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Algeria blocks social media to stop exam cheats

Algerian authorities have temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to try to stop cheats posting high school exam papers online, state media reported on Sunday. Tens of thousands of high school

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Majority of online users get news from social media

Social media has emerged as a leading source of news among online users who increasingly access it on their smartphones, a thinktank said on Wednesday, warning that the embrace of free news was becoming a challenge for publishers of quality news

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Zain Bahrain launches social media packages

Zain Bahrain, a telecoms firm focused on enhancing customer experience, has announced the launch of tailored social media packages. The ‘Truly Unlimited Social Media’ is Bahrain’s first range of prepaid packages

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Online reviews matter for hospitality and travel firms: study

A new study has shown that 65 per cent of consumers trust the reviews on review sites compared to 52 percent who trust the reviews on a hotel-branded site. Without a doubt, online content—whether marketer or user generated&m

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Twitter to change homepage to customise tweets

Twitter has made a dramatic product change, saying it will recast the way it displays tweets on its homepage by customising them to individual users, instead of uniformly displaying tweets in reverse chronological order. The chang

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Twitter posts no growth in users since going public

Twitter Inc reported its first quarter with no growth in users since it went public, stoking fresh concerns on how long it will take for the company to reverse the trend. The stalled growth in the average number of active monthly

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Facebook bans private firearm deals on service

Facebook Inc will begin prohibiting users from coordinating private sales of firearms on the online social network, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. The move comes as the United States debates the issue of access to guns afte

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Facebook sees big jump in mobile ad sales

Facebook smashed investors' expectations with a 52-per cent jump in quarterly revenue as it sold more ads targeted at a fast-growing number of mobile users, sending its shares sharply higher after hours. The world's bigges

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Social media in bid to cut militant propaganda

Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but the Internet companies are doing it quietly to avoid the perception that they are helping the authorities police the Web.

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Saudi police bust sex blackmail racket

Several men and women have been arrested in Madinah, Saudi Arabia for operating a scam through social media websites where they lured men to apartments, photographed them in compromising positions and then blackmailed them for cash.

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