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Here's how to use Facebook mobile recharge service in India

18 Apr 2018

Here's how to use Facebook mobile recharge service in India

Following backlash over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook revamped its Settings menu, giving more control to users over their data.

Cambridge Analytica's 'proposal' to Congress leaked by Shehzad Poonawalla

17 Apr 2018

Cambridge Analytica's 'proposal' to Congress leaked by Shehzad Poonawalla

Rebel Congress leader, Shehzad Poonawalla, has released a copy of Cambridge Analytica's proposal to Congress to prepare for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, India Today reports.

Testimony day 2: Zuckerberg's own data getting breached and more

12 Apr 2018

Testimony day 2: Zuckerberg's own data getting breached and more

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg definitely faced more grilling questions in his second day of hearing before the US Congress.

If you find flaw in Facebook, you will be rewarded

12 Apr 2018

If you find flaw in Facebook, you will be rewarded

In the light of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal and the social network's promise to better protect user data, Facebook has launched a Data Abuse Bounty.

Mistakes and Apology: Yes, Resignation: No. That's Zuck for you.

11 Apr 2018

Mistakes and Apology: Yes, Resignation: No. That's Zuck for you.

In his first ever appearance before the US Congress, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took personal responsibility for the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal.

Data leak: Ravi Shankar Prasad seeks Congress President's apology

11 Apr 2018

Data leak: Ravi Shankar Prasad seeks Congress President's apology

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today sought an apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly using Cambridge Analytica data to swing poll results and said "probity" demands that he should promise not to manipulate voters in the future.

Facebook will maintain integrity of elections in India: Mark Zuckerberg

11 Apr 2018

Facebook will maintain integrity of elections in India: Mark Zuckerberg

In his first ever appearance before the US Congress on Tuesday, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took personal responsibility for the Cambridge Analytica data-breach scandal.

Check if Facebook shared your information with Cambridge Analytica

11 Apr 2018

Check if Facebook shared your information with Cambridge Analytica

Facebook has created a Help Center page titled 'How can I tell if my info was shared with Cambridge Analytica?'

WhatsApp might share your payment data with Facebook

10 Apr 2018

WhatsApp might share your payment data with Facebook

WhatsApp recently beta-launched its UPI-based digital payments feature WhatsApp Pay that allows users to send and receive money through the chat app.

Are you affected by Facebook data breach? Know more

10 Apr 2018

Are you affected by Facebook data breach? Know more

Starting April 9, Facebook would start notifying users if their data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica.

US lawmakers to probe Zuckerberg over Facebook data-privacy controversy

09 Apr 2018

US lawmakers to probe Zuckerberg over Facebook data-privacy controversy

Mark Zuckerberg will be grilled by a US senate panel on Tuesday and the House of Representatives lawmakers on Wednesday over the data-breach scandal as pressure mounts for stricter regulations for social media platforms.

It's time you stop trusting Mark Zuckerberg with your information

07 Apr 2018

It's time you stop trusting Mark Zuckerberg with your information

Mark Zuckerberg is a deeply ambitious man with a penchant for making mistakes and negating/avoiding them for as long as he can. When he cannot, he apologizes, promises to do better and moves on to the next big mistake.

Facebook allowed data scraping through phone numbers for years

06 Apr 2018

Facebook allowed data scraping through phone numbers for years

Facebook recently revealed that a maximum of 87 million users could have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Tinder logs out users after Facebook updates data privacy policies

06 Apr 2018

Tinder logs out users after Facebook updates data privacy policies

After Facebook recently revealed that a maximum of 87 million users could have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal and updated its data privacy policies against third-party apps, Tinder users who had signed up through Facebook Login have been booted off the dating app.

Facebook enhances security features ahead of elections in several countries

05 Apr 2018

Facebook enhances security features ahead of elections in several countries

Terming 2018 a "big year" for elections in several countries including India, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that it has deployed technology tools like artificial intelligence and thousands of people to work on security as the company's "major focus" is to protect the integrity of the elections on its platform.

Microsoft Ventures to fund Indian tech start-ups

01 Apr 2018

Microsoft Ventures to fund Indian tech start-ups

Global-tech major Microsoft is looking at investing in Indian tech start-ups through its venture-funding arm "Microsoft Ventures".

If you can't #DeleteFacebook, you can at least #ConfuseFacebook

31 Mar 2018

If you can't #DeleteFacebook, you can at least #ConfuseFacebook

The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal highlighted how Cambridge Analytica obtained user data of 50 million people from Facebook without their permission to allegedly help Donald Trump get elected as the US President.

Snapchat pulls a Facebook: May allow third-party apps

30 Mar 2018

Snapchat pulls a Facebook: May allow third-party apps

According to reports, Snapchat is soon going to allow people to use their Snapchat accounts to connect with third-party apps.

Ravi Shankar: Govt will take action after Facebook responds

29 Mar 2018

Ravi Shankar: Govt will take action after Facebook responds

After whistleblower Christopher Wylie emphatically stated that controversial UK-based data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica worked extensively in India, the government has become alert.

How many elections did Cambridge Analytica manipulate in India?

28 Mar 2018

How many elections did Cambridge Analytica manipulate in India?

Cambridge Analytica (CA)'s net in India extends far wider than previously thought. Christopher Wylie, whistleblower, said it carried out "all kinds of projects" in different parts of India.

Zuckerberg refuses to appear before UK parliamentary committee for questioning

28 Mar 2018

Zuckerberg refuses to appear before UK parliamentary committee for questioning

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has refused to appear before a UK Parliament committee that's investigating data misuse on social media in the light of the recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytica worked extensively in India

27 Mar 2018

Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytica worked extensively in India

Former employee of Cambridge Analytica (CA) on Tuesday said that the UK-based data analytics firm worked "extensively" in India.

Facebook data breach revelations: Cyber agency cautions Internet users

27 Mar 2018

Facebook data breach revelations: Cyber agency cautions Internet users

Cautioning Internet users against online data thieves after the recent Facebook data breach revelation reports, the Indian cyber security agency has advised them to desist from sharing their vote preferences and Aadhaar details on social media platforms.

Farhan Akhtar joins the #DeleteFacebook movement, deletes his personal account

27 Mar 2018

Farhan Akhtar joins the #DeleteFacebook movement, deletes his personal account

Actor Farhan Akhtar on Tuesday announced he has "permanently" deleted his account from social networking website Facebook.

BJP: Congress shared users' data with Singapore-based firm

26 Mar 2018

BJP: Congress shared users' data with Singapore-based firm

The Cambridge Analytica (CA) controversy continues to simmer.

Rahul calls PM 'Big Boss' who spies, BJP rubbishes charge

26 Mar 2018

Rahul calls PM 'Big Boss' who spies, BJP rubbishes charge

Congress and BJP on Monday again locked horns on the prickly issue of data sharing with Rahul Gandhi dubbing Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "Big Boss who likes to spy on Indians" and the ruling party accusing the opposition party of "theft".

Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to Britons through full-page newspaper ads

25 Mar 2018

Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to Britons through full-page newspaper ads

Following the backlash over the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken out full page adverts in British newspapers to apologize.

#DeleteFacebook: Mozilla, Sonos join the bandwagon

25 Mar 2018

#DeleteFacebook: Mozilla, Sonos join the bandwagon

Mozilla has announced to temporarily distance itself from Facebook.

Cambridge Analytica issue: EC calls a meeting to check voter-influence

25 Mar 2018

Cambridge Analytica issue: EC calls a meeting to check voter-influence

Recently, a scandal erupted after it was alleged that UK-based Cambridge Analytica (CA) harvested data of 50 million Facebook users to subvert 2016 US presidential elections.

World's wealthiest-500 have lost $436 billion so far in 2018

24 Mar 2018

World's wealthiest-500 have lost $436 billion so far in 2018

The first two months of 2018 have been rather expensive for the 500 wealthiest people on planet Earth.

Cambridge Analytica row: Rahul accuses BJP of peddling "fake news"

24 Mar 2018

Cambridge Analytica row: Rahul accuses BJP of peddling "fake news"

Congress and BJP have been engaged in a slinging match over hiring the services of controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica (CA).

Ruling party's 'lying factory' at work again: Rahul Gandhi

23 Mar 2018

Ruling party's 'lying factory' at work again: Rahul Gandhi

Launching a fresh attack against the Bhartiya Janata Party, Congress President Rahul Gandhi today said that the ruling party's "lying factory" was at work again by spinning "fake news" about the Congress party's links to data firm Cambridge Analytica (CA).

Meet Christopher Wylie: The 28-year-old behind the Facebook data stir

22 Mar 2018

Meet Christopher Wylie: The 28-year-old behind the Facebook data stir

Call him what you may, a genius storyteller, a data harvester, a politicker, or a whistleblower, but at 28, Christopher Wylie knows enough to have influenced three key global events - Brexit, 2016 US presidential election and #DeleteFacebook movement - each changing, challenging the world as we know it.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg finally speaks up on Cambridge Analytica scandal

22 Mar 2018

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg finally speaks up on Cambridge Analytica scandal

After five days of collective outrage from the public and lawmakers alike over Facebook's blatant disregard for data privacy and security, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally broken his silence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Congress has hired Cambridge Analytica for 2019 polls, BJP alleges

21 Mar 2018

Congress has hired Cambridge Analytica for 2019 polls, BJP alleges

Information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged that Congress has roped in Cambridge Analytica (CA), UK-based data analytics firm, for strategizing for the 2019 parliamentary elections.

How to protect personal information from third-party apps on Facebook

21 Mar 2018

How to protect personal information from third-party apps on Facebook

In the wake of Facebook's ongoing controversy regarding data privacy and security, it has become imperative that users take it upon themselves to protect personal information from third-party apps on the platform.

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton wants everyone to delete Facebook

21 Mar 2018

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton wants everyone to delete Facebook

In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion, which increased the net worth of one of the co-founders of the chat app, Brian Acton, to $6.5 billion.

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica controversy: Zuckerberg loses $6 billion in 1 day

20 Mar 2018

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica controversy: Zuckerberg loses $6 billion in 1 day

Amid growing controversy over data security and privacy, Facebook's shares fell by 6.7% as they ended trading at $172.56, wiping almost $37 billion off the social network's market value.

Everything you need to know about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

19 Mar 2018

Everything you need to know about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

As has already been reported, Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm that helped Donald Trump get elected as the US president, obtained user data of around 50 million people from Facebook before the presidential elections in 2015.