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Facebook releases its guidelines on posts

The 2,500 words guidelines for its 1.39 billion active users worldwide Facebook has listed its standards for posts.  Users post everything under the sun and sometimes their imagination runs ri

Govt to look at social media content to fine-tune policies

People’s voices matter in a democracy and soon this political dictum will move beyond the realm of rhetoric to become a reality. What can be seen as a clear attempt to establish a ‘deli

Katju plea: SC to hear case to decide on parliament’s power to punish citizens

Saying that if one put one’s views on a public domain, one had to be prepared for criticism, the supreme court today (Monday) said that prima facie it feels that there is nothing wrong in par

Horror episode of MP woman officer casts shadow on independent India

As India celebrates Independence day next week, the distance that we need to travel to make our independence worthwhile seems huge and daunting. The chronicles of a young officials speaks horrors o

Perils of social media: Amitabh Bachchan`s twitter account hacked

From the president to the prime minister, and a sizeable section of Indians are on the social media. But no one seems to be safe in the virtual world. The Twitter account of Bollywood superstar Ami

First lesson on challenges of social media

It was a caution and solicited advice for all of us- the aspiring journalists. Two years down the line and I realise that social media has grave perils and can tarnish the credibility and reputatio

Morning briefing: 14 Indians among 717 dead in Haj stampede in Saudi Arabia

At least 717 people, including fourteen Indians, were killed and over 860 injured in a stampede on Thursday during Haj here, in the second worst ever tragedy to hit the annual pilgrimage in Saudi A

When India rekindled Zuckerberg`s belief in Facebook

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has had his belief in his company reinforced by India. This was confessed by Zuckerberg himself as he hosted prime minister Narendra Modi on sunday at the headquart

Morning briefing: Promises in poll manifesto not legally enforceable, says supreme court

Tall promises made by political parties in their election manifestos got legal sanction as the Supreme Court on Monday refused to tie parties down to their grandiose claims. Refusing to entertain a

Evening digest: Aadhaar card termed voluntary, extended to other schemes by SC

The supreme court today extended voluntary use of Aadhaar card for bank accounts and schemes like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act, Jan-Dhan Yojana, provident funds and pension

Morning briefing: Kejriwal rides on corruption survey to target Delhi cops again

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday found a new weapon to target prime minister Narendra Modi and the police force. Quoting from a survey conducted by CMS Transparency, Kejriwal tweeted

Facebook chief sells zero-rate plans that are against free internet in the name of free access

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is committed to net neutrality. However, in the name of access, he supports zero-rating plans, which are against the principles of free internet. Zero-ratin

Evening digest: Cabinet removes land cost from infra project costs to fast track approvals

In a spate of decisions, union cabinet has approved 10% stake sale in Coal India, initial public offer of Cochin Shipyards, approved 3% interest subsidy for exports, empowered roads ministry to rev

Morning brieifing: Govt committee suggests GST rate of 17-18 per cent

A key government committee has suggested a standard goods and services tax (GST) rate of 17-18%, increasing chances of a consensus on the key reform so that the constitutional amendment that it ent

Facebook goes with telcos to support differential pricing

While affirming to the core principle of net neutrality, social media giant Facebook has moved with telecom operators over the issue of differential pricing of data services. It has

Will Facebook, Twitter relocate servers to India?

The debate to relocate offshore servers of internet and social media firms including Google, Facebook and Twitter has revived. Home minister Rajnath Singh has requested the social media companies,

The crisis of regulation on social media

Digital India may be in full swing, but the events around it expose the lack of control and carefree nature of social media. BJP with its full might is taking credit for pushing India to the digita

ONGC hires consultants to evaluate GSPC KG block reserves

 State-owned ONGC has hired US-based Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants to assess natural gas reserves in Gujarat State Petroleum Corp`s (GSPC) KG (Deendayal) block before deciding to buy a sta

Nightmare on the cyber street

Prerna Pratham Singh, who works at a media company, had been bombarded with messages from a stranger on Facebook. She ignored those messages. But, in May last year, the stranger made a sexual remar

And Truth Shall Have No Dominion

FAKE news – easy to make, easier to spread – is fast becoming the AK-47 of the cyber guerrillas of information warfare. It is one of the choicest weapons in a world being adjectivised a

Cyber-attacks are most serious economic, national security threat: E&Y

Cyber security will cost the world $2 trillion in the next three years, and India, given the incidents of 2016, will continue to be the target, said Nitin Bhatt, national head and partner, risk adv

SC issues notice to Govt, TRAI, Facebook, WhatsApp over data privacy

The supreme court on Monday has issued notice to the government, telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI), WhatsApp and Facebook regarding data privacy. The issue was first taken

Assembly elections: Facebook to remind voters about polling day

Ahead of state assembly polls in five states –Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur – Facebook has decided to give polling day reminder on the newsfeed of its Indian users

Polling ends, all eyes on March 11

With the final phase polling in Uttar Pradesh and Manipur , the assembly polls for five states, including Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand, came to an end. Amidst all five states, the bat

“India needs a data empowerment law”

Why would Google develop self-driving cars? Google first had web search, search led to local search, which led to maps, maps led to street views, and street view led to data on everything around th

Facebook`s Ten Commandments to fights fake news

Social media giant Facebook has offered “tips for spotting false news” as part of its campaign to combat spread of misinformation. In a full-page advertisement in section

Facebook and post-truth

It is not very often that Facebook advertises in newspapers. Last time it did was a year ago when it was promoting `free basics`— a limited internet service provided for free to subscribers o

Indane LPG refill booking through FB, Twitter launched

 IndianOil corporation (IOCL) has launched Indane LPG cylinder refill booking through social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Director (marketing) Gurmeet Singh emphasised

Is deleting Facebook account a solution to the privacy issue?

Is deleting Facebook account a solution

Govt asks Cambridge Analytica if it used Indian users’ data

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) has issued notice to Cambridge Analytica seeking its response on its alleged exploitation of Indian Facebook users data. The ministry

“In the online world, free means paying with your data”

The illegal sharing and usage of 87 million Facebook users data have put the spotlight on the risks data breach poses to individuals and democracies around the world. Cambridge Analytica, the p

New medium is the new message

A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Those initiated into English-language journalism were asked to learn this sentence by rote and type it on a typewriter repeatedly to familiarise th

The charge of the forward brigade

The family group on WhatsApp went into a buzzing frenzy. Thumbs-ups, happy emojis, congratulatory messages. All in response to a message that made it seem as if the BBC was reporting on a survey co



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