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Facebook roundly condemned in UAE

For many months now, Facebook has been wrestling with concerns from its subscribers, legislators, consumer and privacy advocates the world over that it was too invasive, too lax, too carefree with the vast troves of personal data committed to its servers, said the Gulf News, adding that the social networking …

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Sharjah Government Media Bureau announces communication award winner

The International Government Communication Centre, IGCC, a subsidiary of Sharjah Government Media Bureau, SGMB, has announced that winner of the Sharjah Government Communication Award, SGCA’s, ‘Best Behaviour Change Campaign or Initiative’ category will be decided by a public vote. The move to introduce this particular category to public voting is …

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End-to-end digital transformation launched at UAE bank

Emirates NBD today announced a planned end-to-end digital transformation of its transaction banking platform. The transformation is part of the banking group’s AED1 billion commitment to digitise operations, products and services, enhancing its proposition to corporate clients and retail customers. Supported by transaction banking and technology specialist Intellect Design Arena …

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Our Global Repressive Political Future

By Graham E. Fuller (grahamefuller.com) 29 January 2019   As one looks out over the global scene, the outlook for democratic societies appears increasingly dismal. (I’ll avoid a complex discussion here about definitions of “democratic,” simply to note the broad spectrum of democracies that exist, each flawed in its own …

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Facebook: The Rising Star in the Marketing World

By Qais Ahmadi* — Marketing is primarily the most important part of any business or organization. An efficient and effective marketing strategy will ensure the success of your business. In this era; the use of technology is on the rise.  There are many channels where you can advertise your business/product …

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Iran defiant of Trump sanctions, and Trump tweets

Iran’s top leader said on Saturday U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies face opposition across the world as Washington prepared to reimpose sanctions on Iran’s vital oil-exporting and financial sectors, state television reported. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also said Iran’s arch-adversary the United States had failed to reassert its domination …

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Facebook closes ‘spam’ pages linked to Brazil poll

Social media platform Facebook has closed 68 pages and 43 accounts linked to a marketing group believed to be promoting the chances of Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Facebook issued a statement saying it had acted against the pages and accounts linked to Raposos Fernandes Associates (RFA) “for violating …

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‘This is probably the last time you’ll ever talk to me’: WhatsApp’s cofounder broke his silence about his icy relationship with Mark Zuckerberg

WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton has broken his silence about why he left Facebook last year in an explosive interview with Forbes— and it is a gnarly Silicon Valley fight for the ages. Acton left Facebook in 2017, three years after the company acquired WhatsApp for $16 billion. His cofounder, Jan …

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