India may force social media platforms to offer user verification
Social media platforms may have to offer an identify-verification option if the Data bill becomes a law.
Tech industry sees two pain points in data protection bill
The PDP Bill proposes voluntary verification of users on social media platforms an...
House Panel to meet social media company representatives today
The Parliamentary Standing Committee for Women Empowerment will hold discussio...
Make real identities must, house panel tells Twitter
According to those present in the meeting, the company was specifically asked to consider making the entry of only persons over the age of 15 on twitter and also take reports of abuse on the platform very seriously. Twitter told panel about the measures the company has taken to empower people, & women particularly with tools like mute, block and report.
Facebook groups fuel illegal gun sales: Chicago police
Chicago police say private Facebook groups have "emboldened" sellers of illegal drugs and guns to connect with potential buyers on the socia...
HDFC Bank’s digital channels down for 2nd day
The private lender, however, didn’t provide any timeline for an expected resolution.
Social media buys on the rise: Study
A survey by digital payments company PayPal and market research firm Ipsos has found that adoption of social commerce in India is at a higher scale than the rest of the world. Digitisation has led to innovative use of online transactions which is why 62% of businesses in India accept online payments compared to 55% global average.
Facebook to allow transfer of photos, videos to Google Photos
The world will see in the first half of year 2020, an option to transfer photos and videos from the social media network directly to other services, starting with Google Photos, said Facebook. The option will be available to users in Ireland. Data transfers will be encrypted with a password prompt before any transaction.
Video shows UK stabbing suspect on London Bridge
Video posted on social media showed a man, suspected of stabbing several people on Friday, being wrestled to the ground by members of the pu...
PIB establishes checking unit to combat fake news against government on social media
Although the social media analytics unit was later disbanded, MIB worked closely with the Election Commission and social media companies during the Lok Sabha polls this year to find and remove posts spreading fake news.
Facebook, Instagram back after outage; company blames issue in one of its central software systems
This outage affected users randomly around the world, with some regions affected and others not.
Govt finalising new IT rules for social media entailing traceability of info originator
The proposed new norms include deployment of technology-based automated tools or appropriate mechanisms for proactively identifying and removing or disabling public access to unlawful information or content, Minister of State for Electronics and IT Sanjay Dhotre said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
No proposal to link social media accounts of individuals to Aadhaar: Ravi Shankar Prasad
"There is no such proposal with the government for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals," Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. He was replying to a specific query on whether the government proposes to enact a law for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals.
Tiger Shroff scrapes his back on 'Baaghi 3' set, posts pictures on social media
The actor has got his first set of scars from the battlefield.
New IT rules to make traceability of content must : Government
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