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TECH 07 Mar 2017 | 2:17 PM

German court rejects injunction for Facebook in Syrian selfie case

A German court on March 7 rejected a temporary injunction against Facebook in a case brought by a Syrian refugee who sued the social networking site for failing to remove faked posts linking him to crimes and militant attacks.

TECH 07 Mar 2017 | 4:37 AM

Facebook case brought by Syrian refugee in Germany heads to verdict

A German court was due to rule March 7 on a dispute between Facebook and a Syrian refugee whose post of a selfie with Chancellor Angela Merkel fuelled fake news linking him to terrorism.

TECH 10 Feb 2017 | 1:00 AM

In Los Angeles, neighbourhood changed by Snapchat isn’t changing back

Don Salmon says his Rastafarian clothing shop suffered no dip from the Great Recession, leaving only one culprit in his mind for a recent sales plunge.

TECH 08 Feb 2017 | 7:30 AM

Syrian refugee, hounded over Merkel selfie, sues Facebook

A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been repeatedly manipulated to link him to violent jihad, took Facebook to court on Feb 6 for spreading defamatory fake news.

TECH 16 Jan 2017 | 5:10 AM

Syrian selfie refugee sues Facebook for ‘defamatory’ posts

A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel went viral is suing Facebook for defamation, his lawyer said, after the social networking site failed to take down a series of posts accusing him of being a militant and criminal.

TECH 28 Oct 2016 | 3:00 AM

In Cuba, online media pry open state grip on news

Abraham, Elaine and Jose are under 30, and they’ve pulled off the unthinkable in Cuba – they are producing online news, prying open the state’s half-century grip on the media.

TECH 29 Jan 2016 | 8:42 AM

‘Dead Syrian’ Facebook post spotlights German refugee fears

A Facebook post about the death of a Syrian refugee in Germany sparked a storm of reaction this week, only for the author to admit making it up, highlighting a rash of online rumours fuelled by a record asylum seeker influx.

TECH 23 Jun 2014 | 12:23 PM

Singapore grapples with smartphone addiction

Easily distracted? Can't be separated from your smartphone? Constantly checking your device for no real reason? Chances are you're an addict — and you may even need professional help.

Technology 05 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Tornado victims flock to Facebook for helping hand

b>LOS ANGELES:/bResidents of the storm-ravaged communities in the Midwest are reaching out to each other, neighbour to neighbour, through social media sites to coordinate disaster relief and share information.

WhatsApp 10 Mar 2014 | 12:54 PM

Elite security posse fostered founders of WhatsApp, Napster

A few days after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for US$19bil (RM62.21bil), Jan Koum stepped into a suite at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate with old friends, including CEOs, reformed hackers and a few people who fell into both those camps.