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Friday, February 28, 2020



Explained: How Twitter plans to flag lies and fake videos

February 24, 2020 6:59 am

Over the years, Twitter has often been called out by misinformation spread by its users, some of whom are politicians and public figures with a wide audience. Earlier this month, Twitter announced plans for dealing with deep fakes, or manipulated video.

Explained: How Twitter is getting ready to tackle misinformation

February 23, 2020 2:27 pm

As the screenshots note, it will at the very least tag a tweet that has misinformation or some form of lies and warn users. The red and orange labels will be hard to ignore on the platform.

Twitter could soon flag misleading tweets with coloured labels

February 21, 2020 3:58 pm

Twitter is testing coloured labels that will appear beneath tweets of politicians and other public figures that have misinformation or lies.

Twitter now lets you thread new tweets with old ones: Here’s how it works

February 20, 2020 9:23 pm

While composing a new tweet, you will now be able to pull down to view your previous tweets. When you pick one of them, you will see a "Continue thread" button, which will allow you to create thread tweets.

Twitter is now back after brief outage in India

February 17, 2020 4:11 pm

Twitter appears to be down in India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and more South East Asian countries with users complaining of tweets not loading.

Twitter says Olympics, IOC accounts hacked

February 17, 2020 12:49 pm

Twitter said on Saturday that an official Twitter account of the Olympics and the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) media Twitter account had been hacked and temporarily locked.

This Safer Internet Day, here's how Twitter users can stay safe on the platform

February 11, 2020 7:08 pm

Here are some insights on how users can stay safe on Twitter and protect themselves from cybercriminals who just need a chance to attack users.

Twitter confirms Facebook account hacked

February 08, 2020 9:09 am

The official account @Facebook on Friday sent out a tweet saying, “Hi, we are O u r M i n e. Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security better than Twitter.”

Twitter shares jump on rise in user numbers, revenue

February 07, 2020 4:44 pm

Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal called it a “new milestone” for revenue. He said performance was solid in most of the world, with particularly strong advertising revenue in the US.

Twitter to label altered media, remove if it may cause harm

February 05, 2020 8:58 am

The company said Tuesday that the new rules prohibit sharing synthetic or manipulated material that's likely to cause harm. Material that is manipulated but isn't necessarily harmful may get a warning label.


Kenyan woman becomes Internet sensation after editing herself into holiday photos

March 27, 2016 12:41 pm

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

March 01, 2016 10:31 am

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

February 29, 2016 12:31 pm

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


Timeline: The story of Me Too started in 1997

October 17, 2018 8:35 pm

#MeToo is a year old but the tag ‘Me Too’ dates back to 1997.

Here is what Sonam Kapoor not afraid of

February 16, 2016 10:44 am

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Sonam Kapoor, who started “fearvsneerja” campaign on social media for her upcoming biopic film ‘Neerja’, is a getting an overwhelming response from the Bollywood stars. The campaign is getting a hit on social media after several Bollywood celebs shared what they are afraid of in their short videos. Celebs like Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Leone, Lisa Ray, Athiya Shetty and Ayushmann Khurrana among few others have taken forward the social media campaign till now. Sonam Kapoor’s Dubsmash from ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo’ had earlier gone viral on the micro blogging site amongst the Bollywood brigade and the commoners as well. ‘Neerja’ directed by renowned ad man Ram Madhvani, will hit the theatres onFebruary 19.

Rajnath relies on a 'fake' Twitter handle: Prakash Karat

February 15, 2016 9:35 am

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Prakash Karat on Monday visited the JNU campus to express solidarity with the protesting students. Taking potshots at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that JNU incident was supported by Hafiz Saeed, he said that Home Minister relies on a 'fake' Twitter handle. He further said that they were not perturbed by some unwarranted elements imposing the label of 'anti-national' on them. Karat added that they are prepared to face everything and are not worried about being labelled anti-national or something.

Kamal Haasan makes grand debut on Twitter

January 27, 2016 12:03 pm

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): 'Joining the league of several actors, noted Indian actor Kamal Haasan made a grand entry on Twitter on the occasion of Republic Day. The south superstar's first tweet was a video of the rendition of the National Anthem in his voice. Kamal Haasan captioned the video as, "India's freedom struggle remains unique even today. Respecting it is d only way to keep it and set new world standards." The actor's account which was verified within a few hours of his first tweet got over 30,000 followers in 24 hours. Kamal Haasan's elder daughter Shruti Haasan also welcomed the actor on the micro blogging site by citing him as his "most favourite person". The actor, who has won several accolades throughout his career, is one of the popular and biggest stars of cinema in south India.