Bangladeshi ‘wife’ of Odia man alleges cheating

From what Ruma stated, their love and marriage story began six years ago when Barendra, then employed in a private company in West Bengal’s Digha, met Ruma virtually through Facebook.

published on : 5th December 2023

Canada says Google will pay $74 million annually to Canadian news industry under new online law

The agreement removes a threat by Google to block the ability to search for Canadian news on Google in Canada.

published on : 30th November 2023

Indian woman who went to Pakistan to marry Facebook friend returns to country

Anju had travelled to Pakistan via the Wagah-Attari border in July with a visa, converted to Islam, changed her name to Fatima after getting married to Nasrullah.

published on : 29th November 2023

Russia puts Meta spokesperson Andy Stone on wanted list 

The interior ministry’s database doesn't give details of the case against Stone, stating only that he is wanted on criminal charges. Meta didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

published on : 27th November 2023

Court document claims Meta knowingly designed its platforms to hook kids, reports say

Company documents cited in the complaint described several Meta officials acknowledging the company designed its products to exploit shortcomings in youthful psychology...

published on : 27th November 2023

Social media titans caught in Gaza storm over content

The problems have cast a harsh light on content moderation policies at the big platforms after a big cost-cutting campaign last year saw trust and safety teams gutted.

published on : 18th November 2023

To help 2024 voters, Meta says it will begin labeling political ads that use AI-generated imagery

Under the new policy by Meta, labels acknowledging the use of AI will appear on users' screens when they click on ads. The rule takes effect sometime in the new year and will be applied worldwide.

published on : 9th November 2023

Remove morphed images now, ministry tells social media platforms

“An advisory has been issued to all social media platforms citing clause of IT rules and obligations of social media companies,” said the sources.

published on : 8th November 2023

Kalamassery blast | They refused to correct their teachings... forcing me to take this step: Dominic Martin

The sole accused in Sunday’s serial blasts at the Jehovah’s Witnesses convention in Kalamassery, Kochi, Dominic Martin, circulated an eerie Facebook video detailing his involvement in the crime.

published on : 30th October 2023

Liking 'obscene' post on social media not an offence, says Allahabad High Court

However, sharing or reposting such a post would amount to "transmission" under Section 67 of the Information Technology (IT) Act and would, thereby, attract penal consequences, added the court.

published on : 27th October 2023

'Damaging their mental health': Dozens of US states sue Meta over harm to children

Meta has been accused of harming young people’s mental health by knowingly designing features on Instagram and Facebook that addict children to its platforms.

published on : 24th October 2023

Manipur govt says will act against circulation of videos, photos of violence

“Nobody shall be allowed to circulate or spread such videos or images or pictures through various social media platforms...

published on : 13th October 2023

Meta plans to charge Europeans for ad-free Facebook and Instagram: source

The proposal has been put to EU regulators and is another example of big tech companies having to adapt long-held practices to meet oncoming EU rules.

published on : 4th October 2023

The big cheese of gurugram

In Gurugram, the love for food has birthed an influencer group but don’t call us critics, say the Gurgaon Foodies, a nearly 90,000 member-group on Facebook. 

published on : 3rd October 2023

Karnataka HC refuses to quash Sindhuri’s defamation case against Roopa

She had filed a case before the magistrate court, seeking Rs 1 crore damages for sharing her photos and posted comments on her FB page for allegedly creating a false image.

published on : 27th September 2023

Just waiting to die, writes college teacher in Delhi amid crisis

Dr Parvati, who is blind, wrote in the post. “Our society is not sensitive towards the disabled. There is also a difference between male blindness and female blindness.

published on : 26th September 2023

Odisha: Woman extortionist lured victims with biryani, rum

Police said Irani interacted with at least four persons including the doctor on the social networking site Facebook.

published on : 18th September 2023

Novelist and blogger Cory Doctorow pens a manual for destroying Big Tech

Doctorow is adamant that no one be allowed to wield as much power as Mark Zuckerberg, who he deems a “feudal warlord” of middling intellect.

published on : 12th September 2023

Apple, Facebook, TikTok among six firms to face stricter EU rules

Observers say the law could open a new battlefront between digital titans and the European Union as some companies consider launching legal challenges.

published on : 6th September 2023

Centre, Meta sign three-year partnership to skill 5 lakh budding, existing entrepreneurs

The partnership will facilitate the training of five lakh budding and existing entrepreneurs in digital marketing skills through Meta platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram in seven languages

published on : 4th September 2023
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