FIR against impostors faking Raj Thackeray's identity online

An FIR was registered against unidentified people on Thursday, for allegedly creating fake social media accounts of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray as well as posting "objectionable pictures" of the MNS chief and his family members online, the police said.

Facebook dispenses apprehensions about its iOS8 app privacy setting changes in blog post
Facebook dispenses apprehensions about its iOS8 app privacy setting changes in blog post

Facebook has reportedly published a blog post explaining its decision to change the location permission for people who've turned on Nearby Friends as iOS8 changed its location tracking permission from "Yes/No" to "Always/While Using the App/Never."

Are YouTube, Facebook, Twitter hiding female abuse data?
Are YouTube, Facebook, Twitter hiding female abuse data?

Are YouTube, Facebook and Twitter hiding responses related to female harassment? If we believe a new study, the social media firms are not faring well on publishing abuse-reporting data.

Scotland`s `Yes` campaign winning Facebook battle

Scotland`s "Yes" campaign appears to have the edge online, figures released by Facebook on Tuesday showed, even though it is still trailing slightly in the polls despite a late surge.

Facebook users at more risk of social media scams: Study
Facebook users at more risk of social media scams: Study

Habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing attacks by criminals, an Indian-origin researcher has found.

'Habitual Facebook users prone to phishing attacks'
'Habitual Facebook users prone to phishing attacks'

If you are perpetually online on Facebook and do respond to anonymous friends' requests without considering how they are connected with those sending the requests, beware of phishing attacks.

Facebook posts give clues to your personality
Facebook posts give clues to your personality

People can accurately detect the personality traits of strangers through Facebook activity, according to a new study.

Why Facebook posts can't reveal personality traits anymore
Why Facebook posts can't reveal personality traits anymore

The privacy changes in the recent past on the social networking site Facebook have made it difficult to reveal personalities of people peeping into your profile or 'liking' your posts, say researchers.

Facebook draws some of YouTube's top content producers: WSJ
Facebook draws some of YouTube's top content producers: WSJ

Facebook Inc has approached some of YouTube`s biggest content producers to get them to distribute their videos on the social network, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Microsoft gifts @messenger to Facebook as it decides to shut down MSN Messenger
Microsoft gifts @messenger to Facebook as it decides to shut down MSN Messenger

After deciding to shut down its MSN Messenger service, also known as Windows Live Messenger, after 15 years, Microsoft is passing its twitter account to Facebook.

Govt's decision to hire pvt agencies to manage their social media accounts questioned in HC

Ex-BJP ideologue K N Govindacharya on Thursday raised question in the Delhi High Court about the government's move to hire services of private social media management agencies to manage their accounts in social networking sites such as Facebook, saying it endangers creations of fake accounts and cyber crimes.

Facebook currently testing Snapchat-like feature that allows users to set expiry dates for posts: Report
Facebook currently testing Snapchat-like feature that allows users to set expiry dates for posts: Report

A report has revealed that Facebook has started to test a new feature, borrowed from Snapchat, which allows users to set their posts for deletion after a certain interval of time, anything from one hour to seven days.

Singapore bans documentary on political exiles

Singapore has banned a documentary on political exiles who have lived abroad for decades, saying the film undermines national security, highlighting the wealthy city-state`s uneasiness over public debate on politics. 

Facebook sorry after rejecting dad's ad to help baby
Facebook sorry after rejecting dad's ad to help baby

Facebook has apologised to a father after rejecting his advertisement on the social networking site asking people to donate money for his two-month-old son's heart transplant.

Soon, track the number of clicks a video gets on Facebook
Soon, track the number of clicks a video gets on Facebook

Social networking giant Facebook announced on Sunday that it is adding a counter to videos that will allow users to track how many times a video is seen.

Army using social media to help J&K flood victims

The Army is using social media apps such as Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp to save the lives of people stranded in the flood-affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

Driven by mobile, over 1 bn videos viewed everyday on Facebook
Driven by mobile, over 1 bn videos viewed everyday on Facebook

Social networking giant Facebook Monday said more than one billion videos are viewed everyday on its platform, with over 65 per cent of it being consumed on mobile phones.

Shy people spend more time on Facebook but share less
Shy people spend more time on Facebook but share less

Shy and introvert people spend more time on Facebook but disclose little information with friends and acquaintances, says an interesting study.

Facebook addiction can leave you lonely, depressed
Facebook addiction can leave you lonely, depressed

Do you often feel you have wasted time on Facebook or termed it as a meaningless activity but still cannot let your eyes move away from the screen? You are at the risk of developing depression.

Is Facebook pushing up your phone bill?
Is Facebook pushing up your phone bill?

Have you discovered a sudden surge in your phone bill? This could well be linked to reading news feeds on the Facebook mobile app on your phone, media reports suggest.