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YouTube will no longer recommend conspiracy videos

YouTube will no longer recommend conspiracy videos

San Francisco, Feb 11: Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube has announced that it will no longer recommend videos that “come close to” violating its community guidelines, such as conspiracy or medically inaccurate videos. The video sharing platform will no longer recommend videos “claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false…

We may cease to exist in India if new regulations kick in: WhatsApp

We may cease to exist in India if new regulations kick in: WhatsApp

New Delhi, Feb 6: Some of the proposed government regulations for social media companies operating in India are threatening the very existence of WhatsApp in its current form, a top company executive said here on Wednesday. With over 200 million monthly active users, India is WhatsApp’s biggest market in the world.…

Baramulla becomes first Kashmir district to avail 4G benefits from BSNL

Baramulla becomes first Kashmir district to avail 4G benefits from BSNL

Baramulla, Jan 30: Bharat Sanchar Nigam limited Wednesday kick started 4G services in Kashmir.    In the first, North Kashmir’s Baramulla District has become the first district where 4G was launched today. The facility was inaugurated by MZ Iqbaq, GM BSNL along with MG Mufti GM (CM) at Dak Banglow Baramulla…

Screen time ahead of bedtime sabotages sleep

Screen time ahead of bedtime sabotages sleep

London, Jan 30: Using mobile phones or watching TV in a dark bedroom just ahead of bedtime can sabotage your sleep more than when used in a well lit room or not using them at all, researchers say. “While previous research has shown a link between screen use and the…

WhatsApp gets new privacy manager

WhatsApp gets new privacy manager

San Francisco, Jan 30:  In an attempt to redeem the market reputation of its platform amidst several controversies, Facebook has roped Nate Cardozo — a long-time Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) counsel — as the Privacy Policy Manager for WhatsApp. This appointment has been announced just days after Facebook revealed its plans…

Facebook denies claims that half of its accounts are fake

Facebook denies claims that half of its accounts are fake

London, Jan 27:  Facebook has termed “unequivocally false” a report that claims the social networking platform hosts one billion fake accounts, a media report said. According to a Daily Mail report, a former classmate of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that the social media giant hosts one billion fake accounts on…

WhatsApp end-to-end encryption set to weaken with Facebook integration

WhatsApp end-to-end encryption set to weaken with Facebook integration

San Francisco, Jan 26: WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption — the hallmark of users’ security — may go for a toss if Facebook integrates the popular mobile messaging platform with not-that-secure Instagram and Messenger. According to a report in The Wired on Saturday, to universally preserve end-to-end encryption poses a whole additional set of…

Facebook to integrate Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger: Report

Facebook to integrate Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger: Report

 San Francisco, Jan 26: Facebook is currently working towards integrating its chat services — WhatsApp, Messenger, and photo-sharing app Instagram — to let their users to message each other across platforms. All of the three apps will support end-to-end encryption but Facebook is yet to provide a timeline for when this…

Twitter testing new feature to identify who started fake tweet

Twitter testing new feature to identify who started fake tweet

New Delhi, Jan 25:  In a bid to curb the spread of fake and abusive content with untraceable origins on its platform, micro-blogging platform Twitter is testing a new feature that would help track the original tweeter. Once rolled out, the feature will help cyber cell and other law enforcement authorities…

Facebook not selling users’ data: Zuckerberg

Facebook not selling users’ data: Zuckerberg

San Francisco, Jan 25: As Facebook turns 15 next month, its Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has once again defended the social media giant, saying the company is not selling its users’ data to anyone. “We don’t sell people’s data, even though it’s often reported that we do,” he wrote in…

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