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Facebook fakers get better at covering tracks, security experts say

WASHINGTON: Creators of fake accounts and news pages on Facebook are learning from their past mistakes and making themselves harder to track and identify, posing new challenges in preventing the platform from being used for political misinformation, cyber security experts say. This was apparent as Facebook tried to determine who created pages it said were aimed at sowing dissension among U.S. voters ahead of congressional elections in November. The company said on Tuesday it had removed 32 fake pages and accounts from…

Better with age? Tom Cruise’s latest ‘Impossible’ tops box office

Improbable? Maybe, but "Mission Impossible -- Fallout," the sixth and latest stunt-filled edition of the Tom Cruise action franchise has topped the weekend box office in North America, outperforming the five earlier "Impossibles." The Paramount/Skydance production took in an estimated $61.5 million for the three-day weekend, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations, more than quadrupling the $15 million earned by second-place "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." "Impossible" has 56-year-old Cruise, who famously…

Selection committee found Saad better than Fawad; I didn’t pick Imam, clarifies Inzamam

KARACHI: Chief Selector of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Inzamam-ul-Haq on Tuesday responded to the criticism that has followed Fawad Alam’s axing from England and Ireland tour. Talking about Alam’s selection, the former skipper said the selection committee found Saad Ali better than Fawad. He said, “Fawad Alam is an outstanding player but in the last three years there are others on the top of the list." “We got him here in the nets but we found Saad Ali to be better, and the decision to prefer Saad was unanimous,…

Third edition of PSL to be bigger and better: Najam Sethi

Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi believes that the third edition of Pakistan Super League will be bigger and better as compared to the first and the second edition. Sethi ensured that the final of PSL 3 will be played in Karachi as the preparations are in full swing. He thanked Sindh Chief Minister, Governor, and the law enforcement departments who are making it happen. “The preparations for PSL 3 is successfully on track. The Sindh chief minister, Sindh governor and Sindh Rangers are fully cooperating with…

Barack Obama to work for better US-China ties: state media

BEIJING: Barack Obama has met President Xi Jinping, with the former US president hoping to improve ties between their two countries, China's state media said, as relations between Beijing and Washington are tested over North Korea. Obama met Xi on Wednesday in Beijng at Diaoyutai Guest House, a sprawling complex frequently used to house visiting leaders. Obama was in China as part of a world speaking tour. Obama told Xi he was willing to continue to play a positive role in enhancing mutual understanding and cooperative…

MQM hopes situation to get better

KARACHI: MQM leader Farooq Sattar said it was hoped that the current situation - developed in the wake of Altaf Hussain’s arrest - would get better, ARY News reported Thursday. Talking to media at Numaish intersection where party supporters and workers have been staging sit-in for three days, Sattar said if Altaf’s condition deteriorates it is a concern for us. Peaceful demonstrations are meant to tell world of our concern. “The MQM chief is under treatment at a hospital in London. We are praying for his early recovery,”…

‘Better wage protesters’ baton charged in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Police baton charged the government employees, who were heading towards red zone in protest, seeking raise in their wages, ARY News reported Wednesday. Government teachers and clerk association employees protest today in Islamabad to voice their demand for increase in salaries. The rally turned violent when the protesters attempted to move red zone through Poll Clinic area. Police fired rubber bullets and resorted to baton charge. The protesters also carried stones and pelted at police in rage. At least 16…