Facebook expands fact-checking programme to include images and videos

Shweta Sharma

Social networking giant Facebook in a statement said it is including photos and videos in its fact-checking programme aimed at ....

14 September, 2018

Facebook scouts for Indian developers for its augmented reality platform

Shweta Sharma

In a bid to assume the lead among the tech giants in the augmented reality segment, social networking giant Facebook has opened ....

5 September, 2018
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Google fights back for digital ad revenue in India as Facebook gains ground

Reuters

Google retains only a slight lead over Facebook in the competition for digital ad dollars in the crucial India market, sources ....

4 September, 2018

Facebook finds a faster way to translate languages

Shweta Sharma

Using artificial intelligence, researchers at social networking giant Facebook have developed a faster and more accurate way of ....

3 September, 2018

Facebook to take on YouTube, pushes out its video streaming service worldwide

Reuters

Facebook is rolling out its Watch video service globally one year after it launched in the United States with original entertainment ....

29 August, 2018

SC to WhatsApp, govt: Reply to plea querying eligibility for launch of payment service

Shweta Sharma

The Supreme Court has sought responses from the Indian government and messaging service provider WhatsApp on a plea that seeks ....

28 August, 2018
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How Europe's data privacy law is upending global online advertising

Reuters

Europe’s new data privacy law has put a small army of tech firms that track people online in jeopardy and is strengthening ....

23 August, 2018

Now, Facebook is rating you on trust to combat fake news, but won’t divulge score

Shweta Sharma

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. is rating users on trust, assigning them reputation scores in a bid to combat fake news, ....

23 August, 2018

US tech giants to intensify efforts against India’s data localisation norms

Reuters

U.S. technology giants plan to intensify lobbying efforts against stringent Indian data localisation requirements, which they ....

20 August, 2018

Google launches election ads library; Facebook ups efforts against Myanmar hate speech

Shweta Sharma

In a bid to fight fake news and bring transparency in political campaigns, tech giant Google has introduced a new database, which ....

16 August, 2018
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TRAI chief RS Sharma, who took on Facebook and Apple, gets two-year extension

Reuters

Ram Sewak Sharma, the head of India's telecoms regulator who took on global giants Facebook and Apple, has been given two ....

9 August, 2018

CBI probes Cambridge Analytica ‘receiving’ Facebook data from Global Science Research

Shweta Sharma

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting a preliminary enquiry to find out if Cambridge Analytica received any ....

9 August, 2018

How a tiny forensic lab is helping tech giant Facebook fight fake news

Reuters

A day before Facebook announced that it had discovered and disabled a propaganda campaign designed to sow dissension among U.S. ....

8 August, 2018

WhatsApp worry: Cybersecurity firm says scammers can change messages

Shweta Sharma

Facebook Inc.-owned messaging service WhatsApp, already facing heat over its use to spread false information and rumours, may ....

8 August, 2018

Telecom dept is figuring out ways to block Facebook, WhatsApp in emergencies

Shweta Sharma

The telecom department has asked internet service providers and telecom operators to suggest ways in which social networking platforms ....

7 August, 2018

Facebook fakers get better at covering tracks, say security experts

Reuters

Creators of fake accounts and news pages on Facebook are learning from their past mistakes and making themselves harder to track ....

4 August, 2018

Reboot: Founder of Facebook's first India acquisition is eyeing a second success

Anand J

TechCircle presents Founders Reboot, a new fortnightly series in which we profile successful Indian entrepreneurs who have chosen ....

2 August, 2018

WhatsApp starts charging business users in monetisation push

Reuters

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger service will start charging businesses for sending marketing and customer service messages, ....

2 August, 2018

WhatsApp sheds beta tag for payment service, ties up with two more banks

Shweta Sharma

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp has partnered with private-sector lenders HDFC Bank and Axis Bank to launch its payment services ....

1 August, 2018

CBI to probe Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data misuse

Reuters

The government has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe political consultancy Cambridge Analytica's misuse ....

26 July, 2018

Ed-tech startup Byju’s acquires Math Adventures to develop K3 product

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bengaluru-based Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd, which operates digital ed-tech venture Byju’s, has bought math learning platform ....

24 July, 2018