China bolsters 'Great Firewall' by blocking VPN services that dodge online censorship

 China has reportedly announced that it is "upgrading" its internet censorship to block Virtual Private Network (VPN) services inside the country, a report said.

Comment on govt FB page to vent grievance no offence: SC

 It is not an offence for any person to post grievance on a page created by a law enforcement agency on a social networking site as such an interface is meant to help the public, the Supreme Court has held.

Comment on govt Facebook page to vent grievance no offence: SC

It is not an offence for any person to post grievance on a page created by a law enforcement agency on a social networking site as such an interface is meant to help the public, the Supreme Court has held.

Singapore`s PM faces rare dissent in Facebook chat

Singapore`s Prime Minister was left fumbling for answers Saturday after agreeing to a live Facebook chat with increasingly strident citizens turning to the Internet to voice dissent in the tightly-controlled city-state.

Facebook implicated in a third of all divorce cases over cheating

A new survey has examined that Facebook is now considered as a third of all divorce cases as it provides evidence of infidelity and new relationships unwittingly.

India to have largest Facebook users on mobile by 2017
India to have largest Facebook users on mobile by 2017

India will surpass the US to lead the global tally of the largest Facebook userbase on mobile by 2017, market research firm eMarketer said in a report.

Suriya lodges complaint against fake Facebook page
Suriya lodges complaint against fake Facebook page

Actor Suriya, who has not joined any social networking platform, has lodged a complaint with the cyber cell against a fake Facebook page that was floated in his name Wednesday.

WhatsApp adds messaging from Web
WhatsApp adds messaging from Web

The popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook last year for nearly USD 22 billion, has unveiled a new service for sending messages from a Web browser.

Germany`s PEGIDA leader steps down after `Hitler selfie`

The leader of Germany`s 'anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA stepped down Wednesday after a picture emerged of him sporting a Hitler-style haircut and moustache, along with racist slurs he posted on Facebook.

Here's how people post life events on Facebook
Here's how people post life events on Facebook

With social networking sites becoming a part of our daily lives, people are sharing positive life events indirectly and negative life events directly on Facebook, says a study.

Silicon Valley, new media get shoutouts in Obama's big speech

President Barack Obama, whose team is famous for its social media prowess, pleased tech watchers on Tuesday with mentions of Facebook Inc`s photo sharing site Instagram and other Silicon Valley companies in his State of the Union address.

Don't blame Facebook for your kids' bad grades
Don't blame Facebook for your kids' bad grades

A new study has revealed that the negative relationship between Facebook use and kids' bad grades has little to do with Facebook.

Ranbir Kapoor joins Twitter, treats fans with pictures!
Ranbir Kapoor joins Twitter, treats fans with pictures!

Superstar in the making – Ranbir Kapoor – seems to have joined the list of young actors who have made their presence felt in the “virtual world”.

Facebook clamps down on fake news stories

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on "hoaxes" and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire on its 1.35-billion member online social network.

Now, read audio clips on Facebook messenger
Now, read audio clips on Facebook messenger

Social networking site Facebook has launched a new feature for its messenger app that automatically transcribes any file sent as a voice recording and lets the people send voice clips to each other.

Meet Facebook's oldest registered user who just turned 107

Facebook's oldest registered user, who will turn 107 in January 2015, earned the distinction when her friends at the medical aid charity signed her up for an account on her 105th birthday.

Facebook teams up with partners who worked on Medium, Prismatic
Facebook teams up with partners who worked on Medium, Prismatic

Facebook has reportedly teamed up with partners from Teehan+Lax, a 12-year-old digital design company based in Toronto which was founded even before the social media network existed.

Social media use does not increase stress: Study

Facebook and Twitter users do not experience increased stress than non-users, but are more aware of negative events in their friends' lives, a new study has found.

Facebook sharing boosts involvement with news and information
Facebook sharing boosts involvement with news and information

Sharing and discussing news content on social media sites such as Facebook can drive greater involvement with news and information, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

North Korean 'Camp 14' gulag survivor admits parts of story untrue

 A North Korean gulag survivor whose torture and daring escape was detailed in a best-selling book has admitted that parts of his story are untrue, and said Sunday he may end his campaign against human rights abuses.