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Porn ban takes Twitterati by storm

The government's decision to clamp down on porn sites across the country has not gone down well with Twitterati, with the ban becoming a top talking trend on Monday.

US must stop cyber bullying: China
US must stop cyber bullying: China

If the US implements retaliatory measures against China in cyber space, it "will have to shoulder responsibility for escalating confrontation", said a commentary by Xinhua news agency, warning that any form of political or economic retaliation will be met with corresponding counter-measures.

Amazon allows developer to use Alexa in devices
Amazon allows developer to use Alexa in devices

Amazon has released a developer preview of the Alexa Voice Service (AVS).

Govt doesn't want you to even watch porn in private, blocks over 800 sites
Govt doesn't want you to even watch porn in private, blocks over 800 sites

The government has asked telecom operators and internet service providers (ISPs) to block more than 800 porn websites, according to sources.

Google offers paid apps on Play Store for Rs 10
Google offers paid apps on Play Store for Rs 10

Technology giant Google will make paid apps available for as low as Rs 10 through its app store, Google Play to help expand the paid apps user base in India.

Traditional media skips half the news 'trending' on 'Twitter'
Traditional media skips half the news 'trending' on 'Twitter'

While we love to read the popular and spunky news on Twitter, it turns out that traditional media sources don't even cover half of it.

Thumbs up! Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla expecting a baby girl
Thumbs up! Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla expecting a baby girl

The popular social networking site Facebook Inc Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl.

Twitter adds four Indian languages
Twitter adds four Indian languages

Twitter on Friday said that it has added four more Indian languages - Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil - taking the count of supported languages to six.

New Twitter app launched for Windows 10
New Twitter app launched for Windows 10

Within days of the Windows 10 launch, Twitter has unveiled a native app for the operating system.

Facebook unveils solar-powered aircraft designed to provide internet access

 Facebook has completed the production of its first full-scale solar-powered internet drone that will deliver wireless internet with lasers from the sky in parts of the developing world where internet availability is still a dream.

Intern's angry note to boss goes viral online

A note left by a disgruntled intern for his former boss has gone viral on the internet, a media report said on Thursday.

Germans not okay with Facebook's real name policy

 Facebook's real name policy has been challenged by a German regulator which ruled that the policy is violative of the right to privacy and urged the social networking site to allow people to use pseudonyms.

Facebook bids adieu to 'Happy Birthday!' wishes
Facebook bids adieu to 'Happy Birthday!' wishes

 Making birthday greetings on Facebook even more impersonal, the social networking giant has rolled out a feature that allows a user to wish "Happy Birthday" just by texting '1' from a smartphone.

Instagram now bans #goddess hashtag
Instagram now bans #goddess hashtag

 Photo-sharing app Instagram has banned the hashtag #goddess because "inappropriate" images were allegedly shared, media reports said.

Smartphone users spend 169 mins daily on their devices: Vserv

Smartphone users in the country spend an average 169 minutes (about three hours) per day on their devices, a report by mobile advertising company Vserv said Wednesday.

Smartphone users' unhealthy habits
Smartphone users' unhealthy habits

According to an online survey conducted by KRC Research, many smartphone users around the world have admitted to take their phones almost everywhere they go, even while they sleep!

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10
Microsoft rolls out Windows 10

Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out its new Windows 10 operating system.

Facebook tests tags for profile page
Facebook tests tags for profile page

Facebook has been testing a new feature called profile tags.

Facebook teaches how to improve workplace diversity
Facebook teaches how to improve workplace diversity

 Facebook has designed a training course for improving diversity in the workplace and is willing to share this with others as long as it helps eliminate biases in the hiring process.

Facebook opens to more mobile operators to sign up to internet.org
Facebook opens to more mobile operators to sign up to internet.org

Facebook has announced that it is making it easier for any mobile operator to sign up to internet.org to offer free internet access to basic online services marking the one-year anniversary.

Facebook eyes 4.5 billion users with Internet.Org
Facebook eyes 4.5 billion users with Internet.Org

A year after Facebook introduced Internet.Org, the company is making it easier for any mobile operator to sign up to offer free Internet access to basic online services and hopes to add more 4.5 billion users.

Researchers discover new texting flaw that allows hackers into Android phone

mobile- security.html">Zimperium Mobile Security researchers have announced the discovery of a new weakness in Android that allows attackers to take control by using the multimedia messaging system.

Twitter updates the iOS app to allow interactive notifications
Twitter updates the iOS app to allow interactive notifications

Twitter has released an update for iOS that makes them interactive and convenient to enable quicker responses.

Blog platform Medium revises rules to stop harassment, revenge porn

Blog-publishing platform Medium has changed its rules and now prohibits acts of public shaming, revenge porn and posting private information on others intended to harass them.

Periscope now allows muting notifications and controlling language settings on iOS

Live video streaming app Periscope has released an update to its iOS app that allows the users to control which users they receive notifications from and uses iOS' Handoff so they can start watching a stream on one device and seamlessly transition to a different one later.

'India won't prove easy for Satya Nadella to push Windows 10'

As the world awaits the Wednesday launch of Windows 10 operating system by Microsoft, with which its Indian-born chief executive Satya Nadella wants to power a billion devices in a few years, its potential efficacy in India has evoked mixed response among analysts.

Facebook opens portal to expand Internet.org reach
Facebook opens portal to expand Internet.org reach

 In a bid to rope in more mobile operators into the Internet.org project, Facebook has announced a dedicated portal that provides a go-to resource for the operators seeking to connect with Facebook and offer the service, media reports said.

In memory of Dr Kalam: Former president's Twitter account to remain alive in new form
In memory of Dr Kalam: Former president's Twitter account to remain alive in new form

Although former President A P J Abdul Kalam is no more, but his Twitter account will continue to be active in a new form.

Stream security flaws allows hacking into accounts

Internet-based digital distribution platform Stream has been hit by a major security flaw.

Ready to scale up Internet.Org free basic services: Facebook

Undeterred by the criticism from Net neutrality activists in India, social networking giant Facebook Monday said it will expand its Internet.Org programme to offer free basic Internet services to the unconnected.