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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hackers can crash your iPhone, iPad using nothing but a WiFi network 3 days ago

    New Delhi: iOS users have a new reason to worry as a newly discovered bug can let hackers gain access to your iPhone or iPad using nothing but a WiFi network. The hack puts the devices into restart loops, making them crash and reboot repeatedly. Security researchers at Skycure discovered...
  • Project Fi: Google launches its own mobile phone network 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Earlier this month, Google announced its plans to make international roaming free. On Wednesday, the search giant launched its own mobile phone network in the US that switches between WiFi and cellular networks to curb data use and cut down on the phone bills. The Google-run network, dubbed...
  • Session V: Full lecture of Giti Chandra on identity, violence 1 week ago

    The English professor at St Stephen's college Giti Chandra delivered the fifth lecture of the Citizen Empowerment and Cultural Richness series on Saturday. The theme of discussion was identity and violence. The lecture focussed on nature of different kinds of violence, how they are narrated and by whom and how...
  • 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...
  • Twitter updates its homepage with the new 'interesting topics to explore' section April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has added a new element to its homepage which it believes will help users who don't log in, but still want to know what's happening around them. Now when you go to twitter.com, you will find interesting topics to explore like Politics, Pop Artists and even Cute Animals,...
  • Eighth grader arrested, faces felony charges, for changing teacher's desktop background April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Which charges did you face when you were an eighth grader? Copying during an examination or perhaps stealing your classmate's lunch box, but landing behind the bars for changing your teacher's desktop background? An eighth grader from Florida's Paul R. Smith Middle School, Domaik Green, had been arrested last...
  • Session IV: Full lecture of Justice Madan B Lokur on social justice, public interest litigation, civil society April 12, 2015

    The Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur delivered the fourth lecture of the Citizen Empowerment and Cultural Richness series on Saturday. The theme of discussion was social justice, public interest litigation and civil society. Justice Lokur gave a brief introduction to the Constitution, importance of various courts, role of...
  • Project Maelstrom that aims to develop truly open Internet enters beta April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: What started off as a way to overhaul the way web content is published, accessed, and consumed across the Web has now entered its beta phase. Project Maelstrom is aimed at developing technology that is based on the core vision of a distributed web, similar to the way...
  • Nokia Networks tests 5G mobile broadband that can provide up to 10Gbps data speed April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: In what could change the way we surf the Internet in the future, with or without Net Neutrality, Nokia Networks and National Instruments (NI) have demonstrated a possibility of having data speed that travel up to 10 gigabits per second on 5G technology. The 5G technology can deliver mobile...
  • Part 4 of St Stephen's lecture to be on social justice, public interest litigation, civil society April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: In part four of St Stephen's and Network18 joint initiative where the former will offer a certificate course in 'Citizenship & Cultural Richness' with weekly classes conducted by its regular faculty and distinguished alumni, the discussion will be about social justice, public interest litigation and civil society. The...
  • Google seeks to make social media spoiler free April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: As you scroll your social media feed to ask your friends out for that new movie you had been waiting for, you end up with some state-of-the-art, detailed and highly narrative spoilers. 'Face-palm' and all your excitement is over. Google has decided to save us from the social...
  • Why people are sharing less on Facebook these days April 6, 2015

    New York: If you have cut down on the amount of content you share on Facebook or Twitter even as your lists of friends and followers grow, you are not alone. A study co-authored by an Indian-origin researcher suggests that although more and more people are participating in social networking, a...
  • Google wants to make international roaming free April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Google is reportedly in talks with Hutchinson Whampoa, owner of the mobile operator Three in the UK, to make international roaming for Americans free of additional costs. In a bid to create a global network that will cost the same to use for calls, texts, and data, irrespective of...
  • Session III: Full lecture of Dr Valson Thampu on Individual, Family and Society April 5, 2015

    The Principal of St Stephen's College Dr Valson Thampu delivered the third lecture on Citizen Empowerment and Cultural Richness. The theme of discussion was Society. Every individual takes a position within the social framework which can be either passive or active and one gets the society s/he deserves. It is...
  • Part 3 of St Stephen's lecture to be on society, one's position within social framework April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In the part three of St Stephen's and Network18 joint initiative where the former will offer a certificate course in 'Citizenship & Cultural Richness' with weekly classes conducted by its regular faculty and distinguished alumni, the discussion will be about the society and our position within the social...
  • Your intimate photos on Snapchat could evoke greater jealousy than on Facebook March 27, 2015

    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...
  • CNN-IBN & IBN7 score big with contests around Cricket World Cup 2015 March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN & IBN7 have throughout the duration of the Cricket World Cup brought a delectable fare of coverage on the tournament. The channels have launched a series of contests that allow both advertisers and viewers to take centre stage. Specifically, advertisers are being offered an exclusive opportunity to...
  • Facebook's Messenger app evolving into a multitasking tool that mixes business with more pleasure March 26, 2015

    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...
  • Nirupama Rao joins Network18's board of directors March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Retired senior Indian diplomat Nirupama Rao has been inducted on the board of directors of Network18 Media & Investments Limited. The approval of Rao's appointment by Network18's board of directors was shared with the stock exchanges on Wednesday afternoon. Nirupama Rao is a former foreign secretary and headed the...
  • 'Open Humans Network' seeks to open-source your body March 24, 2015

    New York: People eager to share personal information beyond what's on their Facebook profile have another outlet: an online platform launching on Tuesday will let them give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological data. The 'Open Humans Network' aims to make more health-related data available for scientists...
  • What is Section 66A? March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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...
  • Session II: Full lecture of Dr Valson Thampu on Individual, Family and Society March 22, 2015

    The Principal of St Stephen's College Dr Valson Thampu delivered the second lecture on Citizen Empowerment and Cultural Richness. The topic of discussion was Individual, Family and Society. He highlighted the importance of time, saying, "The way we manage time is a very reliable index to our personality." ...
  • Ethiopia rolls out 4G mobile service in the capital March 22, 2015

    Addis Ababa: Ethiopia's state-run telecoms monopoly has launched a fourth generation (4G) mobile service in the capital Addis Ababa, aiming to catch up with the high-speed communications available in some east African neighbors such as Kenya and Uganda. Africa's telecoms industry is booming, with subscribers across the continent totaling almost 650...
  • 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...
  • Corporate reactions to CNN-IBN Indian of the year awards March 18, 2015

    "Indian of the year awards is very good as it deals with socio problems. All CNN-IBN events have a benefit for the society. All the people they have chosen are very different people," said Yogesh J Lakhani, Chairman, Bright Outdoor Media Pvt limited. ...
  • Network18 Group CEO AP Parigi welcomes guests at IOTY 2014 March 17, 2015

    CNN-IBN's 'Indian of the Year' recognises the Indians whose contribution to the country has strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process. ...
  • Watch: Journey of 'Indian of the Year' awards over nine years March 17, 2015

    CNN-IBN's 'Indian of the Year' recognises the Indians whose contribution to the country has strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process. ...