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Google scraps plan to block porn on Blogger
Google scraps plan to block porn on Blogger

Google Inc has abandoned its plan to ban adult content on its blogging site Blogger after receiving negative feedback from users.

IAMAI to identify objectionable content on Internet: Prasad

The government has given the task of identifying objectionable content on the Internet to industry body IAMAI, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed Parliament on Friday.

China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts

Some of China`s largest Internet companies deleted more than 60,000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations due to take effect on Sunday, the top Internet regulator said.

Twitter bans hate speeches, abusive language
Twitter bans hate speeches, abusive language

Micro-blogging site Twitter has added new reporting tools to help it fight abuse and protect users on its site.

Messaging app Viber makes games services available to users wordwide

Chat app Viber has reportedly opened its games services to all users across the world.

Facebook to allow users to define their gender themselves
Facebook to allow users to define their gender themselves

A year after Facebook introduced preset custom genders like "cisgender" or " transgender," it has now started rolling out a new version of its custom gender field where users can type in any word to represent their gender across Facebook.

US spymaster warns over low-level cyber attacks

A steady stream of low-level cyber attacks poses the most likely danger to the United States rather than a potential digital "armageddon," US intelligence director James Clapper said on Thursday.

Twitter boosts effort to stop spoofing, data leaks
Twitter boosts effort to stop spoofing, data leaks

Twitter said Thursday it was ramping up efforts to crack down on impersonation on the messaging platform as well as the leaking of personal, private data.

Google to show ads for apps on Google Play
Google to show ads for apps on Google Play

Google Inc said it will allow some Google Play users to see advertisements for apps in the coming weeks.

Twitter now has official WordPress plug-in
Twitter now has official WordPress plug-in

Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that it is releasing its first official Twitter plug-in for WordPress, said media reports.

World's largest computer manufacturer's webpage hacked
World's largest computer manufacturer's webpage hacked

The webpage of Chinese technology firm Lenovo, the world's largest computer manufacturer, was hacked Thursday and the website's content remained inaccessible.

Facebook updates feature for suicide prevention
Facebook updates feature for suicide prevention

Now you can more easily help save the lives of friends who might appear distressed, through a new updated Facebook feature.

Google decision comes under fire from internet users
Google decision comes under fire from internet users

The Internet Users Associations has condemned Google's decision to forbid users of its Blogger platform to share images and videos of "explicitly" sexual content as an attack on freedom of expression.

Rail Budget 2015: 15 reasons that make Suresh Prabhu tech-savvy
Rail Budget 2015: 15 reasons that make Suresh Prabhu tech-savvy

Railway Minster Suresh Prabhu has presented Rail Budget 2015 in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of Digital India.

Facebook pays bug hunters $3mn; India reports largest threat
Facebook pays bug hunters $3mn; India reports largest threat

Social networking giant Facebook has paid over USD 3 million since 2011 to security researchers who report bugs on its website, with India topping the tally with the largest number of valid threats reported.

Hackers controlling millions of PCs disrupted in Europol sweep
Hackers controlling millions of PCs disrupted in Europol sweep

A cybercrime operation that stole banking information by hacking more than 3 million computers in Indonesia, India and other countries has been disrupted by European police with assistance from three technology companies, officials said on Wednesday.

Google releases work tools designed for Android phones
Google releases work tools designed for Android phones

Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on smartphones running on the company's Android software.

Govt to start internet safety programme with Google
Govt to start internet safety programme with Google

Government will launch Internet safety programme in partnership with Google in order to create awareness among users regarding cyber threat.

Only 13% Indian subscribers on 3G/4G networks: Facebook
Only 13% Indian subscribers on 3G/4G networks: Facebook

Only 13 per cent of subscribers in India are using 3G and 4G networks even as high speed mobile data services are being around for over two years, a study by Facebook-led internet.Org said on Wednesday.

Internet access limited in developing world: Facebook
Internet access limited in developing world: Facebook

Most people in the developing world do not use the Internet, with access limited by high costs, poor availability and a lack of relevant content, a Facebook report has said.

How Twitter influences policy discourse
How Twitter influences policy discourse

Twitter is playing an important role in helping ordinary citizens and advocacy groups gain greater influence than so-called authority figures who would have dominated policy decisions till a decade ago, a new study reveals.

Facebook introduces app to manage advertisement
Facebook introduces app to manage advertisement

Facebook has introduced a new app called "Ads Manager" that will give business owners statistics about their advertisements engagements, cost per engagement, total reach and frequency.

Google in deal with telephone operators for mobile payments

 Google has sealed a deal with several mobile telephone operators to promote their payment systems through the mobile app 'Google Wallet', just a few months after the release of an electronic payment system by Apple.

Mobile phone users' data at risk of attacks: McAfee
Mobile phone users' data at risk of attacks: McAfee

Cellphones with mobile apps could be potential target of cyber attacks globally and subscribers' data including usernames and passwords are at risk, security software maker McAfee said Tuesday.

Twitter can help you find a job
Twitter can help you find a job

Twitter is no longer just a plain micro-blogging site but can now also become your new job hunting ground. 

Twitter rolls out 'While You Were Away' feature for Android users
Twitter rolls out 'While You Were Away' feature for Android users

A month after Twitter launched "While You Were Away" feature for iOS, it is now finally available to Android users.

Bug causing Gmail's autocomplete to suggest incorrect email addresses
Bug causing Gmail's autocomplete to suggest incorrect email addresses

Gmail's autocomplete is apparently suggesting incorrect email addresses after being affected by a new bug.

YouTube launches app for kids that features 'parental controls' too
YouTube launches app for kids that features 'parental controls' too

Finally heeding to parents' demands, YouTube has reportedly released an app for kids.

Online health details prone to risk of abuse

Online advertisers such as Google and Facebook along with data brokers may be watching as you surf health websites, researchers have warned.

Google to restrict sharing of 'adult content' on Blogger
Google to restrict sharing of 'adult content' on Blogger

Internet search giant Google is restricting public sharing of adult content on its Blogger platform staring next month.