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Vladimir Putin signs law seen as crimping social media

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 23:35

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a law requiring Internet companies to store all personal data of Russian users at data centres in Russia.

India to clock fastest Facebook user growth globally in 2014

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 19:57

India, which has the highest number of Facebook users outside the US, will account for the fastest growth in people logging on to the social networking platform this year, research firm eMarketer said.

Social networking site Facebook down, later restored

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 13:50

Social networking site Facebook was down for sometime, on Thursday, India time, but later restored.

Emotions on Facebook are contagious: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 18:51

Feeling depressed? Check if your friends posted negative emotions in their status updates on Facebook!

Leonardo DiCaprio victim of death rumours

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 12:54

`Wolf of Wall Street` star Leonardo DiCaprio has become the latest celebrity victim of an internet hoax as social networking sites were abuzz with rumours about the actor`s demise.

Facebook users in India cross 100 mn, largest outside US

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 21:04

Social media giant Facebook has crossed 100 million active users in India, its largest base outside the US.

Delhi CEO to launch drive to check misuse of social media

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:26

As the Model Code of Conduct came into force, Delhi`s Chief Electoral Office today described the social media as a "serious challenge" and said it will launch a special campaign to check misuse of the platform for election campaigning purposes.

Facebook celebrates 10th birthday!

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 10:04

Social networking giant Facebook is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Tuesday.

FakeOff app to detect bogus Facebook accounts

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 21:24

As instances of cyber impersonation on social networking sites rise, an Israel-based start-up has developed an application, FakeOff, that helps to identify fake accounts on Facebook.

Spam link with enticing description goes viral on Facebook

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 11:46

A fake video enticing people to click on the picture of a bikini-clad woman on a beach has reportedly gone viral on social networking giant Facebook.

Facebook adds trending topics to site

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 23:37

In a move that echoes Twitter, Facebook will add trending topics to its website to let users know what other users are posting about at the moment, whether it`s the death of a world leader or the Golden Globe awards.

Facebook sued for `falsifying` member endorsements for sponsored ads

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 13:07

Facebook has been sued for falsifying member endorsements through their "likes" for advertising purposes.