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Amid protests over temple 'desecration', J&K govt says property intact

Amid protests over the alleged "desecration" of a temple in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, the state government on Friday said an investigation of the shrine's complex has found all its properties "intact".

Facebook bans transgender YouTuber for vocal criticism

Facebook bans transgender YouTuber for vocal criticism

Facebook has come under severe criticism for banning a US-born transgender YouTube personality for slamming social justice activists.

DNA: Analysis of how social networking affecting children's behavior

Nowadays young generation's mood and behave is becoming a mystery for their parents, but what is the reason. Watch our analysis of social network's effect on young generation's behave in DNA Weekend Edition.

Facebook, Twitter boosts recall of past events: Study

Facebook, Twitter boosts recall of past events: Study

Posting personal experiences on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter could make those events much easier to recall, the first study to look at social media's effect on memory suggests.

Social networking sites prove to be haven for insecure narcissists

Social networking sites prove to be haven for insecure narcissists

These kind of sites provide an ideal environment for insecure narcissists to promote themselves and seek the admiration on a large scale.

Employees use social media to kill mental fatigue: Survey

Employees use social media to kill mental fatigue: Survey

Nearly 34 percent of the people surveyed said they use social media at work to take a mental break from their job, revealed a Pew Research Centre survey of 2,003 US adults.

Algeria blocks Facebook,Twitter to stop exam cheats

Algeria blocks Facebook,Twitter to stop exam cheats

Algerian authorities have temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to try to stop cheats posting high school exam papers online, state media reported on Sunday.

Google, Facebook, YouTube receive tax notices in Pakistan

Pakistan's Punjab government has served tax notices to social media networking websites Google and Facebook as well as video-sharing websites YouTube and Dailymotion, asking them to register by June 17 and pay for displaying Punjab-specific advertisements.

Youngsters at alcohol risk can be identified on social media

The strongest predictor of both drinking alcohol and posting about it on social media was espousing an alcohol identity -- meaning that the individuals considered drinking a part of who they are, said co-lead author Charee Thompson from Ohio University.

LinkedIn notifies data breach, alerts 400 mn members to stay safe

LinkedIn notifies data breach, alerts 400 mn members to stay safe

Hit by a massive data breach that put nearly 167 million users' passwords and personal information in the hands of hackers four years back, the popular career-oriented platform LinkedIn has finally came out with an explanation and steps it has taken to protect users.

Extremely social people more susceptible to online abuse

Extremely social people more susceptible to online abuse

Researchers found that adults with Williams syndrome - who are extremely social and trusting - use Facebook and other social networking sites frequently and are especially vulnerable to online victimisation.

Twitter to unveil refreshed timeline on March 3

Twitter to unveil refreshed timeline on March 3

The micro-blogging site Twitter is set to roll out a refreshed design to its timeline display on March 3. With this change, people can start embedding profiles, lists, collections and more with the new embedded timeline, VentureBeat reported.

NIA seeks assistance of social networking giants in tackling ISIS

NIA seeks assistance of social networking giants in tackling ISIS

National Investigation Agency (NIA) has sought the assistance of social networking giants like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, to identify the activities of the ISIS and its members promoting the ideology of the terror group.

Understanding people via `first-of-its-kind` Twitter study

Telling about people and their situations from only 140 characters may not seem easy, but a new first-of-its-kind study is using 20 million tweets to understand the real-world situations.

Check out: Facebook's new reaction emojis!

Check out: Facebook's new reaction emojis!

Recently, the CEO of the most popular social networking site Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg released a video showing the all new like button with a set of emojis along with the original “thumbs up” sign to help one express themselves better on a post.

UP Shiv Sena wing forms 'love trishul' to counter 'love jihad'

The state unit of Shiv Sena created a brigade - 'love trishul' - to counter 'love jihad' cases. Mumbai police is ordered to do screening on social media, to check the terms love trishul and love jihad on social networking sites.

Whoa! Twitter claims it's bigger than Facebook

Whoa! Twitter claims it's bigger than Facebook

 With the Facebook user base touching 1.49 billion - or roughly 20 percent of the world's population - can any social networking site claim to be bigger than this? Well, Twitter does.

Google bids adieu to its social network Google Plus

Google is bidding adieu to Google Plus, an awkwardly named social network that the American search engine had launched four years ago hoping it would become a serious rival to Facebook.

Internet lacks regulatory mechanism, curbs needed: Centre to SC

The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that absence of any regulatory mechanism in the cyber world demands higher level of restrictions to put checks and balances on social networking sites.

Facebook most popular social network: US study

Facebook is by far the most popular social media website with its large base of "very active" users visiting the site daily, a new survey of American internet users has found.