Sunday 20 May, 2018

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 [...]

All about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Cambridge Analytica, the London-based data consultancy firm in the midst of a global row, has allegedly been using Facebook users’ data to unfairly influence election results by psychological manipulation, [...]

Self-driving Uber car kills woman

San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) A self-driving Volvo SUV from the ride-hailing giant Uber traveling at 64 km per hour has killed a woman in the US state of Arizona, triggering a heated debate on whether autonomous cars are safe enough and who [...]

Indian American-led ‘secret police’ chasing information leakers at Facebook

San Francisco, March 17 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly deployed “secret police” to catch and punish information leakers at his company and the team is led by an Indian American senior employee Sonya Ahuja. According [...]

‘Good morning’ messages cluttering smartphones in India: Report

Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) With millions of “good morning” texts, spiced with colourful images and even videos sent and received every morning across India, one in three smartphone user in India runs out of space daily, as compared [...]