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Afghanistan rejects Facebook ban as election tensions rise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 22:26

The Afghan government today rejected a proposal to ban Facebook during an ongoing deadlock over the presidential election, despite fears that social media postings have fanned ethnic hatred.

Facebook acquires video ad company LiveRail

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 08:59

Facebook Inc is acquiring video advertising company LiveRail in the Internet social network`s latest step to make video ads a bigger part of its business.

Facebook seeks India revenue boost with missed call ads

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 13:12

The ads are part of Facebook’s effort to bolster its business in countries such as Brazil, India and Indonesia.

RIP Orkut! Google to shut down website on Sep 30

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 12:08

Orkut, Google`s first social networking site, will cease to exist after September, with the Internet giant deciding to shut down the service launched 10 years ago.

Pope has most clout on Twitter: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 23:55

Pope Francis has by far the most clout of any world leader on Twitter because he is so widely retweeted, a study of political use of the social network showed on Wednesday.

Facebook accepts blame for brief outage

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:00

Facebook took the blame on Friday for a brief outage that resulted in a flood of comments -- chiefly on rival social network Twitter.

Facebook accepts blame for brief outage

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 08:50

Facebook took the blame today for a brief outage that resulted in a flood of comments -- chiefly on rival social network Twitter.

EBay`s PayPal president joins Facebook,to lead mobile messaging

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 05:48

Facebook announced it has hired the top executive of eBay`s PayPal division to lead the social network`s efforts to boost its mobile messaging.

Dedicated social networking platforms for Northeast people

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 21:47

Delhi Police on Friday launched a dedicated social Networking platforms on Facebook and WhatsApp to reach out to the people of Northeast at an interactive review meeting on security of people from the Northeastern states.

US warns Facebook on privacy in WhatsApp mega deal

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 06:43

US regulators warned Facebook about making changes to the privacy policy of WhatsApp, the smartphone messaging service set to be acquired by the social network for a whopping USD 19 billion.

Tumblr asks users to change passwords to protect against worst-ever virus `Heartbleed`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 19:44

Social network Tumblr has reportedly asked its users to change their passwords in wake of the emergence of a recent bug called "Heartbleed," that has been exposing world`s major websites to theft by hackers.

Jerk.com accused of misusing Facebook data

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 21:56

Social networking site Jerk.com has been charged by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of misusing Facebook users information to create profiles for millions of people, including children from 2009 to 2013.