Thursday 20 September, 2018

India’s Supreme Court decision on decriminalizing homosexuality garners over 300,000 tweets

New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The landmark decision of decriminalizing homosexuality in India by the Supreme Court on Thursday has garnered over 300,000 tweets with hashtags #Section377 and #LGBTQ in past 12 hours, the micro-blogging site said in [...]

WhatsApp to restrict India service as government talks tough

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Hauled up second time by the government on its failure to check the spread of fake and provocative content on its platform amid growing lynching episodes, the Facebook-owned platform on Friday said it is launching [...]

Google allowing 3rd-party developers to scan your Gmail: Report

Washington, July 3 (IANS) Despite assuring users to “remain confident that Google will keep privacy and security paramount”, the search giant is still reportedly allowing third-party app developers scan through Gmail accounts, [...]

FBI asks people to reboot routers to counter fast-spreading malware

Washington, May 30 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has recommended businesses and individuals worldwide to reboot the routers at office or home to counter a malware known as “VPNFilter” that is spreading fast. The [...]

Google, Facebook get court notice for disclosing rape victim’s identity

File photo of the candlelight vigil held in Atlanta for the Kathua and other sexual crime victims. New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the parent company of Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Bing to file [...]

WhatsApp CEO quits Facebook over ‘data privacy’ concerns

San Francisco, May 1 (IANS) In a jolt to Facebook, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum has decided to move on amid reports that he had a difference of opinion with parent company Facebook over data privacy, encryption and other issues. Koum [...]

Not just Facebook, Twitter also sold data to Cambridge Analytica researcher

London, April 30 (IANS) After the massive Facebook data scandal, it has now come to notice that Twitter had also sold users’ data to a Cambridge Analytica researcher who collected the data of nearly 87 million Facebook users without [...]

Google celebrates K.L. Saigal’s 114th birthday

Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Google on Wednesday paid a Doodle tribute to the legendary singer-actor Kundanlal Saigal, considered India’s first ‘superstar’, on his 114th birth anniversary. The Doodle, designed by Vidhya Nagarajan [...]

Google Doodle honors India’s first US-trained female doctor

Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Google on Saturday created a special Doodle to mark the 153rd birth anniversary of Thane-born Anandi Gopal Joshi, regarded as India’s first US-trained female medico. The Goodle, designed by Kashmira Sarode of [...]

#DeleteFacebook: Elon Musk deletes SpaceX, Tesla Facebook pages

Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Verified Facebook pages of SpaceX and Tesla disappeared on Friday, minutes after Elon Musk responded to a comment on Twitter calling for him to take down his rocket company SpaceX, electric carmaker Tesla and his [...]