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Facebook removes 1,521 malicious accounts in Feb

San Francisco, March 7 | Facebook has removed 915 malicious accounts from its main app and 606 fake accounts from Instagram in February that...

Kotak Mahindra Bank, Indian Army sign MoU on salary accounts

New Delhi, March 4 | Kotak Mahindra Bank on Thursday said that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Army...

Twitter takes down 90-95% of accounts listed by Indian govt

New Delhi, Feb 12 | In what could finally end the fortnight-long deadlock between Twitter and the Indian government, the micro-blogging platform has either...

Twitter to label personal accounts of heads of state from Feb...

New Delhi, Feb 12 | Twitter has announced to apply labels to the personal accounts of heads of state in several new countries from...

Twitter acts on 500 Indian accounts, backs free expression

New Delhi, Feb 10 | Twitter on Wednesday said that it has taken a range of enforcement actions, including permanent suspension in certain cases,...

Twitter took action on 500 accounts in India after govt orders

New Delhi, Feb 10 | Twitter on Wednesday said that it has taken a range of enforcement actions, including permanent suspension in certain cases,...

India directs Twitter to block 1,178 accounts in fresh notice

New Delhi, Feb 8 | The Indian government has sent a fresh notice to Twitter in less than 10 days, directing it to block...

Instagram, Twitter crack down on resellers of hacked accounts

San Francisco, Feb 5 | A number of social media platforms including Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter this week took measures to target users involved...

Govt warns Twitter over non-removal of accounts talking of ‘farmer genocide’

New Delhi, Feb 3 | The Indian government has sent a notice to Twitter, warning the social media platform of penal action over non-compliance...

Twitter unblocks high-profile accounts in India

New Delhi, Feb 2 | Twitter has restored several accounts of high-profile celebrities and organisations, including actor Sushant Singh, Caravan magazine, Kisan Ekta Morcha,...

Twitter suspends several high-profile accounts in India (Lead)

New Delhi, Feb 1 | Twitter on Monday suspended several accounts of high-profile celebrities and organisations, including actor Sushant Singh, Caravan magazine, Kisan Ekta...

Twitter acts on Huawei executive accounts promoting 5G

New Delhi, Jan 30 | Twitter has acted upon thousands of accounts who were following Huawei employees in Europe who mysteriously gained thousands or...

Twitter suspends 300 accounts after tractor rally went violent

New Delhi, Jan 27 | Twitter on Wednesday said it suspended more than 300 accounts engaged in spam and platform manipulation as the farmers'...

Twitter acts on inactive accounts, new verification soon

New Delhi, Jan 23 | Micro-blogging platform Twitter has started removing blue verification badges from inactive and incomplete accounts and will begin the new...

Twitter employees lock their accounts fearing backlash

San Francisco, Jan 17 | Fearing backlash from supporters of the outgoing US president Donald Trump, some Twitter employees have locked their accounts and...

Pro-Trump accounts now flourish on Telegram, being blocked

San Francisco, Jan 14 | Unable to push their agenda on mainstream social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook amid tightened platform policies, the...

TikTok makes teenagers’ accounts more private by default

New Delhi, Jan 13 | Chinese short-video making app TikTok on Wednesday introduced new privacy controls for teenagers (age 13-15) on its platform, saying...

Andhra CM credits Rs 6.6k cr into 45 lakh mothers’ accounts

Nellore, Jan 11 | Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday credited Rs 6,673 crore into the bank...

Private banks witnessed rise in NPAs in large borrowal accounts in...

New Delhi, Jan 3 | Private sector banks witnessed a rise in non-performing assets (NPA) in respect of large borrowal accounts with exposure of...

Letitia Wright deletes her social media accounts

Los Angeles, Dec 6 | Black Panther actress Letitia Wright deleted her Instagram and Twitter accounts after being trolled for sharing Covid-19 anti-vaccine video."Sorry,...

Instagram allows advertisers to create posts from user accounts

New Delhi, Nov 28 | Facebook-owned Instagram is now allowing advertisers to create sponsored ads from user accounts and the feature is part of...

Bangladesh to scan accounts of pro-Pak former soldier, 34 others

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Nov 28 | The Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) has summoned the bank accounts of at least 35 people, including anti-India...

After Twitter, Facebook to transfer presidential accounts to Joe Biden

San Francisco, Nov 22 | After Twitter, Facebook has now confirmed it will also transfer the official POTUS account on its platform to President-elect...

Twitter set to transfer presidential accounts to Joe Biden

San Francisco, Nov 21 | Twitter is going to transfer the @POTUS account to President-elect Joe Biden the day he is sworn in, even...

Delhi accounts for 22.39% of India’s corona deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi, Nov 19 | In an alarming development, Delhi has accounted for 22.39 per cent of COVID deaths reported across India in the...

Accounts exec arrested for ‘fraudulent’ transfer of Rs 7 cr

Gurugram, Nov 17 | The Gurugram police have arrested an accounts executive of a private firm for his alleged role in a scam involving...

FM tells banks to seed all accounts with Aadhaar by March

New Delhi, Nov 10 | Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has directed banks to seed all account with Aadhaar numbers of their respective holders by...

No charges to be levied by banks for debit in Jan...

New Delhi, Nov 1 | Charges on deposits and withdrawals of funds by some banks will not be applicable to the Jan Dhan accounts...

Facebook purges more accounts related to QAnon

San Francisco, Oct 28 | Facebook has removed about 1,700 Pages, 5,600 Groups and about 18,700 Instagram accounts representing far-right conspiracy theory group QAnon.In...

SC allows trust to operate banks accounts to pay bills, taxes

New Delhi, Oct 21 | The Supreme Court has permitted the Maharwal Khewaji Trust, which manages the Rs 20,000-crore property of erstwhile princely state...

Arrest warrants issued for ex-Pak Prez in fake accounts case

Islamabad, Oct 16 | Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that arrest warrants for former President Asif Ali...

Twitter suspends fake accounts posing as Black Trump supporters

San Francisco, Oct 14 | Twitter has disabled several accounts posing as Black supporters of US President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign for...

1 in 4 Indians use weak passwords for online accounts: Report

New Delhi, Sep 30 | At least one in four Indians still use weak passwords for their online accounts, while more than 55 per...

SIO probe finds Pak FB accounts that criticise Modi, BJP

By Sanjeev SharmaNew Delhi, Sep 2 | The Stanford Internet Observatory has investigated a network of social media accounts originating in Pakistan that posted...

Facebook purges several Pak-operated fake accounts attacking India

New Delhi, Sep 1 | Facebook on Tuesday said it removed 453 accounts, 103 Pages, 78 Groups and 107 Instagram accounts that were operating...

Chief Controller of Accounts stops reimbursement of hospitality expenses

New Delhi, Aug 31 | The reimbursement of hospitality expenses in the government has been suspended with immediate effect.This is as per a circular...

Facebook removes 22.5mn hate speech content, 1.5bn fake accounts in Q2

San Francisco, Aug 11 | Facebook on Tuesday said that it purged 22.5 million pieces of hate speech content in the second quarter (April-June)...

Over 40 cr bank accounts opened under PMJDY

New Delhi, Aug 3 | Six years after the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), there are over 40 crore beneficiaries...

Twitter purges 7,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump group QAnon

San Francisco, July 22 | Twitter on Tuesday said it is removing more than 7,000 accounts associated with the far-right conspiracy theory group QAnon,...

How Twitter has miserably failed to tame parody accounts in India

By Nishant AroraNew Delhi, July 20 | Parody accounts on Twitter were meant to post fun-laden tweets to delight the followers. Instead, they have...

Nintendo admits 3 lakh accounts hacked since April

Tokyo, June 10 | Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has admitted that hackers breached nearly 3 lakh accounts since early April, which is nearly twice...

SC declines to entertain plea to link Aadhaar, social media accounts

New Delhi, May 26 | The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to entertain a plea by BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking to link...

TN corona count at 9,674, Koyambedu cluster accounts for over 2,500

Chennai, May 14 | Tamil Nadu on Thursday registered a slightly lower number of coronavirus positive cases with as many as 447 persons testing...

Congress demands Rs 7500 cash transfer to Jan Dhan accounts

New Delhi, April 20 | The Consultative committee of the Congress on Covid headed by former prime minister Manmohan Singh met on Monday and...

Telangana credits Rs 1,500 each in 74 lakh bank accounts

Hyderabad, April 14 | The Telangana government on Tuesday credited Rs 1,500 each in over 74 lakh bank accounts towards the financial assistance to...

SBI gives staggered withdrawal plan to Jan Dhan accounts

New Delhi, April 3 | The State Bank of India has decided to allow withdrawals from Jan Dhan accounts only in a staggered manner...

Facebook removes fake accounts tied to France, Egypt

San Francisco, April 3 | Facebook has removed several fake accounts, Pages and Groups tied to France and Egypt, including some posts that spread...

Chidambaram: Transfer cash in bank accounts of the poor

New Delhi, March 25 | Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's lockdown decision for...

M’rashtra orders closure of all accounts in Pvt banks by Mar...

By Quaid NajmiMumbai, March 13 | Cracking the whip, the Maharashtra government on Friday ordered closing of all accounts in private and cooperative banks...

SBI waves off average monthly balance on all savings bank accounts

Mumbai, March 11 | Country's largest lender State Bank of India on Wednesday said that it has decided to waive maintenance of 'Average Monthly...

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Petrol prices unchanged across metros for 8th day

New Delhi, March 7 | Oil marketing companies (OMC) kept fuel prices unchanged for the eighth consecutive day across the four metros on Sunday.In...