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  • A flaw in WhatsApp may lock you out of your account Apr 13, 2021 04:54 PM IST

    A flaw in WhatsApp may lock you out of your account

    This WhatsApp security flaw may cause you to loose your account

  • A Facebook loophole is allowing world leaders to manipulate their citizens Apr 13, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    A Facebook loophole is allowing world leaders to manipulate their citizens

    An expose by The Guardian sheds light on how Facebook is allowing world leaders to get away with harassing their citizens.

  • Enjoy Enjaami | Did the message make the song go viral? Apr 10, 2021 07:37 AM IST

    Enjoy Enjaami | Did the message make the song go viral?

    The intention of the production team in terms of the messages to be conveyed stands far from the visuals and remains embedded in the lyrics. That is where seems to be the rub

  • WhatsApp, WHO collaborate on new sticker pack called 'Vaccines for All' Apr 08, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    WhatsApp, WHO collaborate on new sticker pack called 'Vaccines for All'

    The new sticker pack will celebrate the healthcare professionals who put themselves at risk for out safety

  • Mark Zuckerberg's leaked phone number reveals that he uses WhatsApp rival Signal Apr 06, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Mark Zuckerberg's leaked phone number reveals that he uses WhatsApp rival Signal

    Turns out the Facebook CEO uses WhatsApp's competitor

  • Donald Trump plans social media return with his own platform: Adviser Mar 22, 2021 08:23 AM IST

    Donald Trump plans social media return with his own platform: Adviser

    Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump’s 2020 campaign, told the network that Trump would re-enter the social media space with a new platform of his own that would “completely redefine the game.”

  • Here are 5 signs that 'creator economy' has arrived in India Mar 19, 2021 09:02 AM IST

    Here are 5 signs that 'creator economy' has arrived in India

    The creator economy is taking off and experts say one-person unicorns are not too far as influencers look to cash in on their huge following. From selling sandwiches, make-up lines to offering courses on building social media following, there is nothing that creators can't do.

  • Any attempt to create 'imperialism of internet' by few companies unacceptable: Ravi Shankar Prasad Mar 18, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    Any attempt to create 'imperialism of internet' by few companies unacceptable: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Speaking during Question Hour on the banning of Twitter accounts, Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government welcomes dissent but cannot allow misuse or abuse of social media.

  • Instagram is making its platform safer for younger users Mar 17, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    Instagram is making its platform safer for younger users

    Instagram is clamping down on adults with patterns of dubious behaviour

  • Twitter to introduce physical security key-only 2FA feature soon Mar 16, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    Twitter to introduce physical security key-only 2FA feature soon

    Twitter added support for physical security keys late last year.

  • COVID-19 update | Facebook launches global campaign to help 50 million people get vaccinated Mar 15, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Facebook launches global campaign to help 50 million people get vaccinated

    The social media major said that they were launching a tool which shows users when and where they can get vaccinated. Also, this tool will help the users make an appointment by providing them a link.

  • Afghan officials reverse ban on girls singing after social media backlash Mar 15, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    Afghan officials reverse ban on girls singing after social media backlash

    Schoolgirl choirs are a regular feature of official Afghan events, but when education authorities in Kabul banned the participation of teenagers it prompted an immediate backlash.

  • No govt communication ever threatened social media platforms' staff of jail term: IT Ministry Mar 14, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    No govt communication ever threatened social media platforms' staff of jail term: IT Ministry

    Reacting to reports that alluded to Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter employees being threatened with jail term, the Ministry said social media platforms are "obliged to follow the laws of India and the Constitution of India, just like all other businesses in India have to."

  • Russia, after Twitter slowdown, accuses US of using IT to engage in unfair competition Mar 13, 2021 07:14 PM IST

    Russia, after Twitter slowdown, accuses US of using IT to engage in unfair competition

    Russia this week said it was slowing down the speed of Twitter in retaliation for what it described as a failure to remove banned content. It threatened to block the U.S. platform outright, a move which escalating a row between Moscow and U.S. social media firms.

  • MC ExpertEye: Are the new IT rules harming freedom of expression? Mar 12, 2021 04:56 PM IST

    MC ExpertEye: Are the new IT rules harming freedom of expression?

    The new rules for social media firms and OTT platforms have created a furore over whether they cut into freedom of expression, or whether these firms faced zero regulation before, and are now only going to be treated normally. Moneycontrol asked experts for their views.

  • Over 4,000 URLs each on Facebook, Twitter blocked in last 5 years: Official data Mar 11, 2021 12:42 PM IST

    Over 4,000 URLs each on Facebook, Twitter blocked in last 5 years: Official data

    There has been a considerable increase in the number of URLs blocked on these social media platforms over the last two years compared to the previous three years, data show.

  • Glance beats Instagram to be among top content consumption platforms along with Facebook, YouTube Mar 10, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    Glance beats Instagram to be among top content consumption platforms along with Facebook, YouTube

    In India, a partnership with Reliance can potentially provide Instagram the capability to create an end-to-end play, across consumer-facing and supply side elements of building a commerce platform, the report added.

  • WhatsApp may soon allow you to password-protect your Google Drive backups Mar 09, 2021 05:58 PM IST

    WhatsApp may soon allow you to password-protect your Google Drive backups

    WhatsApp is working on password protection for your cloud backups

  • Your Instagram Reels may soon be recommended by Facebook Mar 09, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    Your Instagram Reels may soon be recommended by Facebook

    Facebook has announced that its testing the ability for creators to have their Instagram public Reels recommended in India

  • Video showing how much Google knows about you goes Viral, here's how you can dig through the dirt Google has on you Mar 08, 2021 02:56 PM IST

    Video showing how much Google knows about you goes Viral, here's how you can dig through the dirt Google has on you

    Google has a lot of dirt on you but promises not to use your information for profit. Here's how you can opt out

  • You can now make WhatsApp calls using your PC Mar 04, 2021 03:31 PM IST

    You can now make WhatsApp calls using your PC

    WhatsApp rolled out the feature to a small group of users last year but is now making it available to everyone. But one striking omission from the desktop calling feature list is the ability to make group calls.

  • 155 Internet shutdowns in 2020; 109 reported in India, says NGO Mar 04, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    155 Internet shutdowns in 2020; 109 reported in India, says NGO

    Access Now says political instability was among the top causes for shutdowns in India, followed by elections and protests. The number of countries reporting shutdowns has come down from 33 in 2019 to 29 in 2020.

  • New IT Rules | Treat the sickness, leave the healthy alone Mar 02, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    New IT Rules | Treat the sickness, leave the healthy alone

    A democratically-elected government should have powers and responsibility to protect its citizens online. However, the new IT rules seem to be designed to control the Internet 

  • Instagram "doubles up" Live Rooms, allows upto four users to live stream Mar 02, 2021 01:25 PM IST

    Instagram "doubles up" Live Rooms, allows upto four users to live stream

    The Live Rooms feature puts Instagram in league with the new group audio based platform, Clubhouse that already has millions of registered users.

  • Govt sets 50 lakh users threshold to define 'significant social media intermediary' under IT rules Feb 27, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    Govt sets 50 lakh users threshold to define 'significant social media intermediary' under IT rules

    The new rules, announced earlier this week, require ''significant social media intermediaries'' to follow additional due diligence, including the appointment of a chief compliance officer, nodal contact person and resident grievance officer. All three officials will have to reside in India.

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