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WhatsApp to deny private chat screenshots: Report

WhatsApp to deny private chat screenshots: Report

San Francisco, April 24:  Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp is testing an ‘Authentication’ feature which would bar users from taking screenshots of their private conversations. The new feature comes as part of a plethora of security changes that the app has been working on and introducing, keeping in line with…

FB spent $20mn on Zuckerberg’s security in 2018

FB spent $20mn on Zuckerberg’s security in 2018

San Francisco, April 13:  Facebook spent $20 million on its CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security last year — four times more than what he received for security in 2016. In a filing with the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday, Facebook said it spent $2.6 million on private plane…

Facebook, WhatsApp become fake news factories in India

Facebook, WhatsApp become fake news factories in India

New Delhi, April 4:  Barely a week away from when the world’s largest democracy goes to polls, the fake news factories on Facebook and its owned WhatsApp have become active like never before as the social media giant scramble for solutions which are few and far between. The game on…

Facebook set to restrict livestreaming post NZ attack

Facebook set to restrict livestreaming post NZ attack

San Francisco, March 30: Facing flak after the New Zealand terror attack that was livestreamed on its platform, the social media giant is now exploring restrictions on who can use its “Facebook Live” feature. Facebook came under pressure after a white man livestreamed a terror attack on two mosques in…

For Facebook, Kashmir is separate entity from India

For Facebook, Kashmir is separate entity from India

New Delhi, March 27:  As Facebook announced it has removed thousands of fake Pages and accounts, the social media giant mentioned Kashmir separately along with India and a few other countries, giving an impression that Kashmir is independent of India. Jammu and Kashmir is an Indian state and New Delhi…

Change Facebook password, turn on 2FA now: Experts

Change Facebook password, turn on 2FA now: Experts

New Delhi, March 22:  After a report revealed around 200-600 million Facebook users may have had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by over 20,000 Facebook employees, cybersecurity experts are urging users to change their passwords and turn on the two-factor authentication (2FA). So far the inquiry…

Popular Chinese app TikTok now in child privacy row

Popular Chinese app TikTok now in child privacy row

New Delhi, Feb 28:  The popularity of China-based video social networking app TikTok has risen quickly to become a craze among teenagers, especially in India, but not without its share of controversies. Barely 10 days after Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) economic wing Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) called for a ban of…

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…

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