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‘Twitchy, toxic, divisive’: Facebook’s Instagram problem implodes

‘Twitchy, toxic, divisive’: Facebook’s Instagram problem implodes

🕔11:27, 6.Oct 2021

New York, Oct 6 (IANS) “Twitchy”, “toxic”, “divisive”. Facebook’s Instagram problem is imploding. Facebook bought out the photo sharing app for $1 billion in 2012 and on Tuesday, a whistleblower blew the covers off how Facebook engineers the toxic connections

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How Facebook outage wreaked havoc on the global ad empire

How Facebook outage wreaked havoc on the global ad empire

🕔11:14, 5.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 5  Facebook reported a 47 per cent (year-over-year) increase in ad revenue amounting to $28 billion in the second quarter (Q2) this year. The massive outage that left the entire family of Facebook apps down for several

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WhatsApp users on stable iOS version receive multi-device support

WhatsApp users on stable iOS version receive multi-device support

🕔17:24, 17.Sep 2021

San Francisco, Sep 17  Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reportedly started rolling out the multi-device feature on the stable iOS version of the app. Users on the latest 2.21.180.14 version of WhatsApp for iOS who have enrolled in the beta program will

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FB’s new policy for fighting ‘coordinated social harm’

FB’s new policy for fighting ‘coordinated social harm’

🕔10:37, 17.Sep 2021

San Francisco, Sep 17 (IANS) Facebook has announced a new policy that allows it to take out networks of accounts engaging in “coordinated social harm”. The company said the change could help the platform fight harmful behaviour it wouldn’t otherwise be

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WhatsApp announces end-to-end encrypted backups for privacy, security

WhatsApp announces end-to-end encrypted backups for privacy, security

🕔08:12, 11.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 11  Facebook-owned WhatsApp has completed building end-to-end encrypted backups and will soon begin rolling out this extra layer of privacy and security protection to the users, the company announced on Friday. The company claimed that with end-to-end

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WhatsApp likely to allow users to hide online status soon

WhatsApp likely to allow users to hide online status soon

🕔11:08, 7.Sep 2021

San Francisco, Sep 7  Facebook-owned WhatsApp will reportedly let users hide their online status from anyone who can’t be trusted. As spotted by WABetaInfo, new privacy tools are in development to allow control over exactly who can see parts of

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New rules to ensure responsible social media ecosystem: IT Minister

New rules to ensure responsible social media ecosystem: IT Minister

🕔19:38, 11.Jul 2021

New Delhi, July 11 India’s Electronics and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has reviewed the implementation of the new IT rules and said that these norms will ensure safer and responsible social media ecosystem in India. Taking to the India-made micro-blogging

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Twitter ‘Blue’ subscription service rolled out, users can undo a typo

Twitter ‘Blue’ subscription service rolled out, users can undo a typo

🕔20:21, 3.Jun 2021

New Delhi, June 3  Twitter on Thursday rolled out its first-ever subscription offering called Twitter Blue in Australia and Canada, that will give users a 30-second Undo Tweet option to erase any typo, which has been the biggest demand by

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Twitter, Facebook may not be able to operate in India from May 26

Twitter, Facebook may not be able to operate in India from May 26

🕔07:17, 25.May 2021

New Delhi, May 25 The deadline to comply with the new legal rules meant for big social media platforms, which were issued by the government three months ago, is ending on Tuesday, threatening the operations of the likes of Twitter in

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Centre asks social media to remove content referring to ‘Indian Covid variant’

Centre asks social media to remove content referring to ‘Indian Covid variant’

🕔14:00, 22.May 2021

New Delhi, May 22  The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has asked all social media platforms to immediately remove all content that refers to or implies “Indian variant” of coronavirus. In an advisory to social media platforms, MEIT said

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Govt comes up with stricter norms for social media, OTT

Govt comes up with stricter norms for social media, OTT

🕔16:05, 25.Feb 2021

New Delhi, Feb 25  The Union Government on Thursday came up with new stringent guidelines for social media platforms along with code of ethics for over-the-top (OTT) platforms and digital media. Addressing the media, the Union Minister for Electronics and

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Can’t read your chats with new privacy policy: WhatsApp

Can’t read your chats with new privacy policy: WhatsApp

🕔11:38, 19.Feb 2021

New Delhi, Feb 19  Facing intense scrutiny over alleged data sharing with Facebook via new privacy policy, WhatsApp has reiterated that personal messages will always be end-to-end encrypted and the company can’t read or listen to them. In a new

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Microsoft planned to buy social media firm Pinterest: Report

Microsoft planned to buy social media firm Pinterest: Report

🕔18:07, 11.Feb 2021

San Francisco, Feb 11  Microsoft reportedly held talks in recent months to acquire the $51-billion social media firm Pinterest, the media reported on Thursday. According to The Financial Times, the tech giant aimed to acquire Pinterest, a platform popular for

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US opens probe into users’ data collection by 9 top tech firms

US opens probe into users’ data collection by 9 top tech firms

🕔11:27, 15.Dec 2020

San Francisco, Dec 15 In yet another blow to Big Tech, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a new investigation into the data collection practices of nine companies, including Facebook, Google-owned YouTube, Amazon, Twitter, WhatsApp and others. The FTC

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Facebook unveils 2 ‘Accelerator’ programmes to nurture startups

Facebook unveils 2 ‘Accelerator’ programmes to nurture startups

🕔11:49, 5.Aug 2020

San Francisco, Aug 5  To help nurture the startup ecosystem, Facebook has launched two new Accelerator programmes that will focus on product themes and exploration of collaborative partnerships to provide even more value for startups. Called ‘Facebook Accelerator: Connectivity’ and

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Twitter hack: 367 users lost over Rs 90 lakh in just 2 hours

Twitter hack: 367 users lost over Rs 90 lakh in just 2 hours

🕔17:40, 16.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 16  As Twitter went through the worst-ever cyber attack on any social media platforms on Thursday, at least 367 users transferred around $1,20,000 (over Rs 90 lakh) to hackers in Bitcoins before the Twitter teams swung into

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Social media rules may make user ID verification mandatory

Social media rules may make user ID verification mandatory

🕔20:52, 16.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 16 Social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok may have to scramble for developing account identity-verification option to check “fake news, malicious content, misinformation, racial slurs, gender abuse that may have an impact on

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Explain any plan to link social media, Aadhaar: SC to govt

Explain any plan to link social media, Aadhaar: SC to govt

🕔14:10, 13.Sep 2019

New Delhi, Sep 13 The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to explain if it is contemplating any move to link social media accounts with Aadhaar. A bench headed by Justice Deepak Gupta asked the Centre to inform whether it

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Social media brings ‘paradigm shift’ to governance in India

Social media brings ‘paradigm shift’ to governance in India

🕔14:34, 9.Jun 2019

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) For the Generation Z, it has already become a way of life – tweeting about the problems while getting a passport or writing a Facebook post about the sanitary conditions on trains and expecting a response

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