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Facebook animal trade exposed in Thailand

Traffic, which monitors such activity, said many of the species, despite having international protection, were not native to the country, and so trading them was unregulated.

The listings were found on 12 Facebook groups during one month in 2016.

Facebook said it did not allow the trade of endangered species.

Among the 200 different species listed for sale were two non-native species banned from international commercial trade - the Eurasian otter and the black spotted turtle.

Facebook now wants your banking information as well

As per the report, Facebook wants to come to a mutual arrangement with banks to share data to improve the quality of services offered to the users.

This is not the first time when a tech giant has approached banks and financial institutions to grab the large pool of data that exists with them. Earlier, attempts have been made by Google and Apple as well.

Soon the report made headlines on many tabloids; further tarnishing the image of Facebook in relation with users’ data. However, Facebook has completely denied any such “data sharing” aspect.

Facebook privacy bug 'affects 14 million users'

The glitch set a user’s post to be shared to "everyone", even if a user had previously chosen a more restricted option, such as “friends of friends”.

“We’d like to apologise for this mistake,” said Erin Egan, Facebook’s head of privacy.

Users who may have been affected will be notified on the site’s newsfeed.

"We recently found a bug that automatically suggested posting publicly when some people were creating their Facebook posts,” Ms Egan said.

Apple jams Facebook's web-tracking tools

"We're shutting that down," declared Apple's software chief Craig Federighi, at the firm's developers conference.

He added that the web browser Safari would ask owners' permission before allowing the social network to monitor their activity.

The move is likely to add to tensions between the two companies.

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook had previously described Facebook's practices as being an "invasion of privacy" - an opinion Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg subsequently denounced as being "glib".

Boycott ‘unbecoming of leaders’

Deputy Prime Minister, Charles Abel, said the Opposition leaders were not voted in to behave in such a manner.

Abel was accompanied by Government ministers yesterday, including ICT and Energy Minister, Sam Basil.

He said the referral was made and there was no need to boycott Friday’s session.

Opposition storm out after Kramer's referral

This follows the request by Tewai-Siassi MP, Dr Kobby Bomareo, in Parliament yesterday after a Facebook post by Kramer which Bomareo said demeaned Energy Minister Sam Basil as a leader.

Kramer's Facebook post was in response to an article quoting Minister Basil’s intention to ban Facebook for a month.

Speaker Job Pomat said there was a prima facie case for Kramer to answer to and referred him.

Facebook issue goes to Parliament

Governor for East Sepik Province Allan Bird wanted to know why the Communications Minister has Facebook high on his priority rather than fighting corruption.

 Allan Bird’s questions ranged from the involvement of National Research Institute to conduct research into the use of social media, the curiosity of government’s focus on Facebook instead of other pressing issues and the image it will portray to other APEC countries on freedom of speech and media.

In response, Minister Basil denied newspaper reports that had given a time frame for Facebook to be shutdown. 

Sir Puka labels doctors as ‘facebook doctors’

He said he is responsible for health issues and not Facebook.

Minister Temu said he is always passionate to respond to any queries raised by the doctors or any medical staff.

He added that with a vast experience as a medical doctor, he can always guide and advise them on how to deal with issues at hand.

“Doctors, please if you have any queries, come to me and let’s talk about it rather than going to Facebook.

“Facebook will not answer your questions because it is full of faceless people,” says Sir Puka.

Minister aims to protect privacy of PNG’s FB users

Minister Samuel Basil issued the directives to Department of Information and Communications and the National Information Communications Technology Authority on Monday in the wake of United States Senate and Class Action Court hearings to ascertain whether Facebook Inc failed to protect privacy of Facebook users in United States and United Kingdom.

Personal data, chats, pictures, contact details of Papua New Guinea Facebook users are on the same Facebook Inc. database.

‘Fabrizio Brambilla’ Hacker Warning is just another hoax

Supposedly, Fabrizio Brambilla already has his system connected to your account. And, warns the message,  if one of your friends accepts him, you will be hacked as well.

Versions of the message are circulating in Italian and English.

An example of the hoax: