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Facebook Signs Deal With CleanMax To Buy Renewable Energy From India

Facebook has signed a deal with Mumbai-based Company CleanMax to buy renewable energy from a 32-megawatt wind power project located in Southern Karnataka. The power project owned by CleanMax will supply electricity to Facebook on a long-term agreement using environmental attribute certificates, or carbon credits. Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on April 15, announced that the company's operations will now run by renewable energy… read-more

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 07:56 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Facebook, Renewable Energy, Mark Zuckerberg, Karnataka

Courtesy: The Economic Times

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Assam Writer Arrested Over FB Post, Comments On Maoist Attack Goes Viral

Assamese writer Sikha Sarma (48) was arrested on April 6, over a Facebook post and is under custody under multiple charges including sedition. The post said, "Salaried professionals who die in the line of duty can’t be termed martyrs. Going by that logic, the workers of the electricity department who die....Do not make people sentiment, media”. However, the case was registered at Dispur police station in Guwahati.

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 07:25 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Assam, Sedition, arrested, Facebook

Courtesy: India Today

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Mark Zuckerberg's Personal Info Including Phone Number Leaked Online

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's personal information, including his phone number, location, marriage details and Facebook ID has recently been leaked online. Besides, data of co-founders Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz were also posted online. As per sources, the leak was a part of the recent data breach affecting over 53 crore Facebook users. However, Facebook in its statement has already clarified the data was old and reported in 2019… read-more

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 - 09:59 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes, Dustin Moskovitz, Data Leak

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FB Suffers Biggest Data Leak Scare As 500 Mn Users' Personal Data Leaked

The personal information of over 500 million Facebook users is allegedly leaked online by a hacking group. Including sensitive information like phone numbers, locations, birthdays, emails and full names of users from 106 countries, the leak is reportedly biggest in history. However, Facebook has stated that the data in question belong to a 2019 incident which has already been addressed. Notably, Facebook is struggling with data security… read-more

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 - 11:37 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Technology, Personal Data Leak, Security Breach, Facebook, Cambridge Analytica

Courtesy: Zee News

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Signal Takes Dig On WhatsApp Over Global Blackout; Welcomes New Users

After all Facebook-owned apps, including WhatsApp, encountered a 45-minute global blackout on March 19, the messaging service's leading rival 'Signal' capitalized on the opportunity to launch digs. Signal wittily wrote on Twitter “Registrations through the Roof…Welcome everyone”, beckoning users in this pretext. Reportedly, both WhatsApp and Signal have been embroiled in a cut-throat competition ever since the former announced privacy policy… read-more

Sat, 20 Mar 2021 - 09:17 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: WhatsApp, WhatsAppDown, Facebook, Signal App, Twitter

Courtesy: India Today

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FB Cites 'Technical Issue' For WhatsApp, Instagram Global Outage

The Facebook has stated that its applications WhatsApp and Instagram suffered global outage due to a "technical issue". The social media giant's statement came following the outage that lasted about 45 minutes on March 20. The outage tracking website Downdetector.com revealed that the blackout started around 10:40 PM in India affecting thousands of users. However, the issue has not occurred for the first as the apps went down for hours in… read-more

Sat, 20 Mar 2021 - 10:34 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: WhatsAppDown, Facebook, Social Media, Twitter

Courtesy: Indian Express

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Facebook Monetises All Forms of Video Contents And Stories

Facebook has monetised all forms of videos including its new story feature for the content creators. To avail these benefits, the creators must publish the content from their respective pages which has a minimum views of at least 600,000 minutes in the last 60 days. Besides, the Facebook will receive a portion of revenue generated from the sticker ads in the story section. Notably, the Facebook is eyeing to expand this feature under 'in-… read-more

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 - 05:19 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Facebook, Silicon Valley, Mark Zuckerberg, Monetisation, Sticker ads

Courtesy: Business Insider

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Myanmar Military's YouTube Channels Removed Amidst Ongoing Coup

As a measure amidst the ongoing Myanmar military coup, YouTube took down several Myanmar military-owned channels from its platform. The channels removed include state network, Myanmar Radio and Television, military's Myawaddy Media, MWD Variety, and MWD Myanmar. Reportedly, more platforms are finding measures to regulate military content as the civilians are now threatened even via TikTok. Earlier, Facebook was banned by the military after it… read-more

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 - 06:43 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Myanmar Military Coup, Youtube, Alphabet Inc, TikTok, Facebook, Myanmar

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

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Reliance Plans To Make Digital Payment Network; Pacts With Google, FB

Reliance on participation with Google, Facebook, and Infibeam is working to create a national digital payment network. While the current digital payment sphere is monopolistically enjoyed by the National Payments Council of India, the development was invited by RBI to minimise concentration risk in digital payments. The RBI also furthered the deadline for NDPN parties from February 26 to March 31. Reportedly, NPCI deals with bank, ATM and… read-more

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 07:20 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries, Google, Facebook, Digital Payment network

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

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50 Lakh Users Recognised Under 'Significant Social Media Intermediary'

Following the new IT rules, the Centre has recognised 50 lakh users under 'significant social media intermediary'. Reportedly, the users would have to comply to the new IT rules that eyes to crackdown misuse social media platforms. Earlier this week, the Centre urged these intermediaries to appoint designated officials. The government has laid down the rules that require social media giants to take down contentious content within 36 hours.… read-more

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 03:45 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: IT, IT act, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media

Courtesy: NDTV