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  • Twitter to remove images of deceased on families' request 12 hours 30 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Twitter said it will remove images or videos of deceased individuals at the request of family members. "In order to respect the wishes of loved ones, Twitter will remove imagery of deceased individuals in certain circumstances," according to a statement tweeted by Twitter spokesman Nu Wexler on Tuesday. Immediate family members...
  • Facebook Messenger downloaded over 500 million times on Android devices: Report 19 hours 5 minutes ago

    New York: Although it initially faced backlash by people, the new Facebook Messenger app has been downloaded over 500 million times on Android-based devices, reports Google Play Store. The Messenger app earlier received poor reviews from its users, with most criticising the popular social networking site for forcing them to download...
  • Google may soon let kids under 13 sign up for Gmail, YouTube: Reports 19 hours 30 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Google is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports. Google has been working on a version of YouTube, its video-sharing site, for youngsters and is considering other child-friendly accounts such as...
  • Baby blackout: Why parents are opting to keep babies off Facebook 18 hours 6 minutes ago

    New York: Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable." "I just have a vague discomfort having her photograph out there...
  • No child's play: Why online bullying is going from bad to worse Yesterday

    New Delhi: Exposure to the cyber world may have helped children expand their mental horizons but it has many downsides, the latest being cyber bullying. A concerned government and industry stakeholders are now taking steps to spread awareness and educate people to stop this turning into another modern-age malaise. "Child bullying...
  • Italian man sues ex-wife for putting up decade-old honeymoon pictures on Facebook: report Yesterday

    An Italian man has won a lawsuit against his wife for uploading decade-old pictures of the two on honeymoon, to Facebook, according to a report in the Independent. The court ordered the woman to take the pictures off the popular social media site saying it breached his privacy. The woman said...
  • Facebook adds 'Satire' tag to fun articles; helps users distinguish real news from parody 2 days ago

    New York: For those who like parody news outlet The Onion and post those fun articles on Facebook, the social media website is going to add a "satire" tag with their news feed. If a user clicks through an Onion article and returns to their news feed, they will be auto...
  • Facebook's Messenger app gets poor reviews from users 5 days ago

    New York: The newly launched Facebook Messenger app has received poor reviews from its users, with most criticising the popular social networking site for forcing them to download a separate app to access their messages. The Messenger app has received nearly 50,000 reviews with a rating of one star across all...
  • Watch: 'That was really cold!' Mark Zuckerberg takes the ice-bucket challenge to spread awareness about the rare ALS disease; challenges Bill Gates next 6 days ago

    The ice-bucket challenge is a campaign to spread awareness and fight for a rare disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The challenge went viral on social networking websites after people started posting photos of themselves taking the challenge. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has already taken this challenge and this...
  • 'He'd complete his B.Tech from IIT and hope to work for Google one day': 10 things that would happen if Mark Zuckerberg was born in India 6 days ago

    'If Mark Zuckerberg was Indian he would probably be sitting at an IIT and preparing to get through CAT.' This was the most popular response at a discussion on Quora about what would happen if Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was born in India. Start-ups weren't very popular in India back...
  • A new service that lets you transfer money over Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Payment solutions provider Oxigen today launched its mobile wallet (mWallet) service, Oxigen Wallet, through which users can transfer money, purchase gifts for their friends and family on social networking platforms. Besides, users would also be able to use their wallet to recharge their mobile phones, pay bills and shop...
  • Facebook's messenger app and privacy: 5 things you must know August 12, 2014

    New York: Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive. One blog from the Huffington Post published in December has gone viral, making the rounds on the social network recently because...
  • 20 things your Facebook profile picture says about you: this hilarious video reveals the truth behind the classic poses and selfies you see on Facebook August 11, 2014

    What's the first thing you do when you meet your friends? Quick, take a selfie for Facebook! Even when there's no one around and you're dressed in your best outfit, the first thing you'd do would be taking a mirror selfie for Facebook. With this obsession for profile pictures on...
  • Bangalore: woman nabs sexual assaulter, hands him over to the police August 10, 2014

    Bangalore: In a heroic display of courage, a young woman from Bangalore chased, nabbed and hit a man who was sexually harassing her. Veena Ashiya Chindlur, a young entrepreneur, was on her morning jog on Friday when a man accosted her. Instead of being intimidated, she chased him, forced him to...
  • Facebook Messenger app's terms of service may scare you, but is nothing new August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook is cajoling its users to install its new Messenger app and soon the company intends to leave users with no option but install the app if they want to continue to use the feature on their smartphones. Amidst this, a months old post from Huffington Post is...
  • Your Facebook messages will soon disappear from the mobile app. Here's how you can retrieve them August 9, 2014

    New York: Smartphone users will soon see their messages disappear from the main Facebook app to the new Facebook messenger. The change will take place in coming weeks, Mashable reported. Users have already started noticing the change, but it will not affect all of Facebook's mobile users. Only iPhone and Android users...
  • Do you post photos on Facebook just to get noticed and earn likes? Here's what it tells about you August 9, 2014

    London: If you have the habit of uploading more photos on Facebook to feel noticed and earn more "likes", it is more likely that you may be a "neurotic" than an extrovert. According to a study that reveals your personality via Facebook, extroverts change their profile photos quite frequently while neurotics...
  • Beware! The Facebook 'colour change' app is a scam that tries to hack into your account August 8, 2014

    New York: Have you tried to change the colour scheme of your Facebook profile lately? Beware of a virus attack as a "colour change" malware is back and has already affected over 10,000 people around the world. The malware has been fixed by Facebook repeatedly but it has resurfaced again,...
  • Facebook to acquire Internet security company PrivateCore August 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook said on Thursday it will to acquire a company that helps protect the computers and data centers that power Internet services. Facebook did not disclose financial terms for the acquisition of PrivateCore, which was founded in 2011 and is based in Palo Alto, California. PrivateCore raised $2.25 million...
  • Photos: 'Facelook' beauty parlour, WhatsApp sari, Google hotel: 15 Indians who won the Internet with their slightly disturbing love for social media August 7, 2014

    Indians are normally very active on social media sites. If they aren't sharing jokes on WhatsApp groups, they're posting Goa vacation or Karwa Chauth pictures on Facebook or outraging against Honey Singh on Twitter. It's the perfectly normal thing to do unless someone takes their obsession to a new level....
  • Facebook launches Mentions app for celebrities in India; makes it easy for public figures to interact with fans August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook's Mentions app that made its debut last month is now available in India and over 40 other countries around the world. The Mentions app has been designed for Facebook-recognised or verified celebrities to help them manage their public figure pages. It makes it easy for public figures...
  • Jeetbahadur had met his family in 2012, so why did Modi mislead Nepal? August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when people are praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his humanitarian act for reuniting one Jeetbahadur Sarumagar with his family after 16 years, the social media exposed the white lie of the Prime Minister. The Facebook profile of the Nepal boy has revealed that Sarumagar...
  • Two held for 'objectionable' Facebook post on MP August 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Police on Tuesday arrested two persons, including an MBA student, for allegedly creating and posting on a social networking site political cartoons with vulgar comments against YSRCP MP from Araku, K Geetha, police said. Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Andhra Pradesh Police arrested I Ravi Kiran of Mahabubnagar...
  • Tamil Nadu: Two arrested for supplying ISIS t-shirts August 5, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: Two people have been arrested in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu for supplying t-shirts of terror organisation ISIS, the t-shirts were ordered in Tiruppur. The two accused, Abdul Rahman and Rilvan, have been sent to judicial custody for printing ISIS t-shirts and posing along with a group of youngsters. The picture...
  • Habitual cyber offenders to be brought under Goonda Act August 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Habitual cyber offenders will be booked under the amended Goonda Act, which was passed by Bangalore state legislature last week, home minister KJ George said . In a recent case, police have said they were considering invoking the amended Goonda Act against a right-wing activist who had launched verbal attacks...
  • Man kills himself while trying to pose for selfie with gun August 4, 2014

    Washington: In a freak accident, a 21-year-old selfie-obsessed man in Mexico died after he shot himself in the head while trying to click a picture with a gun. Oscar Otero Aguilar, a vet from Mexico City, was posing with a handgun for his Facebook page. However, his search for an impressive profile...
  • Bangalore: Right wing activist arrested for derogatory remarks on FaceBook August 3, 2014

    Bangalore: A right-wing activist has been arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women and a community in his Facebook posts. VR Bhat was arrested on Sunday and police are now considering invoking the stringent Goonda Act against him. "We are examining the possibility of booking VR Bhat, the accused who...
  • Student files action lawsuit against Facebook August 3, 2014

    London: An Austrian law student has filed a class action lawsuit at a commercial court in Vienna against Facebook over privacy violations. Max Schrems wants to receive damages of 500 euros (Rs.41,000) per user for the violations by the social network, urging the 1.32 billion Facebook users to join him in...
  • Facebook down? Call the cops! US cops frown as they get flooded with calls over Facebook outage August 2, 2014

    New York: Will you call 911 if Facebook goes off the radar? This is exactly some users in Los Angeles did when the popular social networking site Friday suffered its second brief outage in two months. According to LA County Sheriff sergeant Burton Brink, they received "several" calls from dissatisfied Facebook...
  • When Facebook went down, panicked users even called police for help August 2, 2014

    Washington: A brief Facebook outage on Friday prompted a flurry of complaints and comments on Twitter less than two months after a similar incident affected users worldwide. According to the website downdetector.com, the disruption began around 1600 GMT and appeared to last less than an hour. "Earlier this morning, some people had...