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Despite defections, Facebook officially launches Libra

The Libra Association, the nonprofit that will govern the currency, officially signed on 21 charter members on Monday at the organization's inaugural meeting in Geneva. Originally the Libra Association had 27 potential members, but several companies dropped out in recent days, including Visa, Mastercard and PayPal.

PM Modi, most followed global leader on Instagram, crosses 30-million mark

Last month, the prime minister had crossed the 50 million follower mark on Twitter and is a regular on social media with posts and updates about his various campaigns and summits.


Maharashtra: Shahpur police issues notice WhatsApp group admins to face action for posts that can trigger trouble

The notice, issued on October 7, reads: “If any complaints is raised regarding criticism of any party or candidate on any WhatsApp group and a law and order situation is created, then the administration of that group will be held responsible, and action will be taken against the administrator.”

FB launches selfie filter in campaign against depression, backs Indian NGO’s initiative

Developed with inputs from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the filter acts as an invitation for friends who might be struggling to reach out for support through Messenger.

Global plan would close tax havens to tech giants

Political and corporate leaders have clashed in recent years over how — and where — to tax companies that operate across national borders, particularly those that sell goods and services online.

Facebook’s hands-off approach to political speech gets impeachment test

Facebook has been dogged by accusations of censorship by conservative politicians, including Trump, who argue that the Silicon Valley company gives greater attention to liberal points of views on the social network.


Tim Cook on an Apple currency: Not comfortable with the idea at all

Apple CEO Tim Cook has strongly said no to any plans for creating a currency from the company, adding that he was not comfortable with the idea of a private group creating a competing currency.

US, allies seek access to Facebook encrypted messaging apps

The request, set to be delivered in an open letter on Friday to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, reignites a battle between tech companies and law enforcement over balancing the privacy of billions of users and fighting crime.

Facebook introduces Threads from Instagram: A new messaging app for 'close friends'

Facebook has announced the launch of a new Threads messaging app from Instagram, which is geared towards messaging close friends. This will be a standalone messaging app.

Mark Zuckerberg hates Warren's plan to break up Facebook. She doesn’t care

On Tuesday, nearly seven months after Warren unveiled her plan, The Verge offered a window into what Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, thinks about Elizabeth Warren's plans and said the company would sue if Warren were to enact the plan as president.

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Facebook Messenger unveils new diverse emojis: Here's how to use them

Facebook has launched over 1,500 new diverse emojis for Messenger, including a female police officer. Here's how to use them.

Facebook's 1 BKC office in Mumbai: Take a look inside

Facebook has opened its second office in India at 1 BKC in Mumbai. Here’s a closer look at the spanking office of the social media giant.


Facebook, Samsung, Apple and more: How tech companies performed this quarter

From Facebook to Apple, here is everything you need to know about the quarter results from major tech companies

Oculus Rift VR founder just delivered the first VR headset: All you need to know

Palmer Freeman Luckey, the inventor of Oculus Rift just delivered the first unit of Oculus VR headset this weekend.

Kenyan woman becomes Internet sensation after editing herself into holiday photos

Sevelyn Gat, a girl from Kenya, who could not afford a trip to Asia, photoshopped herself into photos downloaded from Facebook, and the result is hilarious.

Apple vs FBI: Here's everything that has happened so far

Apple is engaged in a battle with the FBI over a court order to unlock an iPhone 5c. Here’s a look at the whole stand-off between Apple and the FBI.


Apple vs FBI: Google, Facebook, Amazon and other tech giants back Tim Cook

Apple's refusal to unlock iPhone 5c of one of the San Bernardino shooters, has been backed by many tech companies in the industry.

Facebook's new Reactions: Wow to Haha, here's how to get them

Facebook has rolled out a bunch of Reactions including happy, angry, haha etc as an alternative to its Like button. Here's how you can get them.

Mark Zuckerberg now fifth on Forbes' Billionaires list: All the other tech titans on it

Mark Zuckerberg becomes the second-wealthiest tech billionaires. Here are the others who made it to the list

Max love: Mark Zuckerberg's daughter is already a Facebook star

Take a look at pictures of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's daughter Max dressed as an adorable Star Wars Jedi.

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The rise in government requests for Facebook data: News in Numbers

There has been a surge in government requests for “information” and “user accounts” from Facebook, according to a report released by the social media giant. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Net Neutrality rules approved by Telecom Commision

Net Neutrality rules accepted in India by Telecom Commission: Here's what it means for Indian internet, and how we got here.


World news wrap: Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese firms, secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese firms: Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies including Huawei, the world’s third-largest smartphone maker, which has come under scrutiny from US intelligence agencies on security concerns. Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore: The summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean […]

Nothing Usual About Gangsters Of Punjab On Facebook

Type ‘Nabha Jail’ in Facebook search and Punjab’s high-security prison shows up as one of the most ‘checked-in’ locations in the state. Over 150 photographs have been uploaded on the social networking site by its inmates. And it’s not just Nabha. Patiala and Faridkot jail inmates too regularly spring up on Facebook with selfies and […]

Facebook At Work: Julien Codorniou Explains

The biggest challenge yet to traditional enterprise communication systems like email and newsletters might come from the unlikeliest of places. Over the last six months, Facebook at Work has been capturing the interest of CIOs across the world despite being in Beta. In fact, there are over 60,000 of them on the waiting list for […]


Brazil jails Facebook executive for refusing to share WhatsApp data

Facebook has called the arrest of its Latin America vice president “extreme and disproportionate”. The action relates to the messaging service What’s App. Diego Dzodan, an Argentine national, was detained after repeatedly refusing to comply with court orders to hand over data for use in a criminal investigation into drugs trafficking, Judge Marcel Maia Montalvao […]

TRAI Slams Differential Pricing For Internet Services: What It Means

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday ruled against differential pricing for Internet services, in a major setback to Facebook Inc’s plan to roll out free Internet to the masses in Asia’s third-largest economy. It ruled that no service provider shall offer or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services offered based on content. […]

Chris Cox On Making Facebook Tick On 2G

Chris Cox, the Chief Product Officer of Facebook, is holding his first set of business meetings for 2016 in New Delhi and that shows how important a market India is for the social network. Over 138 million Indians use Facebook on a monthly basis and the expectation is that a third of the next billion […]

Man installs CCTV to expose wife

Bijnor, Jan 12 (ANI): A woman in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh has been arrested on charges of attempt to murder after a shocking video uploaded by a social activist went viral on Monday, which showed her brutally beating up and torturing her elderly mother-in-law. The video, captured on January 5, shows Sangeeta, brutally assaulting 70-year-old Rajrani Jain, with a brick and trying to strangle her with a rope. Sangeeta's husband Sandip Kumar Jain informed that he installed CCTV camera in their home to catch her red-handed as she had been assaulting his parents for quite some time. In the Facebook post, Kundan Srivastava described Sangeeta as a "cruel woman" who filed false dowry harassment and marital rape cases against Sandeep.