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Smartphone app to turn kids into jihadis

Smartphone app to turn kids into jihadisAs various governments and social media platforms are toiling hard to stop terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS) from spreading its wings, The IS’ propaganda arm “Library of Zeal” has released a smartphone app to teach jihadist themes to children. Available for Android devices, the app called “Huroof” teaches kids Arabic alphabet to help them how to use deadly weapons, The Long War Journal reported. The vocabulary taught within the app has jihadist themes. “The application [...]

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Facebook may soon allow to Earn money from Post

Facebook may soon allow to Earn money from PostSocial media giant Facebook is considering rolling out a feature that may allow users to make money from posts by letting them add a “tip jar”. A Facebook’s user survey hinted at several ways that users can make money or promote a cause on its website, including a “tip jar”, branded content and taking a cut of the ad revenue Facebook earns from posts, The Verge reported on Thursday. The survey also asked [...]

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Facebook to allow payments via Messenger soon

Facebook to allow payments via Messenger soon Social networking giant Facebook may soon allow on its Messenger app a PayPal-like mobile money transfer service free of cost that will only require a debit card at both ends of the transaction, a media report said. People using Facebook Messenger service in the US can already send and receive money using the app, technology website CNET.com reported on Tuesday. The service is soon expected to be rolled out in other countries as well. Before [...]

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“Narcissism” Are you crazy about posting selfies?

“Narcissism” Are you crazy about posting selfies?Are you a self-obsessed person and love to click selfies? Korean researchers have found that narcissist are more likely to show selfie-posting behaviour on social networking sites such as Facebook as well as evince great interest in the feedback they receive. A narcissistic personality is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. “Across all social media [...]

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Mark Zukerberg said anyone can go ‘live’ on Facebook

Mark Zukerberg said anyone can go ‘live’ on Facebook Social media giant Facebook on Wednesday launched ‘Facebook Live’ — a feature that enables users to interact with their friends and users real-time through live videos. It was earlier available for only those who had their accounts verified. “Today (Wednesday), we’re launching Facebook Live for everyone — to make it easier to create, share and discover live videos,” the California-based company’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. “Live is like having a [...]

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The Deception of friendship on Social Media

Online Social Networking Friendship DeceptionWhen she turned 22, Gauri Bajaj decided to stop fighting with her parents. She allowed them to scour the streets of Supaul, her hometown in Bihar, for a suitable groom. Six months later, she married 34-year-old Pankaj Tiwari, who taught yoga in Gurgaon and owned a one-room barsati in South Delhi’s Madangir neighbourhood. At first, she was busy planning the wedding, then busy packing her belongings, then busy unpacking her belongings in her new home and [...]

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