Is Facebook flirting with Fascism?

Is Facebook flirting with fascism? The question might prove difficult to answer with a resounding “yes or no,” but, to those who have been keeping track of its recent censorship practices, the answer appears to lean heavily toward the affirmative.

Yesterday, on 9 January 2014, after over five years of operation, popular Facebook page Anarchist . . . → Read More: Is Facebook flirting with Fascism?

Why BlackBerry is history

“A tech giant rises – another falls,” said the front-page headline on the Financial Times. It juxtaposed Twitter’s initial public offering (IPO), which is set to raise more from the market than Google did in 2004, with the chaotic events at BlackBerry, which dropped a plan to sell itself for $4.7bn, jettisoned its chief executive . . . → Read More: Why BlackBerry is history

Facebook users can no longer hide their profiles

Facebook users can no longer hide their profiles from others who search their names on the social media network.

In a note issued Thursday, the company’s chief privacy officer Michael Richter said a privacy setting that controlled “Who can look up your Timeline by name” had been removed. This effectively meant the profile of anyone . . . → Read More: Facebook users can no longer hide their profiles

Cyber crimes and the monetary losses inflicted

What if I tell you that your mobile SIM can be duplicated and used by another person for different motives, without you getting to know about it, let alone your approval?

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Welcome to the digital era

The mobile and tablet revolution is upon us, faster than we in the media industry can respond. News is becoming more social and more real-time. The future of news is conclusively digital and multiplatform. These are just a few of the key findings of the newly released Digital NewsReport 2013 by Reuters Institute.

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What really brings shame

The true face of people shows on the internet. Online anonymity has something thrilling about it which makes you say whatever you really want to. Unfortunately, some people (even while not being anonymous) say the cruelest, more hateful things on social media.

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Obesity on the rise

The obesity rate is 27.5 percent higher in New York City neighborhoods where the greatest proportion of people “like” television on Facebook.

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‘Liking’ a Cause makes no difference

By Faraz Hasan

The advent of social websites such as Facebook and Twitter has forever changed the way we interact with each other. Just about a decade ago, you would not have imagined that you would be able to keep in touch with all your friends from kindergarten through to graduation, your family and your . . . → Read More: ‘Liking’ a Cause makes no difference