2 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Centre on Thursday announced new rules to regulate social media and OTT platforms. (PTI Photo)

  • The laws on social media will be implemented within 3 months so that they can improve their mechanism: Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • The rest will come into effect from the day the rules are notified, he said
  • Social media platforms must have a provision for the voluntary verification mechanism of the users

2 days ago.Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)
Anti-coup protesters and riot policemen face off in Mandalay, Myanmar, Wednesday. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • The ban is applied to the Myanmar military accounts and entities controlled by the armed forces on Instagram and Facebook
  • "Events since the February 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated a need for this ban": Facebook
  • To disperse the protesters in Myanmar, the security forces have steadily increased the use of force

2 days ago.Melbourne VIC, Australia
Australian parliament Thursday passed landmark legislation on Thursday that requires global digital giants to pay for local news content. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Google will pay for news content in Australia that appears on its "Showcase" product
  • Facebook will pay providers, whose content will appear on its "News" section
  • Giant tech firms have accused the legislation, saying it would threaten their business models

2 days ago.Canberra ACT, Australia
Facebook recently locked horns with the Australian authorities over content sharing (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • "We absolutely recognize quality journalism is at the heart of open societies", said Nick Clegg
  • He clarified Facebook's stance and dusted off responsibility from alleged "stealing of journalism"
  • Australian authorities have urged  Facebook and Google to pay for the news content generated in the country

4 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
WhatsApp told SC that it will follow a privacy law if India enacts a statute similar to Europe. (Photo credit: Envato elements)

  • WhatsApp will now roll out its new privacy policy from May 15
  • WhatsApp had announced its new privacy policy and terms of service in January 
  • If users do not comply with new policies, which caused quite a stir, they will no longer be able to access their WhatsApp accounts

4 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Instagram has come up with two new updates for users. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Instagram's new update will let users search for hashtags on certain areas on the map
  • Another update by Instagram will let users block multiple accounts at a time
  • Facebook's new update will enable sharing stories 

4 days ago.Canberra ACT, Australia
Facebook had banned Australian news pages over a media law. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Facebook and the Australian government on Tuesday indicated they had reached a  compromise over a media law
  • The law was aimed at forcing tech companies like Google and Facebook, to pay for news
  • Facebook will lift the ban "in the coming days"

4 days ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Twitter and other social media banned former US president Donald Trump after Capitol Hill violence on January 6. (Photo Credit:Unsplash)

  • The alternative networks are confidential and harder to regulate: Experts
  • The major social media companies suspended accounts of extremists after the January 6 Capitol Hill violence
  • Twitter has permanently banned Trump and shuttered 70,000 accounts affiliated with QAnon

5 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
She has acted in 'GandhiNagaril Unniyarcha' and a former ‘Bigg Boss' Malayalam contestant. (Photo Credit: Facebook/@ rajinichandyofficial)

The 69-year-old actor posted pictures from her glamorous photoshoot, which was shot by Kerala-based photographer Athira Joy, on Facebook.  

5 days ago.Canberra ACT, Australia
Australia's efforts to make Google and Facebook pay for news has garnered worldwide attention. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Australia's push to regulate tech giants has become a power struggle between Rupert Murdoch and Mark Zuckerberg
  • It's seen as a struggle of the barons of traditional media fighting back against their digital heirs
  • "This has been a passionate cause for our company," said the chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp