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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...

YouTube updates ad guidelines about drug-related videos

San Francisco, April (IANS) Google-owned video streaming platform YouTube is updating its ad guidelines about drug-related videos to allow more content to become eligible for full monetisation. The guidelines break down drug-related content into three categories -- videos where uploaders...

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...

Twitter to comply with internet law in Turkey, is India next?

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Facing intense scrutiny over the presence of bad accounts and troll armies on its platform globally including in India, Twitter has announced to establish a legal entity in Turkey to continue operating there under...

Telegram launches Voice Chats 2.0

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) In a recent update, Telegram messenger on Saturday introduced Voice Chats 2.0 with rich features for conducting live voice chat sessions in Channels for unlimited participants. This feature had earlier existed only for Telegram Groups...

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 working on Instagram for kids under age 13

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Facebook on Friday said it is working on Instagram for kids under age 13 where parents will have controls just like Messenger Kids. Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said that a version of the popular...

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Easing lockdown could lead to 3rd Covid-19 wave in UK: Scientists

London, April 12 (IANS) British scientists have warned that the British government is risking a third wave of Covid-19...