Facebook fined 23 million for violating Germanys hate speech law

first_img 0 Politics Tech Industry Post a comment Share your voice Facebook logo. James Martin/CNET German authorities said Tuesday they had fined Facebook $2.3 million for violating the country’s hate speech law, alleging that the social network under-reported complaints about illegal content. The Federal Office of Justice said in a press release that a transparency report Facebook released for the first six months of 2018 only included “a fraction of complaints about illegal content.”This creates a distorted picture in the public about the extent of illegal content and the way the social network deals with them,” the agency said in statement.The company’s report was also incomplete because it didn’t include enough information about how the social network deals with illegal complaints, the agency said. The company also allegedly gave incorrect information about the feedback it received on the complaints.Under German law, which is called the Network Enforcement Act, social media companies such as Facebook are required to publish a report every six months about how it handles complaints about illegal content. Facebook can still appeal the fine. The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The fine is only a small fraction of the amount of the money Facebook makes every quarter from advertising. From January to March, Facebook raked in $15.08 billion in sales.Still, the fine from Germany highlights how Facebook has been under scrutiny from regulators following a series of scandals around privacy, security and content moderation. The US Federal Trade Commission could hit Facebook with a record-setting fine of up to $5 billion for its alleged privacy mishaps, which would be the largest fine the agency has issued against a tech company. Tags Facebooklast_img read more

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CM gives Mahanayak Samman to Tollywoods finest

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee handed over the Mahanayak Samman to Aparna Sen and Paran Bandyopadhyay in a programme at Nazrul Mancha on Tuesday, organised by the state government to commemorate the 38th death anniversary of matinee idol Uttam Kumar.Besides handing over the Mahanayak Samman, the Chief Minister also gave the Barsha Shera Chalacchitra Samman awards in different categories. Noor Islam and Samiul Alam received the Barsha Shera Chalacchitra Samman (Child artist) for their performances in the movie Sahaj Paather Gappo. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe best producer award went to Shree Venkatesh Films and the award was received by Shrikant Mohta. Kaushik Ganguly got the best scriptwriter award for his film Bisarjan while Abir Chatterjee received the best actor award for his performance in the same movie. Mimi Chakraborty received the best actress award for her role in the film Dhananjay.While addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister recollected her memories about Uttam Kumar. She said: “Uttam Kumar is a legend. I remember the day when he died. I and my mother were standing near our house when some youths came and told us that Uttam Kumar was no more. It was a day of mourning. We cannot think about cinema without Uttam Kumar.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWhile speaking about Tollywood, the Chief Minister spoke about the infrastructural development that her government has ensured for the industry. She further said that the state is much ahead of many others in terms of talent, if not in terms of financial condition.In the mesmerising event, legendary singers sung songs from Uttam Kumar’s movies. Singers including Haimanti Shukla, Antara Chowdhury and Jojo performed on Tuesday. Indranil Sen, minister of state for the Information and Cultural Affairs department and Vivek Kumar, Principal Secretary of the department, also sang songs from movies of Uttam Kumar. Aparna Sen, who received the Mahanayak Samman, said: “I was too small when I worked with Uttam Kumar. But I have one regret that I have failed to direct a film with him as the lead actor.” Veteran actor Paran Bandyopadhyay, who also received the award, said: “Uttam Kumar is still alive among all of us.”The matinee idol had acted in 187 films, including Nayak and Chiriakhana, which were directed by the legendary Satyajit Ray. Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen, the best romantic pair of Bengali cinema, were featured in films including Agnipariksha, Saptapadi and Har Mana Har. Besides Suchitra Sen, he had also acted opposite Supriya Devi, Sabitri Chatterjee, Anjana Bhowmick, Tanuja and Aparna Sen. He was equally brilliant in character role and seriocomic.last_img read more

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How to Use Mobile to Reach Holiday Bargain Hunters

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This holiday season, retailers are inundating cautious shoppers with discount offers to try to lure them into stores and onto websites. How can small shops stand out from all the clutter? Go mobile with your marketing.Many bargain hunters are becoming avid users of mobile technologies for everything from Groupon deals to bar code scanners. But the mobile world still isn’t nearly as saturated with promotional offers as traditional media, giving small businesses the chance to grab shoppers’ attention — often right at the point of purchase.Before starting a mobile marketing campaign, you’ll want to distinguish between two types of bargain hunters: “bargain shoppers,” who won’t shop without the best price, and “bargain buyers,” who won’t buy without the best price.Bargain shoppers usually want to hear about deals before visiting a store or website because they are motivated more by the value of the deal than the value of the product features. Bargain buyers, on the other hand, usually value the product features but want to compare offers to get the lowest possible price.Related: The Top Five Mobile Marketing MistakesHere are some ways to create mobile marketing campaigns that appeal to both types of bargain hunter:How to target bargain shoppers: One simple way is to add mobile features to your traditional marketing campaign. Your ads can invite people to join text-messaging programs that deliver mobile coupons, daily deals and clearance promotions. For example, you might run a “12 Deals of Christmas” campaign by asking customers to text “DEALS” to a short code and then send them a dozen promotional text messages over the next few weeks.You also can include mobile Quick Response codes in ads so people can scan them with their smartphones to retrieve coupons and other offers. Although you can create QR codes for free on such sites as qrstuff.com and qrcode.kaywa.com, I recommend paying for a subscription and using a mobile marketing platform such as Trumpia, which includes built-in QR code features and messaging. That way, your tracking, messaging and database are all in one place.Related: Three Tips for Getting Started on FoursquareTo promote discount offers through a mobile app, feature the app in your advertising and ask people to search for it in their favorite app store or download it from a web site. You can build content apps on such sites as SwebApps, shoutem and AppMakr. In addition, sites such as MobiCart let you create a mobile commerce app so customers can shop for your products and make payments from anywhere.If you’re a bricks-and-mortar retailer, you also can put coupons on your website or in emails and ask bargain shoppers to show them on their mobile devices when they get to your store.How to target bargain buyers: You’ll want to advertise product features and benefits as usual, but also focus on drawing shoppers into your store or onto your website. Once they arrive, you can then make your mobile marketing pitch.In-store text messaging can appeal to a number of bargain buyers. For example, the price tag on a product might invite shoppers to text the item number to a short code for an instant 10 percent discount. To spark even more customer interest, offer a mystery discount ranging from 10 percent to 100 percent to anyone who texts in at checkout. Most text-messaging platforms allow you to set up a random reply, whereby most customers receive the 10 percent off message and a smaller percentage get bigger discounts. You also can use apps and QR codes to deliver instant discounts at your store or on your website.Related: How to ‘Mobilize’ Your Social Media MarketingOf course, it’s important to make the mobile marketing experience as easy as possible. Consider providing a fast Wi-Fi connection in your store, so more shoppers can quickly check out your mobile offers.If you’re worried that some customers won’t know how to text to a short code, scan a QR code or download an app, you can let them claim discounts by simply dialing a phone number and interacting with a voice response system.Remember, mobile devices and social media go hand-in-hand. Encourage your mobile bargain hunters to share their purchases and discounts with friends and family. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals December 6, 2011 Register Now »last_img read more

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Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox and others to disable TLS 10 and TLS

first_imgYesterday, Google, Mozilla, and Apple announced that by 2020, they will disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 by default in their respective browsers. Kyle Pflug, Senior Program Manager for Microsoft Edge said, “January 19th of next year marks the 20th anniversary of TLS 1.0, the inaugural version of the protocol that encrypts and authenticates secure connections across the web.” Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari already support TLS 1.2 and will soon support recently-approved final version of the TLS 1.3 standard. On the other hand, Chrome and Firefox already support TLS 1.3, while Apple and Microsoft are still working towards supporting TLS 1.3. Why disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1? The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), an organization that develops and promotes Internet standards is hosting discussions to formally deprecated both TLS 1.0 and 1.1. TLS provides confidentiality and integrity of data in transit between clients and servers while exchanging information. In order to keep this data safe, it is essential to use modern and highly secures versions of this protocol. The Apple’s Secure Transports team has listed down some benefits of moving away from TLS 1.0 and 1.1 including: Modern cryptographic cipher suites and algorithms with desirable performance and security properties, e.g., perfect forward secrecy and authenticated encryption, that are not vulnerable to attacks such as BEAST. Removal of mandatory and insecure SHA-1 and MD5 hash functions as part of peer authentication. Resistance to downgrade-related attacks such as LogJam and FREAK. For Google Chrome users, Enterprise deployments can preview the TLS 1.0 and 1.1 removal today by setting the SSLVersionMin policy to ‘tls1.2’. For enterprise deployments that need more time, this same policy can be used to re-enable TLS 1.0 or TLS 1.1 until January 2021. Post depreciation here is what each browser maker has promised: TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will be disabled altogether in Chrome 81, which will start rolling out “on early release channels starting January 2020.” Edge and Internet Explorer 11 will disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 by default “in the first half of 2020.” Firefox will drop support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in March 2020. TLS 1.0 and 1.1. will be removed from Safari in updates to Apple iOS and macOS beginning in March 2020. Read more about this news in detail on Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) blog post. Read Next Introducing TLS 1.3, the first major overhaul of the TLS protocol with improved security and speed Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS certificates gain the trust of all Major Root Programs Java 11 is here with TLS 1.3, Unicode 11, and more updateslast_img read more

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