Instagram for iOS now shows Live videos, Reels statistics

San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram has started to roll out new insight data for Live videos and Reels on the platform. The new feature will allow creators to better understand their performances online. With the new insights data in place, users will be able to see how many plays, likes, comments,… Continue reading Instagram for iOS now shows Live videos, Reels statistics

India fights social media biggies sans data protection law

By Nishant Arora (IANS) The tussle between Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook and the Union government has reached its nadir, and the fact is that an absence of a stricter personal data protection law is forcing the concerned authorities to take routes like sending cops to closed Twitter offices in the pandemic or writing heaps of… Continue reading India fights social media biggies sans data protection law

Working hard to meet Indian IT rules for social media: Facebook

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) With the deadline to comply with the new IT rules meant for big social media platforms in India ending on Tuesday, Facebook said that the company aims to comply with the provisions of the new intermediary guidelines and is working towards it. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)… Continue reading Working hard to meet Indian IT rules for social media: Facebook

Twitter, Facebook may not be able to operate in India from May 26

By Aarti Tikoo Sing(IANS) The deadline to comply with the new legal rules meant for big social media platforms, which were issued by the government three months ago, is ending on Tuesday, threatening the operations of the likes of Twitter in India. According to top official sources, social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and… Continue reading Twitter, Facebook may not be able to operate in India from May 26

WhatsApp replies to India’s notice, says privacy ‘highest priority’

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) WhatsApp on Monday said it has sent a reply to the notice by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) after the ministry directed the Facebook-owned platform to withdraw its controversial user privacy policy. In its fresh notice to the company, the MeitY told WhatsApp to respond to its concerns… Continue reading WhatsApp replies to India’s notice, says privacy ‘highest priority’

FB takes 300 enforcement actions against people abusing its platform

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS): Facebook has taken over 300 enforcement actions against people who abuse its platform in the past year, including sending cease and desist letters, disabling accounts, filing lawsuits or requesting assistance from hosting providers to get them taken down. The company said it has taken a tough stance over data scraping. Scraping… Continue reading FB takes 300 enforcement actions against people abusing its platform

Amid WhatsApp row in India, Telegram vouches for user privacy

By Nishant Arora (IANS): As WhatsApp struggles to meet the requirements set by the Indian government over its controversial user privacy policy, its archrival Telegram on Thursday reiterated that unlike many other messaging apps, it is not dependent on a third-party platform to store its user data that leads to an additional layer of security, thus… Continue reading Amid WhatsApp row in India, Telegram vouches for user privacy

India needs stricter action as WhatsApp privacy policy goes live

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) With the controversial WhatsApp privacy policy coming into effect from Saturday for its over 2 billion users including more than 400 million in India, industry experts emphasised that the government must implement stricter data privacy rules and restrain the Facebook-owned app as was done while banning Chinese apps to protect… Continue reading India needs stricter action as WhatsApp privacy policy goes live

Accept privacy policy or lose functions in some weeks: WhatsApp

Facing criticism over its upcoming privacy policy, WhatsApp has said that its users will not immediately lose their accounts or face curtailed functionalities on the platform on May 15, but they will have to eventually go through limited functions if they fail to accept the new norms in the due course of time. The Facebook-owned… Continue reading Accept privacy policy or lose functions in some weeks: WhatsApp

Facebook announces new corporate human rights policy

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Facebook, often criticised for its role in human rights abuses? online, has introduced a new corporate human rights policy, covering all of the social network and a fund to support human rights defenders. The new policy sets out the human rights standards Facebook will strive to respect as defined in… Continue reading Facebook announces new corporate human rights policy