing its punch as it heads for Florida Reuters - 16 hours ago

    By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs … More »Tropical Storm Erika losing its punch as it heads for Florida

    Tropical Storm Erika is seen in the Caribbean Ocean in this NOAA GOES-East satellite image

    By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of petering out as it headed toward south Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Centre said. At least eight people were confirmed dead on the island of Dominica, …

  • FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Mark Zuckerberg talks about the Messenger app during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco.  For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Zuckerberg marked the occasion with a post on his Facebook page, saying that one out of seven people on Earth logged in to the social network to connect with their friends and family. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
    What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day Associated Press - 20 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social … More »What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day

    FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Mark Zuckerberg talks about the Messenger app during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco.  For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Zuckerberg marked the occasion with a post on his Facebook page, saying that one out of seven people on Earth logged in to the social network to connect with their friends and family. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    NEW YORK (AP) — A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth's population.

  • A Facebook logo reflected in the eye of a woman is seen in this picture illustration
    Facebook must obey German law even if free speech curtailed: minister Reuters - 22 hours ago

    By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Facebook will have to abide by German laws banning racist sentiment even if it might be allowed in the United States under freedom … More »Facebook must obey German law even if free speech curtailed: minister

    A Facebook logo reflected in the eye of a woman is seen in this picture illustration

    By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Facebook will have to abide by German laws banning racist sentiment even if it might be allowed in the United States under freedom of speech, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with Reuters. Maas, who has accused Facebook of doing too little to thwart racist and hate …

  • Justin Bieber releases new song from next studio album AFP Relax - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Two years after his last tour ended, Justin Bieber has released a new song from his upcoming studio album. Bieber will also be performing "What Do You Mean?" at the … More »Justin Bieber releases new song from next studio album

    Two years after his last tour ended, Justin Bieber has released a new song from his upcoming studio album. Bieber will also be performing "What Do You Mean?" at the Video Music Awards on August 20, 2015. For the past seven days, Bieber's fans and celebrities have been counting down until the release on Twitter, using …

  • Should Facebook, Twitter reconsider autoplay feature? IANS - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    London, Aug 28 (IANS) British MPs have urged social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to reconsider autoplaying videos following an incident where a US reporter along … More »Should Facebook, Twitter reconsider autoplay feature?

    London, Aug 28 (IANS) British MPs have urged social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to reconsider autoplaying videos following an incident where a US reporter along with her cameraman were shot to death while doing a live broadcast, a media report said Friday. The chair of the cross-party Parliamentary Internet, …

  • Facebook records one billion logins in a day IANS - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    San Francisco, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) A billion users logged into social networking site Facebook on August 24 for the first time, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said. … More »Facebook records one billion logins in a day

    San Francisco, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) A billion users logged into social networking site Facebook on August 24 for the first time, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day," he wrote on his Facebook page late Thursday. "On Monday, one in seven people …

  • Facebook touches 1 bn user mark IANS - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    New York, Aug 28 (IANS) Social networking giant Facebook has breached the one billion user mark. "On Monday (August 24) one in seven people on earth used Facebook to … More »Facebook touches 1 bn user mark

    New York, Aug 28 (IANS) Social networking giant Facebook has breached the one billion user mark. "On Monday (August 24) one in seven people on earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family," founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a post. This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it's just the beginning …

  • Facebook sees a billion users in a single day
    Facebook sees a billion users in a single day AFP Relax - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    "We just passed an important milestone," chief executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. It was the first time that a billion people … More »Facebook sees a billion users in a single day

    Facebook sees a billion users in a single day

    "We just passed an important milestone," chief executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. It was the first time that a billion people used Facebook in a single day, according to Zuckerberg. "When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different," Zuckerberg …

  • Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates his team's victory after the Italian Super Cup final against Lazio in Shanghai on August 8, 2015
    Pogba doubts as Juventus face scudetto rivals Roma AFP News - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Misfiring Paul Pogba could start on the bench while new defender Alex Sandro could make his debut as Juventus travel to Roma in the first big clash of the fledgling Serie … More »Pogba doubts as Juventus face scudetto rivals Roma

    Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates his team's victory after the Italian Super Cup final against Lazio in Shanghai on August 8, 2015

    Misfiring Paul Pogba could start on the bench while new defender Alex Sandro could make his debut as Juventus travel to Roma in the first big clash of the fledgling Serie A season on Sunday. Pogba's first league outing of the campaign ended in disaster, for both the star midfielder and the Italian champions as he adjusts …

  • In its earnings update in July 2015, Facebook said monthly active users grew 13 percent from a year ago to 1.49 billion
    Facebook celebrates one billion users in single day AFP News - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Facebook boasted of a new benchmark Thursday in its seemingly inexorable march to Internet ubiquity: a billion people used the social network in a single day. "We just … More »Facebook celebrates one billion users in single day

    In its earnings update in July 2015, Facebook said monthly active users grew 13 percent from a year ago to 1.49 billion

    Facebook boasted of a new benchmark Thursday in its seemingly inexorable march to Internet ubiquity: a billion people used the social network in a single day. "We just passed an important milestone," chief executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg declared in a post on his Facebook page. "On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth …

  • What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day
    For the first time, 1 billion people used Facebook in a day Associated Press - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg marked the occasion with a post on his Facebook page, saying that one … More »For the first time, 1 billion people used Facebook in a day

    What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day

    For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg marked the occasion with a post on his Facebook page, saying that one out of seven people on Earth logged ...

  • Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO
    Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO Associated Press - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for … More »Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO

    Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO

    Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news ...

  • Updated versions of Instagram tailored for mobile devices powered by Apple or Android software let users share photos or videos in portrait or landscape styles
    Instagram images no longer just squares AFP News - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Instagram on Thursday broke its square mold with an update that adds portrait and landscape formats to the image-sharing smartphone application. "Square format has been … More »Instagram images no longer just squares

    Updated versions of Instagram tailored for mobile devices powered by Apple or Android software let users share photos or videos in portrait or landscape styles

    Instagram on Thursday broke its square mold with an update that adds portrait and landscape formats to the image-sharing smartphone application. "Square format has been and always will be part of who we are," Instagram said in a blog post. Approximately one out of every five posts to Instagram is in square format, according …