Facebook gears up for marketing push in India
The plan, sources told ET, is to enhance user engagement across the suite of apps – Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The move comes at a time when Chinese video-sharing networking service TikTok is adding users in India. The Menlo Park-based social network, owned by tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, has hired Avinash Pant to head the marketing function.
Facebook says Bezos hack highlights smartphone vulnerabilities
It’s not the first time WhatsApp’s been drawn into a hacking controversy. What...
WhatsApp faces outage in India, Twitter abuzz
Millions of users were unable to share videos, photos and GIFs, audio and stickers and several ...
Agencies may need court order to trace social media messages
Social media intermediaries — with more than 5 million registered users — have to trace the original sender of a message when asked by a government agency armed with an order from a judicial magistrate court or a higher court.
Investigation points to Saudi prince role in Bezos phone hack
A forensic analysis by technical experts retained by Bezos after a leak of his personal information in early 2019 suggested that the Bezos iPhone was compromised by "tools" procured by a close associate of the Saudi de facto ruler.
Facebook targets UK growth with 1,000 hires this year
Over half of the new jobs will be in technology, including software engineering and data science, Facebook's vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Nicola Mendelsohn said. Other roles will be in the "community integrity" team, which makes products to detect and remove harmful content from platforms like FB, Messenger, IG and WhatsApp.
UN calls for probe into possible hacking of Jeff Bezos' phone
United Nations experts on Wednesday called for an "immediate investigation" by the United States and others into information they received that suggests that Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked after receiving a file sent from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's WhatsApp account.
4 tech cos sue Facebook for anti-competitive behaviour
Facebook was sued by four potential competitors who accuse it of anticompetitive behaviour and who asked a judge to order chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg to give up control of the social media behemoth.
Assam’s clause 6 panel suggests ILP, reservations in Assembly and jobs
Clause 6 provides for constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards to protect the cultural, social heritage of the Assamese people. The panel in its preliminary report is said to have suggested the introduction of Inner Line Permit, reservation of seats in the legislative assembly and local bodies, and reservations in employment for the Assamese.
India is becoming a popular destination for foreigners to chase their startup dreams
A host of foreign nationals are relocating to India to fulfil their startup ambitions despite stumbling blocks.
JNU violence: Delhi HC asks WhatsApp, Google to provide information sought by police
The court also asked police to seize at the earliest phones of members of two WhatsApp groups on which the January 5 violence was allegedly coordinated.
Rajya Sabha Panel submits report on tackling child porn, recommendations could include changes in POCSO Act
The panel may want the POSCO Act to consider as an offence the act of “advocating or counselling sexual activity” to a minor, and may want an international cyber crime reporting portal to facilitate the reporting of sexual crimes against children from all over the world. The panel is learnt to have submitted its report to RS chairman Venkaiah Naidu.
HC seeks response of police, WhatsApp, Google on plea to preserve data of JNU violence
The counsel said police has also written to WhatsApp to preserve data of two groups "Unity Against Left" and "Friends of RSS" including messages, pictures and videos and phone numbers of members, related to JNU violence incident.
The rise of unconventional corporate team-building activities
From racing to wine lessons to building food trucks, team-building is now as unconventional as it gets.
Make draft IT Intermediary Guidelines public before notification, internet firms tell govt
India has been working on the draft guidelines since 2018, aimed at making social media companies such as WhatsApp and Facebook more responsible in checking content on their platforms. The guidelines are also aimed at giving users better recourse in case of misconduct.
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