Opinion  /  Published 19.01.21

Two faces: Big Tech companies

Facebook’s claim of being the prized jewel in the Big Tech crown is increasingly being undermined by strident criticisms of the social media giant’s conduct around the world. These concern...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.21

Temporary grief: battles with Big Tech to persist

Convenience is addictive. But after transforming our lives, internet-based technologies are getting to the stage where we have to mind the repercussions of using them. Over the past several month...
By Sevanti Ninan in

Opinion  /  Published 17.01.21

Changing stripes

True, much of it has to do with brand image and business, layers of entwined interests, the obvious comfort of having a legitimate, distinctly different leadership. True, there is a lot of glaring hyp...
By Upala Sen in

India  /  Published 16.01.21

Facebook: outreach over hate speech

In Sri Lanka and Myanmar, Facebook kept up posts that it had been warned contributed to violence. In India, activists have urged the company to combat posts by political figures targeting Muslims. And...
By Adam Satariano in London

Opinion  /  Published 16.01.21

Different promises: New Year resolutions

People notoriously fail to stick to New Year’s resolutions, and this year it may be even harder. Common New Year’s resolutions each year include exercising more, losing weight, saving mone...
By Suhashini Sarkar in


Business  /  Published 15.01.21

WhatsApp defends privacy policy

Under fire over its recent privacy policy update, WhatsApp on Thursday said it is open to answering any questions from the government on the issue and is aware that the company will have to “com...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 13.01.21

Whatsapp clears air on privacy

WhatsApp on Tuesday said its latest policy update does not affect the privacy of messages as the Facebook-owned company sought to address concerns around the security of user data on the platform. In...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 10.01.21

Twitter permanently bans Trump

In a statement late on Friday, Trump said Twitter was trying to silence him. He said he was negotiating with other sites and promised a “big announcement soon”, adding that he was looking...
By Kate Conger and Mike Isaac in Oakland, California

Science Tech  /  Published 09.01.21

Platform beneath his feet

Twitch: In light of yesterday’s shocking attack on the Capitol, we have disabled President Trump’s Twitch channel. Given the current extraordinary circumstances and the President’s i...
By Mathures Paul in

World  /  Published 08.01.21

Twitter, FB lock Trump accounts

Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday locked the accounts of President Trump, which prevents him from posting messages to his more than 88 million followers on Twitter and 35 million followers on Facebook...
By Kate Conger, Mike Isaac and Sheera Frenkel in San Francisco


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