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Beware! Group admins on WhatsApp or Facebook could be jailed for sharing fake news

By : CIOL Writers

If you are a group admin on WhatsApp or Facebook, you better be careful, because now it’s officially a criminal offence to spread rumours on social media. Offensive posts—such as rumours, fake news, morphed photographs and videos with fabricated narratives—circulated through

Twitter is testing “suggested reading” module to display relevant tweets

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has been on different experimenting modes lately, all to increase its user base. After testing paid version of Tweetdeck, the micro-blogging site is now testing “suggested reading” module to display relevant tweets around real-life events and conversations in your timeline.

Jugnoo launches hyperlocal content platform, AskLocal

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Chandigarh-based Jugnoo has launched AskLocal, a geo-location based, hyper-local content platform for users, to access locally relevant information. With this, Jugnoo, better known for its vast auto rickshaw network is introducing a new way to connect within cities based on relevant content,

Facebook’s secretive Building 8 is working on brain-computer interface

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Following in the footsteps of Tesla’s Elon Musk, who aims to connect your brain with a computer, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook’s Building 8 – a secretive research lab which was launched last year – is building a brain-computer interface that

Facebook announces second generation of its Surround 360 video camera

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Mark Zuckerberg has been unequivocal about his company’s VR push. Marking Facebook’s deeper dive into the VR technology, the social network announced the second generation of its Surround 360 video camera design at F8 conference yesterday. The new camera is shaped

More than 160 tech companies file brief against Donald Trump’s latest immigration ban

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Its 162 tech firms against Donald Trump. Tech titans like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Apple, Microsoft, Snap and 150 other tech companies have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the revised immigration order issued in March. The

Instagram gets offline support for Android users

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Now Instagram users can post even without internet connection. At Facebook’s F8 developer conference, Instagram announced it’s built support for using most of its features without Internet access. The functionality is largely available for Android now and should soon make its

Facebook launches an AR-powered platform for developers

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At Facebook F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his vision for Augmented Reality (AR). Enabling developers to build AR tools for the camera and bring people together in new ways, Facebook launched an AR-powered platform for developers to encourage augmented reality

Facebook’s F8 developer conference: Everything you need to know

By : CIOL Writers

As expected, Facebook unveiled a slew of new features and updates during its big F8 developer conference, 2017. From an all-new AR developer platform to group chatbots to a new virtual reality experience for its main platform itself, here is a recap of

Indian Govt planning to frame privacy policy for WhatsApp and Facebook

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In a bid to protect personal information and curb sharing of individual data, the Indian government is planning to frame a privacy policy for instant messaging services like WhatsApp, Facebook. The government’s top law officer attorney general Mukul Rohatgi informed a five-judge

YouTube lowers the bar to 1K subscribers to livestream from smartphones

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Why wait for 10,000 subscriber base, when you can live stream your video content even with 1,000 subscribers? Yes, you read that right! YouTube has reduced the threshold of 10,000 subscribers to 1,000 subscribers for broadcasters to live stream directly to

Mark Zuckerberg sold over $1bn worth of Facebook stock in 2016 to fund Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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Following in the footsteps of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also sold more than $1 billion worth of Facebook stock last year to support his philanthropic project, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission

Facebook Messenger hits 1.2bn monthly users

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In 2014, Facebook took a tough decision to separate Messenger as a standalone app drawing much apprehensions from all quarters but Mark Zuckerberg proved every one wrong with the super success of his messaging platform. Achieving another milestone, the social network has

Facebook Messenger expands its payment feature to groups

By : CIOL Writers

After introducing peer-to-peer payments within Messenger in early 2015, Facebook is now launching group payments, making it easier to split a lunch bill or chip in on a group gift. The feature is currently available only for users on Android and desktop

Microsoft launches fun camera app, Sprinkles with AI prowess

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If you are bored with the same old Snapchat filters (considering the same filters are now available on Facebook and Instagram), then Microsoft brings you a new fun ‘camera’ app, Sprinkles, powered by machine learning. Though Microsoft’s Sprinkles, available only for

WhatsApp could soon support UPI based payments

By : CIOL Writers

India has become a hotbed for digital payment companies both local and global in the post-demonetization phase. Not just this, popular social networking platforms too are exploring the digital route to gain more traction. Following in the footsteps of Sweden-based

Facebook, Mozilla, and others launch $14mn fund to support news integrity

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Facebook, Mozilla, and other tech industry leaders, nonprofits, have collaborated to launch a $14 million fund dedicated to advancing news literacy. The nonprofit, called the News Integrity Initiative, will be based at the City University of New York. It will run

Snapchat rips off Instagram with a perfect April fool’s day prank

By : CIOL Writers

It’s no secret that Instagram Stories, which has been a game changer for the photo-sharing app, was cloned from Snapchat. The Facebook-owned company didn’t even bother to modify the name; it was simply lifted from Snapchat Stories and pasted to Instagram Stories.

Facebook expands its fundraising tools with a ‘personal fundraiser’ for Pages

By : CIOL Writers

Walking on the lines of its CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s statement that Facebook is “a platform for all ideas”, Facebook seems to have found a new ‘inspiration’ for ideas. After doing all it could with Snapchat’s Stories, Zuckerberg team has now announced

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey quits Facebook

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Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus VR and creator of the Rift headset, has left parent company Facebook. Confirming the report of Luckey’s departure, first spotted by UploadVR, Oculus said in a statement, “Palmer will be dearly missed. Palmer’s legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His