As movie pirates run rampant, Facebook says policing them not its duty

Shweta Sharma

Facebook Inc., already battling controversies related to fake news and allowing political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to illegally ....

17 July, 2018

WhatsApp may launch shortcuts for ‘mark as read’ and ‘mute’ features

Shweta Sharma

WhatsApp has submitted new updates to the Google Play Beta Program for ‘mark as read’ and ‘mute’ shortcuts, ....

17 July, 2018
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India's top court raises concerns over govt plan to monitor social media

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A government plan to monitor social media could turn India into a "surveillance state", the Supreme Court ....

13 July, 2018

Relief for tech giants as EU rejects controversial copyright reforms

Reuters

EU lawmakers have opted not to take a tough line on an EU copyright overhaul aimed at making Google, Facebook and other tech ....

6 July, 2018

Did Facebook give Airtel, Saavn special access to user data?

Shweta Sharma

Telecom giant Airtel and music streaming platform Saavn were among the partner firms that were granted access to Facebook's ....

4 July, 2018

After govt warning, WhatsApp to run public safety ads against fake news

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Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service has responded to a call from India's technology ministry to curb the spread ....

4 July, 2018
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Indian govt tells WhatsApp it 'can't evade accountability' over fake news

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India has asked Facebook Inc -owned WhatsApp messenger to take steps to prevent the circulation of false texts and provocative ....

3 July, 2018

Facebook admits to sharing user data with 61 tech companies, including Chinese firms

Shweta Sharma

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. has admitted that it had entered into a data-sharing partnership with 61 technology companies, ....

2 July, 2018

WhatsApp rolls out new feature letting only group admins send messages

Shweta Sharma

Instant-messaging platform WhatsApp, owned by social media firm Facebook, has rolled out globally a new feature that lets only ....

2 July, 2018

WhatsApp updates privacy policy, may allow payments across UPI apps

Anirban Ghoshal

Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp may soon start offering interoperability between other BHIM-UPI apps on its ....

25 June, 2018
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Facebook-owned Instagram to play long videos in challenge to Google's YouTube

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Facebook Inc-owned social network Instagram launched a mobile app on Wednesday dedicated to user-generated videos up to an ....

21 June, 2018

Draft Bill on information privacy may ask MNCs to store Indians’ data locally

Shweta Sharma

A committee, which is likely to send a draft Bill on new data privacy laws to the government by the end of this month, may recommend ....

18 June, 2018

Facebook's PR chief becomes third top-level exec to quit firm this year

Reuters

Facebook Inc said on Thursday that Elliot Schrage, who as head of communications and public policy has led the social network's ....

15 June, 2018

Facebook installs new privacy safeguards after pressure from advertisers

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Facebook is installing new controls it says will better inform its members about the way companies are targeting them with ....

14 June, 2018

Facebook to let users review businesses in crackdown on misleading ads

Reuters

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would allow users to review businesses that advertise on the social network and possibly ban those ....

12 June, 2018

India to release draft data privacy laws by this week: Report

Anirban Ghoshal

In the wake of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal and alleged illegal Paytm data sharing expose, a 10-member special committee ....

11 June, 2018

Amid govt concerns, WhatsApp says it shares limited payments data with Facebook

Anirban Ghoshal

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp, which has been forced to defer the rollout of its payments feature in India following privacy ....

11 June, 2018

Indian govt seeks Facebook's response on reports of data sharing without consent

Reuters

India has asked social media company Facebook Inc to respond by June 20 to media reports of sharing users data without their ....

7 June, 2018

WhatsApp payments service delayed as Facebook data scandal fallout lingers

Anirban Ghoshal

Privacy and storage concerns triggered by the massive data scandal at Facebook have pushed back the India launch of the social ....

6 June, 2018

Facebook confirms data sharing pacts with Oppo, other Chinese smartphone makers

Reuters

Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies including Huawei, the ....

6 June, 2018

Yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali takes on WhatsApp with Kimbho, but does a vanishing act

Aman Malik

Facebook Inc.-owned WhatsApp, the most popular chat app in India and the world, has competition from the unlikeliest quarter. Yoga ....

31 May, 2018