Facebook tracks even those Android users who don’t have the app: Study

Friday, 04 January 2019 09:59
Making things worse for Facebook, which is already mired in controversies surrounding data leaks of tens of millions of its users, a new research has found that the social media giant tracks even those Android users who do not use…

Watching peppy videos online could make you happier

Thursday, 03 January 2019 10:30
Watching high-spirited videos on YouTube after a long day at work could pep you up a bit as researchers have found that people mirror the emotions of those they see online. When a YouTuber posts a video with a generally…

Facebook testing dark mode for Messenger in some countries

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 16:26
After experimenting to bring changes to the user interface (UI) of Messenger, Facebook is finally testing a dark mode for the messaging app and platform in some countries. Facebook Messenger has over one billion monthly active users and back in…

Twitter accounts still vulnerable, say experts

Tuesday, 01 January 2019 17:13
Despite claims of a fix by Twitter, researchers at a Britain-based security firm who earlier hijacked accounts of several celebrities and journalists to expose a vulnerability have said that the loophole still persists at the popular social media platform. Insinia…

People buying boats on Facebook to reach Britain illegally: Report

Monday, 31 December 2018 16:39
Smugglers and migrants are using Facebook to buy boats for crossing the Channel from the French port city of Calais to come to Britain, The Telegraph reported. The Facebook “Marketplace” has been favoured by groups of Iranians and Iraqis intent…

Snapchat Co-founder limits stepson’s screen time

Monday, 31 December 2018 10:34
While many parents blame Snapchat for keeping their kids engaged on phones for a very long time, the popular messaging app’s Co-founder Evan Spiegel limits screen time for his seven-year-old stepchild, the media reported. The 28-year-old billionaire, who is the…

Facebook to apologise for banning Christian evangelist in US

Sunday, 30 December 2018 16:49
After being accused of censoring free speech, Facebook is apologising for banning a Christian evangelist in the US from posting on the social network for a day last week, a media report said. Calling the decision to ban Franklin Graham…

Facebook has multi-year plans to overhaul its systems: Zuckerberg

Saturday, 29 December 2018 16:14
Saying goodbye to one of his toughest years filled with several controversies, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he is “proud” of the progress in 2018 and the company has now established multi-year plans to overhaul its systems and is executing…

YouTube criticised on Twitter for lifting Christmas holiday video

Thursday, 27 December 2018 16:29
Video-sharing giant YouTube came under fire on Twitter after it lifted and posted a Christmas holiday video of a professional domino artist named Lily Hevesh without giving her due credit. The domino artist took to Twitter to express her disappointment.…

Block self-harm material: UK minister tells Google, Facebook

Monday, 24 December 2018 16:47
Internet giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter must take steps to block the spread of material that tells people how to end their lives, Britain’s minister for suicide prevention has demanded. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Jackie Doyle-Price…