The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday launched an offensive against social media giant Facebook, saying that concerns voiced by the company in the Supreme Court about citizen privacy fly in the face of its own “primary business model” to commercialise users’ data.The State was replying to a petition filed by Facebook to transfer a pending case in the Madras High Court dealing with the mandatory linking of social media accounts with Aadhaar or any other government-authorised identity proof. Other identical petitions have been filed in Madhya Pradesh and Bombay High Courts.Article 21Facebook had moved the Supreme Court to transfer the cases in the various High Courts to the Supreme Court for a final decision. Facebook and WhatsApp had strongly objected to Aadhaar linkage, saying it would affect the privacy of its users. It said a nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court had upheld privacy as a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution. A Bench led by Justice … [Read more...] about Aadhaar-social media account linkage: Facebook’s concern on privacy a ‘red herring’, Tamil Nadu govt. tells Supreme Court
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Burberry Group Plc is teaming up with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. to experiment with blending retail and social media in the key luxury market.The first step in the Tencent alliance will be a Burberry store in Shenzhen powered by the operator of social network WeChat. The space will offer “unique experiences that connect luxury customers’ social and online lives to their physical environments,” the U.K. luxury-goods maker said.The move came as Burberry reported six-month earnings that beat estimates, helped by demand for designer Riccardo Tisci’s new look. The shares rose as much as 9%, the most since July.As social-media influencers displace top models and glossy magazines as marketing vehicles, driving growth in makeup, fashion, fine dining and travel, luxury brands are trying to keep up. To lure selfie-snapping consumers into stores, retailers have deployed unique backdrops for photos, including murals, giant … [Read more...] about Burberry teams with Tencent on social media-friendly stores
It's the most popular Grand Slam across popular social networking sitesWith nearly 900k followers on Twitter, former World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki is highly popular on the micro-blogging site. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Wimbledon is the top Grand Slam championship for attracting social media-savvy tennis fans, with more followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram than any of the other three, a survey released on Wednesday said.The tournament's 4.1 million followers on the social media websites put Wimbledon on top, with the French Open second on 3.7 million and the US and Australian Opens lagging behind, the study by sports and entertainment intelligence firm Repucom said. The Wimbledon 2014 men's singles final, in which Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer, was the single most popular Grand Slam match on social media, with a combined 585,000 posts, almost double that of any other. The survey found that 34 percent of all Wimbledon’s Twitter posts include either a … [Read more...] about With most likes, followers, Wimbledon takes social media by storm
Email By Nicolas Perpitch Updated December 07, 2018 17:43:33 Photo: Ricky Swan pleaded guilty to two animal cruelty charges relating to the attack. (ABC News: David Weber) Related Story: Wannabe gangster bashed kangaroo, filmed chicken on fire for Snapchat post Related Story: Kangaroo stabbed 22 times by man in 'brutal' attack posted on social media Related Story: Man faces five years behind bars after kangaroo shot, tortured with knuckle dusters Map: Perth 6000 A Perth man who stabbed a kangaroo more than 20 times with a knife in a "brutal and savage" attack will spend five months in jail. Key points:Swan chased the "terrified" kangaroo down as it tried to escapeHe said he was disgusted by the incident and could not say what had come over himHe has lost his job and separated from his partner as a result of the attack Ricky Ian Swan, 28, previously pleaded guilty to two animal cruelty charges.Warning: This story contains content that may be distressing for some … [Read more...] about Man who stabbed kangaroo 22 times in attack posted on social media given jail term
NEW DELHI: The latest entry into India's meme culture 'Gonna tell my kids' format has taken social media by storm, in which people say how they're going to trick their children into believing things that are completely untrue. The meme, which started in the West, showed people posting hilarious memes about their plans of leading their future children to believe that some of the most significant figures in history are actually random pop icons. The trend has been promptly picked up by meme makers in India who have flooded microblogging site Twitter with jokes about how they plan to lie and pass off some celebrity image or famous scene as the stuff of historical significance. Most of the topics are regarding the description of an old movie or famous personality, or music band who are gradually fizzling out in terms of popularity. Here are some of the funniest of the viral meme: I'm gonna tell my kids they were the @jonasbrothers __ #herapheri #gonnatellmykids #JonasBrothers … [Read more...] about ‘Gonna tell my kids’ memes take social media by storm, have you come across them?