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Facebook spent Rs 171 cr on Zuckerberg’s security in 2020

San Francisco, Apr 11 (IANS): Facebook spent more than $23 million (about Rs 171 crore) to provide security for its CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2020. The company's annual reviews of company security "identified specific threats to Zuckerberg," according to a proxy...

Facebook’s ad delivery system shows gender bias: Study

San Francisco, April 10 (IANS) The ad delivery system of Facebook is biased towards women, showing them different job listings than it shows to men, a new study has revealed. Researchers at University of Southern California found that Facebook's ad...

More Indian SMBs shut up shop amid ongoing pandemic: Facebook

New Delhi, Apr 8 (IANS): As small businesses around the world still struggle to cope with the ongoing pandemic amid vaccine roll-out, small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India have reported higher rates of closure, with SMB leaders being least...

Facebook won’t tell you if you’re part of massive data breach

New Delhi, Apr 8 (IANS): Facebook is in no mood to notify those who were affected in a massive data breach involving 533 million users, including over 61 lakh Indians. The company, however, said that it has "made changes to the...

Facebook to let you turn off algorithmic ranking in News Feed

San Francisco, Mar 31 (IANS): Facebook on Wednesday introduced several features to give users more control over their News Feed, including the ability to turn off the feeds algorithmic ranking and display content in order it was posted. The social network...

Facebook doubles down on efforts to protect India assembly polls

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Based on lessons learned from past elections in India and globally, Facebook has doubled down on its efforts to support and protect assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry. The company...

Facebook expands support for security keys on smartphones

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Earlier available on the desktop version, Facebook has now expanded the support of physical security keys for two-factor authentication (2FA) on mobile devices. Starting from Friday, the users can set up two-factor authentication and log...

Facebook gets tougher with groups that violate its rules

San Francisco, March 18 (IANS) Facebook has announced new measures to prevent its interest-based forums called Groups from spreading harmful content, like hate speech and misinformation. The measures come after the social networking platform faced criticism for its groups being...

Facebook announces new corporate human rights policy

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Facebook, often criticised for its role in human rights abuses? online, has introduced a new corporate human rights policy, covering all of the social network and a fund to support human rights defenders. The new...

FB to help 50M people get vaccines, to add labels to fake posts

New Delhi, Mar 15 (IANS): In an effort to help 50 million people get Covid-19 vaccines, Facebook CEO Marck Zuckerberg on Monday announced new tools, along with expanding efforts to address Covid-19 vaccine misinformation by adding labels to Facebook and...

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Sony’s Indian arm funds fellowships for IISc women students

Bengaluru, April 12 (IANS) Sony India Software Centre set up 5 fellowships for post-graduate women students at the premier...