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25 Sep 2017


Blue Whale challenge: 17-year-old Haryana student hangs himself

Karan Thakur, a 17-year-old student of Chandigarh's DAV School, reportedly hanged himself in Panchkula, Haryana.

21 Jun 2017


Facebook, Twitter being increasingly used to spread political propaganda

In social media, truth takes a back seat and propaganda rules; it's not a random observation but the summation of a detailed study made by Oxford Internet Institute's Computational Propaganda Research Project.

19 Jun 2017


Bengaluru bit by yoga bug, from old to young everyone's practising

Bengaluru has reached a yoga frenzy with people as old as 79-year-old to young men, women practising yoga and not missing it for a single day.

19 Jun 2017


Two-factor authentication: Protect your online accounts against hackers

Considering the fact that every second one or more accounts are getting hacked across the world, a little bit of precaution won't hurt.

19 Jun 2017


Facebook bug reveals moderators' identities to suspected terror groups

Facebook acknowledged that a security bug last year resulted in the company inadvertently leaking the personal details of its content moderators to suspected terror groups using the social network.

17 Jun 2017


Reddit raising funds, company's valuation to be $1.7bn

Giving a major boost, venture capitalists are funding popular link-sharing website Reddit that will give the company a total valuation of $1.7 billion.

17 Jun 2017


Bollywood will always make no-brainers because they feed the industry

Every time a typical Bollywood flick releases, social media pundits come up with posts like, "When will we get out of a masala flick and get some serious cinema in India" or "The plot doesn't make any sense."

15 Jun 2017


Facebook makes GIFs available for comments

To mark the 30th anniversary of the GIF, Facebook has introduced a new feature enabling users to add GIFs to comments.

12 Jun 2017


Binky, the social media app that does nothing. Literally.

Someday, technology would grow to an extent that humans wouldn't even have to think for themselves. It seems we are one step closer.

11 Jun 2017


Thailand: 35 years prison sentence for 10 anti-monarchy pictures

A man in Thailand has been sentenced by its government to 35 years in prison. His crime was uploading 10 pictures, videos and comments which authorities felt was critical of Thailand's monarchy on social media.

07 Jun 2017


From Taher Shah to Dhinchak Pooja: The stars of cringe-pop

Music lovers might cringe at the thought, but 'cringe-pop' has emerged as the newest sensation. Sometime ago, Dhinchak Pooja took over our computer screens with 'Swag Wali Topi', clicking 'selfies'.

06 Jun 2017


Facebook has been vanishing your friends for some time now

Have you ever wondered what happened to all your friends on Facebook, why do they not post anymore or even if they do, why don't you get to see them anymore in your newsfeed?

03 Jun 2017


Facebook to launch a messaging app for teens

According to tech-magazine The Information, Facebook is planning to launch a version of its Messenger app only for teenagers. It would reportedly be called "Talk".

01 Jun 2017


Homemakers generated Rs. 54,000cr in sales via social media platforms

Whenever we think about e-commerce, it's usually enterprises like Flipkart, Amazon and how they are changing the consumption pattern in India.

30 May 2017

Pakistan News

Reports show terror outfits flourishing on Pakistan social media

Reports indicated that at least 41 out of the 64 terror outfits banned by the Pakistani government are extremely active on social media.

21 May 2017


Twitter boss apologizes for Trump's win

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams apologized for the role his company reportedly played during the US presidential elections, which ended with Donald Trump's victory.

19 May 2017


Orkut founder's app Hello, now available for India

Hello, a new social media platform launched by Orkut founder Orkut Büyükkökten in August 2016, is now available for use in India. The company said the India app is till under testing.

17 May 2017


Massive social media influence helped BJP in 2014: Stanford Study

A Stanford Study on BJP's social-media strategy revealed that the party's massive social-media influence helped it comeback to power in 2014, thwarting a decade-long Congress rule.

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.

14 May 2017


Mark Zuckerberg, the man behind a social media empire

The world is on social media and Facebook is ruling the roost with Instagram in the foray; the circle is complete.

08 May 2017

Alibaba Group

China's Internet gets more shackles added to its existing burden

China already has a strongly fortified Internet firewall in place to block elements that the government considers to be a misfit in their present scheme of things.

05 May 2017


Live-streaming of suicides: Facebook expands review team

In response to the growing number of suicides being live-streamed on Facebook, the social media mammoth will be adding 3,000 people to its review team that supervises content.

04 May 2017


Facebook for terrorists is in the making, says Europol

Facebook needs to move aside for a major social media revolution that is about to happen, a platform that would bring all the radical extremists together to plot mass genocide and also to complement each other on their dead-body count.

04 May 2017


After global outage of few hours, WhatsApp is back online

Popular messaging service WhatsApp experienced a global outage on Wednesday that lasted for several hours before it was resolved.

03 May 2017


DaddyOFive YouTube channel gets prosecuted for abusing their own children

When people cross the line in a mad dash to be famous, it leaves an unsavory taste in the mouth.

02 May 2017


Facebook is peddling ads by targeting teenagers who feel "defeated"

Facebook currently has more than 2 billion users and it's not shy of exploiting them for revenue.

28 Apr 2017


Instagram hits the 700 million user mark

Facebook-owned photo and video sharing platform Instagram just reached the milestone of having 700 million monthly active users.

27 Apr 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Facebook, WhatsApp, 20 other social media sites banned in Kashmir

Twenty-two social media platforms including Facebook and WhatsApp have been banned in Kashmir for a month or till further orders, allegedly as they were being misused to spread violence.

27 Apr 2017


CRPF jawan loses kin, lashes out at Rajnath Singh

Another Facebook video of a frustrated CRPF jawan Pankaj Mishra surfaced where he spoke against Rajnath Singh after having lost a relative in the Sukma Maoist attack.

26 Apr 2017


Thai man live-streams daughter's murder on Facebook, then kills himself

A 21-year-old Thai man, Wuttisan Wongtalay, killed his baby daughter and live-streamed the episode before turning the noose on himself, reportedly after an argument with his wife.

26 Apr 2017


World's last northern male rhino joins Tinder to find mates

The world's last male northern white rhino has now joined Tinder in an attempt to find breeding options for the survival of the species.

25 Apr 2017

Donald Trump

Obama's first post-presidency speech: 'Ready to train new leadership'

In his first post-presidency speech, former US President Barack Obama announced he wants to spend the next phase helping "prepare the next generation of leadership".

24 Apr 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Kashmir: 300 WhatsApp groups used to mobilize stone-pelters

Nearly 300 WhatsApp groups were used in Kashmir to mobilize stone-pelters to disrupt encounter operations by security forces, a police official said on condition of anonymity.

20 Apr 2017


Katy Perry faces Indians' wrath after Goddess Kali post

Angry Indians have unleashed their wrath on American singer Katy Perry after she posted a photo of Goddess Kali on Instagram with the caption, "current mood."

19 Apr 2017


Addiction to internet and social media on the rise

Technology has opened the doors to a whole new range of addictions, the most noteworthy being addiction to internet, or specifically, social media.

17 Apr 2017


Facebook says it has ended a "coordinated operation" of spammers

Facebook has recently been in news for fake news and spamming which seems to have become rampant on its platform.

15 Apr 2017


Snapchat not for poor countries like India, Spain: Evan Spiegel

An ex Snapchat employee revealed that Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel had once commented that the app was for 'rich people' and that he wasn't interested in expanding to 'poor countries' like Spain and India.

14 Apr 2017


Facebook beating Snapchat at its own game?

In eight months, Instagram's new Snapchat-copied feature 'Stories' has attracted 200mn users, compared to the 161mn Snapchat managed to gain in five years.

16 Jan 2017


SC issues notice to Facebook, WhatsApp

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

22 Dec 2016


Government launches 'toilet locator' app

The government today launched a new app for smartphones which acts as a 'toilet locator' to find a public restroom for those in need.