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Congress Accuses Facebook Of Influencing Elections In India, Seeks JPC Probe

Oct 25, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Congress alleged that Facebook was acting as an ally of the ruling BJP and pushing its agenda.

Australia Wants Facebook To Seek Parental Consent For Kids Under 16 Or Face 10 Million USD Fine

Oct 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The landmark legislation is meant to deter the harmful effects of targeted online advertising for kids on social media platforms like Facebook and to protect Australians online through appropriate privacy laws.


Amid The Capitol Riot, Facebook Faced Its Own Insurrection

It quickly became clear that even after years under the microscope for insufficiently policing its platform, the social network had missed how riot participants spent weeks vowing — on Facebook itself — to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory.

Rajasthan Shuts Internet As 15 Lakh Candidates Appear For Patwari Recruitment Exam

Oct 23, 2021 Tabeenah Anjum

Business of taxi services, food aggregators, home delivery services come to a standstill as internet remains cut off in Jaipur, Dausa and Bikaner.


Facebook Plans To Rebrand Itself With A New Name: Report

As per the report, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is planning to talk about the name change of the firm at the company’s annual Connect conference on October 28.

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15 October, 2021

WhatsApp To Roll Out End-To-End Encryption On Chat Backups

Outlook Business Team

"Neither WhatsApp nor your backup service provider will be able to read your backups or access the key required to unlock it," WhatsApp stated in its blogpost.


15 October, 2021

Why Are Social Media Influencers Giving Brands A Miss

Sneha Kanchan

Increasingly, brands are collaborating with social media influencers for promotions and marketing. But, not all such tie-ups materialise. Three content creators share their experiences


14 October, 2021

Facebook's New Harassment Policy To Bar Content Degrading or Sexualising Celebrities

Associated Press (AP)

“We do not allow bullying and harassment on our platform, but when it does happen, we act,” Antigone Davis, Facebook's head of global safety, wrote in a blog post.


07 October, 2021

Australia Wants Facebook To Be Held Accountable For Anonymous Comments

Associated Press (AP)

Anonymous commentators who use social media to vilify and bully have become the latest battleground between Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government and U.S. tech giants.


07 October, 2021

Instagram And Teens: How Do We Keep Our Kids Safe?

Associated Press (AP)

For many parents, revelations this week from whistleblower Frances Haugen showing internal Facebook studies of the harms of Instagram for teenagers only intensified concerns about the popular photo sharing app.


06 October, 2021

Facebook Blames Outage On Error During Routine Maintenance

Associated Press (AP)

Santosh Janardhan, Facebook's vice president of infrastructure, said in a blog post that Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp going dark was 'caused not by malicious activity, but an error of our own making.'


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06 October, 2021

After Facebook Outage, Now Reliance Jio Users Face Network Issue

Outlook Business Team

The operator has not communicated a possible reason for the outage at the time of publish.


06 October, 2021

Facebook Outage: Dependent People Troubled Worldwide

Associated Press (AP)

From courts to offices to neighbourhoods alerting each other about gang violence, the outage of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp disrupted the lives of many.


05 October, 2021

What Happened To Whatsapp, Instagram And Facebook Last Night? Read Here

PTI

The outage of the three popular social media platforms - Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp comes a day before one of its whistleblowers was all set to testify before a Congressional committee.


04 October, 2021

Internet Sparks A Memefest As #FacebookDown Trends

Outlook Business Team

The trio took to rival micro-blogging website Twitter to confirm the outage.


04 October, 2021

WhatsApp, Instagram And Facebook Down

Outlook Business Team

The exact reason for the outage has not been established as yet.


03 October, 2021

Trump Asks US Judge To Force Twitter To Restore His Account

Associated Press (AP)

Trump's attorneys on Friday filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Miami seeking a preliminary injunction against Twitter and its CEO, Jack Dorsey.


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30 September, 2021

West Bromwich Albion Supporter Jailed For 8 Weeks For Racist Post On Facebook

Associated Press (AP)

The supporter named Simon Silwood posted a racist message on West Brom footballer Romaine Sawyers during their Premier League match vs Man City on January 26.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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