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YouTube, Vevo videos receive age certificates amid concerns over shielding kids from explicit content
YouTube, Vevo videos receive age certificates amid concerns over shielding kids from explicit content

In a bid to shield children from unsuitable content, music videos on YouTube and Vevo are being tagged with age certificates.

Facebook's drone Aquila to use laser to beam down internet access on earth
Facebook's drone Aquila to use laser to beam down internet access on earth

On the second day of its F8 conference at Fort Mason in San Francisco, Facebook has reportedly announced its plan to use a drone to beam theInternet down to billions of people around the world.

Twitter launches Meerkat-killer app Periscope
Twitter launches Meerkat-killer app Periscope

Twitter Thursday launched its streaming video application Periscope, a move that could dampen enthusiasm for the rising online rival Meerkat.

Router malware injects ads, pornographic content into websites
Router malware injects ads, pornographic content into websites

A recent report by Ara Labs claims that a news strain of malware is misusing routers to inject ads and pornographic content into websites.

Facebook reveals new software development kit for Parse
Facebook reveals new software development kit for Parse

Facebook announced at its F8 developer conference, that it is introducing a new software development kit for Parse, a company it acquired in 2013, that provides cloud backend for app developers.

Facebook launches new mobile app analytics tool
Facebook launches new mobile app analytics tool

 Facebook has launched a new analytics tool designed to let mobile developers track user-behaviour in their apps. The tool is available for free.

Google to improve scrolling problems in Chrome with Microsoft's Pointer events

 Google has announced its decision to adopt a standard that would allow both mouse and touch navigation for its Chrome browser.

Is your e-mail password really strong enough?
Is your e-mail password really strong enough?

Are you sure the password you created for your Gmail or Facebook account strong enough?

Facebook makes it easier to embed its videos anywhere on web

Social networking site Facebook will now allow videos on its platform to be embedded across the web.

Snapchat evokes greater romantic jealousy than Facebook

A new study has shed light on how individuals use Snapchat and Facebook to find out their effect on romantic relationships.

Facebook expands messaging service features
Facebook expands messaging service features

Facebook Inc on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for consumers to communicate directly with retailers, in the social media network`s latest effort to expand its reach.

Govt to notify 'Open Software Policy' soon: Prasad

The government will soon notify the 'open software policy' as it looks to bring in increased transparency in administration, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday said.

Govt to install 73 supercomputers across the country: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Govt to install 73 supercomputers across the country: Ravi Shankar Prasad

As part of the initiative to push India's plans to be a world-class computing power, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Wednesday that the government will install 73 supercomputers in different parts of the country.

Beijing behind Internet security violation: Group
Beijing behind Internet security violation: Group

China's cyberspace administration is "complicit" in attacks on major Internet companies including Google, an anti-censorship group said today, calling on firms worldwide to step up their defences.

Google's new software 'Pony Express' will reportedly let users pay bills directly from inbox

Google is reportedly developing a new software called Pony Express that will allow users to pay their bills directly from Gmail inboxes.

ICC WC 2015: Google Doodle gears up for the high voltage India vs Australia battle
ICC WC 2015: Google Doodle gears up for the high voltage India vs Australia battle

Google geared up for the much anticipated World Cup 2015 semi final clash between India and Australia with a colourful doodle.

Facebook may come up with option to let users read sites without leaving it
Facebook may come up with option to let users read sites without leaving it

Facebook has been reportedly planning to find an option to let its users read popular news sites without leaving it.

Google ropes in Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat
Google ropes in Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat

Google has roped in Morgan Stanley Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat to head the the finance operations of world's largest search engine company.

Amid fears of hacking, Twitch instructs users to change password
Amid fears of hacking, Twitch instructs users to change password

Amazon-owned video game streaming service Twitch has told its users to change their passwords amid fears that the site has been hacked.

Study says 1 in 3 top most-visited websites face risk of hack attacks
Study says 1 in 3 top most-visited websites face risk of hack attacks

A new study has revealed that one in three top websites that are most visited by people on the internet are "risky."

Facebook's 'On this Day' feature allows users to see feeds from past years
Facebook's 'On this Day' feature allows users to see feeds from past years

Facebook has officially launched a feature called "On This Day" wherein users will see a feed of everything they posted on Facebook on a given date in the past years including photos and posts they were tagged in on that day.

Twitter will defend voice of its users, says CEO Dick Costolo
Twitter will defend voice of its users, says CEO Dick Costolo

Amid a debate over freedom of speech on social media, Twitter today said it will make sure that the "voices" of its users are defended, even as it would make it harder for any "abuse" to take place from its platform.

Digital India initiative: Narendra Modi launches Twitter Samvad
Digital India initiative: Narendra Modi launches Twitter Samvad

To push the Digital India initiative further, Indian government in collaboration with social media platform Twitter launched Twitter Samvad today. This new service will now allow people to receive tweets as SMSes from government offices, including the Prime Minister's Office.

Some infamous cases registered under IT Act in India

In the light of the Supreme Court quashing Section 66A of the IT Act on Tuesday and declaring that the Act was misused, a quick run through some controversial cases.

IT Act cannot gag freedom of speech: Supreme Court
IT Act cannot gag freedom of speech: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed the much-denounced Section 66A of the Information Technology Act of 2008 after finding it violative of the freedom of speech guaranteed by the Constitution, triggering a frenzy of laudatory posts in the social media within minutes of the far-reaching judgment.

SC's striking down 66A of IT Act victory for 300 million Internet users'

 The Supreme Court judgement rendering a provision of the IT Act as unconstitutional is a momentous victory for more than 300 million Net users in the country, Internet and Mobile Association of India said today.

Government welcomes SC judgment on Section 66A:  Ravi Shankar Prasad
Government welcomes SC judgment on Section 66A: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Welcoming the Supreme Court's decision to quash Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, on Tuesday, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said people in power should be tolerant and liberal towards criticism.

Twitterati upbeat about SC quashing Section 66A
Twitterati upbeat about SC quashing Section 66A

 Author Chetan Bhagat and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor joined Twitter users on Tuesday to express their happiness over the Supreme Court's decision to axe Section 66A of the Information Technology Act.

Instagram launches new app that allows users to make photo collages before posting them

 Instagram has launched a new standalone app that allows users to make collages on Instagram before posting the pictures online.

Online platform ''Open Humans'' launches to share DNA, other data

People eager to share personal information beyond what`s on their Facebook profile have another outlet: an online platform launching on Tuesday will let them give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological data.