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Social Media Companies Step Up Battle Against Militant Propaganda

Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but the Internet companies are doing it quietly to avoid the perception that they are helping the authorities police the Web. On Friday, Facebook Inc said it took down a profile that the company believed belonged to San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik, who ... Read More »

How Facebook and Reddit Users Solved the 20-Year-Old Mystery of a Missing Teenager

Twenty years after the van he was in ran off the road in Northern Virginia, and 10 years after the Internet started trying to close his case, the man known only as “Grateful Doe” finally has a name. On Wednesday, WMBF-TV reports, both the Virginia Medical Examiner’s office and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System confirmed that Grateful Doe ... Read More »

Twitter Can Be a Mean Place. Meet @TheNiceBot

In the midst of the cold digital landscape, so often flooded with hateful comments and cutting insults, there now exists a little blue-faced robot who wants you to know that you are “more amazing than fresh towels from the dryer.” Meet the Twitter @TheNiceBot, a cheerful spambot that blurts a small dose of positivism into the Twitteverse every 36 seconds ... Read More »

LinkedIn Connected Review: Annoying Emails Become Pretty Car

LinkedIn, the professional social network, has recently launched a new app for iPhone – LinkedIn Connected. This app, which replaces the old LinkedIn Contacts app on iOS, is LinkedIn‘s attempt at changing how you connect with professionals in your network. It is only available in a few countries including the US at the moment. LinkedIn Connected essentially lets you view ... Read More »

Ello, Ello – Two Days In, the Hottest New Social Network is Pretty Dull

Ever since the rise and rise of Facebook, we’ve seen one company after another come up to try and become the next world conquering social network. Ello is the latest in a long line of platforms that have been described as the next big thing but judging by our first brush with the network, Zuckerberg and company have nothing to ... Read More »

Facebook Lite for Android Review: Made for India

While phone makers are now launching 4G handsets and companies like Airtel and Reliance working towards bringing the networks in India, you might think that there’s no need for apps that minimise data use. The fact of the matter though is that even in a metro like Delhi, 3G access depends greatly on which part of the city you’re in ... Read More »

Wire App Offers a Clutter-Free Chat Experience

Even though most people use WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger for chatting, there is no dearth of alternatives available. There are privacy-focused options such as Telegram, and sticker-filled apps such as WeChat, so there is a messaging app for every purpose. One such app, Wire, takes a slightly different approach. Wire’s appeal lies in its simple, clutter-free design that is suitable ... Read More »

Twitter Bans Blood Drives in Offices Worldwide Until Gays Can Donate

Social network giant Twitter has banned onsite blood drives in its offices worldwide where regulations do not permit blood donations from gay or bisexual men, a move that LGBT-rights advocates say is a first for a public technology company. The San Francisco-based company made the decision after one of its US employees, a gay man, was turned away from donating ... Read More »

Bangladesh to Continue Ban on Facebook, WhatsApp for Security Reasons

Bangladesh authorities insisted Tuesday an almost week-long ban on Facebook and mobile messaging services would remain until security in the tense country improved. The government last Wednesday ordered Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber blocked over fears of unrest after the country’s highest court rejected appeals by two top opposition leaders against the death penalty for war crimes. The telecoms regulator said ... Read More »

Facebook User Phuc Dat Bich Says Name Was a ‘Prank’

A Facebook user calling himself “Phuc Dat Bich” said Wednesday his viral postings about discrimination by the social network due to his name were a hoax. The prankster, now styling himself equally perplexingly as “Joe Carr”, garnered worldwide media attention and public support after saying Facebook repeatedly shut down his page due to his Vietnamese name. He said his posts, ... Read More »