Monday, Nov 29, 2021


US Attorneys Investigating Instagram Say It Ignored Research About Physical, Mental Health Of Young People

Nov 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Facebook's own research made it aware of the harms Instagram can cause teenagers (especially teen girls) when it comes to mental health and body image issues. US Attorneys are now investigating Meta Platforms.

Hate Speech Still Rampant On Facebook In Myanmar

Nov 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

From homophobic propaganda to military justifying brutality, hate speech in Myanmar is still doing rounds on Facebook, even after coming under scrutiny.

Sensitive Ad Targeting To Be Removed By Facebook Parent Company Meta

Meta, the parent company of Facebook said that it will remove ad targeting options on sensitive pointers such as health, race or ethnicity, political affiliation, religion or sexual orientation.

Plenty of pitfalls await Zuckerberg’s ‘metaverse’ plan

Nov 09, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Zuckerberg's promise that “you’re going to able to do almost anything you can imagine” in "metaverse" might not be such a great idea

Facebook Messenger To Now Have End-to-End Encrypted Voice And Video Calls

Facebook Messenger has more than 1.3 billion monthly active users globally, it informs in its blogpost.

09 November, 2021

Russia Fines Google, Telegram For Not Removing Content

Deutsche Welle

A Moscow court ordered Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. to pay a new fine for not deleting content Russia considers illegal. The move comes as state officials seek to rein in tech giants.

03 November, 2021

Facebook To Shut Down Face Recognition System, Delete 1 Billion People's Faceprint Data

Associated Press (AP)

A blog post from Facebook's Vice President Jerome Pesenti said that more than a third of Facebook's daily active users had opted in for its Face Recognition setting, now their faceprint data will be deleted.

02 November, 2021

Facebook Gets 14 Day Extension To Depose Before Delhi Assembly Committee On 2020 Riots

In the process of identifying best officials for deposition, Facebook had sought a 14 extension from the Peace and Harmony committee of the Delhi Assembly which is probing Northeast Delhi Riots of 2020.

29 October, 2021

Facebook To Meta: Tracking The Expansion Of The Mark Zuckerberg 'Metaverse'

Outlook Web Desk

Internet giant Facebook has been rebranded to Meta. Will any changes be seen on the platforms? How far has facebook travelled since 2004? What are the reasons of this rebranding?

29 October, 2021

Facebook's Name Changed To Meta, Why? How?

Associated Press (AP)

Facebook Name Change: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger will stay, corporate structure won't change but shares will start trading under the ticker 'MVRS' from 1st November.

28 October, 2021

Facebook Under Fire — Will Lawmakers Now Get Tough On Big Tech?

Deutsche Welle

The revelations by whistleblower Frances Haugen have put the US tech giant under renewed scrutiny. Stricter rules are overdue, the EU’s digital policy chief told DW.


25 October, 2021

Facebook Dithered In Curbing Divisive User Content In India

Associated Press (AP)

From research as recent as March of this year to company memos that date back to 2019, the internal company documents on India highlight Facebook’s constant struggles in quashing abusive content on its platforms in the world’s biggest democracy and the company’s largest growth market.

25 October, 2021

Congress Accuses Facebook Of Influencing Elections In India, Seeks JPC Probe

Outlook Web Desk

The Congress alleged that Facebook was acting as an ally of the ruling BJP and pushing its agenda.

25 October, 2021

Australia Wants Facebook To Seek Parental Consent For Kids Under 16 Or Face 10 Million USD Fine

Associated Press (AP)

The landmark legislation is meant to deter the harmful effects of targeted online advertising for kids on social media platforms like Facebook and to protect Australians online through appropriate privacy laws.

23 October, 2021

Amid The Capitol Riot, Facebook Faced Its Own Insurrection

Associated Press (AP)

It quickly became clear that even after years under the microscope for insufficiently policing its platform, the social network had missed how riot participants spent weeks vowing — on Facebook itself — to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory.

23 October, 2021

Rajasthan Shuts Internet As 15 Lakh Candidates Appear For Patwari Recruitment Exam

Tabeenah Anjum

Business of taxi services, food aggregators, home delivery services come to a standstill as internet remains cut off in Jaipur, Dausa and Bikaner.

20 October, 2021

Facebook Plans To Rebrand Itself With A New Name: Report

Outlook Business Team

As per the report, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is planning to talk about the name change of the firm at the company’s annual Connect conference on October 28.


15 October, 2021

WhatsApp To Roll Out End-To-End Encryption On Chat Backups

Outlook Business Team

"Neither WhatsApp nor your backup service provider will be able to read your backups or access the key required to unlock it," WhatsApp stated in its blogpost.

Photo Gallery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses media as he arrives at Parliament to attend the Winter Session, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at Parliament to attend the Winter Session, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

A passenger arrives on an early morning flight at Sydney Airport. Authorities in Australia said Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, that two travelers who arrived in Sydney from Africa became the first in the country to test...

AP Photo/Mark Baker

Union Minister Piyush Goyal arrives at Parliament to attend the Winter Session, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi removes his mask before addressing media at Parliament House ahead of the Winter Session, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

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Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

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