Facebook users in U.S. to be able to view and share official music videos

Facebook Inc said on Friday that its users in the United States would be able to view and share official music videos on its platform, in a move to better compete with Alphabet Inc’s video platform YouTube. Facebook, which had 2.7 billion monthly active users in the last quarter, said it inked deals with Sony… Read More Facebook users in U.S. to be able to view and share official music videos

Twenty-two dead following clashes at Afghanistan-Pakistan border

Afghanistan accused Pakistan on Friday of killing 15 civilians during clashes at a border crossing where crowds were jostling to cross for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. On Pakistan’s side, hospital officials reported seven deaths from the flare-up between the Asian neighbours who are U.S. allies but often trade accusations of backing militants. The… Read More Twenty-two dead following clashes at Afghanistan-Pakistan border

Twitter says recent breach caused by spear-phishing attack on employees

Twitter Inc, whose internal systems were breached about two weeks ago, said on Thursday the incident targeted a small number of employees through a phone “spear-phishing” attack. The U.S. microblogging site said the hackers targeted about 130 accounts, tweeted from 45, accessed inbox of 36, and were able to download Twitter data from seven. Attackers… Read More Twitter says recent breach caused by spear-phishing attack on employees

U.S. court releases documents on dealings between Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein

Documents about dealings between Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were publicly released on Thursday by a U.S. court, where the British socialite faces criminal charges she aided the late financier’s sexual abuse of girls. Among the materials released were email correspondence between the pair in early 2015, including an email in which Epstein told Maxwell… Read More U.S. court releases documents on dealings between Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein

Australia to force Facebook, Google to pay media companies for news content

Australia will force Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay Australian media outlets for news content, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Friday. Frydenberg said the mandatory code of conduct, which will be legislated into law this year, is needed to ensure the viability of Australian media companies. “It’s about a fair go for Australian… Read More Australia to force Facebook, Google to pay media companies for news content

Ghislaine Maxwell files appeal to halt release of deposition on her sex life

Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, on Thursday urged a U.S. appeals court to block the release of a deposition about her sex life, saying it could destroy her ability to get a fair trial against criminal charges she aided the late financier’s sexual abuse of girls. Maxwell filed an emergency request with… Read More Ghislaine Maxwell files appeal to halt release of deposition on her sex life

Ivory Coast defence minister Hamed Bakayoko appointed as new prime minister

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has appointed Defence Minister Hamed Bakayoko as prime minister after his predecessor died suddenly this month, the presidency said on Thursday. The death of former Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who had been handpicked by Ouattara to succeed him, left his ruling party scrambling to find a replacement three months… Read More Ivory Coast defence minister Hamed Bakayoko appointed as new prime minister

Triller files lawsuit against TikTok over patent infringement

TikTok, the popular short-form video app, has been sued by rival Triller, which accused it of infringing its patent for stitching together multiple music videos with a single audio track. Triller said in a complaint filed on Wednesday that TikTok and its Chinese-owned parent ByteDance Ltd willfully infringed the June 2017 patent by importing and… Read More Triller files lawsuit against TikTok over patent infringement