US demands social media details from visa applicants

Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under newly adopted rules. The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years’ worth of email addresses and phone numbers. When proposed last year, authorities estimated the proposal would affect 14.7 million people annually.  Certain diplomatic and official visa applicants will be exempt from the stringent new measures.  However, people travelling to the US to work or to study will have to hand over their information. “We are constantly…

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Still friends with an ex on social media? Here’s when you should delete them

I’ll admit that when I joined Facebook years ago, part of the draw was being able to see what had happened to people in my past. Like a former college roommate whom I’d lost touch with and the high school friend that moved across the country. And yes, another person I was curious about was an ex-boyfriend I hadn’t had any contact with since we broke up. I was married with a child now and wasn’t interested in reconciling, but I did hope to creep a bit and see if…

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