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  • This new app will help you delete your old, offensive posts from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Today employers have gone tech-friendly while hiring new candidates. They read your resume later and look you up on the social media first. Have a potentially offensive history of social media posts? Put your worries to rest for a new app is here to help you. The new app,...
  • Satire, snark, and human beings: Two 'Humans of' pages that you need to see 3 hours 43 minutes ago

    Almost everyone who uses Facebook on a regular basis knows about 'Humans of New York', the famous photo-blog started by Brandon Stanton in 2010. With over 12 million followers, it is a worldwide phenomenon. The Facebook page for HONY received a massive spike in followers in the year 2012, and...
  • Young women frequently compare their looks on Facebook Yesterday

    Melbourne: Young women tend to compare their appearances more frequently to photos on Facebook and in magazines, says a study. Facebook users compare their appearance most often to their own images, than to those of their peers, and rarely to images of family members and celebrities, it found. "Our research shows that...
  • How Facebook is ensuring that your friends pronounce your name right 2 days ago

    New Delhi: What is worse than having an usual name? Having people pronounce it incorrectly. Well, Facebook totally understands this and wants to help you with a new feature that will help your online friends get your name right in the first go. Facebook is experimenting with a new feature that...
  • WhatsApp reaches 800 million monthly active users milestone 2 days ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has reached the 800 million monthly active users mark on Friday, retaining its position of being one of the largest platforms for messaging around the globe. CEO of the Facebook-owned messaging service, Jan Koum took to the social network to announce the news and clarified that active...
  • Facebook is winning the war against fake likes 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Facebook on Friday said that its war against fake likes is paying off so well that many 'bad actors' who built businesses on the tactic are closing shop. Advances in technology for recognising suspicious patterns of likes has enabled the social network to block such activity by malicious software,...
  • Facebook users who think they are insulated to cyberbullying are more prone to it: Study 3 days ago

    New York: Facebook users who think that they are insulated to cyberbullying and depression are actually more vulnerable to the negative realities of social media, a new research warns. This "optimistic bias" or wishful thinking - an intrinsic tendency to imagine future events in a favourable light that enhances positive self-regard...
  • Net neutrality shouldn't be used to prevent the disadvantaged from gaining access: Mark Zuckerberg defends Internet.org 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A group of India's leading technology and Internet firms has pulled out of Internet.org, Facebook's flagship effort to get billions more online, in a growing debate over free access and internet neutrality in the country. The debate over access and neutrality has grabbed headlines in India this week...
  • Real issue of equitable access to content shrouded by noise over net neutrality: Experts 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as high pitch demands are being made to protect the Internet and promote net neutrality, experts in the Telecom Ministry are claiming that the real issue is getting lost in the noise. According to sources at Sanchar Bhawan, Internet users in India must focus on ensuring that...
  • Mark Zuckerberg defends net neutrality, but presses for internet.org 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in his latest question and answer session with other Facebook users, has defended net neutrality- the idea of free and equal Internet to all, but defended his internet.org initiative that relies on wireless providers to offer limited but free Internet access in locations...
  • Facebook tests new Messenger app feature that brings back 'away' status messages 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Facebook has brought a new feature to its Messenger service for mobile that brings back the 'away' status option to let your friends know what were you doing when you were away from the device for a while. The feature, is a kind of away message that a user...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 5 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to return to Delhi late on Wednesday night 5 days ago

    Rahul has been on leave since the 22nd of February, missing the first leg of the crucial Budget session of Parliament. He will hold internal meetings on Thursday. He is expected to lead an anti-land ordinance rally on the 19th. Meanwhile there is a divide in Congress over Rahul taking...
  • Facebook disables Taslima Nasreen's account, writers question move 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's Facebook account was disabled after her posts were reported by Islamic fundamentalists, the author said on Wednesday. Dubbing the move as "totally unacceptable", eminent writers raised doubts over Facebook's "open" nature and called for safeguards to be put in place. "Since Tuesday my Facebook account has...
  • 2 women read the creepy messages they received in the 'Other' folder on Facebook 5 days ago

    Have you ever checked the 'Other' message folder on Facebook? Irrespective of your gender you are like to find it filled with trash. Not very unlike the spam folder in your email account, this other folder is a cesspool of creeps, advertisements and just plain 'no idea what that was'. But...
  • Ex-employee explains the biggest difference between Google and Facebook 6 days ago

    New Delhi: They are two of the biggest tech companies; both associated with communication with technology and working on the core idea of providing information. But, what is the biggest difference between the two? How exactly Google and Facebook differ in their ideologies and execution? Only someone who has seen...
  • Did Facebook temporarily take down the AIB net neutrality video to push for its own native video? April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: This weekend the Indian Internet was buzzing about net neutrality and comedy collective All India Bakchod's first video after the AIB Roast controversy had a lot to do with it. Worried Indian Internet users, fearful of losing out on the free Internet, watched the video, shared it massively...
  • Facebook, Google dominate smartphone apps April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook and Google apps are dominant on smartphones in the US, according to a new finding by comScore. comScore's latest smartphone app ratings have found that several Facebook and Google-owned apps feature in the top 15 spots. Among US smartphone users age 18 and up, 71.2 per cent had the...
  • AIB's video on #NetNeutrality gets removed from Facebook April 12, 2015

    On April 11th, comedy group AIB released its first video since the controversial roast of Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. This video was about #NetNeutrality. AIB sifted through the jargon and helped dumb down the idea of #NetNeutrality for the masses. The video was an instant hit and was shared...
  • BBM beats WhatsApp in user loyalty April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Social apps is the big battleground and there is a clear winner - Facebook. Along with user acquisition, another big challenge for the companies is user retention. According to user-retention information for 19 well-known social apps from the first quarter of this year collected by a startup called...
  • Twitter updates trends to tell users why a topic is popular April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has updated its trends experience on its mobile apps that makes most talked about topics on the platform more informative and easier for the users to find. Under the update, any particular trend will have a description below it to add more to the hashtag and abbreviated...
  • Hillary Clinton hires Google executive as her tech chief April 9, 2015

    Washington: Likely 2016 Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has hired a Google executive to serve as her chief technology officer, a person familiar with the campaign's planning said on Wednesday. Clinton hired Stephanie Hannon, Google's director of product management for civic innovation and social impact, to run her technology...
  • Ultimately we are all the same and these minimal posters tell you how April 7, 2015

    We live in a strange world. We discriminate one person from another on the basis of arbitrary beliefs and ideas, when we are all ultimately made of flesh and bones. We hold on to notions that don't make kind of logical sense and we adjust our perspective according to that.These...
  • Star Tech: Here's why former Kiwi all-rounder Chris Harris stays away from Facebook and Twitter April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Former New Zealand cricketer loves to be tagged an Apple fanboy and uses an iPhone 6 and an iPad Air. Chris finds the two gadgets "great tools" as they come handy for him. "I can look up for statistics on my iPad Air while commentating. Also my iPad helps...
  • Why people are sharing less on Facebook these days April 6, 2015

    New York: If you have cut down on the amount of content you share on Facebook or Twitter even as your lists of friends and followers grow, you are not alone. A study co-authored by an Indian-origin researcher suggests that although more and more people are participating in social networking, a...
  • Facebook starts integrating WhatsApp into 'Facebook for Android' app April 5, 2015

    New York: After one year of acquiring mobile messaging service WhatsApp, Facebook has begun testing a new feature in its 'Facebook for Android' app that includes the first major integration of WhatsApp. The social networking site has added a 'Send' button with the familiar WhatsApp icon as a part of the...
  • Photos: Inside Facebook's glamourous new Menlo Park headquarters April 3, 2015

    Facebook moved into its new Frank Gehry-designed headquarters in Silicon Valley, with a rooftop park and "the largest open floor plan in the world." Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg insisted, however, that the building is "pretty simple and isn't fancy." Facebook's new Menlo Park headquarters is one of several major projects...
  • Uber hires Facebook's chief security officer Joe Sullivan April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Cab-hailing company Uber Technologies, under fire for how it charges passengers and ensures their safety, said it hired Facebook's Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan. Sullivan, Uber's first chief security officer, has spent five years at Facebook and eight years at the US Department of Justice, mainly in cybercrime, Uber said...
  • Riff: Facebook's new app lets friends make collaborative videos April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook has introduced a new creative tool that will let you make videos with friends. Dubbed Riff, this app lets you make videos on any topic of your choice to which your friends can add their own clips. You can begin with suggesting a topic, for example #exercise, your...
  • Facebook launches 'Scrapbook' feature that brings together all of your child's photos at one place April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook has launched a new feature that will help parents collect photos of their little ones in a place. The company sets out to help people who are already sharing and tagging photos of their children on Facebook have an organised experience. "We're starting to pilot an optional...