Social Media Websites

  • Man arrested over Twitter threat to shoot random pedestrian March 16, 2014

    Los Angeles: A 20-year-old man has been arrested in Los Angeles after writing on Twitter that he would shoot a random pedestrian if people retweeted his message 100 times on the social media website, police said. Dakkari Dijon McAnuff posted a photo on his Twitter account earlier this week of a...
  • Has the government overreacted in blocking Twitter handles? August 23, 2012

    Twitter agrees to block fake PMO accounts, but many other handles get blocked in the process. ...
  • Government move against Twitter angers Netizens August 23, 2012

    Serious questions are being raised over the Central government's ability to deal with offensive content on the internet. ...
  • Govt sets norms for depts using social media August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday issued guidelines for its departments using social media networks asking them not to post confidential information and "unverified" facts. With 40 million Facebook and 16 million Twitter users in India, social media have emerged as a powerful platform for forming an opinion as well as...
  • Govt gives Twitter 12 hours to block hate content August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: With Assam still tense following the communal violence in some of its districts, the Central Government is trying to block offensive content on social media websites, which it claims have been responsible for the hate campaign against Northeast Indians. The government has given the microblogging site Twitter and other...
  • NE exodus: 'No Twitter account blocked so far' August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has confirmed that no accounts on the microblogging site Twitter have been blocked so far, sources said on Thursday. They claimed that the Ministry of Home Affairs' request for show cause notice to offensive and provocative handles was still pending with Twitter. In the wake of the...
  • Crackdown on hate content: Journalist arrested August 23, 2012

    Jamshedpur: In the ongoing crackdown against hate content on social media websites in the wake of the northeast exodus, a former journalist in Jamshedpur was arrested on Thursday for allegedly posting inflammatory messages online. The police seized his computer and hard disk. A probe is on. Meanwhile, 19 more suspects have been...
  • Blogger: UAE holds activist for criticising rulers March 26, 2012

    Dubai: United Arab Emirates authorities on Sunday briefly detained a political activist who criticised one of the Gulf country's rulers on his Twitter account, a prominent Emirati blogger said. Ahmed Mansour told The Associated Press on the phone that security agents detained the activist, Mohammed AbdelRazzaq alSiddiq, before dawn Sunday....
  • Yahoo approaches Delhi HC over screening content January 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from the city police on a plea of Yahoo India Pvt Ltd challenging the summons issued to it by a magistrate for allegedly hosting objectionable content. "Notice be issued for February 10," Justice Suresh Kait said while admitting the petition...
  • Biz secrets get leaked on social media websites November 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Corporate espionage has been made easy by social networking websites as a welldevised strategy can result in the leak of valuable business secrets by employees and exemployees, according to a study by Cyberoam, the security vertical of IT company Elitecore Technology. "You just need to get into the...