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January, 2020

  • 2 January

    Mariah Carey’s Twitter Account Hacked on New Year’s Eve, Offensive Tweets Posted

    Hollywood actor-singer Mariah Carey’s Twitter account was hacked on New Year’s eve, and more than 50 tweets were posted containing vulgarities, the “N-word” and offensive tweets against singer Eminem. Fox News reported on Tuesday that Twitter locked the compromised account and all such tweets were erased from Carey’s account. “As ...

December, 2019

  • 31 December

    Happy New Year 2020 Stickers: How to Find, Create, Share New Year Greetings on WhatsApp

    It’s already New Year’s Eve 2019, and at the stroke of midnight, our WhatsApp will be filled with Happy New Year messages and greetings. Some are witty, some are just casual greets, and others are emoji-laden with excitement. Ever since the rollout of Stickers support last year, WhatsApp users have ...

  • 27 December

    Social Media Platforms That Thrived (or Died) in the Decade Past

    “You are what you share.” These famous words from Charles Leadbeater’s renowned book ‘We Think: The Power Of Mass Creativity’ are extremely apt in today’s times. Your personal and professional resume gain extra weightage, based on the number of followers, and the number of eyeballs your social posts get. The ...

October, 2019

  • 31 October

    Facebook Agrees to Pay Meagre UK Fine Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

    Facebook has agreed to pay a GBP 500,000 (roughly Rs. 4.57 crores) fine for breaches of data protection law related to the harvesting of data by consultancy Cambridge Analytica, Britain’s information rights regulator said on Wednesday. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced questioning by US and EU lawmakers over how ...

  • 30 October

    Facebook Employees Sign Letter Opposing Political Ads Policy

    Hundreds of Facebook employees have signed a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives saying they oppose the social network’s policy of letting politicians lie in advertisements. The New York Times reported Monday that more than 250 workers have signed the letter urging Facebook leaders to change the policy ...

  • 29 October

    WhatsApp Brings Updated Group Privacy Settings to Android and iOS, Consecutive Voice Messages Playback Comes to WhatsApp Web

    After unveiling the group privacy setting for Indian users, WhatsApp has now started testing the feature in other markets as well. The feature was spotted in the latest Android and iOS beta of WhatsApp Messenger, and there has been a slight tweak to it as well. Instead of the Nobody ...

  • 28 October

    TikTok’s Appeal May Be Waning as Downloads Fall for the First Time

    TikTok, the short-video app run by Chinese upstart ByteDance, saw global user-downloads fall for the first time since its inception two years ago, new data from Sensor Tower shows. The app amassed an estimated 177 million first-time users across the Apple App Store and Google Play for the third quarter ...

  • 27 October

    Facebook Builds AI Tool to Fool Facial Recognition Systems: Report

    Facebook’s artificial intelligence (AI) research team has developed a tool that tricks the facial recognition system to wrongly identify a person in a video, the media reported. The “de-identification” system, which also works in live videos, uses machine learning to change key facial features of a subject in a video, ...

  • 26 October

    TikTok Hits Back at US Senators’ Accusations, Says Not Influenced by China

    Hitting back at the US over accusations of censoring content to appease Beijing, Chinese short-video making platform TikTok has said it does not censor content critical of the Chinese government, and that none of its operations are subject to the Chinese law. Over the past several weeks, TikTok, owned by ...

  • 25 October

    Facebook Probe by US States Expands to 47 Attorneys General

    Facebook’s latest foes: nearly every US state. A state-level antitrust investigation into the social networking giant now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday. The Democrat launched the probe last month with seven other states and the District ...