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Rise of social media leading to privacy & IP disputes. Indian laws need teeth to tackle them

GDPR directives make platforms such as Facebook and YouTube responsible for ensuring that copyright-infringing content is not hosted on their sites.

Metaverse will change the way we function — but here’s what it means for businesses

BMW, Disney, Gucci and Warner Bros are some of the companies already operating in the metaverse. Take a look at a summary of upcoming trends.

Shopping, studying and working: How we will spend an hour a day in the metaverse in 2026

About 30% of the world’s organisations will have metaverse products and services by 2026, too, says technology research specialist Gartner.

Snapsave provides an amazing guide to download Facebook videos in 5 easy steps

The Facebook video downloader is a Snapsave app extension that lets you save videos from Facebook to your computer.

Sonia Gandhi tears into Modi govt & BJP for ‘colluding with FB, Twitter to hack democracy’

During Zero Hour in Lok Sabha, Congress interim chief asked govt to put an end to ‘systematic interference’ of FB & other social media giants in India’s electoral politics.

Social media platforms show filtered reality. We should learn to take breaks

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Al Jazeera claims FB ran ‘surrogate ads’ to help BJP in 2019. Jio-funded news site denies link

Facebook has refuted the allegations, stating that there are teams focused on taking down such ads, and that its policies are applied uniformly, irrespective of political positions.

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok begin restricting access to Russian state media platforms in EU

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted a growing number of govts to ask large tech companies to reduce or restrict their services in Russia aiming to curtail propaganda.

Mark Zuckerberg still has too much control of Facebook

While founders of Microsoft, Alphabet Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. have stepped aside, Zuckerberg who founded Facebook 18 years ago, still controls 58% voting shares & remains chairman.

In post-Covid age of digital campaigns, parties spent just Rs 8 crore in 3 months on Facebook

In 2017 polls in same 5 states, key national & regional parties spent over Rs 300 crore on publicity. But, it seems that digital ad spends aren’t a big part of this expense head.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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