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Govt not asking for decrypted data: IT dept official

October 24, 2019 12:24 pm

According to this official, no further consultations will take place on proposed amendments to rules under Section 79 of IT Act, unless required by Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

This mom found a simple hack to keep her kids off mobile phones

October 22, 2019 9:23 am

In a social media post, the mother talked about her 'containment counter', where her kids have to leave their phones each night before going to bed.

Teens are practising 'sadfishing' on social media, says research. What does it mean?

October 18, 2019 7:01 pm

The trend came to notice after Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner were reportedly found to practise sadfishing online. Recent surveys are now suggesting that not just adults but even children are resorting to sadfishing on social media.

SC says Centre should frame guidelines to deal with social media misuse

September 24, 2019 5:55 pm

The Supreme Court has observed that technology has taken a "dangerous turn" and asked the Centre to come up with guidelines to curb misuse of social media in the country.

Social media misuse has taken dangerous turn, govt must step in now, says Supreme Court

September 24, 2019 1:58 pm

A bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose expressed serious concern over some social media platforms not being able to trace the originator of a message or an online content and said the government must step in now.

Lack of sleep due to social media impacts kids' mental health more than actual apps, says study

September 17, 2019 7:07 pm

The study draws its observations from 12,000 teenagers, between ages 13-16. About 51 per cent of girls and 43 per cent of boys were found to use social media more than thrice a day in Grade 9, which increased to 75 per cent of girls and 69 per cent of boys by Grade 11.

The social media crisis we really need to pay attention to

September 01, 2019 6:01 am

Social media turns everything into a crisis, and a crisis into a spectacle.

Be careful while sharing social media posts: Pranab Mukherjee

August 25, 2019 10:17 pm

Addressing the gathering of journalists, Pranab Mukherjee said that whenever he reads newspapers, he is assured that the report has been edited and verified, which is not the case with social media posts.

Privacy rights, wrongs

August 22, 2019 12:38 am

In hearing clutch of petitions concerning Aadhaar and social media, Supreme Court must be guided by its own ruling

This 'creepy' sculpture of a hand with a face is freaking people out in New Zealand

August 20, 2019 12:53 pm

People in New Zealand's Wellington woke up to a terrifying hand gazing at them from atop an art gallery building and many are not very sure how they feel about it.


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

November 20, 2018 10:07 am

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.

Film fraternity welcomes Sanju Baba with open arms

February 26, 2016 7:09 am

Mumbai, Feb 26 (ANI): Celebrating Sanjay Dutt's release, Bollywood celebrities welcomed Dutt with open arms. Apart from celebs wishing the actor on social media, many of them, including Sophie Choudry, Shakti Kapoor and R. Madhavan, visited actor's residence to welcome him. Dutt's family and friends, including wife Manyata Dutt and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, were present outside the Yerwada jail in Pune to receive him on Thursday morning. Dutt was arrested for possessing a prohibited weapon AK 56 rifle under the Arms Act, in the Mumbai serial bomb blast case. Expressing his happiness, actor Shakti Kapoor said he met Dutt and could see drastic change in his behaviour. He further said Sanjay is a versatile actor and he will surely help him in whichever way he needs it.