Facebook bows to Turkish demand to name local representative

The local representative of social media companies would be tasked with responding to individual requests to take down content violating privacy.

published on : 18th January 2021

UP couple attempts suicide, streams act live on Facebook

The video of the incident has gone viral on social media. Gaur's motorcycle was recovered near Bhirauli village, police said.

published on : 16th January 2021

WhatsApp defers its privacy policy until May 15, Signal downloads soar 9483%

The messaging service saw its installs fall by 35% from January 6-10 to 1.3 million during January 6-10 from 5.2 million a week before. Instant messaging firm Signal's downloads spiked by 9483%.

published on : 16th January 2021

EU court opinion leaves Facebook more exposed over privacy

The advice from the European Court of Justice's Advocate General Michal Bobek paves the way for an onslaught of fresh data privacy cases across the EU, experts said.

published on : 13th January 2021

Policy update doesn't affect privacy of messages; includes change related to messaging a biz: WhatsApp

'We want to be clear that the policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family in any way,'  WhatsApp said.

published on : 12th January 2021

More setback for Trump as Facebook to remove content containing 'stop the steal' phrase

While the allegations of voters' fraud during US polls are unsubstantiated, his supporters have been using this phrase to organise themselves and often hold protests through social media outlets.

published on : 12th January 2021

EXPLAINER: Can social media companies boot Trump? Yes

Facebook and Instagram suspended Trump at least until Inauguration Day. Twitch and Snapchat also disabled Trump’s accounts.

published on : 11th January 2021

Traders' body asks government to ban WhatsApp, Facebook over new privacy policy

The Confederation of All India Traders claimed that through the new privacy policy 'all kinds of personal data, payment transactions, contacts etc will be acquired by it'.

published on : 10th January 2021

Latest update does not change data-sharing practices with Facebook: WhatsApp

The company stated that users will have to agree to the new terms and policy by February 8, 2021, in order to continue using WhatsApp's service.

published on : 9th January 2021

Facebook bans Trump 'indefinitely', YouTube removes videos from US President's channel

Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page that the ban, which was announced Wednesday for 24 hours, was extended because of Trump's "use of our platform to incite violent insurrection."

published on : 7th January 2021

US labels India's digital service tax discriminatory, says targets American firms mostly 

The US Trade Representative's office pointed out that out of 119 companies likely subjected to the tax imposed by India, 86 companies were US-based ones.

published on : 7th January 2021

WhatsApp updates terms of service, privacy policy for user data processing and Facebook integration

The message to users noted that the key updates include more information about WhatsApp's service and how it processes user data.

published on : 6th January 2021

Ireland-Mumbai-Dhule effort saves Maharashtra man attempting suicide

The 23-year-old man, son of a homeguard attached to the Dhule police, had slit his wrist on Sunday evening and was uploading it live on Facebook.

published on : 4th January 2021

India's $500-billion FDI milestone: Are there devils in the detail?

96.47% FDI inflows in the last five years have gone to just six cities namely Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad.

published on : 27th December 2020

People of 2020: Ajit Mohan 'Global Ambitions'

In Facebook’s biggest market, the social media behemoth showed why it would do anything to stay relevant

published on : 27th December 2020
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