Social Media

Facebook Gives Users in India More Control Over Their Profile Pictures

Facebook has announced that it is piloting new tools that will give people in India more control over who can download and share their profile pictures. “In India, we’ve heard that people want more control over their profile pictures, and we’ve been working over the past year to understand how …

Social Media

Facebook to Keep Wraps on Political Ads Data Despite Researchers’ Demands

Facebook said it would not disclose information about political campaign advertising or related data such as how many users click on ads and if advertising messages are consistent across demographics, despite arguments from political scientists who want the data for research. Details such as the frequency of ads, how much …

Social Media

Facebook Said to Have Received Nod to Set up Indonesia Unit

Facebook Inc has received an in-principle approval to set up a domestic unit in Indonesia, said a senior government source from the Southeast Asian nation, home to the social networking giant’s fourth-largest user base. Indonesia has been pushing multinational technology firms to be locally incorporated, arguing that companies such as …

Social Media

Facebook Is Using AI to Make the Social Network a ‘Hostile Place for Terrorists’

Facebook Inc on Thursday offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting. Facebook has ramped up use of artificial intelligence such as image matching and language understanding to identify and …

Fashion & Trends

Look who copied Rohit Bal’s design, and got shamed on Facebook for it

Plagiarism is hardly new to fashion — be it in India or on the global stage — but thanks to social media, copycat behaviour has become easier to catch. And, the same came in handy for designer Rohit Bal, who spotted a copy of his creation on Facebook. Model Amit …

Social Media

Facebook Is Using AI to Make the Social Network a ‘Hostile Place for Terrorists’

Facebook Inc on Thursday offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting. Facebook has ramped up use of artificial intelligence such as image matching and language understanding to identify and …

Social Media

Facebook Will Add Fundraising Option to ‘Safety Check’

Facebook said on Wednesday it would soon allow its US users to raise and donate money using its “Safety Check” feature, to make it easier for people affected by natural disasters and violent attacks to receive help. “Safety Check,” launched in 2014, allows Facebook users to notify friends that they …

Social Media

Facebook Will Add Fundraising Option to ‘Safety Check’

Facebook said on Wednesday it would soon allow its US users to raise and donate money using its “Safety Check” feature, to make it easier for people affected by natural disasters and violent attacks to receive help. “Safety Check,” launched in 2014, allows Facebook users to notify friends that they …