WhatsApp Scraps May 15 Deadline for Accepting Its New Privacy Policy Terms

WhatsApp Said to Be Working on Password-Protected, Encrypted Chat Backups for Google Drive and iCloud

WhatsApp has scrapped its May 15 deadline for users to accept its controversial privacy policy update and said not accepting the terms will not lead to deletion of accounts. WhatsApp had faced severe backlash over user concerns that data was being shared with parent company Facebook. A WhatsApp spokesperson told PTI that no accounts will … Read more

How to Reset or Change Explore Page on Instagram

How to Reset or Change Explore Page on Instagram

Instagram is one of the most popular social media apps and it allows users to share photos and videos with their friends, contacts, and followers. You can follow other Instagram users or creators and over the years, Instagram has become a popular advertising platform as well. It shows each user a feed that is based … Read more

Instagram Live Rooms Now Allows Users to Switch Off Video, Sound

Instagram Live Rooms Takes on Clubhouse by allowing Users to Switch Off Video, Sound

Instagram Live Rooms has rolled out a new feature in which hosts will be able to mute their audio like you would in a Zoom or Google Meet call. According to Mashable, Instagram Live users will also be able to turn off video for chats, the new feature is similar to the popular audio-based app … Read more

For Many Indians, Twitter Has Become a Hope to Survive in This Pandemic

For Many Indians, Twitter Has Become a Hope to Survive in This Pandemic

Rishika Rao, a Jaipur-resident, who owns a digital marketing agency, found that the way she has been using Twitter through the pandemic has slowly changed. For a huge section of Indians, desperate in the face of the pandemic, trying to find help and relief for their friends and family, Twitter has become the place to … Read more

How to Export Your Facebook Posts Using Transfer Your Information Tool

Facebook Introduces ‘Transfer Your Information’ Tool to Help Back Up Posts on Google Docs, More: How to Do It

Facebook has introduced a native tool that it calls “Transfer Your Information.” This new solution lets you export your Facebook posts to Google Docs or even make them a part of your blog based on Blogger or WordPress.com. Facebook is trying to make it easier for users to transfer their data to a third-party platform. … Read more

Google Misled Consumers About Data Collection, Says Australian Watchdog

Google Search Now Prioritises In-Depth Research When Ranking Product Reviews With Latest Update

Australia’s federal court found Alphabet’s Google misled some consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices, the country’s competition regulator said on Friday. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it is seeking declarations and penalties from Google, though it did not specify an amount. “This is an important victory for consumers, … Read more

Apple Announces $200 Million Forestry Fund to Reduce Carbon

Apple to Set Up Silicon Design Centre in Germany, Invest EUR 1 Billion

Apple on Thursday announced a $200 million (roughly Rs. 1,490 crores) fund to invest in timber-producing commercial forestry projects, with the goal of removing carbon from the atmosphere while also generating profit. The Restore Fund, launched in partnership with Conservation International and Goldman Sachs, expected to have its first projects targeted later this year. “Nature … Read more

Instagram for Kids Shouldn’t Be Launched, Advocacy Group Urges Zuckerberg

Instagram for Kids Under The Age of 13 Reportedly Under Development, Internal Communication Suggests

An advocacy group on Thursday called on Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to not create a version of photo-sharing app Instagram for children who are under 13, as it would put them at “great risk.” The letter to Zuckerberg from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) comes at a time the world’s largest … Read more

Facebook to Turn Menlo Park Headquarters Into Vaccination Site

Facebook to Turn Menlo Park Headquarters Into COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Facebook said on Friday that it is converting a part of its Menlo Park headquarters into a vaccination site, joining the government effort to speed up the vaccination drive in the US. For this initiative, the company is teaming up with Ravenswood Family Health Centre, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg wrote in a post. “We’re … Read more

YouTube Most Popular Social Media Platform in US in 2021: Report

YouTube Remains Most Popular Social Media Platform in US in 2021, Facebook Settles for Second Spot: Report

YouTube is used by about 81 percent of people in the US, making it the most popular social media platform in the country in 2021, a report by Pew Research Center shows. The video sharing platform is followed by Facebook that is used by 69 percent of the population that took part in the survey … Read more