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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

Sonali Bendre reveals she has cancer

Bollywood star Sonali Bendre has revealed she has recently been diagnosed with high grade cancer. An ‘optimistic’ Sonali took to Instagram to release a statement where she said she is “determined to fight every step of the way.” “Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with

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

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan social media debut

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to finally make social media debut?

If there is one star whom millions of people want to see on social media, it is definitely Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.Fulfilling the wish of scores of fans and followers, the ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ star will be making her much-awaited debut on Instagram. Ahead of the Cannes Film Festival 2018, the 44-year-old is all set

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

Warm, sunny days trigger happier posts on social networks

Warm, sunny days trigger happier posts on social networks

Warm, sunny days trigger happier posts on social networks LONDON: Warm, sunny days trigger happier posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter while cold, wet and humid surroundings generally spoil the mood, leading to less frequent social media outings, an interesting research has revealed.Based on the analysis of billions of Twitter and Facebook posts, the team

Happy Birthday Bollywood Alia Bhatt

Happy Birthday to me: says Bollywood star Alia Bhatt

Bollywood star Alia Bhatt, who is celebrating her 25th birthday today, has an adorable gift for her fans and followers. The ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania‘ star took to Instagram to share two new stills from her upcoming highly anticipated film ‘Raazi’. Along with the post, the versatile actor also wrote a sweet caption which read, “Movies

Aamir Khan bollywood superstar

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan makes Instagram debut on 53rd b’day

Superstar Aamir Khan has a special gift for his fans on the occasion of his 53rd birthday. ‘Dangal‘ star, who currently enjoys massive  social media following through  Facebook and Twitter, on Tuesday, joined the Instagram family. Even without a single post, Aamir, within a few hours, managed to rake in over 234k followers on the photo sharing app. Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood has over 23

Instagram to tell

Soon, Instagram to tell you who’s stalking you

Until now, users have been able to record or screenshot other people’s ‘Stories’ secretly on Instagram, without being detected. But that’s about to change. The popular image and video sharing platform will soon start telling its users about their stalkers. The feature, which will notify users whenever someone has screengrabbed their ‘Stories’, is yet to be enabled

Instagram launches new features

Instagram launches new features for ‘Stories’

Instagram launches new features: In a bid to empower users and advertisers, Facebook-owned Instagram on Friday launched “Type Mode” and “Carousel Ads” for “Stories” With “Type Mode,” users can now share text with different styles and backgrounds. The “Carousel Ads” feature allows advertisers to have up to three pieces of media per “Stories” ad, as before