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Iraqi government has reportedly blocked access to several websites and social media services

Iraqi government has reportedly blocked access to several websites and social me

According to Friday reports, government authorities in Iraq have started blocking access to Facebook, Twitter, YouTubeand other websites and social media services in the country. There has been no official disclosure by the government about the reason behind blocking the services.

Report: Iran-based spies created fake news organization used for espionage since 2011

Report: Iran-based spies created fake news organization used for espionage since

In a report released this week, cyber-security firm iSight Partners has revealed that a cyber-espionage campaign was launched in 2011 by Iran-based spies, who had created a fake news organization with the objective of surveillance against US and Israeli military targets.

Facebook changing users’ News Feed to feature less auto-shared posts

Facebook changing users’ News Feed to feature less auto-shared posts

In a Tuesday announcement, social network Facebook said that it is introducing a change to the News Feed of all its users, in an attempt to feature less auto-shared posts. The move is chiefly aimed at reducing auto-shared spam.

Twitter blocks access to “blasphemous” content in Pakistan after PTA requests

Twitter blocks access to “blasphemous” content in Pakistan after PTA requests

With Pakistani officials having requested Twitter to withhold access to "blasphemous" and "unethical" content, dozens of tweets and accounts for users in Pakistan have been blocked by the microblogging site.

Facebook reportedly developing Snapchat copycat app called ‘Slingshot’

Facebook reportedly developing Snapchat copycat app called ‘Slingshot’

The Financial Times (FT) has revealed in a recent report that popular social network Facebook is apparently building a Snapchat-like video-chat app called 'Slingshot.'

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