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20 May 2017

Ajit Pai

US FCC votes to get rid of net neutrality

In the first step towards removing net neutrality, the US Federal Communications Commission voted to end the rules that came into force in 2015.

15 May 2017


WhatsApp privacy- SC to hear case on May 15

The SC will hear on May 15 a petition against WhatsApp sharing users' information with Facebook, alleging it amounted to breach of privacy.

27 Apr 2017

Ajit Pai

Top US regulator considering rolling back net neutrality

Less than a month after the US allowed internet service providers to release data without consumers' consent, Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has suggested rolling back net neutrality.

17 Apr 2017


WhatsApp to allow change of number, sharing live location

In a new feature found in WhatsApp's beta version 2.17.130, the company allows users to change their phone numbers and also share their live location.

Bhadrak: Security personnel on alert, social media blocked

Curfew was temporarily suspended on April 9 in violence-hit Bhadrak; RAF and CRPF personnel, however, remained on alert and held a flag march.

Bhadrak: Curfew imposed after communal tension over FB comments

Communal tension flared in Odisha's Bhadrak, 114km from provincial capital Bhubaneshwar, over allegedly derogatory comments on Hindu deities on Facebook.

08 Apr 2017

Mark Zuckerberg

Fake news: Facebook launches campaign to tackle menace

In an attempt to tackle the menace of fake news, Facebook is launching an educational tool: an ad will appear at the top of feeds for three days teaching users "how to spot fake news" and report it.

04 Apr 2017

Ajit Pai

Internet privacy: US opens doors for exploitation of users' data

US President Donald Trump on April 4 signed into effect a resolution allowing internet service providers to release consumers' web usage data to companies without seeking their consent, revoking recent privacy rules that made it mandatory for them to obtain permission first.

Mumbai: Youth jumps to death after discussing suicide-live on Facebook

A 24-year-old hailing from Bengaluru committed suicide by jumping from the 19th floor of Taj Lands End hotel in Bandra.

02 Apr 2017


Snapchat takes swift jab at Instagram on April Fool's day

Mark Zuckerberg has apparently decided to turn both Facebook and Instagram, into Snapchat clones.

02 Apr 2017


'Racial profiling': Indian-origin woman stripped at Frankfurt airport

An Indian-origin woman has alleged racial profiling after she was made to strip by security personnel at Germany's Frankfurt airport.

Social media calls for boycott of Gurugram pub

Following the brawl that took place at Gurugram's 'The Wine Company', where 4 people were allegedly beaten by the manager and the bouncers of the restaurant, the restaurant is being heavily criticized on social media.

30 Mar 2017


Facebook to launch group chatbots at F8 conference

Facebook's F8 annual global developer conference is set to be held in San Jose from 18th to 19th April.

30 Mar 2017

South Africa

Durban Racism Case: Diwali Facebook ranter sentenced for racist comments

A 59-year-old Durbanite, Dawie Kriel, was sentenced to a $460 fine or 12 months imprisonment, suspended for five years, by the Durban Magistrate Court.

25 Mar 2017

Yogi Adityanath

Youth arrested under Section 66A for Yogi Adityanath's morphed image

22-year-old Rahat Khan of Greater Noida was arrested for allegedly posting morphed images of Yogi Adityanath on Facebook.

24 Mar 2017


Social media platforms, once popular but now forgotten

There is hardly anybody one knows, who is not on a social media platform.

23 Mar 2017


Facebook Live becomes the new playground for rapists

A 15-year-old girl in Chicago, who went missing while recuperating in a local hospital has finally been found.

21 Mar 2017

Narendra Modi

Swaraj comes to help of Indian woman suffering in Pakistan

When the father of Mohammadia Begum, an Indian woman allegedly being ill-treated by her in-laws in Pakistan, reached out to Sushma Swaraj through an SOS YouTube video, the External Affairs minister soon directed the Indian High Commission to renew her passport and facilitate her return.

18 Mar 2017


Now, Facebook introduces Snapchat like Stories

Facebook has begun selectively rolling out a new feature called Facebook Stories, which allows users to put photos on the mobile app, which disappear after 24 hours.

17 Mar 2017


WhatsApp reintroduces text statuses

WhatsApp has brought back the text status feature after attracting flak for ripping off Snapchat's 'stories' feature.

17 Mar 2017


China's decision to block Pinterest comes as a major surprise

Pinterest- a website that shares images of various ideas, objects and events, came under the radar of Chinese Internet Laws. China has decided to block Pinterest.

25 Feb 2017


WhatsApp may soon enter digital payments- CoFounder

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has indicated that the popular messaging app may soon venture into digital payments space.

15 Feb 2017


Facebook takes aim at YouTube, makes advances with video content

Soon, Facebook will unveil an app which will allow users to view videos on television.

14 Feb 2017


Now, put 'stories' as your WhatsApp status

According to reports, WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Facebook is working to update its Status feature under beta testing.

10 Feb 2017

Bombay High Court

World's heaviest woman to come to Mumbai for surgery

The world's heaviest woman weighing 500 kilos, Eman Ahmed from Egypt, will come to Mumbai on February 11 for a surgery at Saifee.

07 Feb 2017

Navi Mumbai

Deadly pollutants in Mumbai over 13 times beyond safe limit

Mumbai recorded Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) index of 1,056 microgram per cubic metre (µg/m3) in 2007-08, seven times the safe limit of 140 µg/m3.

27 Jan 2017


Apple to join AI partnership

Sources said Apple Inc will join the Partnership on AI alongside Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft. Sources said Apple's joining would be announced soon.

16 Jan 2017


SC issues notice to Facebook, WhatsApp

SC has issued notices to the Central Government, TRAI, Facebook and WhatsApp.

06 Jan 2017

Mark Zuckerberg

Is Mark Zuckerberg diving into politics? Speculations mount

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed that his personal goal for 2017 is to tour and meet people in every US state.

03 Jan 2017


WhatsApp stops working on older iPhones, Android systems

WhatsApp has stopped working on older iPhones and Android systems; currently the app has stopped working on Android 2.1, 2.2, iPhone 3GS or iOS 6 and Windows Phone 7.

19 Dec 2016

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook may have to pay for its fake news

Thomas Oppermann, chairman of Germany's Social Democratic Party suggested a new law which would require companies like Facebook to have an office in the country dealing with fake news and hate speech all day.

16 Dec 2016

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook rolls out anti-fake-news features

In an attempt to curb growing criticism over the fake-news controversy on Facebook, the company has rolled out a set of new features to combat the menace.

30 Nov 2016


Facebook Wi-Fi goes live in india

In a bid to increase internet access in India, Facebook's Express Wi-Fi service went live.

24 Nov 2016


Twitter suspends Dorsey's account

Twitter suspended the account of Jack Dorsey, the CEO and co-founder of the company in an embarrassing development which the company called "an internal mistake."

21 Nov 2016


Facebook set to repurchase shares worth $6 billion

Social media giant Facebook announced plans to launch a share repurchase program worth nearly $6 billion.

20 Nov 2016

Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg announces plans to counter fake news on Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has outlined steps to counter the issue of fake and misleading news stories appearing on Facebook.

17 Nov 2016

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook accused of influencing US Elections

Although news is supposed to help the ordinary voter understand the world around him, fake news stories circulating on Facebook painted a very unreal picture of the 2016 US Elections.

15 Nov 2016


WhatsApp video calling now available

WhatsApp has launched its video calling feature for all its users across iOS, Android and Windows; users can choose between voice and video calls when using the call feature.

12 Nov 2016


Facebook apologizes for bug which "killed" users

An unusual bug on Facebook caused the site to show the memorial banner on pages of users who were still alive.

10 Nov 2016


Facebook looks to rival LinkedIn's job feature

Facebook is reportedly testing a jobs feature and is looking to promote job listing through the social networking site.