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  • The Tech Weekender | India's new IT Rules, Australia's media bargaining code, Apple vs Facebook, first foldable smartphone of 2021, and more Feb 27, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender | India's new IT Rules, Australia's media bargaining code, Apple vs Facebook, first foldable smartphone of 2021, and more

    In case you missed them, here are the biggest developments from the world of technology from the week ended February 27.

  • What is Super Follow? Twitter's new payment model explained Feb 26, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    What is Super Follow? Twitter's new payment model explained

    Everything you need to know about Twitter's upcoming new features

  • New IT rules lay down India’s authority over social media Feb 26, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    New IT rules lay down India’s authority over social media

    The government has laid down the law to establish its authority without fear of further challenges from social media platforms. To that extent, India’s new social media rules are strong and robust, and might be a template for adoption by many other countries

  • Twitter intends to make its content moderation practices more transparent: Jack Dorsey Feb 26, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    Twitter intends to make its content moderation practices more transparent: Jack Dorsey

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the microblogging platform is making a lot of progress in its accountability by "owning our mistakes and correcting, and reliability by following published principles and not wavering".

  • Indian Twitter says will boycott Spiderman after 'author' Tom Holland makes sarcastic tweet on PM Modi Feb 25, 2021 07:30 PM IST

    Indian Twitter says will boycott Spiderman after 'author' Tom Holland makes sarcastic tweet on PM Modi

    After author and historian Tom Holland shared a sarcastic tweet on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Gujarat, Indian Twitter users trended #BoycottSpiderMan on the microblogging site.

  • New IT rules: Social media platforms must remove content within 36 hours of govt order Feb 25, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    New IT rules: Social media platforms must remove content within 36 hours of govt order

    Govt issues new rules for social media platforms and digital media companies.

  • India plans new social media controls after Twitter face-off Feb 24, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    India plans new social media controls after Twitter face-off

    The latest draft rules - which would be legally enforcable -say companies should remove content as early as possible, but not later than 36 hours, after a government or legal order.

  • RBI Kehta Hai: Watch Reserve Bank's innovative rap video warning against banking frauds Feb 19, 2021 11:06 AM IST

    RBI Kehta Hai: Watch Reserve Bank's innovative rap video warning against banking frauds

    As part of the Public Awareness initiative by the RBI, its Twitter and Facebook page called 'RBI says' usually puts out pictures and messages in multiple Indian languages.

  • Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs will testify about misinformation before US Congress Feb 19, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs will testify about misinformation before US Congress

    A pair of House Energy and Commerce subcommittees will hold a fully remote joint hearing including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as Congress considers whether to make changes in legal protections for social media companies.

  • Twitter Voice Messages feature being rolled out to Android, iOS users in India, Brazil and Japan Feb 17, 2021 10:11 AM IST

    Twitter Voice Messages feature being rolled out to Android, iOS users in India, Brazil and Japan

    The Twitter voice message in direct messages is an extension to the Twitter Voice Tweets introduced in June 2020.

  • Here's a look at Koo, Sandes and other Indian alternatives to Twitter, WhatsApp and TikTok Feb 16, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    Here's a look at Koo, Sandes and other Indian alternatives to Twitter, WhatsApp and TikTok

    Here are some Indian made alternatives to popular social media platforms

  • Tech Weekender | Twitter censorship and its Indian alternative Koo; EA's big mobile gaming play; Cyberpunk 2077 woes; and more Feb 14, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    Tech Weekender | Twitter censorship and its Indian alternative Koo; EA's big mobile gaming play; Cyberpunk 2077 woes; and more

    Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ended February 13.

  • Koo is a cool addition to the dictionary of bizarre social media names Feb 14, 2021 10:39 AM IST

    Koo is a cool addition to the dictionary of bizarre social media names

    With zillions of sites in the digital universe, standing out isn’t easy. Finding names that are unique and memorable can be a real challenge.

  • Twitter chief Jack Dorsey teams with Jay-Z to back bitcoin Feb 13, 2021 11:04 AM IST

    Twitter chief Jack Dorsey teams with Jay-Z to back bitcoin

    Dorsey, who is also founder and chief of financial services and mobile payments firm Square, said in a tweet that he and Jay-Z are giving 500 bitcoin to fund an independent endowment called "Btrust."

  • Facebook, Twitter CEOs in talks to testify at House hearing as early as March Feb 13, 2021 08:37 AM IST

    Facebook, Twitter CEOs in talks to testify at House hearing as early as March

    Facebook has discussed making its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, available to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the report added, citing two people. Twitter and its chief, Jack Dorsey, have discussed the same, Politico said, citing one person.

  • Twitter to add more labels to identify accounts of govt leaders, institutions Feb 12, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Twitter to add more labels to identify accounts of govt leaders, institutions

    Twitter said the roll-out will begin in Canada, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates from February 17.

  • Twitter blocks 97% of accounts, posts flagged by IT Ministry Feb 12, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    Twitter blocks 97% of accounts, posts flagged by IT Ministry

    This followed a meeting between Twitter representatives and the Information Technology Secretary on Wednesday evening where the US-based microblogging platform was issued a stern warning to comply with local laws or be prepared for action.

  • SC issues notice to Twitter, Centre in PIL seeking mechanism to check fake news Feb 12, 2021 12:28 PM IST

    SC issues notice to Twitter, Centre in PIL seeking mechanism to check fake news

    The Supreme Court's notice comes amid a row between the government and Twitter over blocking of accounts allegedly spreading misinformation and inflammatory messages related to the ongoing farmers protest.

  • Twitter locked or suspended your account?  Here are your options Feb 12, 2021 09:05 AM IST

    Twitter locked or suspended your account? Here are your options

    Twitter can lock an account if it finds suspicious activity or if the account has been compromised.

  • Twitter may pay its employees, vendors in Bitcoins; purchase on cards, CFO says Feb 11, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    Twitter may pay its employees, vendors in Bitcoins; purchase on cards, CFO says

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had earlier declared his "passion" for bitcoin while explaining the social media giant's decision to ban US President Donald Trump from the platform following violent riots on Capitol Hill.

  • The dilemma that Twitter and social media pose for democracies Feb 11, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    The dilemma that Twitter and social media pose for democracies

    Freedom of expression is the life blood of democracies, but hate speech and incitement to violence need to be firmly disallowed

  • Twitter welcome to do business, but must respect Indian laws: Govt Feb 10, 2021 11:25 PM IST

    Twitter welcome to do business, but must respect Indian laws: Govt

    Indian laws enacted by parliament must be followed irrespective of Twitter’s own rules and guidelines, Electronics and Information Technology secretary tells Twitter officials, expressing strong displeasure at the social media network's reluctance to take down accounts that abuse freedom of speech.

  • Can Koo be India's answer to Twitter? Feb 10, 2021 10:57 PM IST

    Can Koo be India's answer to Twitter?

    What is Koo and why is it being touted as India's alternative to Twitter? Let's hear from the CEO himself.

  • Koo has a Chinese investor who is exiting, says founder Aprameya Radhakrishna Feb 10, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    Koo has a Chinese investor who is exiting, says founder Aprameya Radhakrishna

    Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Koo, said Shunwei Capital was a very small stakeholder in the company and its stake would be bought by other investors.

  • Twitter begins rolling out Spaces to more users; What is Twitter Spaces, how to use it? Feb 10, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    Twitter begins rolling out Spaces to more users; What is Twitter Spaces, how to use it?

    The beta is rolling out to 3,000 more users.

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