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Facebook now has a War Room to fight election interference

Facebook to launch smart home speakers in July: Report

San Francisco: Taking on Amazon, Google and Apple, Facebook is now set to officially roll out two smart home speakers in 2018. According to a report in Taipai-based website Digitimes, the two models — Aloha and Fiona with 15-inch touchscreens — will be launched around July. “Supply chain sources said that[Read More…]

Indian government requests for Facebook data rose 62% in 2017

Not our job to recruit journalists for content: Facebook

San Francisco: In a clear message to news publishers, a top Facebook executive has emphasised that it is not their job to recruit people from media organisations for the content on the social media platform. At the “Code Media 2018” conference in California organised by the famous tech portal ReCode, Facebook’s[Read More…]

Snapchat rolls out new filters for your cat

New Snapchat update draws ire of over 6 lakh users

London: Snapchat’s latest redesign, which was released last week, has not gone down well with many users. This is evident from the fact that an online petition calling for the removal of the new update has attracted more than 6 lakh signatures. The “Remove the new Snapchat update” petition, which is[Read More…]

Twitter Q4 revenue up, user base at 330 mn

Twitter Q4 revenue up, user base at 330 mn

San Francisco: With a monthly active user base of 330 million, Twitter registered $732 million in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017 with a net income of $91 million. Twitter had registered a loss of $167.1 million, or 23 cents a share, for the same period last year. The micro-blogging[Read More…]

Idea cellular suspends interconnect services with Aircel

Idea cellular suspends interconnect services with Aircel

New Delhi: Telecom service provider Idea Cellular on Wednesday said it has suspended interconnect services with Aircel due to non-payment of dues. “Despite several reminders for releasing the dues since November 2017, the operator has failed to meet its payment commitments forcing Idea to suspend interconnect services, as per the terms[Read More…]

Man jailed for not sharing Facebook password

84% Indians share passwords with partners: Study

New Delhi: Though 89 per cent Indians think that privacy is important in a relationship, 84 per cent people have shared their passwords and PINs with their partners, a McAfee study revealed on Tuesday, calling for vigilance while sharing personal information. According to the study, 77 per cent of Indians think[Read More…]

New Facebook features to protect users from bullying, harassment

Facebook bans cryptocurrency ads on its platforms

San Francisco: Facebook has banned ads that promote initial coin offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and binary options trading from its platforms, including Instagram, Audience Network and Messenger. The new policy prohibits ads that promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, Facebook said[Read More…]

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