Facebook Bookmarks Menu Revamped to Help Find Privacy Settings More Easily

Facebook has refreshed its Bookmarks menu to let users navigate, access and make changes to their privacy settings easily. The updates will be rolled out globally over the next two weeks. Users can now access various Facebook settings, including Account Settings, Privacy Shortcuts, News Feed Preferences, Activity Log, Payments Settings and access to Help & Support, […]

Telegram Block Begins in Russia, Says Regulator Roskomnadzor

Russia’s state telecommunications regulator said on Monday it had begun blocking access to messenger service Telegram after the service’s owner refused to comply with an order to give Russian state security access to users’ secret messages. The watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said in a statement on its website that it had sent telecoms operators a notification about blocking access […]

Facebook Must Face Class Action Over Facial Recognition: US Judge

A US federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission. The ruling adds to the privacy woes that have been mounting against Facebook for weeks, since it was disclosed that the personal information of millions of users […]

Pornhub, Reddit, Twitter Crack Down on AI-Generated ‘Deepfake’ Porn

HIGHLIGHTS Pornhub has considered deepfakes as “nonconsensual” Pornhub will remove deepfake content as soon as it is made aware of it Reddit has already banned r/deepfakes subreddit Pornhub is set to ban fake porn videos that are created using artificial intelligence (AI) efforts, commonly known as ‘deepfakes’. The porn site, which gets 75 million daily visits […]

Swiggy Has Raised $100 Million in Funding From Naspers, Meituan Dianping

HIGHLIGHTS Swiggy announced $100 million in Series F funding The round was led by Naspers, and sees a new investor Meituan Dianping Rival Zomato reportedly raised $200 million last week Swiggy on Thursday announced Series F funding from existing investors Naspers, and others including new investors Meituan Dianping, a Chinese group buying website headquartered in […]

Free Amazon Packages Keep Coming to This Couple – And They Want It to Stop

The first items to arrive were the plastic fan – which plugs into your computer’s USB port – and the phone charger that doubles as an electric hand warmer. It was October. Kelly Gallivan, 68, remembers seeing the Amazon box addressed to her husband sitting outside their Acton, Massachusetts, house. She brought it inside, opened it and […]

Instagram Spotted Testing New ‘Active At’ Feature on Direct Messaging; Text-Only Stories, Screenshot Alerts Also Coming Soon

Instagram has been spotted testing a new feature on its mobile app. With the new feature, users can see the online status for people that they been conversing with on DMs (Direct Messages). Interestingly, the feature works even if the person is not following your account. Gadgets 360 spotted this feature, along with other users on […]

Facebook Unveils ‘Watch Party’, Making Watching Videos a Social Experience

Facebook has introduced a feature called “Watch Party” that will let the members of a group watch videos and interact with each other at the same time. “In a Watch Party, members of a group can watch videos together in the same space at the same time — videos are chosen by the group admins and […]

EU to Act if OECD Fails on Taxing Internet Giants: Vestager

The European Union will take measures to tax US tech giants if the international community doesn’t agree to a new system early next year, a senior official said Tuesday. “Last month, the Commission launched a public consultation on how to tax the digital economy,” said Margrethe Vestager, the bloc’s competition commissioner, at a conference organised by the […]