• Child porn
    Feb 28, 2015 08:43 IST

    Google's Blogger reverses porn policy after user backlash

    Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot. Just three days after saying sexually explicit material would be banned from public Blogger forum sites, Google is backing down. Faced with "a ton of feedback," Google said Friday that it instead will "step up enforcement" against commercial and illegal porn.

  • Feb 12, 2015 22:46 IST

    Facebook will be with you till death, and beyond

    The world's biggest social network unveiled an update on Thursday that allows its members to designate a "legacy contact" who can take control of the profile and even post messages following a death.

  • Nov 25, 2014 18:31 IST

    Twitter to boost online voting and video with new tools

    Microblogging service Twitter, which has emerged as the prime internet platform for politicians, policymakers and journalists across the world to break, share and discuss news and build public opinion, is ready with new innovations that will help instant polls and easy reading of linked content.

  • Nov 23, 2014 15:13 IST

    Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media

    Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal 'newspaper' for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media. While newspapers cling on to their 'ancient' business model, social media organisations are making the news more personal.

  • Jun 23, 2014 23:56 IST

    30 days of Modi govt: tweet while you govern, post as you legislate

    For a man who delivered the biggest mandate for a single party in several decades through unprecedented leverage of digital space, it is but natural for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek the same space as a platform for good governance.

  • Jun 18, 2014 14:36 IST

    Twitter restores access to 'blasphemous' content in Pakistan

    Twitter has restored access inside Pakistan to dozens of tweets and accounts, after blocking them last month following official complaints about "blasphemous" content, in a move hailed by free speech activists.

  • Apr 13, 2014 22:01 IST

    44% people who joined Twitter never posted a single tweet: report

    While subscribers on Twitter are proving to be instrumental in mustering support for various political parties, a recent report by Twopcharts has shown that almost half of the global users do not engage with others on the website.

  • Apr 08, 2014 10:54 IST

    Twitter, Facebook driving couples to break relationships: study

    Arguments over social media platforms among romantic partners are damaging relationships, ending in negative outcomes like emotional and physical cheating, breakup and divorce, a significant research reveals.

  • Mar 21, 2014 11:00 IST

    Impact of social media making politicians go online

    With the growing power of social media, politicians who had so far shied away from the digital medium are now increasingly interacting with the youth through Facebook and Twitter this election season.

  • Mar 21, 2014 10:14 IST

    Microsoft says it snooped on Hotmail to track leak

    Microsoft Corp., which has skewered rival Google Inc. for going through customer emails to deliver ads, acknowledged on Thursday it had searched emails in a blogger's Hotmail account to track down who was leaking company secrets.

  • Mar 19, 2014 14:19 IST

    Facebook working on 'almost human' tech to recognise faces

    Facebook is reportedly working on a facial recognition technology that is touted to be nearing human-level precision.

  • Doodle 4 Google
    Mar 17, 2014 13:42 IST

    Google bathes doodle in colours to celebrate Holi

    Internet giant Google on Monday celebrated the festival of colours Holi with a doodle bathed in yellow, blue, pink and green and sporting a 'pichkari' (spray gun). PIC INSIDE

  • WhatsApp
    Mar 18, 2014 15:50 IST

    Deal with Facebook doesn't change WhatsApp's privacy policy, says founder

    WhatsApp founder Jan Koum on Tuesday clarified there would be no change in the mobile messaging start-up’s privacy policy after the $19 billion deal with Facebook. “I want to make sure you understand how deeply I value the principle of private communication,” he wrote in a blog.

  • Indian telecom sector
    Feb 28, 2014 20:58 IST

    Facebook, Skype challenge telcos' free cash flows: Fitch

    Ratings agency Fitch on Friday warned that the acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook and the former's plans to enter voice calls will further dent global telcos' ability to increase free cash flows, but ruled out serious impact on the Indian players in the near-term.

  • Cyber crime
    Feb 26, 2014 08:08 IST

    360 million stolen credentials for sale on cyber black market uncovered

    A cyber security firm said on Tuesday that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access.