Mark Zuckerberg rejects Indian claims of Internet.org being against Net Neutrality
Mark Zuckerberg rejects Indian claims of Internet.org being against Net Neutrality

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said in response of Indian claims against his Internet.org initiative that they want "as many internet providers to join so as many people as possible can be connected".

Facebook strips smiles from fake `like` sellers
Facebook strips smiles from fake `like` sellers

Facebook on Friday said that its war against fake likes is paying off so well that many `bad actors` who built businesses on the tactic are closing shop.

Facebook strips smiles from fake 'like' sellers

Facebook said that its war against fake likes is paying off so well that many 'bad actors' who built businesses on the tactic are closing shop.

Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors
Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors

Start small, win quick, then move on to bigger issues.

Man arrested for posting obscene videos of wife online

A man who allegedly created a fake Facebook account on his wife's name and posted obscene videos, has been arrested here, police said on Friday.

Facebook users may have 'optimistic bias'
Facebook users may have 'optimistic bias'

Facebook users may perceive that bad things are more likely to happen to others, while good things are more likely to happen to them than to anyone else, a new study has found.

MakeMyTrip joins Net Neutrality chorus

Online travel services provider MakeMyTrip on Friday jumped on the 'net neutrality' bandwagon, saying a free internet will foster innovation and boost pace of economic growth in the country.

CPI(M) bets on social media, favours net neutrality

In a bid to attract youths, the CPI(M) on Friday said it aims to increase its reach through social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and also passed a resolution in favour of 'net neutrality', an issue that of late has sparked debate over a need to maintain equal Internet access for all.

'Wishful thinking' can't take away negative realities of Facebook for users
'Wishful thinking' can't take away negative realities of Facebook for users

A new study has suggested that Facebook users with so-called optimistic bias think that they're less likely than other users to experience cyberbullying, depression and other negative social and psychological effects from using the site.

European privacy watchdogs join forces to probe Facebook

European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook`s privacy controls, a French watchdog said Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure.

Facebook launches new "sidebar status" update to mobile app for iOS, Android
Facebook launches new "sidebar status" update to mobile app for iOS, Android

 Facebook has launched a new feature " sidebar status" on its mobile application for iOS and Android , starting in Taiwan and Australia, wherein users can write an "away" message which will be accompanied with a picture icon.

Use social media judiciously: Nandita Das
Use social media judiciously: Nandita Das

Actress, director and social activist Nandita Das says social media is a great emerging platform that must be used judiciously instead of indulging in advocacy.

Taslima Nasreen's Facebook profile disabled
Taslima Nasreen's Facebook profile disabled

Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's Facebook account was disabled after her posts were reported by Islamic fundamentalists, the author said on Wednesday.

Cleartrip stands up for Net Neutrality, pulls out of Internet.org 
Cleartrip stands up for Net Neutrality, pulls out of Internet.org 

In what could give the cause of Net Neutrality a major boost, Cleartrip today announced that it has taken a decision to walk out of Internet.org initiative.

Internet.org can co-exist with Net Neutrality: Zuckerberg
Internet.org can co-exist with Net Neutrality: Zuckerberg

Amid a raging debate on ensuring equal Internet access for all, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday rejected criticism that his internet.Org programme, which has RCom as a partner in India, was against the concept of Net Neutrality.

Facebook can worsen or improve mental health

 Facebook can either help people recover from mental health problems or make their symptoms worse, a new research shows, adding that the key is to use the social networking tool cautiously and strategically.

Indian charged in UAE with 'insulting Islam'

An Indian man has been charged in a UAE court for allegedly posting on a social networking site comments that insult Islam, a media report said on Tuesday.

Facebook looks at traditional media to woo customers
Facebook looks at traditional media to woo customers

Social networking site Facebook has not lost interest in advertising through traditional media yet. According to a Nielsen study, Facebook has spent more than six million pounds on traditional media in Britain so far this year -- significantly up from 16,000 pounds in 2014.

Twitter, YouTube, Instagram work on stealth advertising
Twitter, YouTube, Instagram work on stealth advertising

The quandary for those who run social networks is how to monetise activity on them without antagonising and thus losing users through distracting ads?

Indian sentenced in US to six years in prison for fraud

An Indian-origin man has been sentenced to up to six years in prison for defrauding start-ups in the US by convincing them to hire him as consultant based on stolen identities and false claims of knowing millionaire capitalists including the founding members of Facebook.