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

World  /  Published 21.12.19

Scholar gets death on blasphemy charges

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday sentenced a liberal scholar and former university lecturer to death on blasphemy charges. In 2013, Junaid Hafeez was accused by students at the university ...
By PTI in Islamabad

Education  /  Published 25.12.18

The disappearing American grad student

There are two different pictures of students roaming the hallways and labs at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering in the US. At the undergraduate level, 80 per cent are US residents. ...
By Nick Wingfield/NYTNS in

World  /  Published 21.12.18

FB removes fake accounts tied to Bangla govt

Facebook and Twitter said on Thursday they had removed accounts and fake news pages linked to the Bangladesh government that had posted anti-Opposition content, days ahead of an election in the South ...
By Reuters in Dhaka

Health  /  Published 18.11.19

Most anti-vaccine ads on Facebook funded by just two organisations: Study

The vast majority of advertisements on Facebook spreading misinformation about vaccines are paid by just two organisations, according to a study that highlights the role of social media in giving a pl...
By PTI in Washington

World  /  Published 11.12.18

FB scrutiny plan a 'game-changer'

An Australian plan for tougher scrutiny and a new regulatory body to check the dominance of tech giants Facebook and Google in the online advertising and news markets has been described as a potential...
By Reuters in Sydney

India  /  Published 10.11.19

NSO promises reform but keeps snooping

Bela Bhatia, a human rights lawyer in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, is accustomed to surveillance. She works in a region prone to both guerrilla violence and government reprisals, and authorities ...
By Vindu Goel and Nicole Perlroth / New York Times News Service in Mumbai

India  /  Published 01.11.19

Spyware linked to Khashoggi

NSO Group, the Israel firm which developed Pegasus, the spyware that was used to bug phones of Indian journalists and activists through WhatsApp, is no stranger to controversy. It was already not...
By in New Delhi

World  /  Published 31.10.19

Twitter decides to ban all political ads

Twitter said on Wednesday that it would ban all political ads, putting a spotlight on the power and veracity of online advertising and ramping up pressure on Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerb...
By Kate Conger/New York Times News Service in San Francisco

India  /  Published 31.10.19

Ramdev defamatory video: Delhi HC to hear FB's appeal

The Delhi High Court on Thursday admitted social media giant Facebook's appeal, challenging a single-judge order directing it to globally remove, block or disable links to a video containing defamator...
By PTI in New Delhi


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