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Founded by Mark Zuckerberg, fellow Harvard students and his college roommates on February 4th, 2004, Facebook has now grown to 1.94 billion monthly active users as of March 2017. Facebook is the most popular social media site worldwide and also owns other popular social media sites such as Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger. This multi-billion dollar company has its headquarters in Menlo, California, USA.

Bengal Ranji coach Arun Lal gets married to Bulbul Saha

03 May 2022

Sports
Bengal Ranji coach Arun Lal gets married to Bulbul Saha

Former cricketer and present Bengal Ranji team coach Arun Lal tied the knot for a second time on Sunday.

Another woman accuses Vijay Babu of sexual assault: Details here

01 May 2022

Entertainment
Another woman accuses Vijay Babu of sexual assault: Details here

Days after Malayalam actor-producer Vijay Babu was charged with rape, another woman has leveled sexual assault allegations against him.

Vijay Babu booked for rape; breaks law by naming survivor

27 Apr 2022

Entertainment
Vijay Babu booked for rape; breaks law by naming survivor

Malayalam actor-producer Vijay Babu was charged with rape a few days ago.

Several YouTube channels, social media accounts blocked for anti-India content

05 Apr 2022

India
Several YouTube channels, social media accounts blocked for anti-India content

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has blocked 18 Indian and four Pakistani YouTube channels and multiple social media accounts for spreading fake news and anti-India content.

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Social media blocked as protests spread

03 Apr 2022

World
Sri Lanka economic crisis: Social media blocked as protests spread

The Sri Lankan government has barred access to all social media sites in its latest attempt to prevent protests against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Facebook, Instagram allow posts urging violence against Russian leaders, soldiers

11 Mar 2022

Technology
Facebook, Instagram allow posts urging violence against Russian leaders, soldiers

In a temporary change to its hate speech policy, Meta has allowed Facebook and Instagram users from select countries to call for violence against Russian soldiers and leaders.

RIP! YouTuber-rapper Lil Bo Weep passes away at 22

08 Mar 2022

Entertainment
RIP! YouTuber-rapper Lil Bo Weep passes away at 22

YouTuber and rapper Winona Brooks, popularly known by her stage name Lil Bo Weep, has passed away, her father confirmed on Facebook on Sunday (March 6).

Foreign media houses suspend operations in Russia over new law

05 Mar 2022

World
Foreign media houses suspend operations in Russia over new law

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new bill into law that threatens up to 15 years of jail term for propagating "fake news."

5 top Hollywood actors who are not on social media

05 Mar 2022

Entertainment
5 top Hollywood actors who are not on social media

Social media nowadays has become a reliable space for celebrities to advertise their life, both professional and personal.

Amid Russia-Ukraine crisis, European countries hit by major "cyberattack": Report

05 Mar 2022

World
Amid Russia-Ukraine crisis, European countries hit by major "cyberattack": Report

European countries are facing a possible cyberattack as thousands of internet users were knocked offline at the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, NDTV reported on Saturday.

Government holds heated meet with Twitter, Facebook, Google: Report

02 Feb 2022

India
Government holds heated meet with Twitter, Facebook, Google: Report

In the latest altercation between the government and tech giants, officials had heated discussions with Facebook, Google, and Twitter over their failure to proactively remove "fake news" from their platforms, reports citing Reuters sources claimed.

WhatsApp could soon let you create your own stickers

25 Nov 2021

Technology
WhatsApp could soon let you create your own stickers

Meta's messaging service, WhatsApp, is reportedly working on a feature so users can create their own stickers on the app.

WhatsApp introduces two new privacy-centric features for users in India

23 Nov 2021

Technology
WhatsApp introduces two new privacy-centric features for users in India

Meta-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp has introduced two new safety features for users in India, called Flash Calls and Message Level Reporting.

Did Facebook collude with the Election Commission of India?

22 Nov 2021

Business
Did Facebook collude with the Election Commission of India?

Facebook's internal documents from 2019 revealed by whistleblower Frances Haugen show that in the days leading up to the 2019 general elections in India, the tech giant convinced the Election Commission of India (ECI) to drop its plans of introducing rigid social media regulation.

Facebook's emoji reactions and notifications spotted trickling down to WhatsApp

21 Nov 2021

Technology
Facebook's emoji reactions and notifications spotted trickling down to WhatsApp

With the latest update on the beta channel, WhatsApp users on Android can now get a taste of the new message reaction notifications feature that has been in the pipeline for a few months now.

Zuckerberg shows Meta gloves that help wearer feel virtual objects

18 Nov 2021

Technology
Zuckerberg shows Meta gloves that help wearer feel virtual objects

In a new video, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg can be seen feeling objects with a technology being developed so the sense of touch can be incorporated into the metaverse.

Snap inks deal with Sony Music, launches AR Music Lenses

16 Nov 2021

Technology
Snap inks deal with Sony Music, launches AR Music Lenses

Social media app Snapchat's parent, Snap Inc. (formerly Snapchat), has inked a licensing deal with Sony Music Entertainment so the latter's artists' music can be added to Snap's Sounds Library.

Zuckerberg responds to viral 'Icelandverse' video: Here's what he said

16 Nov 2021

Technology
Zuckerberg responds to viral 'Icelandverse' video: Here's what he said

Recently, the tourism department of Iceland took an audacious dig at Facebook Meta's rebranding video.

WhatsApp Web gets three new useful features with latest update

06 Nov 2021

Technology
WhatsApp Web gets three new useful features with latest update

Meta-owned messaging service WhatsApp now sports three new features to make life easier.

Meta acquires makers of virtual reality fitness app 'Supernatural'

31 Oct 2021

Business
Meta acquires makers of virtual reality fitness app 'Supernatural'

Facebook Meta recently acquired Supernatural—one of the first fitness-centric subscription-based apps to become available on the Oculus Quest.

First image of Meta's rumored smartwatch spotted in the wild

31 Oct 2021

Technology
First image of Meta's rumored smartwatch spotted in the wild

Meta Platforms Inc. (formerly Facebook) is rumored to be developing a smartwatch to potentially rival the likes of the Apple Watch.

With focus on virtual reality, Facebook changes name to 'Meta'

29 Oct 2021

Business
With focus on virtual reality, Facebook changes name to 'Meta'

Facebook has announced that it has changed its parent company name to 'Meta.' The new moniker is based on the sci-fi term metaverse.

Instagram allows posting via website, launches 'Collabs' for posts, Reels

22 Oct 2021

Technology
Instagram allows posting via website, launches 'Collabs' for posts, Reels

Following the news of Facebook's rebranding, its subsidiary Instagram has finally added the ability to create posts from its website.

Trump to launch own social media platform for the 'non-woke'

21 Oct 2021

Technology
Trump to launch own social media platform for the 'non-woke'

Former President Donald Trump was booted off of Big Tech social media platforms and his blog met an untimely demise too. Like a proverbial phoenix rising from its ashes, Trump has announced an entirely new media company and plans to launch his own social media and OTT content platforms.

Is Facebook planning a name change? Reports suggest so

20 Oct 2021

Business
Is Facebook planning a name change? Reports suggest so

Social media giant Facebook is likely to announce a name change this month, the Verge reported.

Here's how Facebook is proceeding to build its metaverse

18 Oct 2021

Technology
Here's how Facebook is proceeding to build its metaverse

Despite a whistleblower and a worldwide service outage, Facebook continues its headlong dive into the metaverse and the journey of building it.

Instagram testing new system to notify users of service outages

12 Oct 2021

Technology
Instagram testing new system to notify users of service outages

Facebook and its subsidiary platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp, appear to have learned a valuable lesson from the recent worldwide service outage, although we suspect the same cannot be said for its learnings from whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony.

Instagram will 'nudge' teens away from harm, encourage taking breaks

11 Oct 2021

Technology
Instagram will 'nudge' teens away from harm, encourage taking breaks

Facebook is grappling with the aftermath of whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony that showed it proceeded to build Instagram Kids, fully aware that Instagram is detrimental to teenagers' mental health.

Jio compensates users affected by yesterday's service outage: Details here

07 Oct 2021

Technology
Jio compensates users affected by yesterday's service outage: Details here

Reliance Jio users in some parts of India faced an outage where they had absolutely no cellular connectivity for a few hours Wednesday morning. Frustrated users took to Twitter to share how the issue affected them.

Whistleblower alleges RSS promotes fear, anti-Muslim narratives on Facebook

07 Oct 2021

Technology
Whistleblower alleges RSS promotes fear, anti-Muslim narratives on Facebook

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has kicked up a storm in the US with her leaks highlighting how Facebook's internal decisions are detrimental to individual well-being and society at large.

Facebook whistleblower testifies before Senate: Here are the key points

06 Oct 2021

Business
Facebook whistleblower testifies before Senate: Here are the key points

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen made her identity known to all on Sunday night's episode of 60 Minutes. She had complained to the Securities and Exchange Commission about Facebook and leaked its internal research and documents to the Wall Street Journal.

Mark Zuckerberg lost $6 billion during Facebook outage: Details here

05 Oct 2021

Business
Mark Zuckerberg lost $6 billion during Facebook outage: Details here

Late last night, Facebook and its subsidiary services, including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, suffered a worldwide outage that lasted nearly six hours.

Here's what caused the longest Facebook outage last night

05 Oct 2021

Technology
Here's what caused the longest Facebook outage last night

Late last night, popular social media platform Facebook and all its subsidiaries, including WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram, suffered a global outage that lasted nearly six hours.

#FacebookDown: Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram are all down for users worldwide

04 Oct 2021

Technology
#FacebookDown: Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram are all down for users worldwide

Facebook and major social media platforms owned by it—WhatsApp and Instagram—have suffered a major global outage on Monday night.

Facebook whistleblower says company encouraged hate speech for profit

04 Oct 2021

Technology
Facebook whistleblower says company encouraged hate speech for profit

The whistleblower who leaked several thousand pages of Facebook's internal research and documentation publicly revealed her identity on national television in the US on Sunday.

Facebook launches cross-app group chats for Instagram and Messenger users

02 Oct 2021

Technology
Facebook launches cross-app group chats for Instagram and Messenger users

Last year, Facebook launched a cross-app communication feature, allowing Instagram users to connect one-on-one with Messenger users without having to download the latter—and vice versa.

Facebook releases slides detailing Instagram's impact on teen mental health

01 Oct 2021

Business
Facebook releases slides detailing Instagram's impact on teen mental health

Social-media giant Facebook has recently published two slide decks outlining its studies about Instagram's effect on teenagers' mental health.

WhatsApp multi-device could eventually support multiple mobile devices: Details here

29 Sep 2021

Technology
WhatsApp multi-device could eventually support multiple mobile devices: Details here

After many years of waiting, WhatsApp's multi-device support finally made its way to users earlier this year. The feature allows users to link one WhatsApp account to one primary smartphone and up to four additional devices.

Facebook 'pauses' Instagram Kids development amid intense criticism

28 Sep 2021

Technology
Facebook 'pauses' Instagram Kids development amid intense criticism

Facebook on Monday announced it had halted the development of Instagram Kids, a standalone Instagram version designed specifically for children aged 13 or younger.

Facebook CTO stepping down after '13 amazing years': Here's why

23 Sep 2021

Business
Facebook CTO stepping down after '13 amazing years': Here's why

Facebook Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mike Schroepfer announced on Wednesday that he would be stepping down from his role and transitioning to a part-time position as a Senior Fellow at Facebook next year.

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