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WhatsApp announces end-to-end encrypted backups for privacy, security

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp has completed building end-to-end encrypted backups and will soon begin rolling out this extra layer of privacy and security protection to the users, the company announced on Friday. The company claimed that with...

Twitter launches Communities, an alternative to FB Groups

San Francisco, Sep 9 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced a new feature "Communities" as an alternative to Facebook's popular Groups where people can share discussions on a specific topic. Twitter Community will have its own moderators who are able...

Twitter as ‘porn hub’ allowing psy-war targeting communal harmony: Report

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Twitter is the 'porn hub' of social media, DisinfoLab said in a new report. Shockingly, despite Indian laws and Twitter's own policies, even child porn and rape videos are freely available. Worse, Twitter's lax policy...

FB launches Horizon Workrooms for remote co-working in VR

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS): Facebook on Thursday announced that it is launching the open beta of Horizon Workrooms, available for free to download on virtual reality (VR) system Oculus Quest 2 in countries where it is supported. Workrooms is a...

WhatsApp brings in new payments feature in India

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen its payment services offering in India, instant messaging platform WhatsApp has introduced 'Payments Backgrounds feature on the platform. "Built for India, this new feature is relevant, exciting, and memorable as...

Twitter making contrast changes as users report eye strain, migraines

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) After several users reported eye strain, headaches and even migraines owing to the high visual contrast in new Twitter design with buttons, links and new font called Chirp, the micro-blogging platform on Saturday announced...

No plan to block any social media platform, says Centre

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The government has no plan to block any social media platform in the country, the Parliament was informed on Thursday. Under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, the government blocks malicious online content,...

India may witness 650 mn short-form video app users by 2025

Bengaluru, Jul 29 (IANS): After Facebook and Google, the short-form video apps are set to take over as the second biggest segment in India in terms of time spent, even overtaking OTT platforms, a new report showed on Thursday. The...

Instagram makes accounts for users under 16 private by default

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) In a bid to give young users more safer, private experience on its platform, Instagram on Tuesday made it hard for potentially suspicious accounts to find young people and limiting the options advertisers have...

FB calls for applications under women entrepreneurship initiative

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Facebook India on Monday announced a call for applications from women-led non-profits for the second phase of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative -- Facebook Pragati. Facebook Pragati, an initiative to boost women empowerment, was...

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