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Facebook political Polls 2019

Facebook verifying political ads ahead of 2019 LS Polls

Facing intense scrutiny over the misuse of  its platform globally during elections, Facebook has announced fresh steps to increase ad transparency and defend against foreign interference ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in India. Now anyone who wants to run and in India related to politics will need to first confirm their identity and location, and give more details about who placed the ad, the social networking giant said in a statement late Thursday. “We’re

Ludhiana girl Harkamal cracked PCS Judicial

Ludhiana Ludhiana girl Harkamal cracked PCS Judicial. Unlike most of the youngsters, Ludhiana Girl Harkamal Kaur avoids using social networking sites- Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp and only concentrated on her studies. With the hard work and dedication she cleared PCS Judicial exam and becomes judicial official. Talking to Daily Post, Harkamal said that though she

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to 5 chats in India

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to 5 chats in India

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to 5 chats in India. As the government served WhatsApp with a second notice asking it to check the spread of fake and provocative content, the Facebook-owned platform has said it is launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone in India. “In India where people forward

Facebook faces $660,000 fine in UK for data leak

Facebook faces $660,000 fine in UK for data leak

LONDON: UK’s data protection watchdog plans to slap a fine of 500,000 pounds ($662,501) on Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica data leak scandal. This is the highest permitted fine under Britain’s data protection law. In its investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found that Facebook broke British law by failing to safeguard people’s information, and

Now, type in Morse code with Google Gboard

Now, type in Morse code with Google Gboard

California [United States]: Google has added support for Morse code to its Gboard app for iOS. With support for Morse code, it will become easier for users with limited motion to communicate with just dots and dashes.The new support replaces the usual letters with the coded dots and dashes, and also offers text suggestions for

YouTube releases new tool to keep a check on stolen videos

YouTube releases new tool to keep a check on stolen videos

San Francisco [United States]: It is heartbreaking to see the video you produced with so much effort getting stolen or worse, replicated on another channel without your permission.To curb the menace, YouTube is releasing a new tool called Copyright Match tool to let creators see if their videos are being stolen and take relevant action

Remain accountable, responsible and vigilant: Centre to WhatsApp

Remain accountable, responsible and vigilant: Centre to WhatsApp

New Delhi (ANI): Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday asked owners of instant messaging app WhatsApp to work closely with the IT Ministry and remain “accountable, responsible and vigilant” towards ensuring that nobody misuses their platform.“India is emerging as a big digital power. Whatsapp has the biggest spread in India across the world just

Moderate Facebook use may boost happiness in autistic adults

Moderate Facebook use may boost happiness in autistic adults

NEW YORK: Adults with autism spectrum disorder who use Facebook in moderation tend to be happier than those who do not, finds a new study. The study showed that Facebook in moderation may also enhance their well-being as well as act as a protective factor against co-occurring psychiatric conditions like depression. However, the finding could

Apple to roll out improved version of Maps

Apple to roll out improved version of Maps

San Francisco(IANS) – To offers its users a better navigation tool, Apple is reportedly re-building its Maps platform by using data collected by iPhones and a fleet of cars parked with sensors and cameras.The new product will launch in San Francisco and the Bay Area with the next iOS 12 beta and will cover Northern

Facebook had data-sharing partnership with 52 tech firms

Facebook had data-sharing partnership with 52 tech firms

San Francisco (IANS) – Facebook entered into data-sharing partnership with 52 technology companies, including Chinese companies like Alibaba, Huawei, Lenovo and Oppo, the social networking giant said in its latest response to Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives.In its 747-page response to questions raised by the committee, Facebook said it had

WhatsApp's 'one-way' broadcast mode for group chats is here

WhatsApp’s ‘one-way’ broadcast mode for group chats is here

San Francisco(IANS) – Aiming to take on encrypted messaging platform Telegram, WhatsApp has released a new feature for its groups which is essentially a “one-way broadcast” communication stream.”Today, we’re launching a new group setting where only admins are able to send messages to a group. One way people use groups is to receive important announcements

Twitter Ads Transparency Centre lets users view who bought its ads

Twitter Ads Transparency Centre lets users view who bought its ads

San Francisco(IANS) – Twitter has launched an “Ads Transparency Centre” which will enable users across the globe to identify who is advertising on its platform, the microblogging site said in a blog post.The new transparency tools will let users search for and see who is buying ads, with even more detail on US federal political

WhatsApp to offer 24-hr customer support for payments services in India

WhatsApp to offer 24-hr customer support for payments services in India

WhatsApp to offer 24-hr customer support for payments services in India New Delhi, Jun 24 (PTI) WhatsApp is working on setting up a 24-hour customer support for users of its payments services that is slated to be rolled out in India in the coming weeks. WhatsApp, which has over 200 million users in India, will

Just 25 percent adults use Internet in India

Just 25 percent adults use Internet in India

SAN FRANCISCO: Despite talk of Digital India, only one in four in the country reported using the Internet in 2017, which is among the lowest in the world, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Centre. South Korea stands out as the most heavily connected society, with 96 per cent of adults reporting

Facebook to train 1 mn US enterpreneurs in digital skills

Facebook to train 1 mn US enterpreneurs in digital skills

Aim to give individuals and companies the tools they need to flourish in an increasingly digital economy, Facebook has vowed to train one million people and small business owners across the US by 2020. “Our plan is to work side by side with communities to provide more freein-person training, mentorship and online courses, ” Amy Brooks, Facebook’s Business

Now user can repost Instagram ‘Stories’ you are tagged in

Now user can repost Instagram ‘Stories’ you are tagged in. Facebook-owned Instagram announced a change to its “Stories” feature which will allow users to instantly repost a “Story” they are tagged in, as theirs. “When someone mentions you in their story, you receive a notification in your ‘Direct message’ thread with that person. Now you’ll

YouTube to roll out new music service

YouTube to roll out new music service

YouTube is rolling out a new service “YouTube Music” on May 22 to seperate the music and film components on the Google-owned video sharing platform. “You Tube Music” is a mobile app and desktop player with multiple playlists, official albums and artists to prevent users from jumping back and forth between multiple apps and YouTube, the company said

Delhi HC social media Kathua rape case

Delhi HC issues notice to Google, FB for revealing identity of rape victim

 Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites after their Indian subsidiaries informed the court that they are not concerned entity to reply to court’s notice on disclosing the identity of Kathua victim. The Court will again hear the matter on May 29. Earlier the Delhi High Court had slapped a fine of Rs. 10 lakhs

Facebook can make older adults feel less lonely: Study

Facebook can make older adults feel less lonely: Study

NEW YORK: If your grandparents are struggling with isolation, showing them how to use Facebook may help as researchers, including one of Indianorigin, have found that social networking sites offer tools and activities that may help older adults feel more empowered and less lonely.Facebook and similar social networking sites could play a critical role in

Modi twice as popular on Facebook as Trump

Modi twice as popular on Facebook as Trump

GENEVA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is far ahead of other world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, when it comes to popularity on Facebook, according to a new study which said 43.2 million people follow the Indian premier on the social media platform.Trump, who rules the other social media platform Twitter, is in second place