World  /  Published 26.10.21

Facebook ‘will fuel more unrest’

Facebook will fuel more episodes of violent unrest around the world because of the way its algorithms are designed to promote divisive content, whistleblower Frances Haugen told the British Parliament...
By Reuters, AP/PTI in London

India  /  Published 26.10.21

Cong seeks probe into FB-BJP ties

The Congress on Monday said Facebook was a “diabolical tool” in the hands of bigoted regimes to subvert democracy and demanded a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) to investigate its nexu...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Science Tech  /  Published 25.10.21

Roving eye, smarter frames

Let’s be real for a second. The new glasses, which start at $299 and come in more than 20 styles, face hurdles apart from Silicon Valley’s stop-start history with smart glasses. Facebook h...
By Mike Isaac

India  /  Published 25.10.21

FB grapples with Indian hate army

On February 4, 2019, a Facebook researcher created a new user account to see what it was like to experience the social media site as a person living in Kerala. For the next three weeks, the account o...
By Sheera Frenkel, Davey Alba in New York

Science Tech  /  Published 25.10.21

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G blends sleek design

Device: Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G Price: Upwards of Rs 26,999 High notes ⚫ Excellent design ⚫ Very light ⚫ Support for 10-bit colour Muffled notes ⚫ It could have had 120Hz display refresh r...
By Mathures Paul


World  /  Published 24.10.21

FB workers dissect its poll role

Sixteen months before last November’s presidential election, a researcher at Facebook described an alarming development. She was getting content about the conspiracy theory QAnon within a week o...
By Ryan Mac, Sheera Frenkel in New York

World  /  Published 22.10.21

Oversight Board faults FB

The panel appointed by Facebook to review its policy decisions sharply criticised the company on Thursday for not being transparent about an internal program that gives prominent users preferential tr...
By Adam Satariano in New York

Science Tech  /  Published 22.10.21

Auto industry looks to be at cusp of change in shape

Seeking safety This is a tricky issue that is finally getting the attention it deserves. For a long time and till fairly recently, one either paid a premium to buy cars with things as common as airbag...
By Abhijit Mitra

World  /  Published 20.10.21

FB to pay $14m to settle civil claims

Facebook Inc has agreed to pay up to $14.25 million to settle civil claims by the US government that the social media company discriminated against US workers and violated federal recruitment rules, U...
By Reuters in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 18.10.21

FB is programmed to stir up baser emotions

Before the advent of Facebook, the world knew that unhindered human free speech could be deeply problematic when amplified: it did not know that it could be hugely lucrative. The latter finding is wha...
By Sevanti Ninan


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