Only ads verified by EC to be published: Facebook, Google tell Bombay HC

Payal Ganguly

Social media platforms Facebook, Google and YouTube on Monday said they will conduct a “pre-verification process” ....

19 February, 2019

Facebook hires former journalist Natasha Jog as election integrity head for India

Shweta Sharma

Social networking giant Facebook has appointed former journalist Natasha Jog as its election integrity head for India, The Economic ....

13 February, 2019
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Twitter, peers not doing enough to curb online abuse: CEO Jack Dorsey

Reuters

Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday that Silicon Valley companies, including his own, have not done ....

13 February, 2019

Facebook steps up fact-checking initiatives in India ahead of general elections

Reuters

Facebook Inc is expanding its fact-checking network in India to curb the spread of misinformation as the world's largest ....

11 February, 2019

Facebook users in India will now know who paid for political ads

Reuters

Facebook Inc is toughening up the rules governing political advertisements in India to create more transparency ahead of the country’s ....

8 February, 2019

Tech giants ask IT ministry to ease draft norms for regulating internet content

Payal Ganguly

Global tech companies, civil society groups and academics have raised concerns over the Indian government’s draft rules ....

5 February, 2019
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Facebook beats Q4 profit estimates on strong digital ad business

Reuters

Facebook Inc reported better-than-expected profit on Wednesday, showing that digital advertisers were still flocking to spend ....

31 January, 2019

Google unveils steps to boost transparency in political ads ahead of Indian elections

Payal Ganguly

Google announced on Tuesday that it will be launching a searchable Political Ads Library ahead of the Lok Sabha elections to bring ....

22 January, 2019

After India, WhatsApp imposes limit on message forwarding worldwide

Reuters

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in ....

21 January, 2019

Facebook partners with German varsity to set up AI ethics centre

Shweta Sharma

Facebook is partnering with a German university to create an independent research centre that will explore fundamental issues ....

21 January, 2019
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US regulator may fine Facebook over data privacy violations

Reuters

U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a fine against Facebook Inc for violating a legally binding agreement with the government ....

21 January, 2019

Facebook sets up India board in a first for any region

Payal Ganguly

In a first for any region, Facebook has set up a six-member India-specific board, to be headed by Ajit Mohan, who was appointed ....

17 January, 2019

IAMAI drafts code of compliance for self-regulation by OTT players

Payal Ganguly

A code of self-regulation for online video streaming platforms drafted by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) ....

16 January, 2019

Facebook extends tighter advertising rules to India ahead of general election

Reuters

Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election ....

16 January, 2019

Facebook to invest $300 mn in local news outlets globally

Reuters

Facebook Inc will invest $300 million over three years in local news globally as it faces blistering criticism over its role ....

15 January, 2019

Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan steps down, Amar Nagaram takes over

Binu Paul

Ananth Narayanan has quit as the chief executive of Flipkart-owned fashion e-tailers Myntra and Jabong, ending months of speculation. Narayanan ....

14 January, 2019

Social media giants gear up to fight Indian govt's proposal on regulating content

Reuters

Global social media and technology giants are gearing up to fight sweeping new rules proposed by the Indian government that would ....

11 January, 2019

Amazon testing its own UPI handle for new payments product: Report

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

The payments arm of Amazon India has started testing its native unified payments interface (UPI) handle with a closed user group, ....

9 January, 2019

Intel working with Facebook on new AI chip

Reuters

Intel Corp said on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it is working with Facebook Inc to finish a new artificial ....

8 January, 2019

Android users without Facebook app still on social network's radar: Study

Anirban Ghoshal

A study led by UK-based charity Privacy International has showed that Facebook still manages to track Android users who don't ....

4 January, 2019

Flashback 2018: Fintech segment continues to enjoy the purple patch

Vijayakumar Pitchiah & Kavya Kothiyal

India's nascent but fast-growing fintech sector recorded another year of success in terms of funding and entrepreneurial activity, ....

31 December, 2018