WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) - Two key U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday rebuked Facebook Inc for not being more transparent over its data sharing after the social media company said it had collaborated with at least four Chinese companies, including a smartphone maker that has raised U.S. security concerns.The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee said Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg should have disclosed those partnerships when he appeared before them in April."Clearly, the company’s partnerships with Chinese technology companies and others should have been disclosed before Congress and the American people," the panel's Republican chairman Greg Walden and ranking Democrat Frank Pallone said in a statement."We strongly encourage full transparency from Facebook and the entire tech community," they wrote.Companies Facebook confirms it shared data with: 9 PHOTOS Companies Facebook confirms it shared data with See Gallery Companies … [Read more...] about Lawmakers press Facebook over Chinese data sharing
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Facebook is a classic Silicon Valley success story: It’s gone from an idea hatched in a Harvard dorm to one of the most powerful and influential companies in the world. Mark Zuckerberg, its CEO and founder, celebrated his 34th birthday on Monday – and, as CNBC calculates, he has made an average of $US6 million for every day he’s been alive so far. Indeed, these days, Facebook is worth around $US536 billion, and more than 2.2 billion people use its social network monthly. Here’s the story behind Facebook’s insane rise from February 2004 through today. Spoiler alert: It involves a lot of beer. Facebook got its start at Harvard’s Kirkland House dormitory. That’s the same dorm where Wallace Shawn, who played Vizzini in “The Princess Bride” and the voice of Rex in “Toy Story,” lived during his Harvard years. In 2003, Mark Zuckerberg, then a sophomore at Harvard, built a website called Facemash. “Facemash” was a … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg just turned 34 years old. Here are 33 photos of Facebook’s rise from a Harvard dorm room to world domination.
By Ayush Khanna Published: May 27, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email A private vehicle crosses a bridge as excavators are used at the dam site of Kishanganga power project in Gurez, 160 kilometres north of Srinagar. PHOTO: REUTERS The Indo-Pak relationship has become a byword and a cautionary tale in what nation states must not do when interacting with one another. Whether it is the complex Kashmir issue, cross-border terror, trade issues, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), or even the allegedly “low hanging” and easily resolvable issues of Siachen and Sir Creek, the two countries have been unable to come to terms. In the backdrop of failed agreements, lost opportunities and active sabotage of attempted détentes, one instance of cooperation on a critical issue bucks this trend, and that is the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). The treaty was signed in 1960 and has withstood the test of time, including three major wars. According to the treaty, India … [Read more...] about Pakistan’s insecurity, India’s leverage, and the most generous Indus Waters Treaty
Katie Canales, provided by Published 4:48 pm, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Carl Court/Getty Images Two weeks ago, Instagram announced it would roll out a data download feature that would let users pull all content they published to the platform in a downloadable template. Instagram confirmed to Business Insider that the feature is now available on the web only, with a steady rollout to Android and iPhone users in the works. The move comes a month before the EU's new GDPR privacy laws that will in part require tech companies to provide a way for consumers to download content from platforms. Following Facebook's implementation of a feature that lets users download their information in bulk, Instagram is rolling out a similar feature. Originally reported by TechCrunch, Instagram announced this feature two weeks ago, but confirmed to Business Insider on Tuesday that the tool is available for users on the web for now through this link. Android and iPhone users won't be … [Read more...] about Instagram is rolling out a feature that will let you download all of your photos and past searches in one fell swoop
Kathy Griffin hasn’t gotten work documents for her trip to Singapore yet, but she has a backup plan that includes the freelance journalist Yashar Ali. The comedian, who jokes that she’s in self-imposed exile from the US, said she had run into problems with border officials since she posed for a picture earlier this year that showed her holding a fake mould depicting President Donald Trump’s decapitated head. She ended up being investigated by the Secret Service. And with a trip to Singapore in two weeks and travel documents yet to be approved, she told Business Insider that her lawyer helped her devise a plan for if she were to run into any trouble or even be detained. “I would call Yashar, and say I’m in a f—— jail in Singapore,” Griffin said. Griffin is one several prominent public figures who, over the past year, have developed close relationships with Yashar, a reporter with bylines in New York magazine, HuffPost, The Daily Beast, and … [Read more...] about How a former Democratic fixer became one of the essential — and most mysterious — politics and media reporters of 2017