Facebook: News

27 Jun 2018


Porn detectors, 'gossip tax' on the cards for Uganda

In a bid to raise revenues and clamp down on 'gossip and immorality', the Ugandan government is looking to impose tax on social media use, and claims to have devices that can scan computers for pornography.

25 Jun 2018


WhatsApp Pay to offer 24-hour customer support in India

WhatsApp is setting up a 24-hour customer support for WhatsApp Pay, its UPI-based payments service that allows users to send and receive money through the chat app.

24 Jun 2018


This organization is changing the lives of LGBT Muslims

While June is celebrated around the world as Pride Month, Muslims also spend days fasting during Ramzan.

24 Jun 2018

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook will help you spend less time on Facebook

Following on the footsteps of Apple and Google, Facebook has now confirmed that it's bringing a feature akin to Apple's Screen Time and Google's Digital Wellbeing.

23 Jun 2018


WhatsApp gets a new privacy policy: All details here

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp, which is launching payments services in India, has updated its privacy policy and terms of use to "reflect the addition of payment interoperability features."

22 Jun 2018


WhatsApp Stickers will be sorted under "Love," "Wow," and "Sad"

In May, Facebook announced that WhatsApp will soon get support for stickers.

22 Jun 2018


Why does this Telangana man worship Donald Trump?

Along with Hindu Gods, 31-year-old Bussa Krishna, from Telangana worships US President, Donald Trump, daily. He has a picture of what he describes as 'World's most powerful man', and does aarti after offering him flowers, turmeric and vermillion.

21 Jun 2018

App Store

Now pay monthly subscription fee to join groups on Facebook

Facebook is introducing "Subscription Groups" where group admins on the platform can start charging a small monthly fee between $2.99-4.99 for exclusive membership.

21 Jun 2018


IGTV: Instagram's newest feature to rival YouTube's long-form video offering

Instagram has launched IGTV, a new standalone app that will directly rival YouTube.

20 Jun 2018

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Dhoni's wife Sakshi seeks arms license citing 'threat to life'

Former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi has alleged 'threat to life,' and sought permission to carry a pistol or 0.32 revolver.

19 Jun 2018


'Race 3' full movie gets leaked on Facebook

Salman Khan's big-ticket Eid release 'Race 3' has become the latest victim of piracy.

18 Jun 2018


Arun Jaitley urges citizens to pay taxes honestly

Union Minister Arun Jaitley today urged citizens to pay their due share of taxes "honestly" to reduce dependence on oil as a revenue source.

Facebook's new AI engine can 'open' closed eyes

Despite there being several software which manipulate photos to make someone look better, the blink has been a dogged adversary to a good photo.

17 Jun 2018

Madhya Pradesh

MP-elections: BJP trains 65,000 'cyber-warriors' to battle Congress' 5,000 'sipahis'

Ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly elections scheduled for later this year, both Congress and Bharatiya Janta Party have prepared a cyber army to counter each other on social media.

17 Jun 2018


Google shows little change in diversity, 70% staff still male

According to Google's annual diversity report 2018, nearly 70% of the entire Google staff was male last year.

17 Jun 2018


Messenger for iOS constantly crashing due to a buggy update

Several iPhone and iPad users have reported that Facebook's Messenger app frequently started crashing after they installed its latest update (version 170.0) that released on June 15.

15 Jun 2018


Sikh NGO is bringing Eid cheer to thousands of Syrian-refugees

Khalsa Aid, a UK-based NGO which has been constantly working to improve lives of Syrian refugees, is now making their Eid cheerful.

14 Jun 2018


Facebook no longer preferred for news, users turn to WhatsApp

According to a research by the Reuters Institute, the use of Facebook for consuming and discussing news has overall reduced by 9 percentage points from 2017 in the US as users turn to WhatsApp for the same.

13 Jun 2018

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook confirms it tracks everything about you. And, it's creepy

Facebook has submitted a 454-page report to the US Congress detailing all the ways through which it tracks users' activities.

13 Jun 2018

Farhan Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar opens up on first panic-attack, relationship with brother

Director Zoya Akhtar has opened up about her first panic attack at the age of 27 and said she chose to get help instead of simply sitting around.

13 Jun 2018


Now delete sent messages on Snapchat

Snapchat has launched a new feature called "Clear Chats" that allows users to delete sent messages from both individual and group chats.

13 Jun 2018


Indian chess-player says no to Iran-championship, due to mandatory hijab

Grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan, who was chosen to represent India at the upcoming Asian Team Chess Championship, has pulled out of the competition after its venue was changed from Bangladesh to Iran.

12 Jun 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal: Woman hangs self, streams act on Facebook Live

A woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself and streamed the entire episode on Facebook Live in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, the police said yesterday.

11 Jun 2018

Shiv Sena

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's brother posts derogatory picture of Lord Shiva; booked

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's brother Ayazuddin Siddiqui has landed himself in trouble for allegedly posting objectionable content on Facebook.

11 Jun 2018

Yogi Adityanath

UP: Unknown persons fire bullets at Dr. Kafeel Khan's brother

The younger brother of Dr. Kafeel Khan, who was arrested after the Gorakhpur Hospital tragedy and is out on bail, was shot at by unknown miscreants at around 11 PM on Sunday.

11 Jun 2018


Haryana: Female IAS officer alleges sexual assault by senior

A female IAS officer posted in Haryana alleged on Sunday her senior sexually assaulted her, writing a detailed Facebook post.

10 Jun 2018

Pakistan News

Shahid Afridi, why do you have a chained-lion at home?

Scrolling through social media, one can generally expect to come across mind-boggling stuff. But then there are some things which are completely incomprehensible.

09 Jun 2018

Donald Trump

Clandestine Facebook deals gave special firms access to user's data

Social media giant Facebook had customized data-sharing deal known internally as "whitelists" with certain companies giving them special access to user's records, a Wall Street Journal report said.

Facebook bug made private posts public, affecting 1.4 crore users

Facebook is deep in trouble, yet again. This time for a bug that is estimated to have impacted as many as 1.4cr users.

07 Jun 2018


Indian in Dubai threatens to kill Kerala CM; loses job

An Indian man in Dubai was fired from his job after he threatened to kill Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan in a Facebook video which went viral on social media.

06 Jun 2018

Social Media

Facebook launches Musical.ly competitor called 'Lip Sync Live'

Facebook is no stranger to borrowing ideas from competitors, and this time, it has launched a new feature called 'Lip Sync Live' which is quite similar to products like Musical.ly and Dubsmash.

06 Jun 2018

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook shared data with Chinese phone makers, including Huawei: Report

A media report has claimed that Facebook has data-sharing pacts with at least four Chinese companies, including Huawei.

04 Jun 2018


Mumbai: Stranger helps CAT aspirant, story will warm your heart

More often than not, small acts of generosity are enough to restore one's faith in humanity. One such heartwarming story was shared by 'Humans Of Bombay' page today.

03 Jun 2018


Dalits are adding 'Sinh' to their names to reclaim dignity

The 2016 Una uprising lit a fire in India's Dalit community that shows no signs of stopping. After the viral moustache social media campaign, it is now about the name 'Sinh.'

03 Jun 2018

Tamil Nadu

Facebook to launch digital literacy program for Indian women

Social networking giant, Facebook has announced a partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW), wherein they'll launch a digital literacy program for women in collaboration with the Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF).

03 Jun 2018


Facebook kills its 'outdated' and controversial trending news section

After four years, Facebook is shutting down its 'trending news' section after much controversy surrounding the social media giant's editorial responsibility, its role in influencing politics, promoting 'fake news', and the like.

30 May 2018


Evan Spiegel: The sassy Snapchat chief who speaks his mind

Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snapchat, is a controversy child. He doesn't hold himself back, it doesn't matter if at the receiving end it is his customers, competition or his own investors.

29 May 2018

Donald Trump

English-teacher corrects grammatical errors in Trump's letter, sends it back

When you get a letter from the highest office in the United States of America, you expect it to be error-free.

27 May 2018


BigBasket replies to customer's post on delivery boys' inhumane treatment

E-retailer BigBasket issued a statement on Facebook regarding the allegations that the company's delivery boys were treated worse than humans.

27 May 2018


Kid wishes mom's phone wasn't invented, essay goes viral

In a Louisiana school, an Elementary school teacher Jen Beason asked her students to write an essay on something they wish wasn't invented. Four out of twenty-one students wrote on the topic.