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Facebook Claims 69 Million Daily Active Users in India

Social media network Facebook on Wednesday claimed it had 69 million daily active users (DAU) in India, including 64 million accessing its website on mobile. “In India, we have 69 million DAU, of which 64 million access our site on mobile,” the US-based social network firm said in a statement Bengaluru. The platform also boasts of having in India 142 ... Read More »

Facebook’s Instagram Blocks Telegram, Snapchat Links on Its Platform

Instagram has started blocking links to select rival platforms on its platform. The Facebook-owned photo sharing network confirmed it is disallowing ‘add me’ deep-linking to Telegram and Snapchat. Until recently, users were able to include links to a range of social networking website on the ‘add me’ or ‘follow me’ section of their account. In what appears to be an ... Read More »

Facebook Set to Pay More British Tax After Criticism

Social media giant Facebook, which has been under fire in Britain for its tax arrangements, says it will stop routing its British sales through Ireland – a practice that had kept its UK tax bill extremely low. Facebook, Amazon and other multinationals have been criticized for using complex tax arrangements to drastically reduce their bills. Facebook said in a statement ... Read More »

Facebook to Become World’s Largest Virtual Graveyard by 2098: Study

If you are bogged down by notifications sent by the known but deceased people in your timeline on Facebook, do not get surprised by this news. According to researchers, the social networking giant will become the world’s biggest virtual graveyard by the end of this century as there will be more profiles of dead people than of living users. “Social ... Read More »

Meerkat Ditches Live Video Streaming for a Video Social Network

Meerkat, an application that came into the spotlight last year for introducing live video broadcasts thatleveraged Twitter’s social features, is once again in the news but this time for a different reason. To everyone’s surprise, Meerkat announced it will be ditching live video streaming services in favour of a new video social network. To recall, Meerkat actually beat Twitter to ... Read More »

EU Privacy Watchdogs Raise Concerns Over US Data Pact

European privacy regulators said on Wednesday a new commercial data transfer pact between the European Union and the United States needed to provide more reassurance over US surveillance practices and the independence of a new US privacy ombudsman. The EU-US Privacy Shield, agreed in February after two years of talks, is designed to help firms on both sides of the ... Read More »

EU Approves Data Protection Reform, Boosting Privacy

The European Union on Thursday approved new data protection rules to strengthen online privacy, streamline legislation between the 28 member states and boost police and security cooperation. The rules will for the first time create a strong data protection law for Europe’s 500 million citizens, replacing an outdated patchwork of national rules that only allowed for tiny fines in cases ... Read More »

Google Photos for iOS Gets Support for Live Photos, Split View, and More

Google has consistently been rolling out updates and new features for its Google Photos application to increase its user base. It hasn’t only been focusing on its Android platform, but also on a rival mobile operating system – iOS. The company has this time rolled out an update for Google Photos for iOS with a feature exclusive to Apple iPhone ... Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Reveals Redesigned Sharing Options on App

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week showed off a new build of the social network’s mobile app that features a revamped interface. Its redesigned elements are aimed at making it faster to post updates. Zuckerberg introduced the new build on an iPhone during the expansion announcement (seen at the end of the article) of Facebook Live, when he was demonstrating ... Read More »

Facebook Enters Hyperlocal Services Space in India

Facebook has silently added hyperlocal listing of service providers, listing over 80 services, ranging from plumbing, beauty, home care, pet services, medical, health, financial, and DIY services. Available on facebook.com/services, the page lets users find the best local businesses and organisations based on their reviews and ratings on Facebook, and lists their phone numbers, website, and work timings. Bookings cannot ... Read More »