India second in seeking user information from Facebook
Facebook said, based on the circumstances, it may voluntarily disclose information to law enforcement agencies if it has a good reason to believe that the matter involves imminent risk of serious physical injury or death.
TikTok hits 1.5 billion downloads, India tops the chart
TikTok with 614 million downloads currently is the third-most downloaded non-gaming a...
India ranks 2nd in govt requests for Facebook user data, spike in emergency requests in H1'19
In January-June 2019, India made 22,684 request...
Facebook says AI getting better at spying unwanted content
People at Facebook continue to try to share video of a horrific mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, with social network systems blocking 95 per cent of those attempts, according to executives.
Why Facebook passed on buying the predecessor to TikTok
TikTok ran afoul of regulators in 2019, but for different reasons than Facebook originally feared. The U.S. government has launched an investigation into whether ByteDance’s acquisition of Musical.ly two years ago to merge it with TikTok posed a national security risk.
Facebook Pay unveiled: Here's how it will work in US
After Apple and Google, social media giant Facebook has unveiled Facebook Pay which is going to come alive in the US soon. It wants to make ...
UK's Labour vows to nationalise some of BT in free broadband plan
The sweeping upgrade of Britain's internet infrastructure would be paid for by raising taxes on tech firms such as Alphabet's Google, Amazon and Facebook and using its Green Transformation fund, Labour said. It said it would nationalise Openreach as well as parts of BT Technology, BT Enterprise and BT Consumer.
Facebook's AI system in a growing stage; Zuckerberg claims it's getting better at spotting banned content
Zuckerberg noted that hate speech is tougher for AI to detect than nudity in images.
Student suicide: DMK holds protest, father meets TN CM
As opposition parties stepped up pressure, the student's father, who has earlier alleged that a faculty was responsible for his daughter's extreme action, met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and the state police chief here and demanded a fair probe and said they promised necessary action.
Facebook Pay launched in the US. Here’s everything about making payments on the platform
The feature is set to roll out in Facebook and associated apps by the end of the week in the US and can be used for fundraisers, in-game purchases, event tickets, person-to-person payments on Messenger and purchases from select Pages and businesses on Facebook Marketplace.
US tech body opposes India's bid for data localisation
The Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, which mandates storing of critical personal user data within the territory of India, or data localization, is likely to be tabled in the winter session of Parliament. Multinational companies have previously also opposed India’s moves on data localisation, saying it will drive up costs.
‘Delete Facebook’, thunders WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton; reiterates his stand on deleting the app
It seems like Acton is still standing by his last year’s war cry, ‘#DeleteFacebook’.
Facebook apologises after employee's anonymous post talks of workplace bias and hostile culture
The social media platform's statement read, 'we're listening and working hard to do better'.
No politics, please! Instagram refuses to fund celeb videos based on elections, social issues
The clause has alarmed some of the influencers and creators.
Helpline fraud: Why an online search may be the best way to lose money
It happens when consumers seeking a solution to a problem do a Google search and call up any helpline number that it throws up; most do not bother to look up the organisation’s website or the papers they may hold to locate the official phone numbers. Mumbai resident Ruchira Damia lost Rs 40,000 when she tried to contact an HP Gas agency.
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