Business  /  Published 09.03.19

She takes what you’ve told Facebook and sells it to a luxury brand

Facebook has been mired in mud for the past year, with its data-sharing and disinformation scandals and the subsequent fallout. But there is a woman in Paris whose job it is to make the platform look ...
By Dana Thomas/NYTNS in Paris

World  /  Published 07.03.19

Facebook to shift focus to privacy

Social networking has long been predicated on people sharing their status updates, photos and messages with the world. Now Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, plans to start shifting people ...
By Mike Isaac/New York Times News Service in San Francisco

India  /  Published 22.10.19

Decrypt nudge to Facebook

The Tamil Nadu government has asked Facebook to help it decrypt private messages on its network, citing national security requirements at a court hearing on privacy rights on social media platforms.At...
By Our Legal Correspondent and Reuters in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.06.20

Kashmiri on ‘most urgent’ list

Global media watchdog One Free Press Coalition has included a Kashmiri photojournalist in its June list of the “10 most urgent” cases of journalists under attack for pursuing the truth, spotlight...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Technology  /  Published 11.11.18

Verify images with TinEye

Of late, the members of the various WhatsApp and Facebook groups have begun objecting to forwarded messages, especially those that contain images or videos. Their contention is you don’t know the so...
By Surit Doss in

Opinion  /  Published 19.05.20

The Deep State

In my column last year, titled “Countries and companies”, I had written about how tech giants like Facebook were becoming like countries, taking on the mantle of improving lives of billions of peo...
By Arghya Sengupta in

India  /  Published 07.02.19

Facebook rolls out ad rules for India elections

Facebook on Thursday said political advertisements on its platform would carry a “disclaimer” offering details about those running the ad as a transparency measure.“Starting today (Thursday), pe...
By PTI in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 05.01.20

Facebook stalking you? Stop it now

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"Q Facebook seems to know whenever I buy something and is actually learning my shopping habits. Is there a way to stop this?Diya MalhotraYou probably became aware of thi...
By Surit Doss in Calcutta

Technology  /  Published 19.01.20

Why you shouldn't share your location

Last week after my motorcycle crashed on the freeway, I wanted only two simple things: to call 911 and to tell loved ones where I could be found.Coincidentally, I had been testing location-sharing too...
By Brian X. Chen/ NYTNS in

World  /  Published 14.05.19

WhatsApp rush to plug breach

WhatsApp, the popular social media app, scrambled to put out a patch to plug a scary flaw that enabled hackers to inject spyware on to smartphones that enabled them to read messages, see contacts and ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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