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Here's how social media can help you sniff out your cheating lovers

Mobile applications can be very handy if you want to check whether your lover is having an affair or not and, therefore, a list has revealed top 10 apps that can help you to keep a check on your partner.

The list starts with WhatsApp, Snapchat and iMessage, however, Facebook is the biggest culprit with 76 per cent of woman becoming suspicious because of the social network, the Daily Star reported.

Another app called Manything, which acts as a CCTV for phone, laptop or tablet, secured 19 percent votes by women as they revealed they had caught their husbands cheating or speaking to their mistress on the phone when they were out of the house via Manything.

5 percent of women said that Lie Detector app helped them to check infidelity on their partners, whereas, 4 percent of women said they doubted their husband's faithfulness when they saw famous dating app called Tinder on their phone.

Claire Page, spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com asserted that what he found find most interesting about this list was how obvious some men were and discretion was their main priority and the most important thing when having a successful affair.
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Facebook friendship: Married woman traced in Bengaluru with boyfriend

Facebook friendship: Married woman traced in Bengaluru with boyfriend

Puttur: Sampya police traced a married woman in Bengaluru who had eloped with her boyfriend on Friday March 21 from her husband’s house in Badagannur village here.

The woman has been identified as Tahira, wife of Aboobaker was found with her facebook friend Ranjit in Hulimavi in Bengaluru.

She had gone missing on Friday after she went to buy medicine. A missing complaint was filed in the Sampya police station. After thoroughly going through her mobile messages and facebook updates police and her relatives reached Bengaluru and traced her. She was later brought to Puttur. But as she was not willing to  go with her husband or parents the police have sent her to counseling centre.

During interrogation Tahira had said that her husband used harass her and she had intended to commit suicide. But her facebbook friend Ranjit consoled her and gave her courage to face the life. She also said that she want to go to Bengaluru and stay with Ranjit.
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First study of its kind reveals majority of Arabs use social media to chat

Dubai: The first and largest research of its kind on social media in the Arab world revealed that the majority of Arabs use social media to chat with Facebook and WhatsApp being the preferred platforms.

The study, which was drawn from more than 7,000 Arab social media users across 18 Arab countries, was launched at the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit with the aim of evaluating the perceptions of users in the Arab world as well as describing their social media habits.

According to the report, the Arab world believes social media has numerous positives that enhance the quality of life of individuals, lead to business profitability and enhance governmental interaction with the public.

Users however show a lack of trust (44 per cent) in social media. Also, many believe social media has negative impact on local cultures and traditions (41 per cent).

When it came to habits, more than half the users use social media primarily to connect with people (55 per cent), so it was no surprise that chatting is the most common activity among users in the Arab world (50 per cent).

Reading posts added by other people (18 per cent) came in second after chatting, followed by searching for and connecting with family and friends (nine per cent). On average, it was found that 1/3rd of users spend less than 30 minutes per session when using social media and 5 per cent spend more than four hours per session.

Arabs prefer using social media in the afternoon with more than half the users (52 per cent) being most active on social media during evening hours (52 per cent).

Eighty three per cent of Arab users use their favourite social media platforms on smartphones, while 11 per cent said they prefer laptops.
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Former employee sues Facebook for gender discrimination

Washington: A former Facebook employee, who was sacked in 2013, is suing the social media giant for sex discrimination, sex harassment, race discrimination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, among other allegations.

Chia Hong claimed that the U.S.-based company had a "hostile work environment" where she was belittled, ordered to organize parties and serve drinks to male colleagues, and asked why she didn't just take care of her child, reported The Verge.

Hong contended that she was not just discriminated for being a woman but also for being a Taiwanese and that she was replaced by a "less qualified, less experienced Indian male."

She worked at the company for more than three years, first as a product manager and then as a technology partner in finance. She was fired on October 17, 2013.

The lawsuit named other defendants besides Facebook, including Anil Wilson and John Does.

A Facebook spokesperson commented on the issue by saying that the company worked extremely hard to address issues related to diversity, gender and equality, and added that it believed it had made progress.

The spokesperson further added that the company had substantive disagreements on the facts pertaining to the case and believed that the record showed the employee was treated fairly."

The lawsuit was filed on Monday in San Mateo Superior Court.

Hong is being represented by Lawless and Lawless, one of two law firms currently representing Ellen Pao in her gender discrimination suit against the Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

Hong is asking for punitive damages.
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Send money through Facebook Messenger

Facebook Inc said it is adding a new feature to its messaging app that allows friends to send and receive money through it.

Users can tap or click a dollar icon in a new chat window to send money to their friends, after they link a Visa or MasterCard debit card issued by a U.S. bank to their accounts.

The free feature will roll out over the next few months for users in the United States who access Facebook Messenger through desktop computers or Google Inc's Android and Apple Inc's iOS operating systems on mobile devices.

Users can create a PIN or enable Touch ID if they have an iPhone to add a level of security to the payments.

Snapchat had launched a similar service last November, called Snapcash.

The mobile messaging company partnered with online payments company Square to allow Snapchat users to link their debit cards to their account and quickly send money to a contact by starting a chat on a smartphone.

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WhatsApp: The 'calling feature' is a malware

WhatsApp users across the world are being targeted by cyberscammers who are circulating fake messages inviting users to test the new calling feature that fills the phone with dangerous malware.

According to the Daily Star, if users click on the link, they are taken to another website where they are asked to take a survey on behalf of the popular messaging service. However, the survey forces people to download applications and software that might contain dangerous malware. WhatsApp has not announced the calling feature officially. However, some users claim to have used it.

WhatsApp caliing is one of the most eagerly awaited feature, users have been demanding for a long time. Mark Zuckerberg in one of his facebook interaction confirmed that they are working on it. 
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The students involved in photo that was uploaded in social site suspended

The students involved in photo that was uploaded in social site suspended

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Internet scammers milk Narendra Modi's popularity, target Facebook users

Moving over the lottery scams, internet scammers are now targeting Facebook users by offering them an opportunity to earn up to Rs 5 lakh a month by working from home.

The writeup on the link says that India has been choosen for such a job opportunity after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and convinced him to invest in India and hire more Indians.

Such mails, which resemble very much like Facebook's interface are being circulated among the unsuspecting social media users. To make the offer sound genuine, the page also has Modi's picture and a quote attributed to him saying, "Looks like Facebook is trying to become the India's biggest employer.

A spokesperson for Facebook did not comment on the story.

To earn, that kind of money, the person just needs to post links, share stories, review sites and some other simple tasks with the option of working from their own place. However, to make use of the opportunity to make quick bucks, the user has to pay a small fee for getting a kit to get started.

According to a report released last year by Dutch financial intelligence organisation, Ultrsascan AGI, Indians were defrauded to the tune of over USD870 million in 2013. India ranks among top five growing markets for such frauds, which happen mainly through email.

The report highlighted that number of such scams has increased over the past few years. In 2006, the amount of money Indians lost stood only at about USD 32 million.

Correspondingly, there has been a 20-fold increase in scammers active and residing in India with their numbers now counting over 4,700. The report added that India is not only the targeted country, but also base for scammers targeting other countries.

Indian security agencies believe that the money earned through this scams are also used for funding terror related groups.
  • Published in Off Beat
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