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Google, Facebook updating website to reflect new grievance officer appointed under IT rules

NEW DELHI: Large digital companies like Google and Facebook have begun updating their websites to reflect the appointment of the grievance officers under the new social media rules that came into effect recently. According to government sources, large social media companies like Google, Facebook and WhatsApp have shared details with the IT Ministry as per […]

Traders’ body asks Modi government to ban WhatsApp, Facebook over new privacy policy

NEW DELHI: Traders’ body CAIT on Sunday wrote to Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad demanding that the Narendra Modi government restrict WhatsApp from implementing its new privacy policy or impose a ban on the messaging app and its parent company Facebook. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) claimed that through the new […]

WhatsApp says latest does not change its data-sharing practices with Facebook

NEW DELHI: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Saturday said its latest update – which has received criticism from a multitude of users globally – describes business communication and does not change its data-sharing practices with the social media giant. Earlier this week, WhatsApp had started rolling out in-app notifications to users about an update in its Terms of […]

Mukesh Ambani sold dreams to tech giants for $27 billion, Now he has to deliver

By Anto Antony P R Sanjai and Saritha Rai  NEW DELHI: Mukesh Ambani spent much of 2020 convincing Facebook Inc., Google and a clutch of Wall Street heavyweights to buy into his vision for one of the world’s most ambitious corporate transformations. Now flush with $27 billion in fresh capital, Asia’s richest man is under […]

Facebook’s India head deposes before Parliamentary panel

KOLKATA: Lashing out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her remarks that the BJP was ‘spending money’ to bring in a party from Hyderabad to her state to divide Hindu-Muslim votes, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said Muslim voters were not her ‘jagir’ (property). Rebutting Banerjee’s comments, Owaisi tweeted, “So far you’ve only dealt […]

Facebook India grants Rs 32 crore to help 3,000 small businesses

NEW DELHI: The grant, that includes both cash and ad credits with cash constituting a larger share, is part of a $100 million global grant for small businesses Facebook announced in March this year as Covid-19 pandemic began to spread globally. “The grant programme is open to small businesses from all industries and verticals, and […]

Facebook India hires ex-Ola COO as head for global biz group

NEW DELHI: Facing intense political heat in India, Facebook on Monday announced the appointment of former Ola Chief Operating Officer Arun Srinivas as director of its Global Business Group to lead the strategy and delivery of the India marketing solutions charter that is focused on large advertisers and agencies. Srinivas’ appointment comes after a series […]

Facebook curbs political ads – for 7 days before US election

By Zen Soo WASHINGTON:Bracing for a contentious election with no immediate results and possible civil unrest, Facebook is enacting a host of measures to ensure its platform is not used to sow chaos and spread misinformation before, during and after the U.S. presidential election. But it’s not clear the changes are enough. The company said […]

Congress alleges WhatsApp indirectly controlled by BJP, demands JPC probe

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday once again attacked the Narendra Modi government nexus with Facebook’s WhatsApp saying it is allegedly being controlled indirectly by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the matter. The Congress also demanded that WhatsApp should not be given the permission for starting […]

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