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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

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

Snapchat introduces tagging for Snapchat stories

Snapchat introduces tagging for Snapchat stories. In yet another move to outdo its competitors, particularly Instagram, image and video sharing platform, Snapchat, revealed that users can now tag their friends on the stories they post. In its latest update, the company said users can tag their friends in a Story, creating a swipe up “more”

Kylie Jenner’s tweet hurt Snapchat

Kylie Jenner’s tweet hurt Snapchat. Reality TV star Kylie Jenner, one of social media’s most prominent influencers, has sent shares of Snap Inc. down more than six percent – apparently – with just one tweet. The 20-year-old tweeted disapproval of the redesign of the company’s video messaging app Snapchat, calling it ‘so sad.’ “Sooo does anyone

User may post Instagram Stories on WhatsApp soon

Facebook is running a small test to let users post their Instagram “Stories” directly to WhatsApp Status. The new feature will let users post decorated photos, videos and GIFs on WhatsApp which will disappear after 24 hours. “An Instagram Story posted as a WhatsApp Status also becomes encrypted like the rest of WhatsApp,” TechCrunch reported on

Facebook working on feature similar to Snapchat’s ‘Streaks’

San Francisco, Nov 24: Facebook working on feature similar to Snapchat’s ‘Streaks’. In yet another attempt to take on photo-sharing platform Snapchat, Facebook is working on a feature similar to Snapchat’s “Streaks” which is an addictive game that encourages friends to send messages back and forth for consecutive days.“For example, a lightning bolt may appear

Instagram Stories, WhatsApp status hit 300mn users

San Francisco, Nov 2 : Instagram Stories, WhatsApp status hit 300mn users. As Facebook posted an increase in its daily and monthly active users in the third quarter financial results, the features of its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp also recorded growth with active users touching the 300 million mark. On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Snapchat could be best social tool: Study

Snapchat could be best social tool says study

Snapchat could be best social tool says study.  At a time when people struggle with a seemingly diminishing attention span, Snapchat could be the best form of communication but its overuse could make you addictive, researchers say. “For certain people, Snapchat enables them to overcome communication apprehension by using a different means of communication where

‘Sarahah’ becoming popular among Indians

‘Sarahah’ becoming popular among Indians

‘Sarahah’ becoming popular among Indians. Nowadays, an app called Sarahah has become very popular on social sites, specially among Indians. This app was launched a few months ago and made by the Saudi Arab software developer. Sarahah ‘is an Arabic word, which means’ honesty’.With this app, users can send and receive messages without giving their

Facebook allows advertisers to buy in-stream ads

New York, Facebook allows advertisers. In a bid to give advertisers more flexibility and control to buy video ads to meet their target audience, Facebook has introduced an option to deliver ads on in-stream placements in videos on the social-networking platform. The move also gives advertisers an option to specify whether they would like their in-stream ads to appear on Facebook itself or

Jacqueline Fernandez receives a special gift from 'Snapchat'

Jacqueline Fernandez receives a special gift from ‘Snapchat’

Recently, Jacqueline Fernandez celebrated her 32nd birthday and while the whole world was busy showering the Sri Lankan beauty with their love and wishes, a special gift was received by the ‘Kick’ actress from Snapchat. Snapchat created a special filter to mark the actress’ birthday.The filter wrote ‘Happy Birthday Jacqueline’ wishing the gorgeous diva on

Babysitters arrested for putting 8-month old baby in fridge

Babysitters arrested. Video posted to Snapchat shows the girls laughing as one of them places the crying baby in the refrigerator before she closes the door completely and says “bye.” The baby remains in the fridge for a few seconds until one of the teens opens the door and removes the screaming infant. TWO schoolgirl babysitters

Google Working on News Product Competing With Snapchat

Google Working on News Product Competing With Snapchat

Alphabet Inc’s Google is developing technology that media companies could use to create stories similar to those found on Snapchat’s “Discover” platform, a person familiar with the plans said on Friday.Google’s project, dubbed “Stamp” is in the early stages of testing with publishers said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Tech firms including

Saudi police release Snapchat ‘model in skirt’ without charge

Saudi police release Snapchat ‘model in skirt’ without charge

For all the Latest news download Daily Post news app:- Click For Android Click For IOS Saudi police have released without charge a woman who was filmed in a miniskirt at a historic site in the conservative kingdom, the government said on Wednesday. The ministry of information said police had released the woman last night