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Green BFF Hacker Security Test On Facebook Is Actually Fake News

As fake news continues to thrive online, rumours about typing BFF on your Facebook to test if your account is secure from hackers or not is actually a hoax, a lie, a fraud. It is fake news at its best (or in this case, the worst). Turns out, this is actually a Facebook feature called Text Delight which automatically animates green and red hands giving a high five when published. It also animates when you click on it. It does not mean that your Facebook account can be hacked or is secure.

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Norway Plans To Buy Electric Planes, Mimicking Green Car Success

OSLO - Norway said on Thursday it wants to buy electric passenger planes in the coming years to help slow climate change, building on its success with big tax breaks that have made it the world leader in electric car sales.

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EU Plans Tougher Consumer Laws For Facebook, Gmail

BRUSSELS - The European Union is planning to apply tougher consumer laws to social media networks and email providers like Facebook (FB.O) and Google’s Gmail (GOOGL.O) as scrutiny of data protection grows in the wake of an outcry over Facebook’s handling of data.

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Behind Facebook’s Baby Step Fixes: Defending Its Ad Business

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NEW YORK — Wondering why Facebook seems to be taking baby steps to address the biggest scandal in its history? Stronger safeguards on user data might damage Facebook’s core business of using what it knows about you to sell ads that target your interests.

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Tech Giants Express Concern Over Singapore Plan To Fight Fake News

SINGAPORE - Global tech giants including Facebook and Twitter on Thursday expressed concern about a possible Singapore plan to bring in a new law to tackle the threat of fake news, saying sufficient rules are already in place.

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Blackberry To Provide Software For Jaguar Land Rover EVs

BlackBerry Ltd and Tata Motors Ltd’s Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said on Thursday they reached a licensing agreement to use the Canadian company’s software in the luxury car brand’s next-generation electric vehicles.

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U.S. Spending Bill Includes Bid To Solve International Email Privacy Impasse

WASHINGTON - A federal spending bill released late on Wednesday included bipartisan legislation that would amend a decades-old privacy law to clarify that a U.S. warrant seeking data stored overseas is valid in certain circumstances.

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Teenager Hacks Crypto-Currency Wallet

Pic: Getty Images (Ledger Nano devices are meant to keep people's crypto-currency safe)A hardware wallet designed to store crypto-currencies, and touted by its manufacturer as tamper-proof, has been hacked by a British 15-year-old.

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William Shatner Slams Facebook For Promoting False Story About His Death

William Shatner is not dead, and he’s upset at Facebook for making some people think he is. The star dressed down the social network on Twitter after an eagle-eyed fan noticed it was promoting an incorrect story about his death.

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