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Profits up at Facebook, with no impact from privacy scandal

Profits up at Facebook, with no impact from privacy scandal

The number of people using Facebook monthly climbed 13 percent from last year to 2.2 billion as of the end of March.

Apr 26, 2018, 10:12 AM IST
Government sends second notice to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica; wants more details on data breach by May 10

Government sends second notice to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica; wants more details on data breach by May 10

Taking a tough stance against Cambridge Analytica's "cryptic response" to its first notice, the government has again sent notices to both the British data analytics firm and Facebook, confronting them with additional questions on potential misuse of data.

Apr 25, 2018, 17:42 PM IST
Facebook stops third-party apps from stealing users' data

Facebook stops third-party apps from stealing users' data

Several third-party trackers are still abusing Facebook Login, exfiltrating users` data including name, email address, age range, gender, locale and profile photo, claimed a new security research report from Freedom to Tinker -- a digital initiative by Princeton University`s Centre for Information Technology Policy.

Apr 25, 2018, 13:37 PM IST
'Missing' Indian Sikh found, to be sent back to India

'Missing' Indian Sikh found, to be sent back to India

A 24-year-old Indian Sikh, who had gone missing in Pakistan during Baisakhi festival celebrations, was found from his Facebook friend's home in Punjab province's Sheikhupura city and efforts are on to send him back to India, an official has said.

Apr 24, 2018, 15:05 PM IST
Fatwa on Facebook: Top Muslim cleric declares war on fake 'likes'

Fatwa on Facebook: Top Muslim cleric declares war on fake 'likes'

Fake 'likes' are cheating, he said.

Apr 19, 2018, 18:02 PM IST
Facebook not yet ready with digital payments on Messenger in India

Facebook not yet ready with digital payments on Messenger in India

Currently, the peer-to-peer payment service on Messenger is available for its users in the US and the UK.

Apr 19, 2018, 14:54 PM IST
Facebook now lets you recharge your phone on Android app: Here's how to do

Facebook now lets you recharge your phone on Android app: Here's how to do

Currently you can pay only via credit or debit card.

Apr 19, 2018, 11:01 AM IST
Facebook begins fact-checking news in poll-bound Karnataka

Facebook begins fact-checking news in poll-bound Karnataka

Zuckerberg said Facebook will ensure that its platform is not misused to influence elections in India and elsewhere.
 

Apr 18, 2018, 15:11 PM IST
34 global tech firms sign key accord against cyber attacks

34 global tech firms sign key accord against cyber attacks

The 34 companies include Cisco, HP, Nokia, Oracle, VMware, Dell, CA Technologies, Symantec, Bitdefender, F-Secure, RSA and Trend Micro, among others.

Apr 18, 2018, 14:42 PM IST
Outpouring of support for 50-year-old widow who defied odds to find happiness

Outpouring of support for 50-year-old widow who defied odds to find happiness

The reactions condemned the behaviour of her children.

Apr 16, 2018, 16:25 PM IST
LGBT community fumes as Weibo, China's version of Twitter, decides to ban gay content

LGBT community fumes as Weibo, China's version of Twitter, decides to ban gay content

Homosexuality is not banned in China but micro-blogging website Weibo has still decided to ban all gay-related content in a country which has no Facebook and Twitter.

Apr 14, 2018, 17:56 PM IST
Owing to his security expenses, Mark Zuckerberg's compensation jumps to $8.9 million

Owing to his security expenses, Mark Zuckerberg's compensation jumps to $8.9 million

Zuckerberg spent much of last year travelling after he pledged to visit all the U.S. states that he had not previously been to. His security expenses climbed to $7.3 million in 2017 from $4.9 million a year earlier.

Apr 14, 2018, 06:44 AM IST
Orkut founder launches social network app ''Hello'' in India

Orkut founder launches social network app ''Hello'' in India

Orkut shut down its services in 2014, having lost its sheen to rivals like Facebook.

Apr 12, 2018, 12:03 PM IST
Mark Zuckerberg reveals his 'greatest regret' in running Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg reveals his 'greatest regret' in running Facebook

The 33-year-old CEO said Facebook was in a constant struggle to guard against Russian manipulation of the Facebook platform to influence elections in the US and elsewhere.

Apr 12, 2018, 07:26 AM IST
Was your Facebook data accessed by Cambridge Analytica? Check this tool to find out

Was your Facebook data accessed by Cambridge Analytica? Check this tool to find out

The latest estimate of affected users is up to 87 million.

Apr 11, 2018, 15:58 PM IST
Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress over data scandal: Full text of his testimony

Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress over data scandal: Full text of his testimony

Facebook is currently embroiled in a widening scandal that a British data firm called Cambridge Analytica had improperly gathered detailed Facebook information on 87 million users, up from a previous estimate of more than 50 million.

Apr 11, 2018, 09:58 AM IST
Facebook to reward people reporting data abuse

Facebook to reward people reporting data abuse

Facebook would review all legitimate reports and respond as quickly as possible when the company identifies a credible threat to people`s information.

Apr 11, 2018, 09:33 AM IST
Was Mark Zuckerberg ready to resign over Facebook data leak during US senate questioning?

Was Mark Zuckerberg ready to resign over Facebook data leak during US senate questioning?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday appeared before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees at the Capitol Hill.

Apr 11, 2018, 08:06 AM IST
A pause of 8 seconds, then a refusal: Mark Zuckerberg says won't reveal his own personal information

A pause of 8 seconds, then a refusal: Mark Zuckerberg says won't reveal his own personal information

Zuckerberg accepted personal responsibility for the leak of users` data and vowed that the company will do better in guarding such information.

Apr 11, 2018, 06:45 AM IST
Will do everything possible to ensure elections in India are fair, says Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

Will do everything possible to ensure elections in India are fair, says Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg testified before the senators and a House panel amid uproar over the alleged hijacking of data of millions of Facebook users by British firm Cambridge Analytica. 

Apr 11, 2018, 06:36 AM IST