Cardi B Rejecting Photo Offers to Protect Baby Kulture’s Privacy

Cardi B

Baby Pic Offers Rolling in …

Choosing Privacy, for Now

7/16/2018 1:00 AM PDT


Cardi B‘s baby girl won’t make her public debut if her mama gets her way because, despite a flood of offers from media outlets … she’s keeping Kulture under wraps.

Sources close to Cardi tell TMZ … multiple magazines, websites and photo agencies have reached out with offers for Kulture’s first photo shoot. We’re told the offers have been in the $100k neighborhood or higher.

Cardi and Offset have no desire to make a deal … yet. We’re told they won’t even consider it until their daughter’s at least 5 or 6 months old.

Our sources say Cardi just wants to focus on being a mom and bonding with her baby. So, Kulture’s gonna be on the low, for now, but we also know she’s already living the high life.

Amazon Prime Day Sale 2018 Best Tech Deals: Amazon Echo, Smart TVs, Bose Speakers, and More

Amazon’s Prime Day sale has just begun. The Amazon sale will offer deals on thousands of products for the next 36 hours exclusively to Prime members. If you’re looking to buy products during the sale, make sure you sign up for Prime membership. Looking for good deals during sales like these can be quite a difficult task. You’re more likely to miss out on some of the best deals out there if you get lost browsing the website. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re scanning hundreds of offers during Prime Day 2018 to bring you the best deals that are worth your time and hard-earned money. We’ll keep updating these Amazon sale deals as they show up during the 36-hour sale so make sure you bookmark this page.

Here are the best deals from Amazon Prime Day 2018 so far:

Kindle E-readers
Kindle e-readers are probably the best products you can buy during any Amazon sale. On Prime Day 2018, Amazon is offering a discount of 25 percent off on the Kindle Paperwhite WiFi. This brings down the price to Rs. 8,249 (MRP Rs. 10,999). The simple Kindle e-reader is also available for Rs. 4,699 (MRP Rs. 5,999). Amazon is also offering a discount of 15 percent on the Kindle Oasis, bringing down the price to Rs. 18,699 (MRP Rs. 21,999). This is the first time the premium Kindle Oasis has received a large direct discount on Amazon.

Prices: Start from Rs. 4,699

Amazon Echo smart speakers
Another product you absolutely don’t want to miss out during Amazon’s promotional sales are the Echo smart speakers. The Echo Dot is currently available with a discount of 45 percent. The Echo Dot is the most affordable smart speaker powered by Alexa. At Rs. 2,449 (MRP Rs. 4,499), the Echo Dot is a great buy. Amazon is also organising a flash sale on the Echo Spot smart speaker. It will go live at 3pm today. The Echo smart speaker is also down to Rs. 6,999 (MRP Rs. 9,999).

Price: Starting from Rs. 2,449 (MRP Rs. 4,499)

Fire TV Stick
The Fire TV Stick is down to Rs. 2,799 (MRP Rs. 3,999). That’s a great price for a small streaming media player that can convert your regular TV into a smart TV. In case you’re buying a TV during Prime Day 2018, you may be eligible for 100% cashback when you bundle your purchase with the Fire TV Stick.

Price: Rs. 2,799 (MRP Rs. 3,999)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is down to Rs. 55,900 (MRP Rs. 74,690) on Amazon’s Prime Day sale. The bundled exchange offer can help take off another Rs. 22,000 (maximum) off the listed price. The discounted price is available on all colour variants of the Note 8. The Note 8 features a 6.3-inch QHD+ display and is powered by the Exynos 8895 processor, supported by 6GB of RAM.

Price: Rs. 55,900 (MRP Rs. 74,690)

TCL 55-inch 4K UHD LED Smart TV
When you buy a new TCL 55-inch 4K smart LED TV, you’ll be able to buy a 32-inch TCL HD Ready LED TV for just Re. 1 during Prime Day. The bundle was earlier being offered during last year’s festive season sales as well. In case you’re looking to buy a big-screen TV and a smaller LED TV, this is a decent deal. The TCL 55-inch 4K smart LED TV includes 3 HDMI and 2 USB ports.

Price: Rs. 65,980

Bose QuietComfort 25 acoustic noise cancelling headphones
In case you missed them during the last sale, the Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones are now available at flat 50 percent off. These run out pretty quickly so don’t waste a lot of time thinking about it. They’re a decent pair of headphones with noise cancellation, useful while travelling or working in a noisy environment.

Price: Rs. 12,600 (MRP Rs. 25,200)

Asus ROG 15.6-inch gaming laptop
If you’re looking for a new gaming laptop, or just a powerful laptop for work, the Asus ROG 15.6-inch gaming laptop is down to Rs. 86,990 (MRP Rs. 124,990) on Amazon’s Prime Day sale. The laptop is powered by the seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor, supported by 16GB of RAM. It comes with a 1TB hard drive along with a 128GB SSD and runs Windows 10 out of the box. The graphics are powered by the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card with 4GB of video RAM. Make sure you pay using an HDFC Bank card for additional 10 percent cashback.

Price: Rs. 86,990 (MRP Rs. 124,990)

Huawei P20 Lite
The recently launched Huawei P20 Lite is down to Rs. 17,999 (MRP Rs. 22,999) on Amazon right now. Using the bundled exchange offer you can get another Rs. 12,00 (maximum) in an instant discount. The Huawei P20 Lite features a 24-megapixel selfie camera and a 19:9 FullView display.

Price: Rs. 17,999 (MRP Rs. 22,999)

Bose SoundLink Mini II wireless speaker
The Bose SoundLink Mini II wireless speaker is down to Rs. 12,960 (MRP Rs. 16,200). That’s a good 20 percent discount on the portable speaker, considering Bose products normally don’t get huge discounts. The portable speaker comes with a battery that can last up to 10 hours on a single charge.

Price: Rs. 12,960 (MRP Rs. 16,200)

Belkin 7.5W wireless charging pad
The Belkin 7.5W wireless charging pad is down to Rs. 3,999 (MRP Rs. 6,999) in a Lightning Deal on Amazon right now. The wireless charging pad is compatible with iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S9, and other smartphones that support wireless charging.

Price: Rs. 3,999 (MRP Rs. 6,999)

Samsung SL-M2010 mono laser printer
Samsung’s SL-M2010 mono laser printer is down to Rs. 5,499 (MRP Rs. 7,436) on Amazon’s Prime Day sale. If you’re mainly into black-and-white printing and need an economical and faster printing solution, this might just be the right laser printer for your home or small office.

Price: Rs. 5,499 (MRP Rs. 7436)

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch is currently available for as low as Rs. 24,499 (MRP Rs. 39,999) on Amazon. That’s a decent deal considering it is available in the grey market at a similar price. The only downside is that it’s not officially available here so don’t expect any warranty, buy it at your own risk. 
Price: Rs. 24,499 (MRP Rs. 39,999)

Nikon D3400 DSLR with lens kit
The Nikon D3400 DSLR with AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm, 70-300mm lens kit is down to Rs. 32,990 (MRP Rs. 47,450). That’s one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on this camera. It comes with a 16GB class 10 SD card along with a DSLR bag as well. Bundle your purchase with the HDFC Bank payment offer to get another 10 percent instant discount.

Price: Rs. 32,990 (MRP Rs. 47,450)

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Punch a Minute Late for Some Days and Tesla May Fire You

With Elon Musk-headed Tesla focusing on ramping up production of its Model 3 electric sedans, the company has rolled out a new attendance policy under which all hourly employees face termination if they show up at work even one minute late without permission for certain number of times, the media reported.

The new policy, rolled out on July 1, comes weeks after the electric vehicle maker announced plans to reduce its salaried workforce by at least 9 percent, or about 4,000 workers, CNBC reported on Friday.

The new policy gives some leeway to those who have been employed for three months or longer. Also, a person reporting one hour late at job would attract harsher penalties than those who are late by just 10 minutes under the new rules, which are, according to Tesla, are meant to be “more fair and flexible.”

The policy empowers managers to give workers demerits if they get late in reporting to a scheduled shift even one minute late, or leave a minute ahead of a shift’s official end, without permission.

In case an employee accumulates certain number of these demerits, called “occurrences” internally, he/she will be sacked.

Newer employees get fewer chances than those who have worked at the company for more than three months, the CNBC report said, adding that hourly employees include workers in Tesla’s factories, call centres, service centres and roadside assistance groups, among others.

Musk in June announced to lay off 9 percent of Tesla workforce to show that it can be profitable after being unable to move into the black so far in the 15 years since it was founded.

The measure means that some 4,100 of the firm’s 46,000 employees will lose their jobs, although the layoffs will not affect operations at the factory producing the Model 3.

In May, Musk announced a significant reorganisation of Tesla in the face of the economic difficulties it was facing and inability to turn a profit.

Tesla’s losses increased by 97.5 percent to just under $785 million (5,400 crores) in the first quarter of 2018, despite the fact that earnings rose by 26.4 percent to more than $3.4 billion (23,300 crores).

CBS Fires Off Friendly Warning to ‘Survivor’ Star Over Logo


Fires Off Warning to ‘Survivor’ Star

But, a Really Nice Warning!!

7/16/2018 12:40 AM PDT


CBS didn’t unleash the big legal guns after ‘Survivor‘ star Jonny Fairplay allegedly jacked its show’s logo … but the network does wanna have a chat with the former show villain.

TMZ’s obtained a legal letter CBS fired off to Jonny warning him about using the “Survivor” logo for his podcast, formerly known as “Survival of the Fairest” … which has since been renamed ‘Survivor NSFW.’

CBS says it owns the logo, but what’s interesting is the friendly language with which it approaches Jonny about using its logo.

Most warning shots are more threatening … some examples here, here and here. But, not with Jonny.

In fact, CBS goes out of its way to play nice … even saying they “appreciate interest in the Series, including a podcast about the Series.”

But it’s not all sweet talk. According to the letter, the studio has also noticed the season 7 third place finisher is selling apparel with the show’s logo. CBS is worried Jonny’s logo will cause fans to think the network endorses the podcast.

CBS ends the letter with, “We would like to set up a time to discuss the above with you. Please give me a call or send me an email with your availability.”

As for Jonny, he tells TMZ in part … “The fact that they are threatened and looking to punish those who are adding value to their content shows how behind the times CBS is. Targeting ME, and ME only considering my legacy, value, and positive life change is frankly illogical.”

Amazon Prime Day Sale 2018 Begins: Deals and Offers on Mobile Phones, TVs, Laptops, and More

Amazon Prime Day 2018, the second edition of the exclusive sale for Prime members, is now live. The 36-hour extravaganza will run from 12 noon on July 16 until 12am on July 18. The Indian edition of the Amazon sale, much like last year, aligns with Prime Day sale in other countries. As per the official landing page, Amazon sale offers today include deals, discounts, and cashback across categories such as mobiles, tablets, laptops, storage devices, TVs, accessories, and more. A total of six flash sales will be held in all, starting from 1pm IST on July 16. Additionally, an instant discount of 10 percent (up to Rs. 1,750 on purchases up to Rs. 50,000, minimum order Rs. 3,000) is valid on HDFC Bank credit and debit cards. Those who make purchases worth more than Ra. 50,000 get the Rs. 1,750 discount as well as cashback of Rs. 8,250). Similarly, users get 10 percent cashback on loading their Pay balance. Let’s get to what the first day of sale offers. 

Amazon sale offers today on mobile phones

Starting off with what the company calls Blockbuster Offers, the Honor 7X (4GB RAM, 64GB storage) variant is available at a price point of Rs. 13,999, down from its recently reduced Rs. 14,999 price tag. The Huawei P20 Lite is being sold at a discounted price of Rs. 17,999, compared to its launch price of Rs. 19,999. Apart from that, the OnePlus 6 Red will go on sale for the first time in India at a price of Rs. 39,999, with an extra Rs. 2,000 off on exchange. The Redmi Y2 Prime-only flash sale will be held at 1pm on July 16 and 12 noon on July 17. Samsung’s premium phablet Galaxy Note 8 can be bought for a best buy price of Rs. 55,900, down from Rs. 67,900.

Vivo phones are available with up to Rs. 3,000 off, and an extra Rs. 6,000 off on exchange; Moto G6 gets an extra exchange discount of up to Rs. 2,000 and the Moto E5 Plus has an exchange discount of up to Rs. 1,000; Oppo phones get up to Rs. 4,000 discount and an additional exchange discount of up to Rs. 3,000. Even Samsung smartphones have discounts up to Rs. 10,700, up to Rs. 10,000 off on exchange, and no-cost EMIs up to 9 months. Certain Huawei smartphones get up to Rs. 5,000 off and no-cost EMIs up to 12 months.

Amazon sale deals on TVs, laptops, and more

Bose QC25 gets a Prime Day exclusive price tag of Rs. 12,600, Canon’s entry-level EOS 1300D is available for Rs. 20,990, and a flash sale at 6pm will allow users to “get 2 TVs at the price of one”. The 9am flash sale on July 17 will include a massive Rs. 32,000 discount on TCL’s 65-inch smart TV. 

Amazon products are a major part of the Prime Day sale too. Echo Dot is available at a best buy price of Rs. 2,449. Echo Spot, the first Alexa-powered Amazon device in India with a display, will be part of a flash sale on 3pm on Monday. Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi is available with a 25 percent discount, all-new Kindle at a 20 percent discount, and Kindle Oasis at 15 percent off. Even Alexa-powered devices from Eufy and Jabra can be purchased with a minimum Rs. 1,500 discount. Kindle Unlimited subscription can be availed at Rs. 1,388, down from the usual Rs. 2,388, and Prime members get 50 percent cashback through Kindle Credits on purchasing of e-books, however the cashback is capped at Rs. 100 per customer. Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is available for Rs. 2,799.

AmazonBasics, the online retailer’s affordable range of products, is offering up to 70 percent on PC, laptop, tablet, camera accessories, and portable Bluetooth speakers. Even iPad and iPhone cases is available for big discounts during Prime Day 2018.

Other deals on electronics include the Mi power bank for a price of Rs. 899, up to 50 percent discount on Sennheiser and Bose audio products, and offers on select DSLRs from both Canon and Nikon. There is up to 55 percent off on hard drives from Seagate and WD, and deals on Intel Core i3 and Core i5-powered laptops from Dell, HP, and Lenovo. Even premium OLED TVs from LG, Sony, and TCL get exclusive Prime Day offers. Samsung’s premium Gear Sport can be bought for Rs. 16,990 in the sale too.

Some deals will begin from midnight on Monday. These include up to 30 percent off on Garmin’s range of wearables and up to 30 percent on Seagate hard drives and Sandisk storage devices.

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Huawei Nova 3, Nova 3i Expected to Launch in India on July 26, Will Be Amazon Exclusives

Huawei has teased the launch of its new Nova series smartphones in India, just days after a report claimed the company plans to launch the Nova 3 and Nova 3i in the country. As per a teaser on its official Twitter handle on Sunday, Huawei India said, “Get ready to fourfold your creativity in more ways than one. The new Nova is #Coming4You!” The emphasis on the number 4 reveals that a smartphone with four cameras is coming to India, which could point towards the Nova 3 and the unannounced Nova 3i. The teaser also mentions July 26, 2018 as the date of the reveal. The smartphones will be exclusive to Amazon in India as the e-commerce player has created a dedicated web page for the launch.

While the Nova 3 has already been announced in China, the Nova 3i hasn’t been revealed yet. However, it might see an announcement on July 18 alongside the price reveal of the Huawei Nova 3 in China. Both smartphones are expected to be powered by the company’s latest graphics processing acceleration technology called GPU Turbo. The Chinese phone maker claims this technology will help accelerate mobile gaming experience.

Huawei Nova 3 specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Huawei Nova 3 runs EMUI 8.2 based on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. At its core, the Huawei Nova 3 is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/ 128GB inbuilt storage. Storage on the phone is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

In terms of optics, the Nova 3 bears a dual rear camera setup, with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor, with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF. On the front is yet another dual camera setup with a 24-megapixel main sensor and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor, both with f/2.0 aperture. Front camera of the smartphone also comes with 3D Qmoji, similar to Apple’s Animoji. There is a 3750mAh battery under the hood.

Connectivity options on the Huawei Nova 3 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is a fingerprint sensor locared on the back of the handset, and the front camera offers Face Unlock capabilities. The Nova 3 measures 157×73.7×7.3mm.

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Golden Equator Capital and Korea Investment Partners announce $88M Southeast Asia fund – TechCrunch

There’s more money flowing into Southeast Asia’s tech startup scene after Singapore’s Golden Equator Capital and Seoul-based Korea Investment Partners announced plans for a collaborative $88 million (SG$120 million) fund for the region.

The two investment firms will act as joint partners for the vehicle, which is expected to hit a first close before September and a final close by the end of 2018. Already, they claim to have 65 percent of the target capital committed by LPs.

The firms are aiming for the Series A and B spaces with a typical check size of between $1.5 million and $3.7 million for what will be known as the GEC-KIP Fund. It isn’t exactly clear what focus the fund will adopt for investments.

Southeast Asia often falls off the radar for investment in Asia, with the far larger countries of China and India typically getting the attention, but rising internet access among the region’s cumulative population of over 600 million signals growth potential. A recent report co-authored by Google forecasts Southeast Asia’s ‘internet economy’ reaching more than $200 billion by 2025, up from just $30 billion in 2015. A few unicorns, including ride-sharing companies Grab and Go-Jek, have also helped put it on the map for investors.

Speaking of investors, Golden Equator Capital is part of Golden Equator, a Singapore-based group of businesses that includes financial services, consulting, an incubator and, of course, investment funds. The firm has existing ties with Korea — via a Korea-focused health tech incubator launched last year — and its advisory team includes Taizo Son, founder of Japanese VC firm Mistletoe and brother of SoftBank chairman Masayoshi Son.

Korea Investment Partners, meanwhile, manages 41 funds with more than $2 billion in assets under management worldwide.

“We are excited to embark on this cross-learning development with KIP who is a seasoned VC investor with a long, established track record across several markets such as US, China, and Korea,” Daren Tan, managing partner of Golden Equator Capital, said in a statement.

“Given the fragmented tech investment landscape in Southeast Asia, uniting our strengths and network with KIP further bolsters our position. So, when we invest, it is not just capital; we are essentially also lending our portfolio companies the collective expertise and strategic networks, to accelerate their growth and success in the long run,” Tan added.

I can remember when Southeast Asia was described as having a VC crunch just a few years ago, but today the landscape is far healthier in terms of available investment money.

GEC-KIP Fund is playing in the same field as a number of Southeast Asia-focused VCs, which include Jungle Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, Monks Hill Ventures, Venturra Capital, Insignia Venture Partners and Vertex Ventures from Singapore sovereign fund Temasek. There are, of course, plenty of others beyond that list.

Trump celebrates making NATO ‘strong and rich again’ after summit just hours before meeting Putin

President Donald Trump on Monday touted his success for making NATO “strong and rich again” at a summit last week just hours before he is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Received many calls from leaders of NATO countries thanking me for helping to bring them together and to get them focused on financial obligations, both present & future,” Trump tweeted. “We had a truly great Summit that was inaccurately covered by much of the media. NATO is now strong & rich!”

The tweet came just hours before the president will be attending a highly-anticipated summit with Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

Last week, Trump raised concerns about other NATO countries not meeting the established obligations to spend two percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) on the military.

“What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy? Why are there only 5 out of 29 countries that have met their commitment? The U.S. is paying for Europe’s protection, then loses billions on Trade. Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not by 2025,” Trump tweeted Wednesday.

He took a swipe at Germany over its energy project with Russia, a project vehemently opposed by NATO members in Eastern Europe, which say it directly threatens the security of their countries as Russia will able to use its vast energy resources as a way to have leverage over Western Europe.

The harsh criticism prompted NATO leaders to pledge their “unwavering commitment” to boost spending on defense. The U.S. and European allies signed a declaration asserting they are “committed to improving the balance of sharing the costs and responsibilities of alliance membership.”


The Trump-Putin meeting also comes at a peculiar time for the Russian government. On Friday, the Department of Justice issued indictments charging a dozen Russian intelligence officers with hacking the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party during the 2016 election.

It’s yet to be seen whether Trump will attempt to pressure Putin to extradite the indicted intelligence officers to the U.S. to face justice.

In an interview with CBS News on Saturday, Trump said he “hadn’t thought” about asking Putin to extradite the Russian citizens, but later noted that he will “Certainly I’ll be asking about it.” He also blamed the DNC for “allowing themselves to be hacked.”

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @LukasMikelionis.

Aadhaar Biometric Data Cannot Be Hacked Even After a Billion Attempts: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The biometric data of Aadhaar cannot be hacked even if someone tried a billion times, Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday, while calling the data storage system “completely safe and secure”.

“… the system contains my fingerprints and my iris scan, kept in a safe and secure condition which cannot be broken into even with billion efforts,” Prasad said at a public function in Panaji.

The minister said that Aadhaar authorities conduct nearly 1 crore authentications every second.

“Do you know how many authentications we do every three seconds? Three crores. Do you know how many bank accounts are linked to Aadhaar? 80 crore accounts. And Aadhaar is your homegrown technology (at) one dollar each and completely safe and secure with proper parliamentary approval.”

“(It is) so tough that even if I disclose information regarding a fingerprint and iris scan to an unknown person, except in case of national security, I can be prosecuted. That is the inclusive part we have done,” Prasad said, lauding the Modi government for “taking rapid steps in making India more digital”.

“What is the digital profile of India? For a population of 130 crore, India is home to 121 crore mobile phones, 450 million smartphones, 50 crore-plus Internet (connections) and 122 crore Aadhaar cards,” Prasad said.

Calling Digital India as a transformative programme designed to empower the ordinary Indians with the power of technology, Prasad said that India looked to be a leader in digital revolution.

“We missed the industrial revolution, we missed the entrepreneurial revolution, which happened in the world in the 60s, 70s, and 80s because of licence-quota raj. We do not want to miss the digital revolution. We want to become leaders. That is the philosophy of Digital India,” he said.

Prasad said that one of the key objectives of Digital India is to bridge the gulf between ‘digital haves’ and ‘digital have nots’ and usher in digital inclusion based on technology which is developmental, inclusive and low cost.

“That is the transformative nature of Digital India, Skill India, Startup India, Smart Cities. It is all technology-based programming designed to empower ordinary Indians to reform, perform and transform,” Prasad said.

Facebook Fails to Stop Users From Sharing Pirated Movies

Several Facebook groups are sharing pirated Hollywood movies to hundred of thousands of users and the social media giant’s automated software are unable to stop copyright infringements, the media reported.

According to the Business Insider, these Facebook groups make no attempt to conceal catalogs brimming with the latest blockbusters like Ant Man and the Wasp and A Quiet Place.

“These groups, some of which are years old, exist despite Facebook’s army of human content moderators and automated software meant to detect copyright-infringing content, raising questions about the effectiveness of Facebook’s content-policing systems,” the report said on Sunday.

Some of the group’s titles are “Full HD English Movie” which has more than 134,000 members and “Free full movies 2018” that has 171,000 members.

A Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying that “it wasn’t the company’s responsibility to take down such content unless asked to by the content’s rights holders”.

In its battle against pirated content, Facebook last year acquired a US-based startup Source3 to help it weed out pirated videos and other content that users share without permission.

“We’re excited to work with the Source3 team and learn from the expertise they’ve built in intellectual property, trademarks and copyright. As always, we are focused on ensuring we serve our partners well,” a Facebook spokesperson said at the time of the acquisition.

Facebook has been struggling to crack down on pirated content for a long time.

The company had in past announced “Rights Manager” technology to detect and remove video clips shared by people who do not have rights to the video.

According to the recent Facebook transparency report, it took down 2.8 million pieces of content based on approximately 370,000 user copyright reports in the second half of 2017.