PHOTOS

  • A new ephemeral photo-messaging app that blurs your image when someone tries to take a screenshot Yesterday

    Washington: A new photo sharing app called Yovo protects your pictures and messages from screenshots. Developed by a privacy software company called ContentGuard, the iOS-enabled app uses a common optical illusion to make your sent snaps a lot harder for the receiver to screenshot. The photo-messaging app allows you to capture photos,...
  • Image-sharing service Twitpic to shut down on October 25 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The photo-sharing service Twitpic will be finally shutting down on October 25, according to a blog post by startup founder Noah Everett. The post reads as: "It's with a heavy heart that I announce again that Twitpic will be shutting down on October 25th. We worked through a...
  • Photos: 16 vintage photos of Indian politicians dug up from old government archives you may not have seen before 5 days ago

    India, as a mammoth, functioning democracy is the home to some of the oldest and most prolific political parties. Indians are introduced their political leaders before they are to their alphabets, thanks to round-the-year media spotlight on politicians at public events who are known for making tireless pitches to their...
  • Mirosoft Xim: A new app that lets you temporarily share photos on your phone with others October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Sharing photos with your friends has now become simpler and more secure with Microsoft's new Xim app. With this new photo-sharing app, built by Microsoft Research's FUSE labs, you can make others see photos on your phone without having to actually pass your phone around. All you have to...
  • Jennifer Lawrence says photo hacking is sex crime: magazine October 8, 2014

    (Reuters) - Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, one of dozens of actresses, models and celebrities whose intimate images have been posted online, spoke about the photo hacking scandal for the first time on Tuesday, saying it is a crime and sexual violation. In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Lawrence, 24, said...
  • Snapshot: Finally, Shah Rukh Khan tweets the first photo of son AbRam on Eid October 7, 2014

    "Eid Al Adha Mubarak to everyone. May all have the happiness that life has to offer. The littlest one wishes you too," reads actor Shah Rukh Khan's recent tweet. To make the tweet even more memorable and a lot more adorable, he added a personal photo of his surrogate son...
  • 'The Interview' actors James Franco and Seth Rogen post nude photo on Instagram October 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: James Franco has shared a photo of him posing naked with Seth Rogen on his Instagram. The 'Spider-Man' actor and Rogen are standing side by side with no clothes on in the photograph. In the censored photo, the co-stars in 'The Interview' can be seen being covered in dirt. "Boom boom,...
  • Google threatened with lawsuit over leaked celebrity photos October 3, 2014

    New York: A lawyer who represents about a dozen female celebrities whose private photos were posted online by hackers has threatened to sue Google for failing to take the photos off its websites, according to the New York Post. Martin Singer, an entertainment industry lawyer, said in a letter on Wednesday...
  • Instagram reportedly blocked in China amid Hong Kong protests September 29, 2014

    New York: Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service owned by Facebook, has been blocked in China, according to numerous reports, including from Hong Kong-based reporters with the New York Times. The company did not immediately return requests for confirmation. The reports came amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, where many have posted photos...
  • Threat to leak photos of actress Emma Watson exposed as a hoax September 25, 2014

    New York: An online threat to release nude photos of British actress Emma Watson after she launched a gender equality campaign at the United Nations was revealed on Wednesday to be a hoax - and probably by a hoax group. Until late Tuesday night, the EmmaYouAreNext.com website, which appeared earlier on...
  • Too many selfies on Facebook may damage your relationships September 22, 2014

    New York: Posting too many selfies on Facebook may alienate friends, family members and colleagues, scientists say. People who post a lot of photos on Facebook and other social networks run the risk of alienating those close to them, leading to less supportive bonds, researchers found. Selfies, or selfportraits, seem to be...
  • Getty Images sues Microsoft over new online photo tool September 6, 2014

    New York: A new Microsoft product that allows website publishers to embed digital photographs on their sites is a "massive infringement" of copyrighted images, Getty Images claimed in a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York. The "Bing Image Widget," released on August 22, gives publishers the ability to create...
  • Apple to add security alerts for iCloud users, aims to keep hackers out of user accounts September 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Apple is planning additional steps to keep hackers out of user accounts in the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal and will aggressively encourage users to take stricter security measures, CEO Tim cook told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. Apple will alert users through email and push...
  • Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to donate $5 mn made from wedding photos? September 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Star couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly received a total of $5 million for their wedding photos that were published in the latest issues of People and Hello! magazines, and have decided to donate the amount towards a cause. The duo got married Aug 23 at the...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak clouds iPhone 6 launch, Apple shares slump September 4, 2014

    New York: Apple shares were on track Wednesday for their worst day since January just days ahead of the launch of its latest iPhone, with one brokerage warning of a stock downgrade unless its new products show better promise for profit growth. Shares of the smartphone maker slumped 4 per...
  • Should nude photo hacking be considered a sex crime? September 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behindcloseddoors photos online. After the massive release of naked photos of stars including Oscarwinner Jennifer Lawrence, some experts said it should be treated as a...
  • Hollywood actresses photo leak: Why syncing your mobile may be a bad move September 3, 2014

    Days after nude photos of several prominent Hollywood actresses were leaked online, the focus is back on how insecure information online is. CNN's tech correspondent Samuel Burke explains why syncing your mobile phone to your computer at home is a bad move. ...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak: Key questions and answers about your files stored online September 3, 2014

    New York: The theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple acknowledged the security breakdown and blamed it on intruders who were...
  • Apple admits celebrity nude photos were stolen from iCloud but denies security breach September 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services. Meanwhile, numerous sharing sites removed images of the stars apparently in response to copyright complaints. However, experts say there...
  • Is Apple's iCloud bug to be blamed for the celebrity nude photos leak? September 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscarwinner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting naked photos...
  • Apparent Hollywood hack attack nabs stars' nude photos September 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscarwinner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna, bounced around social media, in an apparent massive hacking leak, US media reported. "It's so weird and hard how people take your privacy away from you," Lawrence said in a tweet on Sunday. The actress'...
  • Photo: Is this the sweetest photo ever clicked of the delightfully humourous Dalai Lama? August 25, 2014

    His holiness, the Dalai Lama, is known for his childlike nature and deep wisdom. His sense of humour is legendary. When he met a group of Muslim women with their faces and head covered, the religious leader decided to fit in. For a group photo with the ladies the Dalai...
  • Chennai@375: A Madras you will fall in love with all over again. Don't miss these 20 gorgeous, black and white photos of the city over 100 years August 25, 2014

    Indian women volunteers carrying flags parading through the streets of Madras, demonstrating for home rule for India, quaint streets dotted with colonial architecture, a Kalashetra dance teacher correcting the position of the body of one of his pupils at a dance institute in the 1950s this is a Chennai...
  • A new app that lets you add 3D backgrounds to your photos August 25, 2014

    New York: It is time to jazz up your photo albums with 3D sunsets or other scenic backgrounds on photosharing platforms like Instagram, Flickr or Tumblr. Just download the latest photoediting app called "Matter" from Pixite, a digital studio that makes apps for iPhones and iPads. "It is going to help people...
  • Kuddle: A new Instagramlike photo sharing app launched for children August 20, 2014

    Oslo: Kuddle, a Norwegian picture sharing app designed for children and billing itself as a rival to Instagram could have one million users by the end of the year and plans an aggressive push into the US market, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Kuddle, which raised $2 million in funding...
  • German soldiers crying after seeing concentration camp videos and the redsmeared iceberg hours after the Titanic sank: 21 blackandwhite photos from history you need to see August 18, 2014

    The iceberg that sank the Titanic and German soldiers reacting to videos of concentration camps 21 photos from history that you need to see today. ...
  • Photo: This couple's engagement photos were photobombed by lightning and this perfectly timed picture has gone viral on the internet! August 17, 2014

    Elizabeth van der Bij is a photographer who runs ENV Photography and she captured this electrifying moment when lightning photobombed her clients Kassandra and Craig's engagement photo. The weather was stormy and heavy clouds were rolling in but the couple continued the photo shoot. It was a combination of luck and...