Social Media Websites

  • Man arrested over Twitter threat to shoot random pedestrian 16-03-2014 03:07 PM

    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...
  • Govt sets norms for depts using social media 23-08-2012 06:54 PM

    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...
  • Govt gives Twitter 12 hours to block hate content 23-08-2012 12:52 PM

    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...
  • NE exodus: 'No Twitter account blocked so far' 23-08-2012 10:34 AM

    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...
  • Crackdown on hate content: Journalist arrested 23-08-2012 09:16 AM

    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...
  • Blogger: UAE holds activist for criticising rulers 26-03-2012 09:41 AM

    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 Abdel-Razzaq al-Siddiq, before dawn Sunday....
  • Biz secrets get leaked on social media websites 21-11-2011 04:04 PM

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