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Facebook denies logging users’ call history without permission

By : CIOL Writers

Looks like Facebook has got itself into a tough spot this time. Last week, a report surfaced which stated that Facebook has been logging users call and text history without their permission. The social media giant, however, has denied all

Twitter joins Google and Facebook to ban cryptocurrency ads

By : CIOL Writers

Following in the footsteps of Google and Facebook, micro-blogging site Twitter too has banned cryptocurrency ads from its platform. “We are committed to ensuring the safety of the Twitter community. As such, we have added a new policy for Twitter

Facebook facing multiple lawsuits after Cambridge Analytica expose

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook is currently facing four lawsuits from different quarters thanks to the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal, as per SFGate report. The analytics firm is said to have misused the data of over 50 million Facebook users and violated the

Snapchat’s new feature lets you track your friend’s location

By : CIOL Writers

Snapchat has launched a new feature named Map Explore that enables users to keep track of events, festivals, news updates with the help of their friends live location. The new feature, first reported by The Verge will be accessible only

Netflix makes its bug bounty program open to all users

By : CIOL Writers

Netflix’s bug bounty program is now available to general public. This means now, everyone can try and find security bugs on the platform and report them in exchange for cash rewards. The bug bounty program was available to select users since September

WhatsApp will soon be available on JioPhone

By : CIOL Writers

Reliance Jio’s 4G VoLTE budget smartphone that was launched in 2017, had some amazing features but the lack of WhatsApp support on the handset was a major concern for most users. However, the social messaging company has reportedly been spotted

Facebook rocked by Cambridge Analytica expose

By : CIOL Writers

While we all know that Facebook’s platform was misused for political ads during 2016 US Presidential elections, the finger so far was being pointed only towards some Russian operatives. Now, in new revelations, UK-based data-consultancy firm Data Analytica has taken

Youtube live streaming now easier for desktop and mobile users

By : CIOL Writers

If you ever thought of broadcasting a live video on YouTube but dropped the idea because of complications in downloading and setting up encoding software, you are in for a major surprise. Google has revealed that it is revamping the feature

Twitter’s CISO Michael Coates quits

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter’s chief information security officer, Michael Coates is leaving the company. Coates had announced his decision internally about three weeks ago, but there was no external announcement. Coates is leaving the company to start his own venture. News of his departure

LinkedIn now lets users ask for a referral from people in their network

By : CIOL Writers

LinkedIn, the professional networking company has introduced a new feature that lets users seeking jobs ask for a referral that can help them take a lead over the other candidates applying for the same job. The new feature allows you to identify jobs

Spotify to soon launch its music streaming service in India

By : CIOL Writers

Spotify, the global music streaming platform is finally coming to India. Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek confirmed the launch at the company’s Investor Day 2018 presentation. “We are working on launching in some of the biggest markets in the

VoxWeb brings ‘speaking pictures’ to iMessage

By : CIOL Writers

Generally, users tend to click more pictures than videos. The reason being that videos take up a lot of space on your phone. But not anymore. VoxWeb, the Singapore-based social networking company has launched its new iMessage app that enables

Facebook’s Instant Games is now open for all developers

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook’s Instant Games platform which was launched in 2016, has been made available to all developers. The Instant Games platform lets developers build and monetize games for the News Feed as well as Messenger. The Facebook Instant Games Platform is an

Mozilla Firefox 59 comes with faster loading time and improved privacy

By : CIOL Writers

Mozilla has announced the latest version of Firefox Quantum 59 browser for users on desktop and Android. The newest update has got some interesting features including faster loading time and new settings in the preferences menu to stop websites from

Can Wikipedia really fight YouTube’s conspiracy theories?

By : CIOL Writers

From 9/11 to Moon Landing to recent Florida school shooting, there are hundreds of ludicrous videos on YouTube spreading misinformation, propaganda and fake news. The case in point is the most recent Florida school mass shooting, after which the top trending

Amazon to fix the Alexa ‘creepy laugh’ issue

By : CIOL Writers

From the past few days, users of Amazon Alexa have been hearing strange laughing noises from the device at random periods.  Some users have said that the laughter happened in response to unrelated commands, while others reported that it occurred unprompted.

WhatsApp increases the time limit to delete unintentionally sent messages

By : CIOL Writers

Everybody has regretted sending unintentional messages to wrong persons many times. To overcome that mistake, Facebook-owned WhatsApp introduced the feature to delete unintentionally sent messages last year. However, the time span to delete these unintentional messages was only 420 seconds(seven minutes). But

Facebook-owned Onavo launches an app that locks down other apps

By : CIOL Writers

Privacy is a major concern today and Facebook wants to ensure that all the data of its users are safe and protected. Hence the social networking giant- owned Onavo has quietly launched an Android app called Bolt App Lock that

Twitter appoints Parag Agrawal as its new CTO

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has appointed Parag Agrawal as the new chief technology officer of the social networking company. Agrawal, a former alumni of IIT-Bombay will replace Adam Messinger, who left the company in late 2016. The social networking platform updated the company’s website

Snap said to be laying off around 100 employees

By : CIOL Writers

Snap could be looking at another round of layoffs, this time around 100 engineers, according to Cheddar and CNBC. The company expects to lay off as many as 100 people or 10 percent of the engineering staff, according to those reports. The cuts come amid