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01 Nov 2020


Alicia Keys, Brandi Carlile make electrifying US voting anthem

Alicia Keys is playing the keys to urge US citizens to come out in record numbers and cast their votes this November.

29 Oct 2020


US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were hammered by the United States Senate on Wednesday, in what qualifies as a chaotic hearing which diverted from the topic at hand several times.

27 Oct 2020


Facebook India policy head Ankhi Das quits after hate-speech row

On Tuesday, Ankhi Das stepped down as the head of Facebook's public policy in India, South Asia, and Central Asia.

22 Oct 2020

Amazon Prime Video

Quibi is shutting down, Katzenberg blames coronavirus for the failure

Quibi is shutting down, officially, with its founder Jeffrey Katzenberg confirming the same.

21 Oct 2020


Kangana receives rape threat from lawyer; latter denies

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has received a rape threat online, allegedly from an Odisha-based lawyer.

21 Oct 2020


Amazon employees can work from home until June 2021

Amazon has allowed its employees who can work from home to continue doing so until June 2021. The guidance is applicable for staff members around the world.

16 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

'PM Narendra Modi' biopic producer threatened online, files complaint

Amit B Wadhwani, a co-producer of the biopic PM Narendra Modi has filed a police complaint after receiving threats on social media, according to reports.

15 Oct 2020


Ahead of US elections, Facebook, Twitter restrict controversial Biden article

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday decided to restrict a controversial article on United States Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden, inviting criticism from conservatives.

15 Oct 2020


How Blogchatter is helping bloggers blog better

A Google search of 'blogging in India' will show various hacks of becoming a blogger.

14 Oct 2020


Quran cannot be taught using government funds, says Assam Minister

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that there should be no religious education with the government's funding.

11 Oct 2020

Liverpool FC

Liverpool announces global anthem contest to honor Lennon's 'Imagine'

For those songwriters who admire and love John Lennon, here's a chance to pay him a fitting tribute or his song Imagine!

11 Oct 2020

George Clooney

Clooney couple, playwright Ray Cooney help UK's only dinner-theater reopen

It's common knowledge that the global entertainment industry is struggling to keep up with film release delays and public places shut down for pandemic.

10 Oct 2020


Now, Twitter will nudge you to retweet with quotes

In the run-up to the US Presidential election on November 3, social media giants are doubling down to prevent abuse of their platforms.

08 Oct 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon unhappy with Future Group-Reliance deal, and more

Last night, Amazon expressed discontent over Future Group's deal to sell its businesses to Reliance Retail and issued the former a legal notice.

08 Oct 2020


Slack is testing 'Video Stories' and many more features

After almost every mainstream social media service on the block, even work-focused companies are jumping on the bandwagon of 'Stories'.

06 Oct 2020


Instagram gets interesting new features on its 10th birthday

Instagram, the popular photo-sharing platform under the umbrella of Facebook, has turned 10 years old.

03 Oct 2020


Tweets wishing Trump dies of coronavirus will be removed: Twitter

After US President Donald Trump tweeted he contracted coronavirus, the social media platform was abuzz with posts — some subtly wishing he dies of the fatal disease and others more directly.

02 Oct 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: US Senate subpoenas CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter

Last night, the US Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously to issue subpoenas to the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter.

01 Oct 2020


WhatsApp testing new features for Android users: Details here

WhatsApp, the biggest messaging platform in the world, has given a glimpse of a few new features it is developing for Android users.

30 Sep 2020


Now, you can message your friend on Facebook via Instagram

More than a year ago, Facebook made headlines over the controversial plan to unify the underlying infrastructure of its main chat apps.

25 Sep 2020


Instagram vulnerability could have led to account hijacks; now fixed

Instagram has fixed a major flaw in its application.

24 Sep 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok files for injunction against ban, and more

As ByteDance's TikTok deal is likely to see more delays owing to China's pending approval, the video company is moving to prevent itself from getting banned by Trump administration.

No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

A Delhi Assembly panel on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it will take no coercive action against Facebook's top executive in India over the social media giant's alleged role in the February Delhi riots.

19 Sep 2020


TikTok CEO asks Instagram, Facebook to help fight US ban

A few hours ago, the US Department of Commerce issued an order to ban the downloads of TikTok and WeChat apps, and limit their functionality.

18 Sep 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Apple's online store launching next week, and more

Last night, Apple confirmed the launch of its online store in India.

17 Sep 2020


Actor's picture shared as doctor who died of COVID-19

A young woman's picture is being widely circulated across social media platforms, with the claim that she is one Dr. Vidhi, a medical professional from Ahmedabad, who died due to COVID-19.

17 Sep 2020


Facebook debuts 'Infinite Office': Sneak-peek into futuristic offices (Buzzword: VR)

Yesterday, Facebook held its Connect AR, VR conference, and made a ton of announcements.

16 Sep 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Attempts were made to influence Delhi elections, alleges Facebook's ex-employee

Social media giant Facebook, already facing scrutiny in India for allegedly favoring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has now landed in a fresh soup after a former employee alleged that attempts were made to influence the 2020 Delhi Elections.

15 Sep 2020


Watch out! WhatsApp beta bug kicks users out of groups

If you have a habit of toying around with the beta versions of WhatsApp, better be careful this time around.

15 Sep 2020

Global Warming

Facebook launches new 'Climate Science Information Center': Details here

In a bid to help make planet Earth a greener and less polluted place to live, Facebook has announced a new 'Climate Science Information Center' for its main app.

14 Sep 2020


Now, you can have 'watch parties' on Facebook Messenger calls

In a bid to make virtual connections more fun and exciting, Facebook has launched a new 'Watch Together' feature inside its Messenger app.

14 Sep 2020


Instagram could charge a commission for adding links to captions

Facebook's sprawling business lines mostly rely on ad-based revenue, but that does not mean the company is not interested in charging direct fees.

13 Sep 2020


Technology companies may cut salaries for leaving Bay Area

In light of COVID-19, many Silicon Valley companies have started offering permanent work from home option.

12 Sep 2020

Hate Speech

Delhi panel summons Facebook India's VP over hate speech row

A Delhi Assembly panel has summoned Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan amid allegations of inaction against politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over hate speech on the social media platform.

12 Sep 2020


#TechBytes: How to secure Zoom account with two-factor authentication

Zoom has had plenty of security issues, but among all of them, Zoom-bombing has been a persistent one.

06 Sep 2020


OnePlus is sneakingly installing its app on phones, without permission

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is drawing flak for sneaking an app on its existing devices, without the permission of users.

03 Sep 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

Facebook, which is at the center of a storm in India after a report claimed it didn't act against hate speech of members of the ruling BJP, on Thursday banned T Raja Singh from its platform.

02 Sep 2020


Ed-tech start-up Unacademy raises $150 million, joins elite unicorn club

Bengaluru-based ed-tech start-up Unacademy has joined the elite unicorn club of India.

29 Aug 2020

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again

The Congress party has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him about the steps taken by the social media giant to investigate the recent hate speech allegations.

29 Aug 2020


Sweden: Riots in Malmo after far-right activists burn Quran

Violent protests broke out in the Swedish town of Malmo late Friday after a Quran-burning incident earlier in the day.

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