Social Media

You Can Soon Activate Facebook’s Safety Check Yourself, Zuckerberg Confirms

You Can Soon Activate Facebook’s Safety Check Yourself, Zuckerberg Confirms HIGHLIGHTS Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the feature at his meeting in Rome Users will be able to enable Safety Check in emergencies It may be a reform after company received several criticisms about the fe Facebook will soon let users enable Safety Check on their own in an emergency situation or ... Read More »

Google+ Revamped UI Starts Rolling Out to All Users

Google+ Revamped UI Starts Rolling Out to All Users HIGHLIGHTS The new Google+ is expected to be light, fast and responsive The new features to reach Android, iOS and web users in the coming weeks It also brings to ability to add photos and links to comments. Google hasn’t given up on Google+ yet. The tech giant on Tuesday began ... Read More »

Hike Messenger Raises $175 Million in Funding From Tencent, Foxconn, Others

HIGHLIGHTS Hike Messenger announced funding of $175 million Hike Messenger is now valued at close to $1.4 billion The funding round was led by Tencent and Foxconn Hike Messenger, started as a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and SoftBank, just announced its Series D funding round of $175 million (approximately Rs. 1,170 crores) at a valuation of $1.4 billion (approximately ... Read More »

Facebook to Soon Circumvent Adblock Plus’ Newly Announced Bypass

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has said it will address the Adblock Plus workaround Adblock Plus posted the workaround on Thursday Fight between ad-blockers and Facebook likely to continue Earlier this week, Facebook integrated the ads displayed on its pages with the content that is available on the website in order for the ads to get past the adblockers. On Thursday, one of ... Read More »

Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Prioritise ‘Informative’ Posts

In a move to make your News Feed more informative, Facebook has tweaked its algorithm to bring news that’s relevant and of interest to you. “Our goal with News Feed is to show people the stories most relevant to them, so we rank stories so what’s most important to each person shows up highest in their News Feeds,” said Facebook ... Read More »

Facebook to Soon Circumvent Adblock Plus’ Newly Announced Bypass

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has said it will address the Adblock Plus workaround Adblock Plus posted the workaround on Thursday Fight between ad-blockers and Facebook likely to continue Earlier this week, Facebook integrated the ads displayed on its pages with the content that is available on the website in order for the ads to get past the adblockers. On Thursday, one of ... Read More »

US Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Twitter Over Islamic State Rhetoric

US Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Twitter Over Islamic State Rhetoric Twitter Inc won a bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the widow of an American killed in Jordan which accused the social media company of giving voice to Islamic State, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. US District Judge William H. Orrick in San Francisco ruled that Twitter cannot ... Read More »

Pakistan Approves Controversial Cybercrime Law

Pakistan on Thursday approved a controversial cybercrimebill the government says will safeguard citizens against harassment and criminalise online child pornography, but which activists say curbs free speech. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2016 has been the focus of heated debate over provisions that critics say give the government the power to conduct mass surveillance and criminalise satire. Farieha Aziz, ... Read More »

Microsoft Wants Developers to Report Edge Bugs on Twitter

HIGHLIGHTS Developers can tweet bug reports using #EdgeBug Users will receive a reply from @MSEdgeDev A simpler way for developers to file bug reports Every software application out there isn’t without its own set of bugs and issues. And it is important to report these bugs so that developers can improve their apps. Microsoft understands that there needs to be ... Read More »

Twitter May Bring Live NFL Games to Apple TV: Report

Shares in US social media giant Twitter jumped Monday, lifted by news reports of discussions to make its streaming broadcasts available on Apple TV. The stock was up 6.58 percent at $20.82 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange, marking the first time since early January that Twitter shares have topped $20. The rise came after a New ... Read More »