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GDPR impact: Google, Facebook face penalty as US news sites go unavailable
Sat, May 26, 2018
Within hours of the European Union`s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect on Friday, technology giants Google and Facebook have been hit with privacy complaints that could carry fines of up to $9.3 billion in total
Facebook, Twitter first choice for promotion for top brands: Survey
Fri, May 25, 2018
Influencers are people on social media wielding some celebrity status or large following that enables them to "influence" other users with their opinion towards any brand or product, a form of covert advertising.
Why Facebook is suddenly bullish on Indian smartphone consumers
Sat, May 19, 2018
Facebook India has done its homework and has real, contemporary data based on primary research and insights survey on how Indians, especially millennials, are shopping on smartphones and still, many fall off the grid and cancel orders in the middle of their purchase journey
Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy in US following Facebook privacy scandal
Fri, May 18, 2018
London-based Cambridge Analytica was created in 2013 initially with a focus on U.S. elections, with $15 million in backing from Mercer and a name chosen by former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon, according to a report by the New York Times. Facebook has faced multiple investigations in the United States and Europe over its handling of personal data of users, hurting shares of the Mark Zuckerberg-led company.
Facebook rolls out India-first features for its stories format, voice posts
Thu, May 17, 2018
Among the new features include voice posts, stories archive and the ability to save photos and videos from the Facebook Camera app while avoiding using up space on the user's mobile phone. The three updates will help users better "create and save memories." The changes will let you save your photos and videos directly to your account in the Facebook cloud, share voice messages with friends, and archive your favourite Facebook Stories, the report said.
How to make money on Facebook? These 5 points can make the world of difference for you
Wed, May 16, 2018
How to make money on Facebook? Do you spend a lot of time on social media websites? If you do so then you need not to feel guilty for wasting too much time. However, there is a way that will make sure you don't have to do that.
Govt spying on your Facebook account? FB reports massive surge in data requests in 2017
Wed, May 16, 2018
Facebook in its transparency report released on Tuesday said that it received a total of 22,024 requests from India in 2017 compared to 13,613 in 2016 - a rise of 61.7 per cent.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg refuses to face-off with British parliamentarians
Wed, May 16, 2018
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has no plans as of now to face members of a British parliamentary committee probing the misuse of the firm`s data its practice of collecting user information, the media reported. In a letter to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Rebecca Stimson, Facebook
Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation
Mon, May 14, 2018
The apps were suspended pending a thorough investigation into whether they did in fact misuse any data, said Ime Archibong, Facebook`s vice president of product partnerships.
Facebook may soon bring it’s own cryptocurrency; Bitcoin hovers near $9,000-mark
Sun, May 13, 2018
People familiar with Facebook told Cheddar, “They are very serious about it.” Interestingly, Facebook is planning this idea for more than a year now.
Facebook to block foreign advertisements in Irish abortion referendum
Tue, May 08, 2018
The company said it would rely on reports from established campaign groups on both sides of the campaign to identify foreign-based ads, as its automated election integrity tools are still in development. On April 25, the company launched a trial of a `view ads` tool, which allows users to view all of the ads any advertiser is running on Facebook in Ireland at the same time.
WhatsApp drops support feature of YouTube for iOS 10 and below version users
Sun, May 06, 2018
. Earlier, the feature was available for all iOS users. The Facebook-owned app has now remotely disabled the YouTube support for iOS 10 and below versions, according to reports. WhatsApp rolled out in-chat YouTube feature to Apple iPhone users, allowing them to watch videos from the app in 2017
Will it be Neeraj Arora at WhatsApp, after Satya Nadella at Microsoft, Sundar Pichai at Google?
Sat, May 05, 2018
The Indian techie has made huge inroads into the American technology scene at the highest levels and it seems that there will be yet another high profile entry at CXO level and this one is into one of the most popular messenger apps in the world.
Google to verify advertisers buying political ads in US
Sat, May 05, 2018
"As a first step, we`ll now require that advertisers confirm they are a US citizen or lawful permanent resident, as required by law," Kent Walker, Senior Vice President at Google, said in a statement late Friday. This means advertisers will have to provide a government-issued ID and other key information
Change your Twitter password now! Here is why
Fri, May 04, 2018
Twitter masks passwords through a process called hashing using a function known as bcrypt, which replaces the actual password with a random set of numbers and letters that are stored in Twitter`s system. "This allows our systems to validate your account credentials without revealing your password. This is an industry standard," Agrawal noted.
Cambridge Analytica and British parent shut down after Facebook scandal
Thu, May 03, 2018
Allegations of the improper use of data for 87 million Facebook users by Cambridge Analytica, which was hired by President Donald Trump`s 2016 U.S. election campaign, has hurt the shares of the world`s biggest social network and prompted multiple official investigations in the United States and Europe.
This new Facebook feature stops short of users needs? Find out
Tue, May 01, 2018
Facebook has begun rolling out a feature called "downvote" that lets users register a negative reaction to comments on the social networking platform but it is not the "dislike" button users have long desired.
Facebook introduces ''Sleep Mode'' for parents in Messenger Kids
Sat, Apr 28, 2018
When the Facebook app is in Sleep Mode, kids cannot send or receive messages or video calls, play with the creative camera or receive notifications. If they try to open the app, they`ll see a message telling them that it`s in sleep mode and to come back later. "Parents told us they would like controls that make the app inaccessible at a certain time, like during dinner, homework time or bedtime
Facebook 2nd most trusted internet brand in India; you won't believe who is not in top 10
Thu, Apr 26, 2018
TRA Brand Trust Report 2018 has just been released and it has some interesting findings for India's preference towards internet brands. The survey was carried out during November 2017-January 2018 and did not take into account the recent reports of data breach and privacy involving Facebook.
Govt sends second notice to Facebook, CA; seeks response by May 10
Wed, Apr 25, 2018
Taking a tough stance against Cambridge Analytica's "cryptic response" to its first notice, the government has again sent notices to both the British data analytics firm and Facebook, confronting them with additional questions on potential misuse of data. It has asked Facebook to list out security architecture proposed to be created by the company "so that data concerning Indians are not pilfered or manipulated again for extraneous purposes including to influence the elections"