Ditch plans for kids' version of Instagram, advocates for children urge Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Instagram is exploring the launch of a version of the image-centric social network for children under 13, with parental controls

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Facebook signs first deal to buy renewable energy in India

The 32-megawatt wind power project, located in southern Karnataka state, is part of a larger portfolio of wind and solar projects that Facebook and Mumbai-based CleanMax are working together on…

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German regulator taking action against WhatsApp over 'illegal' data collection

The regulator in the city-state of Hamburg said that it had opened emergency proceedings against Facebook after WhatsApp earlier this year informed users that they would need to consent to new…

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Instagram launches new stickers on Ramzan, here's how to use them

Instagram frequently launches stickers to celebrate festivals, and commemorate important events around the world

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Facebook axes 16,000 groups for selling or buying fake reviews of products, services

US-based Facebook also made further changes to detect, remove and prevent paid content that could mislead users on its platforms, including popular photo-sharing app Instagram, UK's Competition…

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Personal data of 533 million users 'scraped', not hacked: Facebook

'It is important to understand that malicious actors obtained this data not through hacking our systems but by scraping it from our platform prior to September 2019,' Facebook clarified

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Russia fines TikTok over calls for minors to join protests

The ruling comes as Russia ramps up pressure on foreign tech platforms, with a Moscow court also hitting Twitter on Friday with three fines totalling 8.9 million rubles for the same violation as…

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Data of more than 500 million Facebook accounts posted online: Reports

Sensitive information such as email address, name, phone number, anniversaries and birthdays, relationship status and more has now been posted on an online hackers forum

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Instagram launches TikTok Duet style feature called Reels Remix

The Facebook-owned application came up with a short video feature after TikTok, which was hugely popular in India, was banned by the government

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Facebook rolls out feature to turn off comments on posts

This new feature has come after an Australian ruling that concluded that the news media companies are liable for the defamatory comments posted by users on Facebook pages

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Donald Trump's video teaser removed by Facebook: Lara Trump

Further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts, Facebook warned

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Facebook to curb hate speech amid elections in Indian states

Facebook has been under fire globally for alleged lapses in controlling hate speech. In the United States, the social media giant put a months-long freeze on political, electoral and social ads to…

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US lawmakers press Big Tech for internal research on kids' mental health

The requests also cover Google’s YouTube Kids service and Facebook’s Instagram, which is developing a version for people under 13 years old

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Asian Americans and Blacks experienced increased online harassment in 2020: Survey

This survey has come at a time when the Asian American community is struggling to find a feeling of safety in the US and a few other countries

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Global outage of Facebook services including WhatsApp causes mayhem on Twitter

The issue had also affected the company's online messaging services Whatsapp and Messenger, with #whatsappoutage trending on Twitter in many countries, including India

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Oversight Board delays decision on Donald Trump's Facebook ban

The board, constituted by Facebook with 20 members from across the world last year, said it is reviewing more than 9,000 responses before it delivers the verdict on Trump`s ban on the social media…

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Ditch plans for kids' version of Instagram, advocates for children urge Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Instagram is exploring the launch of a version of the image-centric social network for children under 13, with parental controls

Read Article

Facebook signs first deal to buy renewable energy in India

The 32-megawatt wind power project, located in southern Karnataka state, is part of a larger portfolio of wind and solar projects that Facebook and Mumbai-based CleanMax are working together on…

Read Article

German regulator taking action against WhatsApp over 'illegal' data collection

The regulator in the city-state of Hamburg said that it had opened emergency proceedings against Facebook after WhatsApp earlier this year informed users that they would need to consent to new…

Read Article

Instagram launches new stickers on Ramzan, here's how to use them

Instagram frequently launches stickers to celebrate festivals, and commemorate important events around the world

Read Article

Facebook axes 16,000 groups for selling or buying fake reviews of products, services

US-based Facebook also made further changes to detect, remove and prevent paid content that could mislead users on its platforms, including popular photo-sharing app Instagram, UK's Competition…

Read Article

Personal data of 533 million users 'scraped', not hacked: Facebook

'It is important to understand that malicious actors obtained this data not through hacking our systems but by scraping it from our platform prior to September 2019,' Facebook clarified

Read Article

Russia fines TikTok over calls for minors to join protests

The ruling comes as Russia ramps up pressure on foreign tech platforms, with a Moscow court also hitting Twitter on Friday with three fines totalling 8.9 million rubles for the same violation as…

Read Article

Data of more than 500 million Facebook accounts posted online: Reports

Sensitive information such as email address, name, phone number, anniversaries and birthdays, relationship status and more has now been posted on an online hackers forum

Read Article

Instagram launches TikTok Duet style feature called Reels Remix

The Facebook-owned application came up with a short video feature after TikTok, which was hugely popular in India, was banned by the government

Read Article

Facebook rolls out feature to turn off comments on posts

This new feature has come after an Australian ruling that concluded that the news media companies are liable for the defamatory comments posted by users on Facebook pages

Read Article

Donald Trump's video teaser removed by Facebook: Lara Trump

Further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts, Facebook warned

Read Article

Facebook to curb hate speech amid elections in Indian states

Facebook has been under fire globally for alleged lapses in controlling hate speech. In the United States, the social media giant put a months-long freeze on political, electoral and social ads to…

Read Article

US lawmakers press Big Tech for internal research on kids' mental health

The requests also cover Google’s YouTube Kids service and Facebook’s Instagram, which is developing a version for people under 13 years old

Read Article

Asian Americans and Blacks experienced increased online harassment in 2020: Survey

This survey has come at a time when the Asian American community is struggling to find a feeling of safety in the US and a few other countries

Read Article

Global outage of Facebook services including WhatsApp causes mayhem on Twitter

The issue had also affected the company's online messaging services Whatsapp and Messenger, with #whatsappoutage trending on Twitter in many countries, including India

Read Article

Facebook's AI reality: Scroll images on a computer screen by just thinking about it

The new technological innovation will allow users to write or scroll through images on a computer screen by just thinking about it. Read Article

News Corp inks content deal with Facebook in Australia

News Corp controls about 70 per cent of newspaper circulation in Australia

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Facebook set to label all COVID-related posts to battle misinformation

The company has faced criticism for how it handles misinformation that was rampantly spreading, and continues to spread on the platform

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Social media coup: Russia slows down Twitter, files cases against Facebook and Google

In 2018, Moscow tried to ban Telegram, but in vain, as the ban was lifted a year later

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Oversight Board delays decision on Donald Trump's Facebook ban

The board, constituted by Facebook with 20 members from across the world last year, said it is reviewing more than 9,000 responses before it delivers the verdict on Trump`s ban on the social media…

Read Article

Ditch plans for kids' version of Instagram, advocates for children urge Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Instagram is exploring the launch of a version of the image-centric social network for children under 13, with parental controls

Read Article

Facebook signs first deal to buy renewable energy in India

The 32-megawatt wind power project, located in southern Karnataka state, is part of a larger portfolio of wind and solar projects that Facebook and Mumbai-based CleanMax are working together on…

Read Article

German regulator taking action against WhatsApp over 'illegal' data collection

The regulator in the city-state of Hamburg said that it had opened emergency proceedings against Facebook after WhatsApp earlier this year informed users that they would need to consent to new…

Read Article

Instagram launches new stickers on Ramzan, here's how to use them

Instagram frequently launches stickers to celebrate festivals, and commemorate important events around the world

Read Article

Facebook axes 16,000 groups for selling or buying fake reviews of products, services

US-based Facebook also made further changes to detect, remove and prevent paid content that could mislead users on its platforms, including popular photo-sharing app Instagram, UK's Competition…

Read Article

Personal data of 533 million users 'scraped', not hacked: Facebook

'It is important to understand that malicious actors obtained this data not through hacking our systems but by scraping it from our platform prior to September 2019,' Facebook clarified

Read Article

Russia fines TikTok over calls for minors to join protests

The ruling comes as Russia ramps up pressure on foreign tech platforms, with a Moscow court also hitting Twitter on Friday with three fines totalling 8.9 million rubles for the same violation as…

Read Article

Data of more than 500 million Facebook accounts posted online: Reports

Sensitive information such as email address, name, phone number, anniversaries and birthdays, relationship status and more has now been posted on an online hackers forum

Read Article

Instagram launches TikTok Duet style feature called Reels Remix

The Facebook-owned application came up with a short video feature after TikTok, which was hugely popular in India, was banned by the government

Read Article

Facebook rolls out feature to turn off comments on posts

This new feature has come after an Australian ruling that concluded that the news media companies are liable for the defamatory comments posted by users on Facebook pages

Read Article

Donald Trump's video teaser removed by Facebook: Lara Trump

Further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts, Facebook warned

Read Article

Facebook to curb hate speech amid elections in Indian states

Facebook has been under fire globally for alleged lapses in controlling hate speech. In the United States, the social media giant put a months-long freeze on political, electoral and social ads to…

Read Article

US lawmakers press Big Tech for internal research on kids' mental health

The requests also cover Google’s YouTube Kids service and Facebook’s Instagram, which is developing a version for people under 13 years old

Read Article

Asian Americans and Blacks experienced increased online harassment in 2020: Survey

This survey has come at a time when the Asian American community is struggling to find a feeling of safety in the US and a few other countries

Read Article

Global outage of Facebook services including WhatsApp causes mayhem on Twitter

The issue had also affected the company's online messaging services Whatsapp and Messenger, with #whatsappoutage trending on Twitter in many countries, including India

Read Article

News Corp inks content deal with Facebook in Australia

News Corp controls about 70 per cent of newspaper circulation in Australia

Read Article

Facebook set to label all COVID-related posts to battle misinformation

The company has faced criticism for how it handles misinformation that was rampantly spreading, and continues to spread on the platform

Read Article

Social media coup: Russia slows down Twitter, files cases against Facebook and Google

In 2018, Moscow tried to ban Telegram, but in vain, as the ban was lifted a year later

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TikTok lookalike? Facebook launches new app, BARS, for rappers

This app can suggest rhymes using a rhyming dictionary to help the budding rappers with the flow

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Facebook's AI reality: Scroll images on a computer screen by just thinking about it

The new technological innovation will allow users to write or scroll through images on a computer screen by just thinking about it.

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From Instagram to Whatsapp: Victims of Facebook's 'buy and bury' strategy

Facebook has been accused of "buy or bury" strategy to snap up rivals and keep smaller competitors at bay. The social media giant's monopoly is known to all.

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How social media companies will handle post-US election scenarios

In the run-up to the US election 2020 in November, social media companies like Facebook Inc and Twitter have announced new rules for various post-election scenarios.

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