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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