China to invest USD 70 billion to improve Internet

China on Wednesday said it would invest USD 70 billion to increase Internet speeds and expand broadband access in rural areas by this year, as the country strives to boost growth by unleashing the potential of its more than 648 million web users.

Why some users flee Facebook
Why some users flee Facebook

With more than a billion active Facebook accounts worldwide, "non-use" of the social networking site is now fairly common, finds a study.

Facebook users' article selection matters more than news feed algorithm
Facebook users' article selection matters more than news feed algorithm

As per a new research, the algorithms used by Facebook to filter news posts have an effect on the information seen by users, but not nearly as much as the choices made by users themselves.

More than five million IP addresses infected by adware, finds Google research
More than five million IP addresses infected by adware, finds Google research

According to a new research form Google and UC Berkley, more than five million users or IP addresses are infected by adware.

Snapchat's Discover update now lets users send clips

Snapchat has rolled out an update that lets users to send clips from Discover to others users.

App to help Nepal earthquake victims launched
App to help Nepal earthquake victims launched

An online application promising to aid the search and rescue efforts in earthquake-ravaged Nepal was launched here, a statement said on Thursday.

Twitter updates 'Terms of Service' to ban revenge porn on platform
Twitter updates 'Terms of Service' to ban revenge porn on platform

Twitter has now updated itsTerms of Service to prohibit users from posting revenge porn or other non-consensual, intimate photos on its platform.

Facebook to allow users to define their gender themselves
Facebook to allow users to define their gender themselves

A year after Facebook introduced preset custom genders like "cisgender" or " transgender," it has now started rolling out a new version of its custom gender field where users can type in any word to represent their gender across Facebook.

Facebook announces smart 'Products Ads' to let companies target buyers more effectively
Facebook announces smart 'Products Ads' to let companies target buyers more effectively

In a bid to make Facebook ads smarter, the social networking site has announced Product Ads, that lets companies target Facebook users more effectively with new automated processes by convincing famous personalities to like something so the users will follow their lead.

Facebook users may soon be notified before posting drunk pictures
Facebook users may soon be notified before posting drunk pictures

Facebook is working on implementing artificial intelligence on the popular social networking site in a bid to protect its users from posting drunk messages and pictures that they might regret in the future.

How to avoid `Reply All` email blunders

With so less time to manage the pile of emails stuffed in one`s account, it is but obvious for the `reply all` email blunder to happen leading to disastrous consequences, and people must be really alert while hitting the send button.

Microsoft reveals furnishing data on 1462 users to Oz govt. in first half of 2013

Microsoft has revealed that it gave out data on 1462 accounts to the Australian government in the first half of 2013.

Facebook reveals it has 5.6mn active users in Middle East and North Africa

Facebook has revealed that it has 56 million active users in the Middle East and North Africa.

Twitter now has 100 million active users

More than 100 million users are "active" and log onto Twitter daily.

13% cell phone users admit faking calls to avoid conversations

Thirteen percent of people stage fake calls on their mobile to avoid speaking to people around them, a new study has found.

Now, machines to publish their own upgrades

Now, a technical system will enable shared understanding between machines and their users.

Tibet`s Internet users reach 1.2 million

At least 1.2 million people in
Tibet out of total population of 3 million are internet users.

Facebook, Twitter users are more trusting finds study

A study has found that people who use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are more trusting.

Facebook seeks apology from users

Facebook has apologised for launching its facial recognition technology without giving any prior notice to its users.

Over 7 million FB users are under 13: study

Some 7.5 million of the 20 million minors who used FB were younger than 13.