Science Tech  /  Published 30.11.20

To stay safe on Facebook, hide

We all know that Facebook can open your life like a book to anyone who is interested. However, youngsters need it for the online jobs it throws up from time to time while others need it to keep in tou...
By Surit Doss in

People  /  Published 29.11.20

Mirror, Mirror, on the Call

Shahagir’s social media profile has cryptic descriptors and emojis. Sample this: “1 Man. Emoji of a muscular arm. Show.” What does it mean? He replies with a swag in his voice, &ldqu...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

World  /  Published 18.11.20

French site runs obits of Queen, Pelé

The reports of their deaths really were, as the saying goes, greatly exaggerated. For a brief moment this week, startled readers of a French news site had to grapple with the apparent demise of Queen ...
By Aurelien Breeden in Paris

India  /  Published 17.11.20

Facebook prioritising reported content

  Social Media giants Facebook on Tuesday said it has stepped up the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to "prioritise reported content", a move that will help them take action faster...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

World  /  Published 17.11.20

Apple tracks online behaviour

A group led by privacy activist Max Schrems filed complaints on Monday with German and Spanish authorities over Apple’s online tracking tool, saying it breached European law by allowing iPhones ...
By Reuters in Berlin

India  /  Published 13.11.20

FB should be regulated: Ex-employee

A former Facebook employee, who quit the company two years ago over differences over its response to the Black Lives Matter movement, told a Delhi Assembly panel on Thursday that the social media gian...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 10.11.20

Flip-flop on Assam minister’s FB post

Facebook has restored a post by Assam cabinet minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma claiming that a crowd had raised “Pakistan zindabad” slogans while receiving AIUDF chief Badruddin...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 08.11.20

FB tags as false Assam minister’s post

A Facebook post by Assam minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma claiming that a crowd raised “Pakistan zindabad” slogans while receiving AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal at Silchar airport...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

World  /  Published 07.11.20

FB axe on ‘Stop the Steal’

The first post in the new Facebook group that was started on Wednesday was innocuous enough. “Welcome” to Stop the Steal, it said. But an hour later, the group uploaded a minute-long vide...
By Sheera Frenkel in Oakland, California

India  /  Published 06.11.20

WhatsApp to have auto-delete option

By PTI in New Delhi


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