End of Work from Home? Are TCS employees being forced to come to office?
TCS has begun delivering notes to staff members who don't put in at least 12 days of in-office work each month. The IT company reportedly threatened employees with disciplinary action if they failed to abide by its new policy. The firm is just one of the many that has put an end to work from home
Meet Meta’s Twitter Clone: Everything we know about ‘Insta for your thoughts’
The Twitter-like app has been given the codename PN92, Project 92, or Barcelona. It will be at least partially integrated with Instagram with users retaining their verification and handle and their followers will be alerted when they get on the new platform
Tech Layoffs: Meta to layoff 6,000 more workers next week, dark times for platform continues
In its second round of layoffs this year, Mark Zuckerberg's Meta will be laying off about 6000 people next week. In March this year, Meta had fired 4,000 people, and back in November last year, they had let go of 11,000 people.
Facebook's Facepalm Moment: Meta apologises after bug sends random friend requests to strangers
A bug in Facebook's source code caused the platform to send out friend requests on behalf of users, whenever they visited a stranger's profile. Meta has apologised for the bug and has pushed out a patch update to resolve it.
Single dad, Harvard graduate: Pita Limjaroenrat is likely to be Thai’s new PM
Pita Limjaroenrat, leader of the Move Forward party, must be ecstatic with the Thailand election results. His party is leading the popular vote, setting the stage for him to be the next prime minister. A former Harvard student, his vow to demilitarise the country is why he is considered a rockstar
Elon Musk Turns Cupid? Users call on Musk to make a Twitter dating app that uses AI to make matches
Several Twitter users have asked Twitter CEO Elon Musk to make a Twitter based dating app called Twinder, that would use AI to help users get matches based on their likes and outlook. Musk finds the idea fascinating, and imagines it to be a great way to hire people.
Pak-based hacking group targeted Indians, including military personnel via FB, Insta: Meta
Meta said though the activity of the Pakistan hacker group was ‘relatively low in sophistication’, it was ‘persistent and targeted’ several services across the internet
US Supreme Court to decide legality of govt officials blocking critics on Twitter, Facebook
A bench of Supreme Court justices will decide whether the Constitution’s First Amendment Act bars government officials from blocking their critics on social media. The case involves the question of free speech, the Supreme Court thinks
Britain to take on big tech companies with new legal powers
The legislation will also bolster protection for consumers by making it easier to opt out of online subscriptions and by making it easier to tackle fake reviews, the government said.
How an international sting took down 'Genesis', the dark web market, where stolen passwords, bank logins were sold
Genesis Market was taken offline on Tuesday as a result of the sting coordinated by the FBI and Dutch police with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies. The crime forum enabled hackers to access 1.5 million compromised computers across the world to commit frauds like identity theft
Bipartisan US lawmakers introduce bill aimed at Google, Facebook ad clout
The bill targets Alphabet's (GOOGL.O) Google and Meta's (META.O) Facebook, as well as Amazon.com (AMZN.O) and Apple (AAPL.O), according to Senator Mike Lee's office
Not So Social: Utah’s new law to regulate use of Facebook, Instagram, TikTok for kids
Utah governor signed bills — H.B. 311 and S.B. 152 — into law, which will require minors to obtain the consent of a guardian before joining platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and others. The law comes amid debates in the US about the impact of social media on young people’s mental health
Lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg, Meta for failing to stop sex trafficking
The complaint made public late Monday by several pension and investment funds that own Meta stock said Meta's leadership and board have failed to protect the company's and shareholders' interests by turning a blind eye to "systemic evidence" of criminal activity
Sacked Facebook moderators sue Meta in Kenya
Meta, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, is seeking to slash its workforce by around a quarter inside six months as the tech sector endures bumpy times with Facebook, which became Meta in late 2021, notably battling a slowdown in online advertising
'I’M BACK!': Trump returns to Facebook after reinstatement
Twitter also reinstated Trump's account last year after Elon Musk took over the company, but the former president has thus far chosen not to tweet.
Meta to lay off 10,000 employees in second round of job cuts
The layoff underscores Mark Zuckerberg's push to turn 2023 into the 'Year of Efficiency' with promised cost cuts of $5 billion in expenses to between $89 billion and $95 billion
Zuckerberg knew Facebook and Instagram were addictive and harmful to children, did nothing
Mark Zuckerberg apparently knew that Facebook and Instagram were addictive to children and that it would cause them harm. However, despite several warnings about this fact, Zuckerberg did nothing to prevent it, but rather made the apps more addictive.
Meta working on new 'text sharing' social media network which could act as Twitter's rival
Meta's new app would use technology to allow it to be interoperable with niche network Mastodon and other platforms -- enabling users to broadcast posts to people on other networks
Why has Turkey blocked its most popular social media site Ekşi Sözlük?
The top telecommunications watchdog in Turkey abruptly blocked the Ekşi Sözlük website. Many users speculated if it might have something to do with comments made against the government’s response to the twin quakes
Start of a New Era: Why Nokia has changed its logo for the first time in 60 years
The Finnish manufacturer of 5G equipment, Nokia, redesigned its logo to avoid being associated with mobile phones, a sector it left almost 10 years ago. While the company still aims to grow its service provider business, its main focus is now to sell gear to other businesses