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17-Nov-2018 United Nations

YouTube comedian 'MostlySane' fights hate online but 'likes' trolls

How does one react to the torrent of hate engulfing the social media?The surprising answer of the Indian YouTube personality Prajakta Koli, herself the target of trolls, was: "Personally for me, I like them.""I don't hate them at all because they bring a...

17-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Facebook testing feature to let you co-watch videos with friends

Facebook is testing a feature called "Watch Videos Together" on Messenger that would enable simultaneous co-viewing of videos over a group chat on different devices.A Facebook spokesperson said this is an "internal test", TechCrunch reported on Friday. The code...

17-Nov-2018

An 'epic' on Indian soldiers in WWI

World War I was a long and brutal military confrontation between the major powers of the early 20th century, fought across the trenches of Europe and in large swathes of Asia and Africa, resulting in the death of millions of hapless soldiers who became unwitting...

17-Nov-2018

Don't only think of survival of new-borns, but also their sight

The World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates World Prematurity Day every year on November 17, to put the spotlight on premature babies.Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a dynamic, time-bound disease that is not present at birth. The condition afflicts...

16-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Steep rise in government data requests from India : Facebook report

Facebook has recorded 16,580 data requests from the Indian government in the first six months of 2018 -- a steep rise compared to a total of 22,024 requests in the full year of 2017 and 13,613 in 2016.In the January-June 2018 period, Facebook provided some data...

16-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Actors definitely grab a whole lot of eyeballs : Kunal Rawal

Designer Kunal Rawal says actors grab a whole lot of eyeballs and they help in boosting a designer's label."It definitely helps the label when the cool kids are spotted wearing your clothes and actors today have their fashion game on. They are involved with what...

16-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google set to release new system update to 'Wear OS'

Google is set to release a new system update called the "H Update" to its "Wear Operating System (OS)" with features like the battery saver, body efficiency and smart app resume."In the next few months, you should soon see a system update on your device labeled...

15-Nov-2018 Vishakhapattanam

Indian Navy completes refit of Maldivian Coast Guard Ship Huravee

Maldivian Coast Guard Ship (MCGS) Huravee successfully completed her refit at Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam and the ship was formally handed  over to Major Mohamed Jamshad, Commanding Officer MCGS Huravee in a ceremony organised to commemorate the occasion...

15-Nov-2018 San Francisco

We disagree with Apple but Android use purely on merit : Facebook

Dismissing a media report that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered his management team to use only Android phones after his tiff with Apple CEO Tim Cook, the social media network on Thursday said the decision to use Android is because it is the most popular operating...

15-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Shah Rukh Khan, A.R. Rahman meet Twitter CEO

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman met Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey, with Rahman calling it an "inspiring" meeting.Shah Rukh on Wednesday evening shared a photograph with Dorsey. The two are seated in a yogic position...

15-Nov-2018 San Francisco

YouTube Premium service expands to 7 new countries

YouTube Premium, the paid streaming subscription service and YouTube Music Premium is being rolled out to seven new countries, taking the services to 25 and 21 global markets, respectively.Initially launched in June and formarly known as "YouTube Red", YouTube...

14-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Priyanka Chopra joins hands with Facebook

Actress Priyanka Chopra has partnered with Facebook India for a live event called #SocialForGood to spread awareness on issues like mental health, cyber bullying and women entrepreneurship.#SocialForGood will be a four hour long live event, which will take place...

14-Nov-2018 Aizawl

Japanese, Indian armies complete joint exercise

The armies of India and Japan on Wednesday completed their joint military exercise, Dharma Guardian -- 2018, at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School (CIJWS) located at Vairengte in Mizoram, officials said.A defence spokesman based in Guwahati said...

14-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Google Safety Center with 9-language support now in India

TO help users stay safe online in India, Google on Wednesday expanded its Safety Center to the country in nine languages.The center has a wide range of tools and resources, right from basic security guidelines to information on important topics like data...

14-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Facebook blocks more accounts for malicious activities

The Facebook crackdown on accounts engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" on its platform and on Instagram continues."Combined with our takedown last Monday, we have removed 36 Facebook accounts, six Pages and 99 Instagram accounts for coordinated...

13-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Enjoy being on Twitter, PM Modi tells Jack Dorsey

After meeting Twitter CEO and Co-Founder Jack Dorsey on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he enjoys being on the platform and has made "great friends" there.Complimenting Dorsey for the passion with which he leads the company, Modi said that...

13-Nov-2018 Mumbai

RBI to pump liquidity worth Rs 12,000 cr on Nov 15

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would inject Rs 12,000 crore into the market by purchasing government securities on November 15, 2018.The decision comes amid concerns of a liquidity crisis in the economy after the financial services company IL&FS reported...

13-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Actor Alok Nath expelled from CINTAA over sexual harassment allegation

Bollywood actor Alok Nath, who is alleged to have sexually harassed writer-producer Vinta Nanda 19 years ago, was on Tuesday expelled by the Cine And Television Artistes Association (CINTAA).The association wrote on Twitter, "In view of the various allegations...

13-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Sonam Kapoor lists simple ways to deal with #MeToo

Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who believes that the #MeToo movement has been "as eye-opening and devastating as it has been exhilarating", will galvanise people into action and into a redemption of rights long awaited for the disempowered. This, she believes,...

13-Nov-2018 New Delhi

What's fishy at Nehru Memorial? A timeline of its making and unmaking

Jawaharlal Nehru, widely regarded as the architect of modern India, had deep affection and regard for literature and scholarship. The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) here bears this out, but has been the subject of much controversy during the Bharatiya...

13-Nov-2018 Paris

Facebook agrees to work with French regulators on hate speech

In a first, Facebook has agreed to allow French regulators to monitor what steps the social networking giant is taking to combat hate speech, the media reported.Addressing the Internet Governance Forum held in Paris on Monday, French President Emmanuel...

13-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Breakfast and diabetes: What's the connection?

You have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast, as the name implies, is to break the fast between dinner and lunch.It is well-established that starting the day with a wholesome breakfast can benefit everyone. If you have type...

13-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google probing 'malicious' attack on its internet traffic

After several users complained that they were either unable to access Google services like YouTube on Tuesday, the tech giant confirmed the root cause of this was "external" and under investigation.Internet research firm ThousandEyes, however, claimed that...

13-Nov-2018 Madrid

WhatsApp to delete all chats not saved, updated via Google Drive

The world's most popular freeware instant messaging app confirmed its prior announcement that, as of Monday, any users who have not backed up their stored data and chats on Google Drive will lose their chat histories.WhatsApp, which is owned by tech giant...

12-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Twitter India launches #PowerOf18 initiative for youth civic engagement

Voting rights emerged as the top response when asked what people would consider the power of turning 18 years old, according to a new survey from Twitter India. With this empowering insight, Twitter is launching today a social initiative called #PowerOf18 aimed...

12-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Twitter CEO meets Rahul Gandhi, discusses fake news

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Monday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed various steps the social network was taking to curb the spread of fake news and boost healthy conversation on its platform."Jack Dorsey, the Co Founder and CEO of Twitter dropped...

12-Nov-2018 Pathankot (Punjab)

No threat but need to be alert in Punjab : Bipin Rawat

While maintaining that there was no immediate threat of militancy in Punjab, the Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, said on Monday that there was a need to be alert about it."There is not much threat (of terrorism) in Punjab, but we need to be alert about...

10-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Manually backup data to Google Drive on Android soon

Google is rolling out the ability to initiate manual backups to Google Drive -- that does not need the usually recommended Wi-Fi -- on Android devices including the older ones, a media report said.Previously, for backups, a smartphone had to be connected to...

10-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Facebook to make arbitration for harassment claims optional

Following Google's footsteps, Facebook is also planning to do away with its policy of requiring employees to settle sexual harassment claims made against colleagues in private arbitration alone, The Wall Street Journal reported.Facebook announced the new policy...

10-Nov-2018 Ludhiana

Army Chief Calls Upon Youth To Become Integral Part Of Indian Army

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today called upon the youth of our country to come forward, become integral part of the Indian Army and serve the nation as well as fellow countrymen. He stressed that collective efforts are required for making India a...

10-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Facebook quietly rolls out short-format video app 'Lasso'

Facebook has launched a video app "Lasso" that enables users to make and share short-format videos with filters and special effects."Lasso, FB's new short form video app is now available in the US!" Facebook Product Manager Andy Huang said in a tweet on Friday.Equipped...

10-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Google remembers engineer Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu

Google on Saturday dedicated a Doodle in honour of Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu who fought gender barriers to become one of the first woman engineers in the world.Born in the Romanian port city of Galati on November 10, 1887, Zamfirescu passed school with high...

09-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google apologises for past handling of harassment, brings changes

After a global walkout by over 20,000 employees last week, Google has apologised for the past handling of sexual harassment cases while promising to bring changes to make the company a safer workplace."We recognise that we have not always gotten everything...

09-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Congress holds protest outside RBI on demonetisation anniversary

Several senior Congress leaders on Friday staged a protest outside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the second anniversary of demonetisation that was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016.The Congress in a statement said the protest...

09-Nov-2018 Singapore

Happy there's finally a microphone on the voice: Robin Wright on #MeToo

Actress-director Robin Wright is happy with the #MeToo movement in Hollywood and says that there is finally a microphone on the voice so that people "wake up and change the bad".The #MeToo movement began in Hollywood last year with The New York Times reporting multiple...

09-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google hires Geisinger CEO to lead healthcare initiatives

Google has reportedly picked David Feinberg, CEO of US-based health services organisation Geisinger Health, to lead the company's healthcare efforts.While Google has not officially confirmed the move, Geisinger, in a statement on Thursday, said that Feinberg...

09-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Demonetisation paralysed businesses, says ex-banker Meera Sanyal

Former banker Meera H. Sanyal in her book launched on second anniversary of the move to nullify high denomination currency, says demonetisation "paralysed businesses" in the country.Sanyal, a former CEO and Chairperson of Royal Bank of Scotland in India and...

09-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Removed 14 mn terror-related content so far: Facebook

Facebook has removed more than 14 million "pieces of terrorist content" on its platform till September this year that was related to the Islamic State (IS), Al Qaeda and their affiliates.In the second quarter (April-June) 2018, Facebook took action on 9.4 million...

09-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google CEO unveils new policy to address sexual harassment at workplace

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said the company has worked out a new comprehensive policy to address diversity and sexual harassment that became a great concern of Google employees.In an email to Google workers, Pichai on Thursday admitted that Google has "not...

09-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google CEO unveils new policy to address sexual harassment at workplace

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said the company has worked out a new comprehensive policy to address diversity and sexual harassment that became a great concern of Google employees.In an email to Google workers, Pichai on Thursday admitted that Google has "not...

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