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  • Twitter app for iPhone updated with analytics feature; now shows how well your tweets perform 2 hours 54 minutes ago

    New York: A new feature in Twitter's iPhone app can find how many people are reading your tweets, retweeting or clicking on a link you posted. "You need to sign in to the Twitter analytics page with your account so that the company can start collecting the mobile analytics data," said...
  • Popular websites not serious about user password security? Yesterday

    London: Very few of the online giants give detailed guidance about the importance of providing secure passwords when users create or update accounts, shows research. "In the seven years of conducting this study, there has not been the level of improvement one might have expected," said lead researcher and professor Steven...
  • Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter to head list 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli has overtaken Sachin Tendulkar as the most followed sportsperson on Twitter though the iconic cricketer still holds the number two spot a year after his retirement. Kohli (@imVkohli) heads the list with a total base of 4,870,190 fans, which is higher than Tendulkar's (@sachin_rt) 4,869,849...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing 5 days ago

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • Snapshot: Actress Radikaa Sarathkumar takes her kids to meet Rajinikanth; shares experience on Twitter 5 days ago

    Television and film actress Radikaa Sarathkumar knows that there's only one reason why her children would wake up early on a Sunday morning. The actress-turned producer shared photos of her excited children posing for a photograph with legendary actor Rajinikanth on Twitter on Sunday evening. ...
  • Hollywood trade group, MPAA, calls Sony cyberattack 'despicable, criminal act' 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Former Senator Chris Dodd, now the leader the Motion Picture Association of America on Friday called the cyberattack on Sony Pictures a "despicable, criminal act," in what is believed to be the first statement from major Hollywood studios on the hack. The U.S. government has concluded that North Korea...
  • Instagram valued at $35 billion, worth more than Twitter 1 week ago

    New York: Photo sharing website Instagram has been valued at $35 billion by Citigroup, surpassing Twitter. This beats Twitter's market cap of $23 billion by a wide margin, wired.com reported In April 2012, Instagram was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion and had about 30 million users. The app was downloaded over a...
  • Tweets with images, hashtags get more retweets December 19, 2014

    New York: A study that analysed two million tweets has found images in a tweet increases chances of its re-tweet more than four times. The study by digital marketing agency Stone Temple Consulting from Framington, Massachusetts, found that using images, hashtags and links in a tweet had an even greater impact...
  • I never imagned Wiccans in Hogwarts: J K Rowling December 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: Author J K Rowling said the 'Harry Potter' school Hogwarts would have been home to all kinds of students. The 49-year-old author addressed the issue of why there were no Jewish students at the school in her books during a Twitter session, reported People magazine. She explained that this...
  • Sydney: Twitteratis come out in support of Muslim women abused on a bus December 16, 2014

    Thousands have come out to show their solidarity with Muslims and are tweeting with the hashtag 'I will ride with you'. The movement was started after reports that some women in burqas were abused on a bus in Sydney following the hostage crisis. Anti-Muslim sentiment flared as chilling images from...
  • Mehdi Biswas's 60 per cent followers non-Muslims, most Muslims from UK: Rajnath Singh December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: More than 60 per cent followers of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the Bengaluru-based executive, who was running a pro-IS Twitter account, were non-Muslims and a majority of his Muslim followers were from western countries, particularly the UK, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. Making a suo motu statement in...
  • Mehdi Biswas activities confined to putting posts of IS on Twitter, says Rajnath Singh December 15, 2014

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh said investigations in Bengaluru-based engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas for running a pro-Islamic State Twitter account are on. He said, "Interrogation of Mehdi Biswas has shown that his activities were confined to putting posts of IS and in their support. He has denied any involvement in recruitment....
  • Bengaluru Police asks Twitter India to join probe on Mehdi's pro-IS account December 15, 2014

    Bengaluru: Days after Bengaluru-based engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas confessed to running a pro-Islamic State twitter account, the city's police has sent a notice to Twitter India executives to be a part of the investigation. The notice was sent after police wanted more information on Biswas' twitter handle - Shami Witness....
  • NIA officials interrogate parents of IS Twitter account handler December 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday interrogated the parents of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the alleged handler of the pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account, who was recently arrested in Bengaluru. Family sources said that the NIA officials went to the resident of Masroor in the city and interrogated...
  • Bengaluru techie Masroor highly radicalised but didn't actively recruit, say investigators December 14, 2014

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru techie Masroor, who has been arrested for handling the Twitter account for ISIS militants, is highly motivated and radicalised and wants to spread the word of Jihad. However, Masroor did not actively recruit or arrange funds, investigators questioning the 24-year-old allegedly wayward techie told CNN-IBN. The Central Crime Branch...
  • Bengaluru DCP Abhishek Goyal receives threat on Twitter for arresting Mehdi Masroor December 14, 2014

    Bengaluru DCP Abhishek Goyal received a threat from a twitterhandler for arresting Mehdi Masroor. The direct tweet to the DCP says that revenge will be taken. "Not alarmed by the tweet, taking it in our stride," said the DCP. ...
  • Bengaluru youth operating pro-Islamic State Twitter handle sent to five-day police custody December 14, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Police was on Sunday granted five days custody of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, a 24-year-old engineer, after he confessed to operating a pro-Islamic State Twitter account with over 17,000 followers. Biswas was arrested on Saturday from his home in the IT city. He has been accused of waging a...
  • Bengaluru youth was in contact with few English speaking Jihadist December 14, 2014

    Mehdi Masroor Biswas who allegedly operated the fanatic pro-ISIS twitter account, Sami Witness, has confessed to his crime and revealed how he managed to keep his identity secret to the Bangalore Police on Saturday. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Bengaluru youth behind pro-ISIS Twitter account December 14, 2014

    As Bengaluru youth admits handling pro-ISIS Twitter account, here is what Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Extending full co-operation with investigation process: ITC December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After one its employees was arrested for allegedly being the handler of the pro-Islamic State (IS) twitter account, ITC on Saturday issued a statement extending full cooperation with the investigating agencies. "An employee has been arrested by Bengaluru Police in connection with allegedly objectionable social media activity carried out...
  • India @ 9 with Arunoday Mukharji December 13, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Arunoday Mukharji on India @ 9. ...
  • Bengaluru youth handling pro-ISIS Twitter account booked for waging war against friendly nation December 13, 2014

    Bengaluru: Mehdi Masroor Biswas who allegedly operated the fanatic pro-ISIS twitter account, Sami Witness, has confessed to his crime and revealed how he managed to keep his identity secret to the Bangalore Police on Saturday. "He has confessed that he was operating the Twitter account for the last many years,"...
  • Bengaluru youth's father denies son's links with Islamic State December 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The father of the man, who was for arrested for being the alleged handler of an influential Twitter account of Islamic State(IS) group, on Saturday said he did not believe that his son has any link with the terror outfit and claimed his internet account was hacked. M Biswas, father...
  • My son's email ID was hacked, says alleged pro-IS Twitter handler's father December 13, 2014

    Even as alleged pro-Islamic State's Twitter account handler Mehdi Masroor Biswas has confessed to his involvement with the terror outfit, his father Dr Michyal Biswas defended him saying his account was hacked. "I don't know about this. Last night, over a telephonic conversation, my son told me his email was...
  • Bengaluru youth confesses to operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account December 13, 2014

    Bengaluru: Mehdi Mehboob Biswas, 24-year-old engineer from West Bengal, has confessed to operating a pro-Islamic State Twitter account with over 17,000 followers, police said on Saturday. Biswas, who works as an engineer in a multinational company in Bengaluru was arrested on Saturday morning under provisions of IPC, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act...
  • Bengaluru Police arrest youth suspected of operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account December 13, 2014

    Bengaluru: Days after a British news channel claimed to have traced down the person who operates "most followed" pro-Islamic State Twitter handle to Bengaluru, the city police on Saturday arrested a youth in connection with the reports. The youth who allegedly operated the @ShamiWitness handle was arrested under sections for...
  • Haven't waged a war against India, won't resist arrest, says alleged Islamic State Twitter handler December 13, 2014

    Bengaluru: Alleged Islamic State's Bengaluru-based Twitter account handler identified as Mehdi Mehboob Biswas has reportedly told a British news channel that he has not waged war against India and fears an imminent arrest. "I have a suspicion that the police, when they come to arrest me, might try to kill me....
  • ISIS' twitter 'jihadi' may not be in Bengaluru: International agencies December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The suspect behind a pro-ISIS twitter account followed by foreign jihadis may not be based in Bengaluru as claimed by a British media report and he could be using a pseudonym - Mehdi Mehboob Biswas, according to preliminary assessment by central intelligence agencies. The individual may not be based...
  • Police probe on as reports claim Bengaluru youth behind pro-Islamic State Twitter handle December 12, 2014

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru Police has swung into action after a British news channel claimed to have tracked down the man behind the "most influential Islamic State Twitter handle" to the IT city. A report by Channel 4 says Twitter handle @ShamiWitness with over 17,700 followers is the most followed Twitter account...
  • Instagram crosses the 300 million user mark, edges past Twitter December 11, 2014

    Bengaluru: Facebook's photo-sharing service, Instagram, said it had more than 300 million users, sharing over 70 million photos and videos each day. Microblogging service Twitter has 284 million active users, according to its website. Four-year-old Instagram crossed 200 million users in March. The service, bought by Facebook in April 2012, also said...