Myanmar protests against military rule.

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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

Mukesh Ambani

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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

Social media

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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

BARS

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Facebook Launches BARS App For Budding Rappers

Social media giant Facebook launched 'BARS' app on iOS to take on Chinese video sharing app TikTok. Developed by Facebook's R&D team, the app eyes to create and share raps using  inbuilt tools. In addition, it includes pre-installed beats to enhance users' experience. Interestingly, the app provides rhyming  dictionary to enhance quality. Moreover, the app is launched for aspiring rappers who have limited access to recording studios. 

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 02:46 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: BARS App, Facebook, iOS, TikTok

Courtesy: NDTV

Google

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INS Demands Google To Pay At Least 85% Ad Revenue

The Indian Newspaper Society (INS), which represents around 800 publishers, has urged Google to contribute at least 85% of Ad revenue for publishing their ‘proprietary’ content. Interestingly, the move came after Australia passed a law that mandated Google and Facebook to pay for using local news. Moreover, INS accused Google of picking implausible content leading to the propagation of fake news. Recently, Google and Facebook have announced… read-more

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 08:32 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Indian Newspaper Association, Indian newspapers, Google, Australia new law, Facebook

Courtesy: NDTV

Facebook Google

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Australia Asks Facebook, Google To Pay For Local News; Law Passed

The Australian government on February 25, by passing a law, mandated tech giants like Google and Facebook to pay for local news content. The law named 'News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code' aims to "sustain public interest journalism in Australia". Earlier, several regulators had argued that the tech companies were leveraging their market position and using the content of local news publishers without paying any… read-more

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 12:45 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Australia, Facebook, Google, Local News

Courtesy: Times Now

Rashmi Samant.

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Oxford Student Union Head Rashmi Resigns Amid Racial Controversy

Oxford University's first Indian-born Student Union President Rashmi Sawant resigned from her post following controversies over her alleged "racist" and "insensitive" social media posts. Taking to Facebook on February 18, the 22-year-old apologized for her actions and quit the leadership. Her now-deleted, controversial social media posts included a holocaust reference in 2017, besides captions that offended Chinese students and the LGBTQ+… read-more

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 03:35 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Oxford University, Rashmi Samant, Racism, holocaust, Facebook, LGBTQ

Courtesy: Outlook

Sandeep Nahar with Sushant Singh Rajput.

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Sushant's Co-star in 'MS Dhoni' Movie Sandeep Nahar Commits Suicide

Actor Sandeep Nahar, who featured in movies like 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story' and 'Kesari', committed suicide on February 15 after posting a video on Facebook. As per his wife, Nahar's body was recovered in a hanging condition. Waiting for the post-mortem report, the Mumbai Police has initiated a probe. Nahar, in the Facebook video, had said no one should be blamed for his suicide, although he mentioned about his stale relationship with his… read-more

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 09:45 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Bollywood, Sandeep Nahar, Facebook, Mumbai Police, Suicide

Courtesy: The Times of India

Supreme Court of India

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SC Issues Notice To Facebook & WhatsApp Over Its New Privacy Policy

Social Networking & Messenger platforms, Facebook and WhatsApp were served a response notice over its new privacy policies by the Supreme Court of India. The bench of CJI, SA Bobde, AS Bopanna, and V Ramasubramanian, after listening to a petition seeking stay on the new privacy policies, stated that the apex court will have to intervene in-order to protect people's rights. Furthermore, the court added that "people value their privacy more… read-more

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 01:21 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: WhatsApp, Facebook, Privacy Policy, Supreme Court

Courtesy: Live Mint

Autorickshaw driver Mr. Desraj, Mumbai.

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Grand-Father Sells House, Sleeps In Rickshaw For Grand-Daughter's Education

Mumbai-based autorickshaw driver Mr. Desraj's story goes viral after a photo-blogging platform 'Humans of Bombay' published it. Mr. Desraj sold his house to pay for her grand-daughter's education and is currently sleeping in his auto from past one year. After the death of his two sons, he promised to give free rides to customers on the day her grand-daughter graduates. Meanwhile, a fundraiser campaign on Facebook has collected over Rs 5.3… read-more

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 - 03:16 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Mumbai, Humans Of Bombay, Mr Desraj, Facebook

Courtesy: NDTV