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Frenchman posts art, Facebook cries nudity
Frenchman posts art, Facebook cries nudity

Facebook has removed the profile of a French art lover after he posted on his page a painting that the social networking site termed 'nude'.

Adult dating website hack exposes personal data

A data breach at a website billed as "the world's largest sex and swinger" community may expose personal and sexual information on millions of users worldwide, a report said Friday.

New OSS policy to add strategic value to 'Digital India' drive: Expert

The central government's new policy which mandates the use of Open Source Software (OSS) for e-Governance applications will add strategic value to the "Digital India" drive, an expert said on Friday.

Facebook users can now see biographical information from new friends
Facebook users can now see biographical information from new friends

Facebook has updated its messenger application wherein the users will now see publicly shared biographical information like current city and job title at the top of message threads from people they have not chatted before.

Google puts White House blunder blame on ''racist web users''
Google puts White House blunder blame on ''racist web users''

Google has identified the culprit behind the White House showing as "n***a house" screw up, and it turns out it`s not them, it`s you.

Russia warns Google, Twitter and Facebook on law violations

Russia`s media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws and a spokesman said on Thursday they risk being blocked if they do not comply with the rules.

Spotify adds videos, podcasts to music streaming service
Spotify adds videos, podcasts to music streaming service

In a bid to go beyond a music-streaming platform, Spotify has announced plans to take a "massive leap forward" by introducing podcasts and videos.

Forget selfie, this 'elphie' will floor you!

If you were left stunned by a black macaque's selfie last year that became a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer about who owned the selfie, this awesome "elphie" is going to floor you completely.

'Red-faced' Google Maps fixing White House being depicted as 'N***a' House'

Google Maps is fixing a huge blunder, due to which the White House is being depicted as the "N***a House" in its search bar.

Twitter can help improve transgenders' well-being

Twitter "big data" can help address the health issues faced by the transgender community like HIV, substance abuse and depression, says a study from University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA).

Women form only a third of India's internet population: Google
Women form only a third of India's internet population: Google

Only one-third of the total Indian population with access to the internet are women, says a survey conducted by Google.

Free video calling in Facebook's Messenger now available worldwide
Free video calling in Facebook's Messenger now available worldwide

Internet search giant Facebook added a free video calling feature to its Messenger app last month.  

Internet search pioneer Lycos selling patents

Internet search pioneer Lycos today said it is selling some of its technology patents as the company prepares to lauch "a suite of hard good products."

China to invest USD 70 billion to improve Internet

China on Wednesday said it would invest USD 70 billion to increase Internet speeds and expand broadband access in rural areas by this year, as the country strives to boost growth by unleashing the potential of its more than 648 million web users.

Parl Committee to discuss Net Neutrality issue tomorrow

A Parliamentary Committee will discuss the controversial issue of net neutrality on Thursday at a meeting where officials of telecom companies like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea are expected to present their views.

Are Tweets to now start popping up in Google searches?
Are Tweets to now start popping up in Google searches?

Google and Twitter have joined hands and officially announced thatmobile users will now be able to view tweets if they search with "hashtag."

Indian, US, German rights groups say Internet.org threatens net neutrality
Indian, US, German rights groups say Internet.org threatens net neutrality

About 60 digital rights groupsfrom several nations across the globe, including India, the U.S., the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Austria and others, have criticized Facebook's Internet.org initiative, saying that it undermines net neutrality.

Google search allows tweets on mobile devices
Google search allows tweets on mobile devices

Google has allowed in its search engine tweets for smartphones and tablets users.

Games on Facebook Messenger very soon
Games on Facebook Messenger very soon

You may soon be able to play games over Facebook Messenger. According to reports, Facebook is already in talks with developers for creating games for Messenger.

Public Wi-Fi can be used to steal information: IT expert
Public Wi-Fi can be used to steal information: IT expert

Public Wi-Fi can be very risky if users are not fully aware of it and could be used to steal private information from consumers, according to a leading IT expert.

'Selfie' enters French dictionary for first time
'Selfie' enters French dictionary for first time

Selfie, named "Word of the Year" by the Oxford dictionary in 2013, has now been officially included in the most popular French dictionary. Le Petit Larousse has announced that 150 new words will be included in its 2016 edition - and one of the most high-profile new words is "selfie", Telegraph reported.

Facebook considering business-to-consumer chat for WhatsApp
Facebook considering business-to-consumer chat for WhatsApp

Social networking giant Facebook is considering to let businesses interact with users of WhatsApp via live chats and alerts.

Used cigarette butts may power future computers
Used cigarette butts may power future computers

Scientists have successfully converted used cigarette butts into a high performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electric vehicles and wind turbines to store energy.

Facebook 'fire challenge' faces criticism
Facebook 'fire challenge' faces criticism

While the Ice Bucket Challenge drew its fair share of criticism in the past, now a 'fire challenge' is turning out a headache for parents.

MIT scientists solve mystery of the dress that split Internet

MIT scientists have cracked the science behind the dress that went viral on the internet after some saw it as black and blue while others perceived it to be gold and white.

Twitter harassment on the rise: Study
Twitter harassment on the rise: Study

Do you feel you are being harassed on Twitter? If yes, you are not alone, a study said.

Airtel Zero, internet.Org defeat Net Neutrality concept: MTNL
Airtel Zero, internet.Org defeat Net Neutrality concept: MTNL

State-run MTNL has said Bharti Airtel's 'zero rating plan' and RCom's 'internet.Org' scheme defeat the basic concept of Net Neutrality and such pacts should not be allowed as they affect economic interests of small telecom operators.

Microsoft will not provide free Windows 10 upgrade to pirates
Microsoft will not provide free Windows 10 upgrade to pirates

Microsoft has decided to pull its hands from pirates and has announced that they will not provide free upgradation of Windows 10 for them.

Check out what's new on Facebook!
Check out what's new on Facebook!

The very popular online social networking site Facebook has added several new features this year.

Reddit unveils new 'anti-harassment' rules

In a bid to curb online harassment, Reddit has reportedly announced new anti-harassment rules.