Category Archives: Social Media

US Justice Department Probes Whether Social Media Is ‘Stifling’ Speech

The US Department of Justice and state attorneys general will meet this month to discuss concerns that social media platforms are “intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas,” the department said on Wednesday. Its statement did not name Facebook and Twitter, whose executives testified in Congress on Wednesday, but the firms have been harshly criticised by President Donald Trump and some of… Read More »

Social Media Data Mining, Face Recognition Tools to Be Given to Security Agencies: Home Minister

HIGHLIGHTS Cybercrimes posing “big challenge” to security establishment: Singh Terrorists using the “dark Internet” to recruit operatives, he said “We have created a cyber-security division in the home ministry” Security agencies are trying to obtain new software and improved face-recognition technology to enable themselves to dig deeper into social media about a criminal whose record is unavailable in… Read More »

New WhatsApp feature will only let admins to chat in a group

WhatsApp is giving more power to admins of group chats to better the experience. The Facebook-owned messaging platform has now introduced a new group feature where only admins will be able to send messages to a group. “One way people use groups is to receive important announcements and information, including parents and teachers at schools, community centers, and non-profit… Read More »

Facebook Stock Price Hits All-Time High Despite Controversies

Despite the massive Cambridge Analytica data scandaland a couple of users’ privacy issues owing to internal bugs, Facebook stock closed at an all-time record high of $203.23 (roughly Rs. 14,000) on Friday. Investors are loving the social network more than ever that saw its stocks dipping earlier in 2018 when it was under an intense probe over data breach from the… Read More »

Twitter Said to Be Suspending Over 1 Million Accounts Per Day in Bid to Battle Fake News

Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than one million accounts a day in recent months, a major shift to lessen the flow of disinformation on the platform, according to data obtained by The Washington Post. The rate of account suspensions, which Twitter confirmed to the Post, has more than doubled since October,… Read More »

Google+ New Favourite of Extremist Groups: Report

With social media sites like Facebook and Twitter coming down heavily on people sharing violent content, extremist groups appear to be migrating to Google+ to popularise their propaganda, the media reported. According to a report in The Independent on Saturday, Google acknowledged the issue by saying it had “more to do” in order to properly address it and had put dedicated teams in place to do… Read More »

Facebook Partners With NCW for Digital Literacy for Women

Facebook on Monday announced its partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) to conduct a digital literacy programme aimed at training women scholars in Panjab University. “We are committed to equipping women to express themselves freely. That’s why we invested through our products, policies and community education programmes to create a safe space for women to communicate and… Read More »

WhatsApp Business Tipped to Allow Product Showcase Through a Catalogue

WhatsApp Business is reportedly adding a feature to let businesses offer an online catalogue of their products. While WhatsApp is yet to announce the new development, a screenshot showing the online catalogue feature has emerged online to reveal its existence. It could give a boost to the user base of the business-focused app that already has over three million active users. Last… Read More »

WhatsApp Beta for Android v2.18.179 Starts Labelling Forwarded Messages

WhatsApp for Android has received a new beta version (2.18.179) that starts labelling messages that you forward to your contacts. There is specifically a ‘Forwarded’ label that will be added to all your forwarded WhatsApp messages. This helps to create a distinction between the forwarded messages and original messages. The label will be added to the forwarded message on both the… Read More »

UK’s Dixons Carphone Says Has Been a Victim of Cybercrime

British mobile phone and electricals retailer Dixons Carphone said on Wednesday it had been the victim of cybercrime, having discovered unauthorised access to payment card data held by the company. The group said an ongoing investigation indicated there was an attempt to compromise 5.9 million cards in one of the processing systems of Currys PC World and Dixons… Read More »