English हिन्दी
Connect with us

Latest world news

Mark Zuckerberg ensures integrity of elections in India

Published

on

Mark Zuckerberg ensures integrity of elections in India

Facebook trying to restore public trust after data leak

The data leakage of Indian Facebook users was once again raised during US congressional hearing on Tuesday when company’s founder Mark Zuckerberg tried to ensure protection of integrity of elections in countries, including India, Hungary and Brazil.

He was testifying before the Senators and House panel in a joint hearing. He noted that there are several important elections in countries like India, Hungary and Brazil this year and his company wants to ensure protection of integrity.

Zuckerberg testified amid a firestorm over the alleged hijacking of data of millions of Facebook users by London based firm Cambridge Analytica. The issue was raised by opposition in the recent parliamentary session about BJP’s alleged use of the Facebook data provided by the British company for winning different elections.

Read More:Did Facebook help Modi create Troll Armies for digital propaganda in 2014 polls?

While describing his company’s cooperation in the investigation about Russian involvement in Trump election campaign in 2016 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disclosed that his company is “working with” special counsel Robert Mueller in the federal probe and has been working hard to change its own operations after the harvesting of users’ private information by a Trump campaign-affiliated data-mining company.

Recently Facebook founder  had publicly apologized for his company’s errors in failing to better protect the personal information of its millions of users, a controversy that has brought a flood of bad publicity and sent the company’s stock value plunging.

Earlier this year special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russian individuals and three Russian companies in a plot to interfere in the 2016 presidential election through social media propaganda.

On Monday, Zuckerberg said it had been “clearly a mistake” to believe the data-mining company Cambridge Analytica had deleted user data that it had harvested in an attempt to sway elections.

He began a two-day congressional inquisition with a public apology for the way Facebook handled the data-mining of its users’ data. He took responsibility for failing to prevent Cambridge Analytica, which was affiliated with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, from gathering personal information from 87 million users.

Zuckerberg had apologized many times already, to users and the public, but this was the first time before Congress. He also is to testify Wednesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. India is 9;30 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard Time (EST).

India’s Ministry of Information & Technology had issued notices to both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, seeking their responses regarding the data breach of Indian users of the social media site and if it was used to influence elections.

Read More : Both parties gained from Facebook data breach, blame game on nonetheless

Facebook had submitted to Indian government saying over 500,000 people in India have been potentially affected by the data breach involving Cambridge Analytica.

Observers believe that during the US joint senate hearings, Zuckerberg is trying to both restore public trust in his company and stave off federal regulations that some lawmakers have floated.

Latest world news

Chinese woman plays piano in unique style, incredible talent leaves internet speechless | Watch

The eye-catching video was generated from Xi’an where a girl named Shen has been applauded by internet users for her rare talent

Published

on

A viral video has been doing rounds on the micro-blogging site Twitter, where a Chinese woman was seen flaunting her extraordinary talent by laying down upside down and playing piano. The eye-catching video was generated from Xi’an where a girl named Shen has been applauded by internet users for her rare talent.

A news portal shared the video on its verified Twitter handle. While sharing the short clip it also used a long caption where it wrote that a talented young girl in Xi’an, China, can play the piano while lying upside down. Footage shows the girl, whose name is Shen, playing the song Doll and Bear Dancing. Shen says she initially felt like practicing the piano was boring, so she found a more fun way to do it, the news portal added.

Take a look at the viral video where a girl played piano in a unique style

Ever since the video was shared on the internet, it has collected a lot of views and likes in no time. Many internet users were also bombarded in the comment section to share their opinions about her talent.

One of the users wrote that the lady is playing the best piano in a unique position, while many people can not even match her level in a proper sitting position. Another user wrote that the Chinese people can play anything in any position. While the third user criticized the lady and wrote what is the point of lying upside down when she can play it in a sitting position.

This is not the first time such a viral video on the internet made the headlines. Earlier, a video surfaced on the photo-sharing application Instagram where a man was seen playing guitar with his legs. Seeing him rocking the musical instrument with his legs made him social media celebrity overnight.

Continue Reading

Latest world news

Pakistan: Donkey owner shoots at namazis after they kill donkey in mosque; Imam opens fire in former’s village in retaliation, at least 51 die

The clip had garnered over 2.2 million views before it was deleted.

Published

on

Pakistan Donkey owner shoots at namazis

A bizarre incident has come to light from Pakistan after 51 people died. Video footage of two gunmen opening fire at a crowd is going viral on social media where 51 people were allegedly killed in a shootout involving a donkey on September 8. The incident is reported from Pakistan’s Karachi.

Read Also: West Bengal: Muslim man jumps into flood-hit Mal river, saves 9 people from drowning | WATCH 

According to the reports, devotees in the masjid killed a donkey after it entered the holy place. In retaliation, the owner of the donkey shot and killed 13 people. In order to take revenge, the Namazis attacked the donkey owner’s village and killed 38 people, of which 35 were women.

In the viral video, two people are seen firing bullets and running towards the crowd in the street.

https://twitter.com/rupin1992/status/1577918974192676864?s=48&t=LcGwr3uJND8yFjxq47E3Kg

As per the Facebook post dated September 13, 2022, it was claimed that this video is from Pul-e-Khumri, a region of Afghanistan. The caption reads, A donkey entered a mosque in the same area during prayers. The Namazis didn’t like it so they killed the donkey.

Later after proper verification, the video is reported to be from Pakistan’s Karachi. The clip had garnered over 2.2 million views before it was deleted.

However, a closer look at the video footage reveals that the video was shot in Karachi, Pakistan’s most populous city. The national flag of Pakistan is visible in the 30th second of the clip and an advertisement for The Concept Collegiate, a local college in Karachi, can be seen at 1:15 second. After doing a keyword search, it was found that the viral video was reported in a Karachi Post Network dated September 10, which had information about a shooting incident in the city.

Pakistan: Donkey owner shoots at namazis after they kill donkey in mosque; Imam opens fire in former’s village in retaliation, at least 51 die

Crazy youths take selfie with tiger at Panna Tiger Reserve | WATCH

Continue Reading

Latest world news

Kidnapped Indian-origin family of 4, including 8-month-old, found dead in California

The bodies of the deceased were discovered by a farm worker in a remote orchard in Merced County.

Published

on

Kidnapped Indian-origin family of 4, including 8-month-old, found dead in California

In a chilling incident, four members of the Indian-origin Sikh family, including an eight-month-old baby girl, were found dead in California, United States in an orchard on Wednesday after they were kidnapped earlier this week. The reports state that the family was abducted at gunpoint on Monday.

The bodies of the deceased were discovered by a farm worker in a remote orchard in Merced County. The victims were identified as baby Aroohi Dheri, Jasleen Kaur, 27, her father, Jasdeep Singh, 36, and the baby’s uncle, Amandeep Singh, 39. According to the officials, the family of four was kidnapped from the family’s trucking company in Merced.

Read Also: Viral: Ravana’s burning effigy fights back, blasts rockets at everyone around, leaves internet in splits | Watch

At a press conference, Sheriff Vern Warnke said tonight our worse fears have been confirmed and called it a horrible senseless act. He further said that the family (of the victim) has been notified. We have made arrangements through other contacts to try and get them, he added. Warnke further said that the police are investigating the matter to find the motivation of the killer.

According to the officials, the convicted robber tried to take his own life after the killings. The police nabbed the 48-year-old Jesus Salgado after they caught him using their ATM card in Atwater in Merced County. The police couldn’t interrogate the accused as he is currently under medical supervision.

The surveillance footage which was released on Wednesday showed that the family was pushed inside a truck by an armed guy. Amandeep and Jasdeep were seen leaving the company with their hands bound. A few seconds later, the mother of the infant and the kidnapper followed them to a truck.

Salgado had previously been found guilty in Merced County of attempted false imprisonment, first-degree robbery with the use of a firearm, and an attempt to deter or persuade a victim or witness. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reports that he received an 11-year state prison sentence in that case. He was released from prison in 2015 and discharged from parole three years later.

Uttar Pradesh: 19-year-old girl strangled to death after being raped in Mainpuri

West Bengal: 8 people died by drowning in Mal river during visarjan | Watch

Continue Reading

Trending

-->

© Copyright 2022 APNLIVE.com