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  • Facebook launches Save feature, lets users bookmark links, places, movies, TV, music for later use 15 hours 59 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Facebook on Monday began letting people squirrel away online tidbits such as links to chew on more thoroughly later. "Now you can save items that you find on Facebook to check out later when you have more time," software engineer Daniel Giambalvo said in a blog post on the...
  • 'But first, let me take a selfie': Police arrest a woman after she posted selfies on Facebook wearing a stolen dress from a boutique Yesterday

    West Frankfort, Ill.: Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items. WSIL-TV reports that police arrested 27-year-old Danielle Saxton, of West Frankfort, earlier this month on misdemeanor retail...
  • Stats don't lie: Shakira most 'liked' celebrity on Facebook, first to reach 100 million fans Yesterday

    Paris: Colombian pop star Shakira has become the first person to reach more than 100 million fans on Facebook, becoming the most "liked" celebrity on the social network in the process. The multi-lingual singer, who recently performed at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Brazil World Cup, stands ahead of rivals...
  • Facebook introduces Mentions app for celebrities; makes it easy for public figures to interact with their fans 2 days ago

    Washington: Social networking site Facebook has launched a new app called 'Mentions' for Facebook-recognised or verified celebrities to help them manage their public figure pages. "We are introducing Facebook Mentions, a new Facebook Creative Labs app that makes it easy for public figures to talk with their fans and each other...
  • Nitish Kumar accuses BJP of destroying 'brand Bihar' 3 days ago

    In a blistering attack on old companion BJP, Nitish Kumar on Saturday slammed the party for destroying "Brand Bihar" through its tactics of spreading "rumour" and fomenting fear. "After eight years of hard labour we built brand Bihar symbolising good governance, economic progress, tight law and order situation and development in core...
  • Facebook tests 'Buy' button to help advertisers boost sales 4 days ago

    New York: Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world's biggest online social network. The company said in a statement Thursday that the button will let people buy products directly from businesses without leaving Facebook. A "Buy" button appears at...
  • What happens to your online accounts when you die? 5 days ago

    Washington: You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online? Grieving relatives might want access for sentimental reasons, or to settle financial issues. But do you want your mom reading...
  • UP: Woman sub-inspector takes fight against sexual harassment by DIG rank officer to Facebook 6 days ago

    A female sub-inspector in Meerut has taken her fight against alleged sexual harassment by a DIG rank officer to social media. She claims her superiors failed to act on her complaint. ...
  • Meerut: Woman sub-inspector takes fight against sexual harassment to Facebook 1 week ago

    Meerut: A woman sub-inspector from Meerut has now taken her fight against sexual harassment to social media. The 29-year-old woman police official had registered a complaint alleging sexual harassment by a DIG-rank officer. She said that her superiors failed to act on her complaint and has accused them of shielding...
  • Facebook may make people self-centred, less empathic: Study July 14, 2014

    Washington: Some features of Facebook, which allows us to stay connected, may be making us self-centred and less empathic towards others, a new study suggests. The study by Dr Tracy Alloway, from the University of North Florida, investigated the relationship among adult Facebook users, between ages 18 and 50, and found...
  • All that happens in a minute on Facebook July 14, 2014

    Millions of users log in to Facebook everyday, but where do they actually spend most of their time? Here is a look at what happens every minute on Facebook. ...
  • Punjab: Man booked for posting fake photo of Dera Chief on Facebook July 13, 2014

    Ambala: Police on Sunday arrested a youth for allegedly posting a fake photo of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda (religious sect) head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on his Facebook account. On the complaint from Dera Sacha Sauda follower Punit Insan, police arrested Amarinder Singh, a resident of Ambala City, for allegedly posting...
  • 'Why did he kill such a rare animal?' Gullible trolls on Facebook outrage over why Steven Spielberg KILLED a dinosaur July 13, 2014

    The internet can be a very sensitive place and it doesn't discriminate. Internet users do not care if you hunt for a living or you are Steven Spielberg, you won't be forgiven if you kill an animal. Killing dinosaurs is also a crime and Steven Spielberg deserves to be jailed....
  • Are you ready to give up Facebook for 99 days? Here's why and how July 10, 2014

    London: What if you are asked to perform a different kind of fasting - to log out from Facebook for 99 days! Do not fret as this is a challenge set out by a Dutch creative agency Just. Called "99 Days of Freedom", the non-profit initiative asks whether people would be...
  • NRI booked for posting Goa minister's picture in bikini on Facebook July 9, 2014

    Panaji: A US-based NRI has been booked for allegedly posting a morphed picture of Goa's PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar in a bikini on social networking site Facebook. Dhavalikar had recently stoked a controversy by saying that "wearing bikinis should be banned on Goa's beaches." Later, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had...
  • Finance minister Arun Jaitley's UFO post on Facebook on 'World UFO Day' angers people upset with price hike July 4, 2014

    With many Indians worrying about the threat of tough measures in their new government's first budget next week, a Facebook post suggesting the finance minister might be pondering less earthly matters quickly roused anger on Wednesday. Arun Jaitley, a key confidante of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, published a message celebrating 'World...
  • Journal expresses 'Concern' over Facebook study July 4, 2014

    San Francisco: The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two U.S. universities examining people's online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled. In a note of contrition, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that the decision to manipulate the content appearing on the...
  • Facebook's mood manipulation experiment 'messed with people's minds' July 4, 2014

    WAshington: A controversial Facebook experiment on mood manipulation "messed with people's minds," privacy activists said in a formal complaint to US regulators on Thursday, seeking an urgent investigation. In its complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission, the Electronic Privacy Information Center said the study - which has been widely criticised...
  • Facebook buys video ad company LiveRail July 3, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook is acquiring video advertising company LiveRail in the Internet social network's latest step to make video ads a bigger part of its business. Facebook did not disclose a price for the San Francisco-based company, which was founded in 2007 and has offices in several countries. LiveRail's technology automatically...
  • Facebook admits 'terrible' communication gaffe on emotion manipulation experiment July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook communicated "terribly" about a controversial study in which it secretly manipulated users' feelings, the social network's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg admitted Wednesday. Sandberg's comments came as British authorities said they would question Facebook over the experiment to see whether it broke privacy laws. The research was an experiment...
  • Watch: Face to Face with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg July 2, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNBC TV18, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg discusses on host of issues, including the India growth story. ...
  • Modi draws Twitter, Facebook deeper into government July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has permitted Twitter unprecedented access to his administration in a drive to put social media at the heart of government, the US Internet company said. Modi deployed an army of supporters over Twitter and Facebook during his successful election campaign. He has put both the...
  • Arun Jaitley's UFO Facebook post angers 'common men' July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: With many Indians worrying about the threat of tough measures in their new government's first budget next week, a Facebook post suggesting the finance minister might be pondering less earthly matters quickly roused anger on Wednesday. Arun Jaitley, a key confidante of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, published a message...
  • Facebook testing 'missed call' ads in India July 2, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook wants its users in India to hang up on advertisers. The Internet social networking company is testing a new type of ad in the country that allows mobile phone users to click a button that calls a brand advertiser, immediately hangs up and then receives a return call. The...
  • UK probing Facebook over emotion manipulation experiment July 2, 2014

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the UK is investigating whether Facebook broke data protection laws when it allowed researchers to conduct a psychological experiment on users of the social network, the Financial Times reported. The data regulator is probing the experiment and plans to ask Facebook questions, the newspaper reported....
  • Google to shut down Orkut on September 30 July 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Google will shut down its early social-networking service, Orkut, which was launched ten years ago but has failed to put Google ahead in what has become one of the Web's most popular businesses. Google said it will shut down Orkut, which is widely used in Brazil and India but...
  • India@9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Is Facebook guilty of manipulating user's emotions? June 30, 2014

    Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. ...
  • Facebook earns users' ire for manipulating their emotions June 30, 2014

    Facebook deliberately manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users as a part of a social experiment in 2012. The aim of the study was to find out whether users who were shown more negative content were slightly more likely to post negative posts as compared to users in the positive group....
  • Facebook experiment sparks criticism: Is Facebook guilty of manipulating users' emotions? June 30, 2014

    Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger. CNN-IBN takes calls of people from across the country and asks them whether Facebook is guilty of manipulating users' emotions. ...