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Chennai techie finds flaw in Instagram again, wins $10,000

The new vulnerability that Muthiyah spotted was similar to the one he reported in July and allowed anyone to hack Instagram accounts without consent permission.

Aug 26, 2019, 14:53 PM IST

Two-factor authentication spam was caused by a bug, will be fixed, says Facebook

The social media giant also plans to disable a feature that automatically posts SMS replies as status updates.

Feb 17, 2018, 18:42 PM IST

Outgoing Twitter worker responsible for Trump account outage

Twitter initially said the account had been "inadvertently deactivated due to human error", but later indicated it was done intentionally by a departing worker.

Nov 03, 2017, 16:54 PM IST

Twitter blocks 3.7 lakh accounts in six months

Twitter has blocked over 3.7-lakh accounts for promoting terrorism in the second half of 2016, bringing the total number of accounts shut by the popular micro-blogging website to over six lakhs in 18 months.

Mar 22, 2017, 17:14 PM IST

New iphone app may help find strangers on Facebook

Users can take a picture of anyone and run it through the Facezam app which will show them their Facebook profile.

Mar 15, 2017, 11:57 AM IST

Facebook pays more UK tax after outcry

Facebook paid 4.17 million (USD 5.18 million, 4.63 million euros) in British corporation tax last year, up from just ?4,327 in 2014, accounts showed on Sunday.

Oct 09, 2016, 22:02 PM IST

Twitter eases 140-character limit on tweets

Twitter announced Monday it was easing its 140-character limit on tweets, implementing a policy announced in May to no longer factor certain add-ons including pictures into a message`s length.

Sep 19, 2016, 23:03 PM IST

Twitter eases process for verified accounts

Twitter said today it was streamlining the process for creating verified accounts, a move likely to boost the number of users with a "blue badge" icon.

Jul 20, 2016, 09:32 AM IST

Microsoft shifts to social with huge LinkedIn deal

Microsoft on Monday shifted its focus to social networking with a massive $26.2 billion deal for professional social network LinkedIn.

Jun 14, 2016, 02:21 AM IST

Mark Zuckerberg clears air on 'Trending Topics' issue on Facebook – Read full text

As per reports, the contractors working on Facebook's Trending Topics have been suppressing conservative stories.

May 15, 2016, 11:45 AM IST

Do you know Mark Zuckerberg wears the same T-shirt everyday? Here's why!

The round-neck grey T-shirt and a pair of jeans with flip-flops have become synonymous with Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire-founder of Facebook. To the most, add his signature hoodie.

Apr 07, 2016, 18:53 PM IST

Is Facebook adding computer art to make your photos incredible?

According to The Verge, it has been discovered that for every photo you upload to Facebook or Instagram, the company quietly makes an html page that replicates that photo using ASCII or text characters that lets you blow up your images to massive scale.

Jan 30, 2016, 23:39 PM IST

Indian-origin social network `Hubhopper` raises its first round

The social network hubhopper that's a gateway to everything awesome happening on the web has a community for just about everything with a one of a kind digital remote that helps its users tailor-make their experience in real time.

Dec 28, 2015, 21:29 PM IST

Twitter warns users of state-sponsored attacks

After Facebook and Google, now Twitter has alerted its users to falling a victim of a state-sponsored cyberattack, a media report said here.

Dec 13, 2015, 20:14 PM IST

Hate Facebook? Learn why you meekly log in again

 Have you felt like walking away from Facebook or to shut down your account swearing never to return, only to meekly log back in a week later? You are not alone.

Dec 13, 2015, 15:56 PM IST

See pic: Mark Zuckerberg​ shares pretty photo with baby Max

 Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg posted an adorable picture of himself with his baby daughter Max on his Facebook page.

Dec 09, 2015, 16:22 PM IST

Alphabet revamps Google+ online social network

Google's social network launched Communities in late 2012.

Nov 18, 2015, 11:39 AM IST

Naseeruddin Shah's social network accounts fake: Anupam Kher

 Actor Anupam Kher says all the accounts on social networking websites by the name of his "A Wednesday" co-star Naseeruddin Shah are fake.

Oct 17, 2015, 14:21 PM IST

Indians more comfortable socializing online: Survey

When it comes to children, 53 percent Indians believe that their wards need coaxing or take very long to make new friends. This trend is largely seen in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Lucknow.

Oct 16, 2015, 19:58 PM IST

Facebook again goes down with 'Something went wrong' error message!

Users of social networking giant Facebook were in for a disappointment as they were unable to log into the website. Facebook is down for millions of users across the world.

Sep 29, 2015, 00:49 AM IST