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Facebook secretly deleted messages Mark Zuckerberg sent on Messenger

Facebook has admitted the company has been secretly deleting messages sent on Messenger by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “After Sony Pictures’ emails were hacked in 2014 we made a number of changes to protect our executives’ communications,” says a Facebook spokesperson in a statement to TechCrunch. “These included limiting the retention period for Mark’s messages in Messenger. We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages.”

Old Facebook messages sent by Zuckerberg have simply vanished in some existing threads, and TechCrunch reports that affected messages no longer appear in Facebook’s download your information tool. Recent messages from Zuckerberg reportedly remain in some users’ inboxes, and the…

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335 Facebook users in India are responsible for compromising the privacy of another 5 lakh users in the country: Report

Facebook

Data on more than 87 million Facebook users was reportedly shared with UK based analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, much more than the 50 million previously estimated.

The company also mentioned that the data of approximately 562,455 subscribers in India may have been shared with Cambridge Analytica. It is believed that there are only 335 Indian Facebook users who are responsible for it.

In conversation with The Print, a Facebook India spokesperson stated that a quiz app named ‘thisisyourdigitallife’ was installed by 335 Facebook users living in India between November 2013 and December 2015. This app reportedly poached data of these users, and data of their friends and friends, which resulted in scrapping data of almost 5,62,120 users in India.

Facebook eventually suspended the app from its platform in December 2015. At the moment, Facebook has not unveiled the names of the 335 users in India. The report points out that this app was pushed on to Facebook users by a company called Global Science Research, run by Dr Aleksandr Kogan, a psychology researcher at the University of Cambridge.

The government has issued a notice to social networking giant Facebook, seeking its response over the user data breach and details of the …read more

IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Rider’s anthem will make your say ‘sunbo na’

Kolkata Knight Riders Anthem

Kolkata Knight Riders released their new team anthem for IPL 2018 on Thursday. One has to wonder whatever happened to the thumping beats of the original ‘Karbo Ladbo Jeetbo.’

When the cricketainment began with Indian Premier League in 2008, several franchises of the cash-rich tournament came up with their team anthems to attract fans and boost the morale of their team members. Bollywood star power was put to work as owners-cum-movie stars Shilpa Shetty and Priety Zinta starred in the promotional songs for their respective teams. Hrithik Roshan danced for Mumbai Indians as singer Daler Mehendi crooned for Kings XI Punjab. Katrina Kaif shimmied for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chennai Super Kings went their own way with Whistle Podu.

But the crown of exciting team anthem went to Shah Rukh Khan’s video of ‘Karbo Ladbo Jeetbo’ for Kolkata Knight Riders. It had the energy to get your foot tapping.

Come 2018, after 10 years of the original one and the South Africa special when the tournament was moved to the African country in 2009, the revamped version fails to excite.

‘KKR Hai Taiyaar’ (KKR is ready) is the message this one-minute long video is trying to send. The video, of course, features …read more

Badminton: India complete 5-0 rout of Scotland! N Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra defeat Martin Campbell and Julie Macpherson 21-17, 21-15 in the last match of the tie.

Badminton: India complete 5-0 rout of Scotland! N Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra defeat Martin Campbell and Julie Macpherson 21-17, 21-15 in the last match of the tie.

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See pics: TDP MPs lie down inside Lok Sabha speaker’s chamber to demand special status for AP

The TDP workers were protesting inside Sumitra Mahajan's chamber

Members of the Telugu Desam Party staged a dharna in the chamber of the Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan. However, Mahajan was not present at the time, ANI reported.

In the pictures that have gone viral, one MP is even seen sleeping on the floor of the chamber.

TDP MPs stage a ‘dharna’ in Lok Sabha speaker’s chambers. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is not present in the chamber. #SpecialStatus #AndhraPradesh pic.twitter.com/Ewgvi3KifS

— ANI (@ANI) April 6, 2018

The move comes minutes after 5 Lok Sabha MPs from the YS Rajasekhar Reddy Congress Party tendered their resignations to Mahajan.

The TDP MPs have created ruckus outside Parliament demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. The party pulled out of the NDA on March 16.

The party will also move a no-confidence motion against the Modi government over the injustice meted out to the state, an official communique said.

Earlier, members of YSR Congress said they are outraged as their notices for no confidence motion against the NDA government could not be taken up for discussion in the House due to continuous disruptions.

The YSR Congress MPs had given notices for no confidence motion against the government for its failure to …read more

Lala in La La Land? Shahid Afridi says he wouldn’t play IPL even if invited, forgets he played in 2008

Shahid Afridi

It seems old age is catching up with the ‘forever young’ Shahid Afridi. The cricketer has launched a stern defence after being ridiculed for his inflammatory statement on Kashmir. The only issue being, it doesn’t make much sense.

The former Pakistan captain said that he is a soldier of his country and would have joined the army if he wasn’t a cricketer.

“If I had not been a cricketer, I would have joined the army. I’m not worried about the response to my tweet from some. I believe I spoke the truth and I have the right to speak the truth. I am a soldier of my country. My country is my honour and Pakistan is everything for me,” Afridi was quoted as saying by Pak Passion.

Forgetting that he played in the Indian Premier League (IPL)​ in 2008 (for the Hyderabad Deccan Chargers), Afridi said that he wouldn’t play in the IPL even if he was invited.

“Even if they call me, I won’t go to the IPL. My PSL is the biggest and there will be a time that it leaves the IPL behind. I am enjoying the PSL, I don’t have any need for the IPL. I’m not interested in it …read more

Ahead of polls, Pakistan PM offers major tax amnesty scheme

Pak PM

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has offered a major amnesty scheme and income tax respite as part of efforts to increase the tax base, ahead of elections this year.

Abbasi announced this late yesterday after a meeting of the Economic Advisory Council, according to the Dawn.

“We are introducing a tax amnesty scheme through which people with undeclared income earned before June 30, 2017 on assets within the country will be able to bring them in the tax net by simply paying a five per cent penalty,” the prime minister said.

He added that people who hold undocumented assets outside the country will also be able to declare them through the new amnesty scheme by paying a 2 percent penalty.

Fixed assets will incur a 3 per cent penalty, to be evaluated at the market value of the asset, which cannot be less than the cost of its acquisition.

Foreign liquid assets like cash, securities and bonds held abroad and in local dollar accounts may be declared with a 5 per cent penalty.

Dollar account holders in Pakistan who have purchased dollars with undeclared funds can also regularise them on 2 per cent payment.

Further, all remittances less than USD 100,000 per year per person will …read more

Badminton: India continue to dominate Scotland in the Mixed Team event. Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy defeat Patrick Machugh and Adam Hall 21-16, 21-19 to make it 4-0 for India.

Badminton: India continue to dominate Scotland in the Mixed Team event. Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy defeat Patrick Machugh and Adam Hall 21-16, 21-19 to make it 4-0 for India.

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Hockey: Indian women's team puts on an impressive show! Rani Rampal and Co register a comprehensive 4-1 win against Malaysia.

Hockey: Indian women’s team puts on an impressive show! Rani Rampal and Co register a comprehensive 4-1 win against Malaysia.

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