Pakistan Interior Ministry Temporarily Blocks Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, Telegram

Pakistan blocked access to all social media for a brief time period Friday, after days of anti-French protests across the country by radical Islamists opposing a cartoon they consider blasphemous.  The country’s interior ministry demanded multiple media platforms like Facebook …

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Twitter Suspends Two Beijing Diplomatic Consular Accounts

Twitter temporarily suspended the official Twitter accounts of the Chinese Consulate in Sydney and the Cultural Counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan. The consulate’s Twitter account was suspended on Monday with no specific reason, according to the consulate. They …

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Clubhouse Social Network Data Leaked, 1.3 Million Users Compromised

1.3 million Clubhouse users’ personal data has leaked online to a popular hacker forum, according Cyber News. The data leaked includes users’ names, social media profile names, and other personal details. Cyber News reported on Saturday that the exposed data …

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Welsh Team Swansea City to Boycott all Social Networking Over Abuse and Discrimination

Swansea City Football Club has announced that the club will boycott all social media platforms for a week to protest against racism and online abuse after three players became victims in less than two months. Swansea player Ben Cabango was …

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Hackers Have Stolen Data from 500 million LinkedIn User Accounts and Sold it Online

Researchers at cyber security news outlet CyberNews have found user data from over 500 million LinkedIn users being sold online. An archive of user data pulled from LinkedIn has been put up for sale on a forum regularly frequented by …

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Hacking Group Posts Fake Job Offers in Linkedin to Compromise Job Seekers

A report published by cybersecurity firm eSentire has found that hacker groups are using a new phishing scam that employs fake LinkedIn job offers. The attacks employ fake job offers on LinkedIn that are similar to jobs that the target …

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Facebook Questioned by Irish Authorities Regarding Recent Personal Data Breach

A data leak involving the personal details of millions of Facebook users is being reviewed by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC). The database reportedly held Facebook profile names, phone numbers, locations and other personal facts about more than 530 million …

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New British Watchdog Set to Curb Tech Giant’s Hold over News Media

A new British regulator for giant tech firms like Facebook and Google has been launched on Wednesday with an initial remit to determine if amendments are needed to be done to a code of conduct to improve the balance of …

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Russia Extends Twitter Slowdown Until May

Russia has extended its self-imposed slowdown of content from Twitter until May 15 in response to so-called “banned content” including alleged child exploitation and drug use. Officials from the Kremlin have imposed a slowdown of content coming from Twitter which …

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