SOCIALISM

  • Social activist Medha Patkar resigns from AAP, calls sacking of Yadav, Bhushan unfortunate Yesterday

    New Delhi: Amidst widening rift within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), social activist Medha Patkar, on Saturday, resigned from the primary membership of the party. "I condemn what happened to Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan. They were treated unfairly," she said. Earlier on Saturday, senior AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan...
  • Your intimate photos on Snapchat could evoke greater jealousy than on Facebook 3 days ago

    New York: If you are on photo-sharing app Snapchat, make sure that you don't share your more intimate photos and posts with friends. According to a recent study, the behaviours of romantic partners on Snapchat evoked higher levels of jealousy than did the same behaviours on social networking site Facebook. The photo-sharing...
  • Stop blaming Anushka for Virat Kohli and Team India's World Cup failure 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Virat Kohli's failure to perform in the semi-final match against Australia has been blamed on his girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. The actress was unfortunately bullied on social media for her presence in the Sydney stadium during the match in which Kohli struggled for 13 balls to...
  • Facebook's Messenger app evolving into a multitasking tool that mixes business with more pleasure 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Facebook's Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next. In an effort to pull off the transformation, Facebook is opening Messenger so outside programmers can build...
  • Section 66 gone, but questions remain 6 days ago

    Censorship is saying: 'I'm the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.' But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word - even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse...
  • Twitter abuzz as SC strikes down 66A of IT Act, quashes ban on free press 6 days ago

    The Supreme Court has struck down the validity of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act. The section had given police powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. ...
  • Flashback: List of cases where Section 66A of IT Act was misused 6 days ago

    The Supreme Court has quashed the controversial Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act calling it unconstitutional and untenable. The section gave police the powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. The court added that it interferes...
  • What is Section 66A? 6 days ago

    Full text of the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000:Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.66A. Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communication device,-(a) any information that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; or(b) any information which he...
  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on validity of Section 66A of IT Act 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting "offensive" contents on websites. A bench of justices J Chelameswar...
  • Facebook rolls out new targeting feature to help marketers connect with millions of expats on site March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: To help businesses reach people living abroad, Facebook has launched a new targeting feature that enables advertisers to reach the 92 million-odd expats on the social networking site, a company statement said here on Wednesday. "People living abroad use Facebook to connect with friends and family back home, sharing...
  • Teenagers don't estimate the possible risks of posting personal information on social media: Study March 18, 2015

    New York: Most teenagers upload personal information on the social media networks like Facebook without considering the risks involved, says a study. Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University found that they were not really thinking at all while posting private pictures or information, or at least were not thinking like most...
  • UP: Class 11 student detained for allegedly posting against Azam Khan on Facebook March 18, 2015

    Lucknow: Raising questions over the freedom of expression, the Uttar Pradesh Police has detained a Class 11 student for allegedly putting up a Facebook post against UP minister Azam Khan. An FIR had been lodged by Azam Khan's media in-charge Fasahat Ali claiming that the post is objectionable. A court...
  • Parents overshare information about their kids on social media: Study March 18, 2015

    New York: You love to share the pics and videos of your kid's antics on social media. But are you ending up sharing too much? A lot of parents say yes. University of Michigan National Poll on Children's Health found that more than half of the mothers and one-third of fathers...
  • Celebrities can be the face of voice for better results: Rani Mukherjee March 16, 2015

    In an interview with CNN-IBN's Sanjay Suri, Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee said that the celebrities can be the face of voice that works for social cause. ...
  • Obsessing over Facebook photos may keep you from enjoying life: Study March 16, 2015

    Washington: Trying to get perfect photos to earn 'likes' on your Instagram or Facebook may keep you from enjoying real-life experiences, a new study suggests. Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, co-authors of four New York Times bestsellers, conducted a study which found that obsession with posting photos, checking phones corresponds with...
  • India tops list of requests for blocking content on Facebook in the second half of 2014 March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook blocked 5,832 pieces of content, including anti-religious matter and hate speeches, during July-December 2014 on orders of Indian government, the highest by any country on the social networking giant's platform. In its Global Government Requests Report for July to December 2014, the California-based firm said it has "restricted"...
  • Photo sharing on social media killing real-life enjoyment March 16, 2015

    New York: Is your penchant for sharing photos on social networking sites preventing you from enjoying real life experiences? May be, suggests a new study. The study has found that 58 percent of people believe that "posting the perfect picture has prevented them from enjoying life's experiences". The study was conducted by...
  • The dark side of digital connectivity March 16, 2015

    Social media is radically changing the nature of relationships and bringing the world closer together. However, digital connectivity has a very dark side too. ...
  • Facebook may help maintain long-distance relationships March 13, 2015

    London: Social networking sites such as Facebook can help maintain romantic relationships, whether individuals involved are geographically close or in a long-distance relationship, a new study has found. The study compared the relative importance of social networks and explores the role they play in helping to maintain a close-by versus a...
  • With natural characters, 'The Forbidden One' by Zaarra Khader is good weekend read March 13, 2015

    In a perfect mix of emotions 'The Forbidden One' by Zaarra Khader brings out the feelings of those sections of society that have either been socially condoned or not at all addressed as a part of the society. The 10-story-long novel portrayed the society in most appropriate manner it could...
  • Tweets could tell why people fear vaccines March 9, 2015

    Washington: Scientists are analysing millions of real-time tweets to understand why people refuse vaccines and how these reasons vary among communities. Using social media to reveal thinking about vaccines in real time will help health officials to better respond to the next outbreak, saving lives and keeping people healthy, researchers said. The...
  • IS followers are operating at least 46,000 Twitter accounts: Study March 9, 2015

    Washington: Islamic State (IS) supporters are operating a minimum of 46,000 Twitter accounts, a 92-page study by global think tank Brookings Institution has revealed. The study also found that at least 1,000 accounts supportive of IS, and possibly many more, were suspended by Twitter from September to December last year, the...
  • Cyber criminals use social media to cooperate with each other on executing major attacks March 8, 2015

    Kolkata: The rapid expansion of social media has enabled hackers to closely cooperate and group with each other to launch measured attacks, an industry expert said here on Saturday. "The cyber crime scenario is turning murkier day by day... and social media is providing a fantastic platform for these people (cyber...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio collaborates with Netflix for documentaries March 6, 2015

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix to develop non-fiction projects. DiCaprio's Appian Way will develop fact-based projects with topical and provocative environmental and conservation themes, reported Aceshowbiz. "Working with Netflix on 'Virunga' has sparked a shared vision about projects that we want...
  • PM Modi among 30 most influential people on internet: Time magazine March 6, 2015

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named among the 30 most influential people on the internet by Time magazine in a list which also features US President Barack Obama. The list, which analysed social-media followings, site traffic and overall ability to drive news, also includes British author of the...
  • FBI urges 'vigilance' against IS recruitment online March 6, 2015

    Washington: US authorities issued an appeal to police and the public to remain "vigilant" against attempts by the Islamic State group to recruit young Americans online. The warning from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) came after the reported arrest last week of a 17-year-old...
  • Twitter helps smokers get rid of the habit March 4, 2015

    New York: When people in a smoking cessation programme tweet each other regularly, they are more successful at kicking the habit, says a study. Specifically, daily "auto-messages" that encourage and direct the social media exchanges may be more effective than traditional social media interventions for quitting smoking. "Our results indicate that incorporating...
  • Facebook user booked for allegedly posting derogatory comments against Christianity March 4, 2015

    Mangaluru: A Facebook user, who had allegedly posted hate comments against Christianity, was today slapped with a case after the community leaders lodged a complaint accusing him of disrupting peace and harmony. A delegation of Christian leaders today submitted a memorandum to City Police Commissioner S Murugan and Deputy Commissioner A...
  • Twitter working with law enforcement officials to tackle online threats March 3, 2015

    Washington: Twitter said today it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State. "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials," a Twitter spokesman said, without...
  • Video shows Los Angeles police fatally shooting man March 2, 2015

    Los Angeles: Los Angeles police has fatally shot a man in an incident that was caught on video and circulated widely online, with the department saying officers resorted to deadly force after the man had reached for one of their guns. The graphic footage, which appeared on Facebook, shows a violent...