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SC asks Facebook, WhatsApp, Google and Yahoo to block rape videos immediately

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The Apex Court of the nation has asked social media sites like Facebook, WhatsApp, and search engines like Google and Yahoo to take stringent measures to block Rape videos and report such objectionable contents to authorities. The court made these observations while examining increase instances...

Facebook aims to connect rural Indian population with internet through Express WiFi

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After burning its fingers with Free Basics, prominent social networking giant Facebook is testing a new model of public WiFi services offering quality internet access in rural India. Express WiFi is in negotiation with carriers, Internet service providers, and other local entrepreneurs to expand...

Facebook seeks to introduce free Wifi in India after Free Basics fiasco

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After burning its fingers with Free Basics, prominent social networking giant Facebook is said to be testing a new model of public Wi-Fi services offering quality internet access in rural India. Express Wi-Fi is in negotiation with carriers, Internet service providers, and other local...

India is a lucrative market for Facebook outside the US

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India has become a critical and strategic market for Facebook which has some 166 million active users under its belt. Notwithstanding the fact that the social site contributes $4 billion to the country’s kitty besides 335,000 jobs in India. Already the company has a...

Facebook committed to detect and fight fake news, reveals Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that his company is committed to curb fake news at any cost. He also explained the steps taken by the company to detect and fight fake news. In his Facebook post, he revealed that his company is working on...

Facebook testing public group chat feature Rooms in select markets

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Facebook is currently testing a public group messaging service in select markets for those users who are unable to make use of chat rooms. According to reports, the social media giant is scheduled to roll out a new feature named Rooms as part of...

Fake news on Facebook has nothing to do with Trump’s victory: Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg has dismissed the allegations that Fake news published on Facebook affected US election results. Responding on the sidelines of Technonomy technology trends conference in California, Zuckerberg confirmed the presence of fake news in very small amount of content. However, he revealed that they...

Zuckerberg denies allegations of Facebook fake news affecting US elections

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Mark Zuckerberg has dismissed the allegations that Fake news published on Facebook affected US election results. Responding on the sidelines of Technonomy technology trends conference in California, Zuckerberg confirmed the presence of fake news in very small amount of content. However, he revealed that they...

Facebook crosses 155 million monthly active users in India faster than rest of the world

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Facebook has crossed 155 million monthly active users in India. According to sources, the huge growth in the user base in India is more than rest of the world. The figures indicate that there are over 77 million daily active users. Talking about the mobile...

Facebook Messenger for Android gets better with Data Saver feature

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Facebook is reportedly testing a unique data saver feature in its Facebook Messenger app meant for Android. According to reports from multiple users, they are now able to view a new option in the Settings menu of the Facebook Messenger app for Android. This...

Indian hackers draw highest under Facebook’s Bug Bounty Program

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Facebook has disclosed that India-based cyber security hackers are paid highest rewards under the company's bug bounty program. According to a statement issued by the company, in the last five years, the company has disbursed $5 million dollars to ethical hackers who have reported...

Germany blocks Facebook from fetching data of WhatsApp users

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Germany-based data protection authorities has blocked social media giant Facebook from collecting data of WhatsApp users. According to sources, the move is being taken due to privacy concerns. Commenting on the development, Hamburg's Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Johannes Caspar revealed that...

Facebook hires former Snapdeal CPO to boost it’s Messenger app

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Facebook has reportedly hired former Snapdeal chief product officer, Anand Chandrasekran, to work on its Messenger platform. With the new global leadership role at Facebook, Chandrasekaran will focus on creating strategies and key partnerships for Facebook Messenger, which hit the 1 billion active users...

Facebook Messenger opens up for businesses before WhatsApp

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Facebook has introduced an online payment system on its messenger app, to allow businesses to transact. The statement said, “we’re now actively building capabilities for brands and businesses to be discovered on Messenger.” This gets the Facebook Messenger slowly moving towards becoming an open E-commerce...

Facebook Live now available for iOS and Android users in India

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Facebook has made its Live feature available to all of its app users on both iOS and Android operating systems. At first, the social media giant introduced the Facebook Live the US. In India, the service has been accessible only by selected users till...

Facebook to block Ad blockers on desktop version

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook has just announced that it has found a way to bypass ad blockers in the web browsers. The company plans to pass on advertisements in its website impersonating them as general contents. The algorithm of current ad blockers will be unable...

Facebook Express Wi-Fi service under testing in India after Free Basics

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Facebook has announced the launch of Express Wi-Fi in a bid to tackle the competition from Google. Touted to connect people in India, Facebook has established partnerships with ISPs and entrepreneurs. The social media giant had supplied the required software to service providers, which...

Facebook, Instagram and NBC team up for Rio Olympics 2016

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Facebook and Instagram have collaborated with NBC to cover and broadcast the 2016 Summer Rio Olympics that is going to start this month in Rio De Janerio, Brazil. To get real time videos, a Social Command Center has been set up in the city. A...

Facebook Aquila internet drone run by solar energy tested, to take on Project Loon

Facebook Aquila drone
Facebook’s brand new drone has successfully finished the first test flight. Facebook Aquila drone, which runs on solar energy, is aimed to spread internet access to each and every place on the Earth. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook has announced the news through a...

Facebook working on high-speed Internet delivery through laser beams

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Facebook is gearing up to develop a system which enables laser beams to deliver faster Internet access to remote areas. Designed and developed by Facebook Connectivity Lab, lasers are not only an attractive but also safe to transfer large chunks of data over large...

Facebook for Android gets offline video feature just like YouTube

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Facebook has reportedly started to add the ability to save offline videos in the newest versions of its Facebook application for Android. This feature is available in the 85 and 86 (beta) versions of the app. In the supported versions of the Facebook Android app,...

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