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The researchers found that self-absorption negatively impacted recruiters’ perceptions of candidates’ employment suitability.(Unsplash)

Applying for a job? Your Facebook profile may be key. Here’s why

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 03:39 PM IST
A new study investigated the effects of three potentially negative topics -- self-absorption, opinionatedness and alcohol and drug use -- on hiring managers’ decision making.
The Facebook application is seen on a phone screen.(Reuters Photo)
The Facebook application is seen on a phone screen.(Reuters Photo)

23-year-old receives obscene calls over fake Facebook profiles, registers FIR

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Jayprakash S Naidu
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 03:52 PM IST
One of the profiles was created in August 2018 but the victim was not aware of it and came to know only this month.
Phoolwati Devi , the grandmother of Ashwini Kashyap, at her residence in Bijnor.(HT image)
Phoolwati Devi , the grandmother of Ashwini Kashyap, at her residence in Bijnor.(HT image)

3 murders, one suicide and a TikTok villain

Hindustan Times, Bijnor | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 09:48 AM IST
Between September 26 and 30, Johnny Dada allegedly gunned down three people: two relatives of a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Bhim Sen, and a Dubai-returned air hostess he was apparently obsessed with.
Facebook has in the past few years faced public outcry over its role in Russia’s alleged influence on the 2016 US presidential election and has come under fire following revelations that Cambridge Analytica obtained personal data from millions of Facebook profiles without consent.(AP File Photo)
Facebook has in the past few years faced public outcry over its role in Russia’s alleged influence on the 2016 US presidential election and has come under fire following revelations that Cambridge Analytica obtained personal data from millions of Facebook profiles without consent.(AP File Photo)

Facebook spends $22.6 million to keep Mark Zuckerberg safe

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 01:19 PM IST
Nearly $20 million went towards security for Zuckerberg and his family, up from about $9 million the year prior. Zuckerberg also received $2.6 million for personal use of private jets, which the company said was part of his overall security programme.
The Facebook profiles were allegedly created by the ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division, the Guardian reported on Thursday.(AFP FILE PHOTO)
The Facebook profiles were allegedly created by the ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division, the Guardian reported on Thursday.(AFP FILE PHOTO)

US officials made fake FB profiles to nab Indians

London | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 07:09 PM IST
The University of Farmington had a website as well as Facebook and Twitter accounts -- but did not have a campus or faculty.
The accused allegedly posted morphed photographs and posted derogatory comments on the fake Facebook profile he had created.(AFP File)
The accused allegedly posted morphed photographs and posted derogatory comments on the fake Facebook profile he had created.(AFP File)

Delhi businessman held for creating fake social media profile of former tenant to defame her

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 08:44 AM IST
Police said the businessman, who was arrested from his Uttam Nagar home on Monday, was angry with the 35-year-old woman because of her decision to leave his house and marry somebody else.
A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration(REUTERS)
A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration(REUTERS)

Actor threatened on email, accused asks her to pay Rs 40 lakh

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Jayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 06:17 AM IST
The 27-year-old actress has done small roles in Hindi television serials.
Suleiman Ibrahim Ali, the son of a retired superintendent engineer of the state government, was arrested on Saturday evening.(AP File Photo)
Suleiman Ibrahim Ali, the son of a retired superintendent engineer of the state government, was arrested on Saturday evening.(AP File Photo)

Assam man creates fake Facebook profiles of 17 police officers, ‘friends’ them

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 01:56 PM IST
Suleiman Ibrahim Ali was operating the 17 fake accounts as well as six Facebook profiles under his name. He had created linked the accounts to fake mobile numbers.
Facebook had turned the girl’s profile into a so-called “memorial page”, where access to the user data is not possible although the content still exists on Facebook servers.(File photo)
Facebook had turned the girl’s profile into a so-called “memorial page”, where access to the user data is not possible although the content still exists on Facebook servers.(File photo)

Parents have right to access dead daughter’s Facebook profile, German court rules

Reuters, Berlin | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 05:24 PM IST
The dead girl’s parents wanted access to the Facebook account to establish whether her death was a suicide or an accident.
Ritika approached the commission on Tuesday, seeking refuge from her family.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
Ritika approached the commission on Tuesday, seeking refuge from her family.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))

Refused marriage of choice, Jaipur woman knocks panel seeking refuge from family

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 10:21 PM IST
She said that she ran away from her house as her family was against her marrying the man of her choice Dharamveer Bairva.
Cyber Cell officials said on an average they have been receiving one such complaint of fake account on Facebook and its photo-sharing app Instagram.(Reuters File Photo)
Cyber Cell officials said on an average they have been receiving one such complaint of fake account on Facebook and its photo-sharing app Instagram.(Reuters File Photo)

Identity theft: Sweeper in real life, Punjab governor Badnore on Facebook

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shub Karman Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 06:56 PM IST
Chandigarh police have nabbed an Amritsar man for creating Punjab governor and Chandigarh administrator Badnore’s profile on Facebook.
Dilpreet Singh Dhahan’s Facebook profile picture.(Facebook Photo)
Dilpreet Singh Dhahan’s Facebook profile picture.(Facebook Photo)

I shot at singer Parmish Verma, says Punjab gangster in Facebook post

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 10:30 PM IST
The Punjab gangster Dilpreet Singh Dhahan wrote in a Facebook post that he was behind the shooting of singer Parmish Verma. The post has been shared 1,152 times.
Parmish Verma is a famous Punjabi singer with his smash hit ‘Gaal ni kadni’ having been viewed over 118 million times on YouTube.(YouTube grab)
Parmish Verma is a famous Punjabi singer with his smash hit ‘Gaal ni kadni’ having been viewed over 118 million times on YouTube.(YouTube grab)

‘Gaal ni kadni’ singer Parmish Verma shot at in Mohali; 2 gangsters claim credit

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Shailee Dogra, Mohali
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 09:46 AM IST
Parmish Verma is a famous Punjabi singer with his smash hit ‘Gaal ni kadni’ having over 11 crore views on YouTube.
Kerala Man’s FB post on why he got a vasectomy is a must read (Habeeb Anju/Facebook)
Kerala Man’s FB post on why he got a vasectomy is a must read (Habeeb Anju/Facebook)

Kerala Man’s FB post on why he got a vasectomy goes viral for all the right reasons

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 05:47 PM IST
“Why is the responsibility of family planning imposed only upon women and not men?”
Silhouettes of mobile users next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in a picture illustration, March 28, 2018.(REUTERS)
Silhouettes of mobile users next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in a picture illustration, March 28, 2018.(REUTERS)

Facebook data leak: Big message for India is need for a robust privacy law

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 02:19 PM IST
Given that Facebook has known about the data misdemeanour at Cambridge Analytica since 2015 – and, indeed, made it impossible for app-developers to collect user data this way – they highlight the company’s all-too-casual approach in protecting user data
Tewari created a fake Facebook account to pose as the son of a cabinet minister.(Representative image)
Tewari created a fake Facebook account to pose as the son of a cabinet minister.(Representative image)

UP: Man held for duping people by posing as minister’s son

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2018 01:33 PM IST
A 21-year-old medical aspirant was arrested from Gautampalli area of Lucknow on Wednesday for duping people by posing as the son of a UP cabinet minister after creating a fake account on Facebook.
Senior paramilitary officers say there has been an increase in the number of such ‘approaches’ over the past three years.(Reuters File Photo)
Senior paramilitary officers say there has been an increase in the number of such ‘approaches’ over the past three years.(Reuters File Photo)

Accept friend request? Paramilitary troopers warned Facebook profiles could be of Pak, China agents

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Azaan Javaid
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 08:47 AM IST
Suspicious profiles, mostly of women and operated by Pakistan, Chinese handlers, have attempted to befriend troopers.
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