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Head of China’s top internet regulator Lu Wei quits

By : CIOL Writers

Head of China’s top internet regulator Lu Wei, who brought in a severe curtailing of internet freedom during his tenure, has stepped down. It is a known fact that China censors online content that it deems are politically sensitive, along

Hack into a Facebook account with a fake passport!

By : CIOL Writers

Aaron Thompson is a Facebook user who has exposed an online thief that gained access to his account simply by sending the support team a fake passport to unlock the account. Thompson spoke about the incident on news site Reddit

No ban on Whatsapp in India: Supreme Court

By : CIOL Writers

The Supreme Court of India thinks that banning Whatsapp is a preposterous proposition and has rejected the petition seeking the same. Keeping in mind the freedom of expression of the people, the court has thus directed the petitioner to approach

7 travel apps worth your time and money

By : CIOL Writers

If you are a travel enthusiast, this one’s for you. There is no dearth of traveling apps available in the play store but most of them are good for nothing, clunky and pretty bugging. And it can be pretty tedious

Google’s new ‘My Activity’ dashboard lists your entire search history

By : CIOL Writers

Google has introduced a new dashboard called ‘My Activity’, that shows all of your online activities such as search history, video searches and places you have visited. The new dashboard improves upon Google’s previous My Account dashboard, which allows you

Snapchat the new hub for prospective lovers

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Forget Tinder or any other dating app; Snapchat is what you want if you really want to know if your crush is really into you. Just hover over those three dots after you have posted a snap story, and tap

Facebook chucks its ‘f’ logo in ‘Like’ button

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Facebook has taken the first step to making its social plugin buttons flatter and more distinct. Facebook’s ‘like’ button, the familiar blue icon that is found on millions of pages around the web along with Facebook’s share icon, is getting

Zuckerberg’s neighbors don’t want a wall around his $100m Hawaiian holiday retreat

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Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has caused outrage among locals on the Hawaiian holiday island of Kauai after he began construction of a large stone wall around his $100million 750-acre retreat. Well, neighbors are unhappy about the wall because they say

360-degree photos on Facebook are a rage

By : CIOL Writers

Lately, the Facebook news feed has been taken over by those interactive photos, which instruct you to hold your phone up and move it around to view different parts of the photo. It’s called 360-degree photos and is quite fun.

Facebook uses location services to pop up those creepy friends suggestion on your feed

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook’s Suggested Friends feature is a nuisance to many, while most wonder how some people even landed up on the list, considering you have never met them or even heard of them. It turns out that Facebook uses your phone’s

Social media day in Ahmedabad to fuel discussion on changing face of communication

By : CIOL Writers

The impact that social media generates around us need not be overemphasized. Addressing the diversity of this target audience is the 4th edition of ‘Social Media Day’ to be held in Ahmedabad. ReDi, a joint collaboration between Simulations Public Relations,

It’s all #Messi in Social media

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Leonel Messi, the God of Football, has announced his retirement at the age of 29, and nobody can believe it. In a very emotional manner, Messi declared his retirement from the International Football Team of Argentina, after losing a penalty

Renting house costlier as landlords throw in temptation of high-speed internet

By : CIOL Writers

Looking for a rented house? How about if a high-speed internet connection threw in? Cherry on the cake! But it all depends on how much extra would you be willing to pay for it? What’s the connection you ask? A

#Trending: Shahrukh, Kaveri Kapoor and Kashmiri rapper

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#24GoldenYearsOfKingKhan Hashtag#24GoldenYearsOfKingKhan is trending all across social media celebrating 24 successful years of Shahrukh Khan in Bollywood. Die-hard fans of superstars are sending messages and showering love for the actor on Facebook and Twitter. @iamsrk 24 years of life in

Sundar Pichai’s Quora account hacked!

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After breaking into Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts earlier this month, the group called OurMine has apparently hacked Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai Quora account now The gang has been posting messages on Quora through Pichai’s account and

No social media for these celebrities

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Talking about Hollywood stars and social media, names like Kim Kardashian, Blake Shelton, Justin Bieber over cloud your mind. These stars leave little to your imagination sharing and ‘revealing’ everything on the platform. But there is a class of celebrities

Subramanian Swamy and Robert Vadra’s catfight on social media

By : CIOL Writers

You know one of them as Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law and the other as her ‘jaanidushman’. Don’t take stress; we are talking about Robert Vadra and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who were embroiled in a ‘cat-fight’ of sorts on

Facebook and YouTube using automation to block extremist videos

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Facebook and YouTube are among the few web sites that have tacitly begun to use automation to remove extremist content from their sites, Reuters reported on Saturday. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager

U.S. Customs to start scrutinizing your Twitter and Facebook handle

By : CIOL Writers

If you wish to travel to the US in the coming days then be careful of what you post on your social media accounts like Twitter and Facebook. U.S. Customs and Border Protection wants to start collecting the social media

China tightens the noose around search engines

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China’s internet regulator, which already exercises widespread control over the web, has asked search engines to further tighten the management of paid-for ads in search results. The regulator has said that the operators will have to clearly mention which results