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US court approves $650M FB privacy lawsuit

San Francisco, Feb 28 | As Facebook and its family of apps face scrutiny over privacy and security issues globally including in India, a...

FB waives fees for small businesses on ‘Checkout on Shops’

New Delhi, Feb 27 | In a bid to further help small businesses navigate the road to recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, Facebook has...

FB disagrees with Oversight Board on tweaking Covid policies

San Francisco, Feb 26 | Facebook has disagreed with one Covid-19 related recommendation made by the independent Oversight Board, saying that this will lead...

FB restores news content as Australia to modify media code

Sydney, Feb 23 | Facebook will restore news pages in Australia in coming days after the government has agreed to amend the News Media...

FB, Google, Microsoft adopt Australian misinformation code

Sydney, Feb 22 | Top tech giants like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, TikTok and Twitter have have agreed on adopt the Australian Code of Practice...

Selector’s FB comment goes viral as Yadav gets call-up

New Delhi, Feb 21 | After batsman Suryakumar Yadav was included in the 19-member India squad that will face England in a five-match T20I...

ABC News shoots to top spot on App Store charts following...

Sydney, Feb 20 | The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's ABC News app shot to the top of Apple's App Store charts in Australia over the...

Not to be intimidated by FB after news ban: Australian PM

Canberra, Feb 19 | Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for curbing Facebook's influence, after the technology giant banned Australians from accessing some...

Akshay Kumar mourns Sandeep Nahar’s death, late actor’s FB post and...

Mumbai, Feb 17 | Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar expressed condolence over actor Sandeep Nahar's death with a tweet on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Sandeep's last post,...

We’ve to protect people’s privacy: SC issues notice to WA, FB

New Delhi, Feb 15 | People have grave apprehensions on loss of privacy, the Supreme Court said on Monday and made it clear that...

FB working on smartwatch with social, fitness focus

San Francisco, Feb 13 | Facebook is reportedly working on a smartwatch that will focus on messaging and health features.Wearers will be able to...

FB Oversight Board says other platforms ‘welcome to join’

San Francisco, Feb 12 | The Oversight Board which was set up as an independent body to review Facebook's content moderation decisions and make...

FB, Instagram ramp up hate speech, bullying content removal

San Francisco, Feb 12 | Facebook has removed 26.9 million pieces of hate speech content in the fourth quarter of 2020 -- up from...

Action will be taken if Twitter, FB platforms are misused: Govt...

New Delhi, Feb 11 | The Centre on Thursday categorically cautioned social media platforms against spreading fake news or anything inciting violence, as Information...

FB India head can be exempted from appearing, Delhi Assembly to...

New Delhi, Feb 3 | The Delhi Assembly on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that any senior and responsible officer from Facebook can appear...

No evidence FB, Twitter suppress conservatives: Report

New York, Feb 2 | The claim that social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube suppress conservatives is not just untrue but is...

Deep Sidhu uploads video on FB as cops raid various places...

New Delhi, Jan 31 | Punjabi actor turned activist Deep Sidhu, who is wanted in connection with the Red Fort violence on January 26,...

Bihar: FB helps reunite boy with family after 15 months

Patna, Jan 31 | An 11-year-old boy who had left his house in Patna's Maner town on August 11, 2019, has been traced to...

FB content moderators in Ireland demand WFH rights

London, Jan 30 | The third-party, contractual content moderators working for Facebook in Ireland have demanded work-from-home rights just like the company gives to...

‘Posting photos on FB can make older adults feel competent’

New York, Jan 27 | Older adults who post more pictures on Facebook may feel more competent and that may lead to significantly higher...

Data of 533mn FB users being sold via Telegram bot

New Delhi, Jan 26 | In a fresh trouble for Facebook, phone numbers of 533 million users are currently being sold via a bot...

Ensure stable services or face fine, S Korea tells Google, FB

Seoul, Jan 18 | South Korea said on Monday it has required global tech giants Google, Facebook and Netflix to comply with the country's...

Parliamentary panel summons FB, Twitter officials on Jan 21

New Delhi, Jan 17 | The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has issued summons to officials of Facebook and Twitter for January 21, to...

‘EU data protection watchdogs can file complaints against FB’

Brussels, Jan 14 | Data protection watchdogs in any European Union (EU) member state can file complaints against Facebook despite the fact the company...

FB, Google, Microsoft halt political contributions after Capitol riot

San Francisco, Jan 12 | Facebook, Google and Microsoft have announced that they were freezing political contributions from their political action committees (PAC) in...

Twitter, FB block temporarily block Trump following Capitol chaos (Ld)

Washington, Jan 7 | Social media giants Twitter and Facebook have temporarily blocked US President Donald Trump from further posting after his supporters violently...

Wife attempts suicide after killing man, posts info on FB

New Delhi, Jan 4 | A 36-year-old woman murdered her husband and then tried to kill herself in Delhi's Chhatarpur area on Sunday. The...

A peek into upcoming F&B trends of 2021

By IANSlifeNew Delhi, Dec 24 (IANSlife) The only way to move forward is to leave something behind. With 2021 around...

Personalised advertising, privacy are not at odds: FB tells Apple

San Francisco, Dec 19 | Defending its personalised advertising approach, Facebook has said that it disagrees with Apples belief that personalisation and privacy are...

FB to directly alert users who share, comment on fake Covid...

San Francisco, Dec 16 | In its bid to fight the spread of Covid-19 related misinformation on its platform, Facebook will now send notifications...

FB launches key datasets as 1 in 4 SMBs shut shop...

New Delhi, Dec 12 | The Covid-19 pandemic has hit small businesses hard globally and according to Facebook, one in four small and medium...

Man arrested for kidnapping minor girl after FB friendship

New Delhi, Dec 12 | The Delhi Police has arrested an 18-year-old man for kidnapping a 15-year-old girl, whom he befriended on Facebook and...

FB workers don’t need vaccine to return to work: Zuckerberg

San Francisco, Dec 11 | Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told his more than 50,000 employees that they will not be required to get...

Instagram, FB Messenger users report outage

New Delhi, Dec 10 | Instagram and Facebook Messenger users from different parts of the world on Thursday reported facing problems using the services.According...

Minor gang-raped thrice by FB friend, three others

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) , Nov 30 | A minor girl was allegedly gang-raped thrice within a span of a few hours by her boyfriend...

FB partners Sony to show exclusive content from India’s Oz tour

New Delhi, Nov 28 | Facebook on Saturday announced a digital content partnership with Sony Pictures Networks India for the India tour of Australia...

An Asian dining delight in Gurugram’s new F&B destination

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Nov 27 (IANSlife) With delectable sushi platters to signature cocktails that leave you wanting more, RYU, a new Asian-themed bar...

FB sues software developer who ran over 20 Instagram clone sites

San Francisco, Nov 20 | Facebook has filed a lawsuit in the US against Turkish software developer Ensar Sahinturk for scraping peoples publicly-visible information...

FB fixes Messenger bug that ‘allowed’ hackers to spy on users

New Delhi, Nov 20 | Facebook has fixed a critical bug in its Messenger app that could have allowed hackers to connect audio calls...

FB awards $1.98mn to researchers for findings bugs in 2020

New Delhi, Nov 20 | Facebook awarded over $1.98 million to researchers from more than 50 countries this year for reporting bugs on its...

India asks for record access to FB users’ data in 2020...

New Delhi, Nov 20 | The requests by the Indian government to seek access to Facebook users' data further increased in the first six...

US regulators preparing to slap FB with antitrust charges: Report

San Francisco, Nov 19 | State and federal investigators in the US are preparing to bring anti-competition charges against Facebook for acquiring rivals WhatsApp...

Creators can now protect their images, videos on FB, Instagram

New Delhi, Nov 17 | Facebook has announced to expand access to Rights Manager to help more creators -- who have a large or...

Goa law college woman lecturer booked for FB post

Panaji, Nov 9 | The Goa Police on Monday booked a law college lecturer on charges of allegedly outraging religious sentiments through a Facebook...

FB to announce US election winner once major media outlets confirm

San Francisco, Nov 6 | Facebook on Friday said it will update the notifications running across the top of its main app and Instagram...

Steep rise in misinformation on FB as votes being counted: Report

San Francisco, Nov 6 | Facebook has witnessed a meteoric rise in the spread of misinformation on its platform as crucial votes were being...

FB, Twitter flag Trump posts that alleged election theft (Ld)

San Francisco, Nov 4 | The tensions between US President Donald Trump and social media platforms continued to simmer as Twitter mounted restrictions on...

Twitter, FB label Trump’s controversial post on election eve

San Francisco, Nov 3 | Twitter and Facebook have flagged a tweet as misleading by US President Donald Trump that claimed that mail-in ballots...

Hindu homes attacked in B’desh city over rumours of FB post

Dhaka, Nov 2 | Three homes of Hindu residents in Bangladesh's Cumilla city were vandalised and burned over rumours of an alleged Facebook post...

After Android, FB begins testing ‘Dark Mode’ support on iOS

San Francisco, Nov 2 | Facebook after rolling out the 'Dark Mode' for billions of users on Android smartphones has finally started the same...

Business

India’s sugar production rises 20% to 233.77 lakh tonnes

New Delhi, March 3 | Around 502 sugar mills of the country together produced 233.77 lakh tonnes of sugar in the early five months...