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  • Human traffickers using Facebook to carry out illegal migrations 20 hours 22 minutes ago

    London: Businesses are increasingly using social media -- even the illegal ones. Now, even smugglers have taken to the Facebook to woo their clients. The human smugglers are offering desperate migrants passage across the Mediterranean to Europe, according to a Financial Times report. The paper reported the existence of several Facebook...
  • CCTV footage shows the moment the earthquake struck Nepal 22 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as the information is still pouring in about the level of damage caused in Nepal after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake impacted the region on Saturday, social media users in the region have started posting pictures and videos of the disaster. These videos were originally posted on Facebook by...
  • Facebook launches Safety Check to help find Nepal earthquake survivors 23 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A massive earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, hit Nepal on Saturday causing damage to lives and properties. To help in the rescue process, tech giants have introduced Internet tools to help people affected by the natural calamity. After Google, Facebook has launched a feature to help...
  • Here's why women objectify themselves on Facebook Yesterday

    Melbourne: Young women objectify themselves by equating their appearances with images they see on platforms such as Facebook or in magazines, according to a new study. Though it is widely believed that the media objectifies women, they further diminish themselves by constantly comparing their bodies to others', researchers said. Regardless of how...
  • How is WhatsApp different from Facebook Messenger? Mark Zuckerberg explains Yesterday

    New Delhi: You might not be convinced with Facebook's idea of owning two messaging apps, but CEO Zuckerberg finds it to be a smart move as he believes both apps - WhatsApp and Messenger - have different purposes to serve. Explaining how the two apps differ from each other, Zuckerberg, in...
  • 10 years of YouTube: Facebook emerges as a video-sharing threat 3 days ago

    It's 10 years since the first clip ('Me at the Zoo') was uploaded on YouTube, and the service - now owned by Google - has dominated online video-sharing ever since. But for how long? Facebook said on Wednesday that its users were watching 4 billion videos a day, compared with 3 billion...
  • Facebook now has 1.44 billion monthly active users 3 days ago

    New York: Nearly three-quarters of Facebook's advertising revenue now comes from mobile ads, as many more users access the social network on smartphones and other hand-held gadgets. On that front, the company is doing fine - better, even, than it has in previous quarters. But the rate of its overall revenue...
  • Hello: Facebook launches phone-calling app for Android, that also includes Truecaller-like features 4 days ago

    New York: Hello? Anyone there? Facebook unveiled a new voice-calling app for Android phones on Wednesday, the same day that its WhatsApp messaging service introduced voice-calling for iOS devices. Phone calls, it seems, are not dead yet. Called "Hello," the stand-alone app is the seventh child of Facebook Creative Labs, the company's...
  • Facebook, BMW, Audi, Daimler, Uber eyeing Nokia maps: Report 4 days ago

    Frankfurt: Nokia's maps business has drawn interest from at least four potential acquirers, including Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler, a German magazine reported on Wednesday. Manager Magazin cited people familiar with the matter as saying local transportation service Uber is looking at the books of...
  • Complaint against pages promoting paedophiles on Facebook 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: The issue of Facebook pages promoting child sex was brought to the notice of the Kerala Police by a couple, who came to know about the issue. The cyber police said that they cannot do much about it as the administration of the Facebook page is from Saudi Arabia. The...
  • Facebook tweaks news feed to give more prominence to updates from friends 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In yet another change to the way users will be greeted when they log in the site, Facebook has tweaked its algorithm for news feed that will now generate a balanced content from friends and pages that a user likes or subscribes to. Since there will always be a...
  • This new app will help you delete your old, offensive posts from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 5 days 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 5 days 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 6 days ago

    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 1 week 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 1 week 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 April 19, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 17, 2015

    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 April 16, 2015

    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 April 16, 2015

    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 April 16, 2015

    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 April 15, 2015

    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 April 15, 2015

    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 April 15, 2015

    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 April 15, 2015

    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 April 15, 2015

    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...