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Telsa's Twitter account, website temporarily taken over by hackers

Telsa's Twitter account and website were temporarily hacked as the hacker s posted a phone number on the Twitter handle saying that those who called could get a free car.

 Twitter to translate user policies in Hindi, Urdu
Twitter to translate user policies in Hindi, Urdu

Twitter is working on making its user policies available in Indian languages like Hindi and Urdu to increase 'informed' usage of the microblogging site across non-English speaking population in the country.

'Shake it off like the earthquake', says Lenskart ad after Nepal tragedy
'Shake it off like the earthquake', says Lenskart ad after Nepal tragedy

It is a smart marketing and advertising strategy for brands to cash in on current events. But Lenskart, an online shopping portal for eyewear, took this a little too far by putting up an extremely insensitive post for promoting a discount offer.

Nepal Earthquake: Mark your friends as 'safe' in Facebook's 'Safety check' tool
Nepal Earthquake: Mark your friends as 'safe' in Facebook's 'Safety check' tool

While the nasty earthquake has ravaged Nepal, relief work and help has been pouring in from everywhere. After Google’s Person Finder, now Facebook has introduced a ‘Safety check’ feature dedicated solely to the Nepal tragedy which has claimed many lives and has caused widespread destruction.

Women objectify themselves on Facebook
Women objectify themselves on Facebook

Young women objectify themselves by equating their appearances with images they see on platforms such as Facebook or in magazines, according to a new study.

Govt body NIXI against selective bundling of apps by telcos

Neutral Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), a body under the IT Ministry, Friday said it strongly supports Net Neutrality and any move by telecom operators to selectively bundle the services will go against the basic concept of internet.

Uniform tariff for all players key to Net Neutrality: Industry

On the last day of submission of suggestions on Net Neutrality to the telecom regulator, industry stakeholders on Friday said they supported free and fair access to internet but called for a "same services, same rule" regime for all categories of players.

How to better equip teens to thwart online risks

Boosting teenagers' ability to cope with online risks, rather than trying to stop them from using the internet, is a more effective strategy for keeping them safe, says a new study.

Go for 'same services same rules', Internet body to TRAI

  Internet service providers' body ISPAI has suggested that regulator TRAI adopt 'same services same rule' to define Net Neutrality while agreeing that there should be no discrimination in accessing the Internet in terms of pricing or speed.

Net Neutrality: Telcos seek level playing field to be 'viable'

 Amid raging debate over Net Neutrality, mobile operators today said if they are not offered a level playing field with Net-based services such as Skype and WhatApp then their businesses would be viable only by raising data prices by up to six times.

Twitter's new 'Highlight' feature sends daily digest of selected tweets to users
Twitter's new 'Highlight' feature sends daily digest of selected tweets to users

Twitter has announced a new feature called Highlights that sends a push notification to serve up a twice-a-day digest of tweets that have been selected for users.

TRAI gets over 10 lakh petitions on Net Neutrality
TRAI gets over 10 lakh petitions on Net Neutrality

Flooding telecom regulator TRAI with their petitions, proponents of Net Neutrality have submitted more than 10 lakh petitions to 'keep internet free' -- a day before the deadline ends for submission of comments on a consultation paper in this regard.

Smart maps can help save $8bn in India: Study

Pitching for greater use of internet-based mapping solutions, a study has found that smart maps can boost productivity and help improve emergency service response while saving over USD 8 billion in the country.

Need to define Net Neutrality appropriately: Nasscom

As the uproar over the Net neutrality issue continues, industry body Nasscom today said the concept should be defined appropriately as the term itself was perceived "differently" across the globe.

Internet users in India likely to reach up to 550 million in 2018: Report
Internet users in India likely to reach up to 550 million in 2018: Report

 Internet users in India are likely to reach up to 550 million in 2018, primarily led by affordable access and improved awareness, a report said today.

Rural internet users to surge to 28 crore by 2018: Report

The share of rural internet users will increase nearly fivefold to touch 28 crore by 2018, signalling higher online purchasers going forward from rural India, says a research report.

Internet.Org offers free access to over 800 million:  Mark Zuckerberg
Internet.Org offers free access to over 800 million: Mark Zuckerberg

Even as the debate on Facebook's Internet.Org initiative violating net neutrality rages on, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said the platform has made free basic Internet services available to more than 800 million people in nine countries, including India.

Facebook launches Android-only dialer app Hello
Facebook launches Android-only dialer app Hello

In a bid to put Facebook at the centre of all your communications, the company has launched an Android-onlydialer app called, Hello.

Popularity of YouTube lies in users' own creative music videos
Popularity of YouTube lies in users' own creative music videos

A new study has revealed that user's creativity made YouTube the world's biggest music service.

DoT calls advisory group meet on Net Neutrality on April 27
DoT calls advisory group meet on Net Neutrality on April 27

The Department of Telecom has called a meeting of Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) to discuss net neutrality on April 27.

No proposal to keep tabs on social media: Govt
No proposal to keep tabs on social media: Govt

 The government today said there is no proposal to monitor social media on the Internet and it has not deputed any team to track the new-age platform.

India saw 60,000 ransomware attacks in 2014: Symantec
India saw 60,000 ransomware attacks in 2014: Symantec

India witnessed as many as 60,000 ransomware attacks on computers last year, making it the third-most attacked nation in Asia, according to security solutions firm Symantec.

Viber makes it count, India users top 40 million

 Instant messaging player Viber has crossed 40 million user mark in India -- its largest userbase globally.

New app deletes your social media mistakes

Have your social media observations and statements ever come to haunt you during a job interview? That happens with many people, but there is a remedy for it now.

Twitter testing new feature that will 'automatically' identify, limit abusive tweets
Twitter testing new feature that will 'automatically' identify, limit abusive tweets

In a bid to address issues of threats, abuse, and harassment on its platform, Twitter is testing a slew of new features including, one that will identify and limit abusive tweets on its own and is also expanding the definition of prohibited behaviour.

Net Neutrality: Flipkart's decision to pull out of Airtel Zero a big boost for net users, but there's more
Net Neutrality: Flipkart's decision to pull out of Airtel Zero a big boost for net users, but there's more

The decision made by the Indian e-tailing giant Flipkart has been seen as a breather for India's start-ups, but there's still a war looming ahead.

Google`s Waze app to alert kidnappings in LA

Alerts about hit-and-runs and kidnappings in Los Angeles will soon pop up on traffic app Waze, along with road closure information, the West Coast city`s mayor said Tuesday.

Google to help search for Scotland`s Loch Ness monster

Those keen to search for Scotland`s mythical Loch Ness monster can do so from anywhere in the world after Google launched a cache of underwater and surface images of the lake.

Facebook shifts News Feed, aims at giving priority to friends
Facebook shifts News Feed, aims at giving priority to friends

Facebook has said it was reconfiguring its News Feed, in a move aimed at giving people more information about what is happening to "the friends you care about."