Spike in hate, communal content on social media: Cyber police

The Maharashtra cyber police have registered 132 cases till Wednesday in connection with fake news, rumours and hate speeches on social media since the lockdown. In the last 24 hours,…

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Before suing NSO Group, Facebook allegedly sought their software to better spy on users

Facebook’s WhatsApp is in the midst of a lawsuit against Israeli mobile surveillance outfit NSO Group. But before complaining about the company’s methods, Facebook seems to have wanted to use…

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Zoom will enable waiting rooms by default to stop Zoombombing

Zoom is making some drastic changes to prevent rampant abuse as trolls attack publicly shared video calls. Starting April 5th, it will require passwords to enter calls via Meeting ID,…

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BBB warns of stimulus check scams on social media

Just days after President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, scammers are looking to cash in on vulnerable people. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Some Americans will…

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Apple starts blocking all third-party cookies in Safari

The new versions of Safari in iOS and iPadOS 13.4 and Safari 13.1 on macOS, will block all third-party cookies by defaulft, Apple’s WebKit team this week announced. John Wilander,…

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Social Bluebook was hacked, exposing 217,000 influencers’ accounts

A social media platform used to match advertisers with thousands of influencers has been hacked. Social Bluebook, a Los Angeles-based company, allows advertisers to pay social media “influencers” for posts…

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Why Today’s Companies Need to Invest in Data Deduplication Software

Data is a precious commodity in today’s technologically advanced world. However, more data does not always mean more accurate results. This challenge of maintaining and making sense of data from…

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Zuckerberg Disputes Facebook’s Role in Societal Division at Munich Security Conference

In the wake of the 2016 US Presidential election, social media – and Facebook specifically – has been blamed for causing increased angst and societal division, with the spread of…

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