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Google rolls out features to strengthen online security
Google rolls out features to strengthen online security

Google India released some key interesting search trends of last year that point towards the demand of greater cyber security.

The Internet of safer Things!
The Internet of safer Things!

Developed in association with and supported by the entire industry, the guidelines have been created to ensure best practice when it comes to cyberthreats, data protection and other potential security issues surrounding the emerging consumer technology.

Google to offer flood alerts for India
Google to offer flood alerts for India

Along with flood alerts, Google users will also be able to access "river level" information for more than 170 areas in which the Central Water Commission (CWC) has active observation stations.

Maharashtra tops Internet readiness index: Report
Maharashtra tops Internet readiness index: Report

The report, Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States’, was published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Indicus Analytics.

Instagram to allow users to switch accounts
Instagram to allow users to switch accounts

Online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service Instagram has confirmed that it has been testing a feature to allow switching between multiple accounts on its iOS app, reports TechCrunch.

Dmitri Mendeleev's 182nd birthday: Google dedicates doodle to the father of periodic table
Dmitri Mendeleev's 182nd birthday: Google dedicates doodle to the father of periodic table

The popular search engine Google on Monday celebrated the 182nd birthday of Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev with a creative doodle.

'Chinese New Year' greetings from Mark Zuckerberg and family!- Watch
'Chinese New Year' greetings from Mark Zuckerberg and family!- Watch

Mark Zuckerberg wishes ''Happy Lunar New Year '' in Chinese.

Twitter to soon get Facebook-like algorithmic timeline
Twitter to soon get Facebook-like algorithmic timeline

 In an attempt to bring tweets to more people across the globe, micro blogging site Twitter is planning to introduce an algorithmic timeline like Fabebook as soon as next week, a media report said.

Facebook bans pages selling medical marijuana in US
Facebook bans pages selling medical marijuana in US

Social media giant Facebook has blocked dispensary pages selling cannabis for medical purposes in the US state of New Jersey, even as medical marijuana has been legalised in the state, a media report said.

Twitter suspends 125,000 terrorism-related accounts
Twitter suspends 125,000 terrorism-related accounts

Twitter said on Friday it has suspended 125,000 accounts primarily related to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) since the middle of 2015.

Zuckerberg aims to have five billion Facebook users by 2030
Zuckerberg aims to have five billion Facebook users by 2030

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wishes to have five billion users by 2030.

WhatsApp now supports 256 people in group chat!
WhatsApp now supports 256 people in group chat!

WhatsApp has extended group chat limit to 256 people from 100.

Hackers attack 20 mln accounts on Alibaba's Taobao shopping site
Hackers attack 20 mln accounts on Alibaba's Taobao shopping site

An Alibaba spokesman on Thursday said the company detected the attack in "the first instance", reminded users to change passwords, and worked closely with the police investigation.

Facebook celebrates birthday as 'Friends Day', rolls out special video for users
Facebook celebrates birthday as 'Friends Day', rolls out special video for users

On the ocassion of its 12 anniversary, the social networking giant has released new tools such as Friends Day Video, Sticker Packs for its users.

Women in online news are less heard, more seen

The research, using artificial intelligence (AI), has analysed over two million articles to find out how gender is represented in online news and found that men's views and voices are represented more in online news than women's.

Japan offers cyber security, introduces sensor for pet animals

Japan's leading IT and network technologies company, NEC Corporation, has launched a cyber security factory in Singapore as the latest addition to its global portfolio of security operation centers.

Now you don't need to be logged in to view tweets on mobile
Now you don't need to be logged in to view tweets on mobile

The mobile visitors can now view tweets without logging in twenty three countries, the Verge reported.

YouTube to start live streaming 360-degree video: Reports
YouTube to start live streaming 360-degree video: Reports

The talks are the latest in a series of bets YouTube has made on 360-degree videos.

Now, Gmail joins billion-user club
Now, Gmail joins billion-user club

The announcement was made by the company's CEO Sundar Pichai while announcing the Q4 2015 earnings.

Android device running slow? Uninstall Facebook app from your smartphone
Android device running slow? Uninstall Facebook app from your smartphone

As per reports, Facebook's official mobile app is slowing your Android smartphones and consuming excess battery power.

Now, one billion people use Facebook-owned WhatsApp
Now, one billion people use Facebook-owned WhatsApp

At WhatsApp, 1.6 billion photos and 250 million videos are being shared daily in 53 languages.

Snapchat new challenge for FB, Twitter
Snapchat new challenge for FB, Twitter

Snapchat is also still working with the NFL to produce Live Story compilations from the big games, and Live Score filters are available for those, too

LeEco becomes one of the first to test Facebook canvas ads
LeEco becomes one of the first to test Facebook canvas ads

Technology giant LeEco is one of the first few advertisers to be selected to use Facebook Immersive Canvas Mobile ads, a new experience which allows advertisers to use a mix of videos, photos and other elements in new and compelling ways.

Now, share rides through Facebook
Now, share rides through Facebook

 Social networking website Facebook will soon introduce a feature on its Events page that will allow users attending the same event to connect and share rides.

Facebook bans selling guns on website, Instagram
Facebook bans selling guns on website, Instagram

 Taking a cue from President Barack Obama's stand on curbing gun violence in the US, social networking giant Facebook has banned private gun sales on its site and mobile photo and video-sharing app Instagram.

20th century technology to help secure internet
20th century technology to help secure internet

The study shows how harnessing the quantum properties of light can create a transmission technology impervious to eavesdropping.

Go Live! iPhone enables live streaming of videos on Facebook
Go Live! iPhone enables live streaming of videos on Facebook

A good news for all iPhone users! The popular social networking site Facebook has rolled out a new update on iPhone that enables live streaming of videos on its website.

Facebook records 100 million hours video watch in a day
Facebook records 100 million hours video watch in a day

 In a soon-to-be serious competition to video sharing website YouTube, the social networking website Facebook has announced that it recently hit 100 million hours of daily video watch-time in a day.

YouTube: Lesser known tricks and tips!
YouTube: Lesser known tricks and tips!

YouTube is one of the most popular video sharing site in the world. One can share and watch videos online on it.

Record fourth quarter results give Facebook shares new high
Record fourth quarter results give Facebook shares new high

 Riding on its mobile advertising business and the growing number of users on its bouquet of apps, the social networking giant has beaten all revenue forecasts by posting a record fourth-quarter results for 2015, leading to a steep jump in its shares in after-hour trading.