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In China, jade sales enter the era of livestreaming

Jade, widely dubbed as the 'dinosaur' in the retail trade, is hip again in China thanks to livestreaming.


Facebook: Fake account removal doubles in 6 months to 3 billion

Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said on May 23.


‘I’m here’: Chinese fugitive suspected in US$2mil swindle gives away her Myanmar bolthole on Tik Tok

Woman and three others accused of targeting elderly and newly rich. Police tracked her to Myanmar after a social media message.


Nokia’s ‘banana’ phone can now use WhatsApp

Retro feature phone Nokia 8110 – or more commonly known as the 'banana' phone – finally supports messaging service WhatsApp in Malaysia.


Norway’s Telenor plans Asian telecoms merger with Malaysia’s Axiata

Norway’s Telenor is in talks with Malaysia’s Axiata Group to form a jointly-owned Asian telecoms company with close to 300 million customers, the companies said on May 6.


Facebook’s flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content

Facebook Inc's struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company's inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe.


Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lankan authorities turned off most social media after Easter Sunday attacks killed hundreds of people, a lightning fast reaction that reflects distrust in the capability of American internet companies to control harmful content.


Facebook shareholders complain about Zuckerberg’s power, call for breakup

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has too much power and it’s hurting the company, according to multiple shareholder proposals that will be considered at the company’s annual meeting, including one that calls for exploring strategic alternatives such as selling the tech giant’s other businesses.


No smoking, no tattoos, no bikinis: inside China’s war to ‘clean up’ the Internet

China’s social media companies employ thousands to censor content that falls afoul of the country’s stringent regulations governing the Internet. While AI is used to remove banned content, many decisions are taken by humans, especially if they involve context.


New Zealand official calls Facebook ‘morally bankrupt’

New Zealand’s privacy commissioner has described Facebook as “morally bankrupt“ and suggested his country follow Australia by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch shootings.