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Facebook Tests ‘Express Wifi’ In India

New Delhi: Months after it received flak for allegedly violating net neutrality with Free Basics, social networking giant Facebook is now testing a new model for public Wi-Fi deployments for offering quality internet access in rural parts of the country. According to Facebook’s Internet.org page, the company’s “Express Wifi” is live in India and it is “working with carriers, internet ... Read More »

dna edit: Asking the Centre to play nanny

The Delhi high court’s notice to the Centre asking it to explain how minors, those under the age of 18, could open accounts on social networking sites like Facebook, and have email accounts on Gmail, takes one by surprise. The Delhi high court’s notice to the Centre asking it to explain how minors, those under the age of 18, could ... Read More »

Dad pays 14-year-old daughter $200 to quit Facebook

A father makes his 14-year-old daughter sign a contract that means for a mere $200 she will not be on Facebook for five months. He is paying in installments. The agreement as posted on Baier’s blog. If there’s one thing young people truly understand, it’s bribery. From their very formative years, parents bribed them to keep quiet, behave, wear appropriate ... Read More »

Half of people would never buy Facebook phone: Study

prescription diet dog food LONDON: Dislike! Half of people would never buy a Facebook phoneif the social networking giant ever produced one, a new study has found.In a poll conducted around the world, 50 per cent of those questioned said they would “never” switch to a Facebook phone. However, if they had to be persuaded to do so, improved functionality ... Read More »

Can block websites like China, Delhi High Court warns Facebook, Google

New Delhi:  The Delhi High Court on Thursday warned social networking site Facebook India and search engine Google India that websites can be “blocked” like in China if they fail to devise a mechanism to check and remove objectionable material from their web pages. “Like China, we will block all such websites,” Justice Suresh Kait said while asking counsel for ... Read More »

Facebook warns of recent wave of spam

New York: Facebook said Wednesday that it has stopped most of the spam that has flooded many users’ pages with pictures showing graphic sex and violence. The social-networking company urged its 800 million-plus users to remain vigilant to keep their accounts from being hijacked. That includes reporting suspicious links on friends’ pages and not clicking on links that offer deals ... Read More »

Facebook, Skype to launch video chat

Just as Google’s next big thing ‘Google Plus’ is all set to launch, Facebook and Skype are about to strike a deal that would bring the video chatting service to the social networking site. With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promising an “awesome” new feature on July 6, Skype, which was recently purchased by Microsoft for a whopping $8.5 billion, could become ... Read More »

Facebook to make $1 billion from social gaming this year

Facebook will generate an estimated $1 billion in revenue from social gaming this year. The majority of this revenue will come from advertising, but some will come from Facebook Credits, the social network’s currency for purchasing content on the site. Unsurprisingly, Facebook is declining to comment. Kevin Ryan, a leading Internet entrepreneur and former chief executive of online advertising giant ... Read More »