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[DIGITAL] UGANDA MAY TAX KANYE WEST FOR USING TWITTER IN THEIR COUNTRY.
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Kanye West is currently in Uganda working on his forthcoming album, Yandhiwhich is due out in November. Since heading to the East African country, he also made his return to Twitter. However, the rapper’s use of social media might end up costing him some change. According to reports, a social media tax implemented in Uganda could mean that Kanye West is being charged for his Twitter use. The tax, which was protested after going into effect on July 1st, charges...

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018
[BRAND WARS] INSTAGRAM CO-FOUNDERS AND FACEBOOK’S MARK ZUCKERBERG PART WAYS.
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Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger has left everyone in shock following their sudden resignation from Facebook after having a tense relationship with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. They have been working under Facebook for thee past 6 years after Facebook aquired Instagram for a whopping $1 billion. According to a statement released by Kevin Systrom, it says “Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team. We’ve grown from...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018
[SOCIAL MEDIA] EGYPT JUST KILLED FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY THIS NEW LAW, BLOGGERS, OTHERS NOW RISK JAIL TERMS. READ:
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President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a law granting authorities the right to monitor social media users in the country as part of tightening internet controls, the official gazette said Saturday. Approved by parliament in July, the state’s Supreme Council for Media Regulations will have the power to place people with more than 5,000 followers — on social media or with a personal blog or website — under supervision. The council will be...

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Monday, 03 September 2018
[R.I.P] CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA IS DEAD! SHUTS DOWN WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT!!
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  Cambridge Analytica, the firm embroiled in a controversy over its handling of Facebook Inc user data, and its British parent SCL Elections Ltd, have shut down after suffering a sharp drop in business, the company said on Wednesday.   The company will begin bankruptcy proceedings, it said, after losing clients and facing mounting legal fees resulting from the scandal over reports the company harvested personal data about millions of Facebook users beginning in 2014.   “The siege of media...

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Friday, 04 May 2018
[FACEBOOK] ACCORDING TO REPORTS, ONLY 78 NIGERIANS USED THE CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA DATA MINING APP. READ MORE:
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Although 78 Facebook users in Nigeria installed the Cambridge Analytica (CA) app, the potential impact has affected about 271, 469 people in the country, according to the social media platform. Facebook, yesterday began the process of notifying 87 million users, which it claimed might have had their data shared with the app. The communications team of the social media platform disclosed that the 271,469 users were potentially impacted in Nigeria (these being friends of those who would have installed the...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018
[CYBER TECH] FACEBOOK, MARK ZUCKERBERG FACES CONGRESS ON US ELECTION DATA BREACH BY RUSSIANS.
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It’s easy to poke fun at Zuckerberg as a hoodie-wearing kid. His robotic demeanor makes him appear expressionless, even when he’s sorry. A skit on “Saturday Night Live” leaned heavily on those qualities. Washington lawmakers may be fond of grandstanding, especially when they get the chance to grill a hapless executive. When U.S. congressional members interview Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday and Wednesday, the temptation will be to score points by focusing on his all-too-apparent flaws. Senators and representatives, though,...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018
[CYBER TECH] FACEBOOK WILL PRE-ROLL ADS ON YOUR VIDEOS NEXT YEAR. READ:
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Starting next year, Facebook will test advertisements at the beginning of some videos. The ads will last six seconds and only show up before videos you seek out in Facebook’s Watch section. That means you won’t see these ads in your news feed. You’ll only run across a “pre-roll” advertisement when you view something in the dedicated “Watch” section, which Facebook (FB) launchedearlier this year. (Facebook says the news feed location doesn’t “work well” for these kinds of ads.)  ...

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Friday, 15 December 2017
[NATIVE ADS] FACEBOOK IS ROLLING ADS INTO THEIR MESSENGER APP. READ MORE:
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Facebook users might soon see ads in the Messenger app. This week, the company started testing ads that show up on the Messenger’s home screen. The ads, which for now are being tested on a “very small” scale in Australia and Thailand, appear below users’ recent conversations, similar to how the platform might remind them of someone’s birthday. Announcing the news in a blog post few days ago, Facebook product manager Eddie Zhang said users won’t see ads within conversations...

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Thursday, 26 January 2017
[SOCIAL MEDIA] FACEBOOK ‘FAKE NEWS’ CAMPAIGN DEBUTS IN GERMANY AHEAD OF ELECTIONS.
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FRANKFURT: Social media giant Facebook has announced  that it will introduce new measures to combat fake news in Germany, as Europe’s largest economy and most populous nation enters an election year. ”It’s important to us that the reports and news posted on Facebook are reliable,” a blog post on the Silicon Valley firm’s German website read. German politicians have warned that populist parties and foreign nations could use fake news to try and influence parliamentary elections slated for September or...

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
[BRAND]#ACQUISITION: FACEBOOK RISKS €200 MILLION LAW SUIT BY THE EU FOR INAPPROPRIATE DATA PROVIDED IN WHATSAPP BUY-OUT.
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The update by WhatsApp raises “concerns that Facebook intentionally, or negligently submitted incorrect or misleading information to the commission,” the EU said. The company has until January 31 to respond to the charge sheet. It faces a fine of one percent of annual sales, which stood at a whopping $18 billion in 2015. “We respect the Commission’s process and are confident that a full review of the facts will confirm Facebook has acted in good faith,” a Facebook spokesperson said...

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016
[BRAND GENIUS]#COKESELFIE: COCA-COLA ISRAEL DEVELOPS ‘SELFIE-SNAP’ BOTTLE. TAKE A LOOK:
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It’s a special bottle with a built-in camera that, when tilted at 70 degrees, automatically takes a picture and posts it to the user’s Snapchat, as well as Coca-Cola Israel’s Facebook page and Instagram. The special bottle was developed by Gefen Team in Israel for Coca Cola’s big “Summer Love” event in Israel. The same advertising firm that brought a commercial that would actually prompt your phone to tell you to order a coke. The custom designed camera is a...

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Friday, 18 November 2016
[BREAKING!]#ADNEWS: PEPSI MAX ROLLS OUT MAKE SUMMER CAMPAIGN TODAY BY CLEMENGER BBDO SYDNEY.
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​Pepsi Max has kicked off a multi-million dollar summer campaign which will roll out over the next three months. Anchored with an ad by Clemenger BBDO Sydney featuring a giant slip and slide down a suburban street which ends on the beach, the campaign will develop along multiple streams. Part of the work will feature V8 Supercar driver Chaz Mostert travelling the country in a VW Combi van and also feature partnerships with Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Buzzfeed. The drinks...

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Thursday, 10 November 2016