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Documents reveal Google, Facebook CEOs colluded in online ad sales

Unredacted documents offer details on the involvement of Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in approving the deal to manipulate online advertising sales.

published on : 15th January 2022

Polish PM calls Facebook ban on far-right party undemocratic

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said — on Facebook — that the ban “hit at the basic democratic values” of freedom of speech and opinion and called it “cyber censorship.”

published on : 7th January 2022

France fines Google, Facebook millions over tracking consent

Visitors to Facebook, Google's French homepage and YouTube were being nudged to say yes, which meant they weren't freely giving their consent, a violation of French data protection rules.

published on : 6th January 2022

Delhi HC grants Whatsapp, Facebook time to respond to CCI probe

The Bench of Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh on Monday noted that the Data Protection Bill yet to be finalised by the respondents adjourned the matter for March 30, 2022.

published on : 3rd January 2022

2021 brings new norms for social media giants to 'follow'; firms 'share' concerns but 'subscribe'

The year began on a turbulent note for social media platforms when the government asked Twitter to block tweets and handles in connection with the farmers' agitation.

published on : 31st December 2021

Palestinians raise alarm over Facebook content 'suppression'

Palestinian reporters have cited multiple incidents they describe as censorship. 

published on : 31st December 2021

Russia court slaps record fine of USD 125 million on Google, Meta over banned content

A Moscow court slapped Google with an unprecedented hefty fine of nearly USD 100 million on Friday as Russia ramps up its pressure on foreign tech giants.

published on : 25th December 2021

'The Plated Project' takes the artistic route to address hunger

Launched in 2019, the project claims to have sponsored 511,400 meals around the world. By joining hands with, artists they create one-of-a-kind plates that cost between Rs 700 and Rs 3,000.

published on : 19th December 2021

Social Media: Handle with care

Greenspector studied the carbon impact, consumption of energy and data exchanged across 10 popular social media platforms across the world.

published on : 17th December 2021

India's entrepreneurial spirit, scale driving optimism about future: Mark Zuckerberg

Speaking at Meta's Fuel for India 2021, Zuckerberg said he is excited about the role that India will play in building the metaverse.

published on : 15th December 2021

BJP MP demands body to ensure big techs like Facebook, Google shares ad revenue with traditional media

Senior BJP leader Sushil Modi said Google and Facebook together take away around 75 per cent of the total digital advertising market in India.

published on : 14th December 2021

Bengaluru hospital staff held for derogatory Facebook post on CDS Bipin Rawat

The accused had criticized General Rawat on his stand on China's encroachment stating that he was reiterating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement.

published on : 12th December 2021

Ex-DGP slams bad behaviour of Kerala police in FB post

In her Facebook post, Sreelekha lamented that her complaint was ignored by Shankumukham Assistant Commissioner of Police(ACP).

published on : 12th December 2021

FIR lodged against two in Mangaluru over Facebook posts against Gen Rawat, Ajit Doval

Mangaluru city police commissioner N Shashi Kumar on Saturday told media that they are probing whether the social media accounts are fake or original and from where these posts originated

published on : 11th December 2021

Facebook misidentified thousands of political advertisements: Study

Researchers in Belgium examined 33.8 million Facebook advertisements that ran on the social media site between July 2020 and February 2021.

published on : 9th December 2021
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