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Tag: Mark Zuckerberg

CBSE-Meta Collaboration
What Does CBSE- Meta Partnership Means For Students & Education

Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will expand its partnership with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday (Dec 15)

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India's Talent Will Help Us Create Better Metaverse: Zuckerberg
India's Talent Will Help Us Create Better Metaverse: Zuckerberg

He said that the online gaming sector in India has seen a lot of growth over the past few years and "our investment in gaming in the country keeps growing as we look to how it's going to take shape in the Metaverse".

Mark Zuckerberg Set To Reveal India's Role In Building Metaverse
Mark Zuckerberg Set To Reveal India's Role In Building Metaverse

The event will feature different segments showcasing how people, businesses and communities are coming together on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to drive change, unleash expression, foster inclusion and explore possibilities of the future.

Facebook Inc Rebrands Itself As Meta
Facebook Inc Rebrands Itself As Meta

Facebook Inc. will now be called Meta, company founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said while announcing rebranding of the social media giant at the company’s Connect 2021 presentation held virtually on Thursday.

WhatsApp Violates Users' Rights By Denying Dispute Resolution: Centre To Delhi HC
WhatsApp Violates Users' Rights By Denying Dispute Resolution: Centre To Delhi HC

According to the new Information Technology Rules, 2021, it is mandatory for social media intermediaries like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp to trace chats and make provisions to identify the first originator of the information.

$6 Billion LOSS
Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram Outage: Zuckerberg Loses $6Billion In 6 Hours!

Last evening, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp went down for a few hours across many parts of the world. The rare global outage of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp which lasted for six hours cost the owner Mark Zuckerberg a whopping $6 billion.

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Twitter Adds Covid Vaccine Prompt In Users' Timelines

New Delhi: Twitter has added a new prompt in the timelines of users to help them get correct vaccination information in their respective countries including India. The new prompt appears…

Facebook's Zuckerberg Is Losing Pounds; Users Say 'You Have Made Our Life Miserable'
Facebook's Zuckerberg Is Losing Pounds; Users Say 'You Have Made Our Life Miserable'

Facebook is one of the most ‘loved’ or ‘hated’ social media platforms. Undeniably, one can find only a few persons who are away from the social media platform in this…

Facebook Spent Rs 171 Crore On Mark Zuckerberg's Security In 2020
Facebook Spent Rs 171 Crore On Mark Zuckerberg's Security In 2020

San Francisco: Facebook spent more than $23 million (about Rs 171 crore) to provide security for its CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2020. The company’s annual reviews of company security “identified…

Mark Zuckerberg Defends WhatsApp Privacy Policy Amid India Backlash

New Delhi: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has defended the upcoming WhatsApp privacy policy that has witnessed a massive backlash in India, saying that the update does not change the privacy of anyone’s messages with friends and family. The WhatsApp policy has now been put on hold till May 15. It aims to share commercial user […]

Partnership With Jio To Help Support Millions Of SMBs: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

New Delhi: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday said its partnership with Jio Platforms will help support millions of small businesses in India. Zuckerberg made the remark during a conversation with Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries at the first Facebook Fuel for India 2020 event. “At Facebook, we are in the business […]

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Writes To Zuckerberg Alleging 'Political Bias'

New Delhi: Amid severe criticism of Facebook and the BJP-led Union Government over the reported collusion of Facebook India executive Ankhi Das and the ruling party, the Union Minister for IT and Electronics, Ravi Shankar Prasad has written a hard-hitting letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg blaming the Facebook India management of alleged bias against […]

Facebook News To Pay Indian Publishers For Their Content Soon

New Delhi: Facing political heat in India, the social networking giant on Tuesday said it will pay news publishers in the country soon via its Facebook News to ensure their content is available in the new product. Facebook News, that was launched in the US last year, will soon arrive in the UK, Germany, France, […]

India 2nd to US again in requesting Facebook for users' data

San Francisco: The Indian government was second to the US once again in requesting Facebook for access to users data in the last six months of 2019, an increase of nearly 37 per cent from the first half (January-June period) last year, Facebook announced on Tuesday. The Indian government sent Facebook 26,698 queries about users’ […]

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Google, Facebook to let most employees work from home till year-end

San Francisco: Google and Facebook have decided to allow most of their workforces to stay home and work through the end of this year. Facebook will open most of its office from July 6, according to a CNBC report. The social networking giant is in the process of determining which employees will be asked to […]

Facebook adds new 'care' emoji reaction

San Francisco: Facebook has rolled out a new ‘Care’ reaction on Facebook desktop and app to help people share their support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The social media giant is gradually rolling out the care emoji to users. A number of people have already received the new emojis, however, for the majority of users, they […]

Facebook News To Forge Business Ties With Media Outlets: Zuckerberg

New Delhi: Internet has disrupted the business model for journalism and Facebook, with its dedicated News service on its platform, will help news publishers earn and stay afloat in the competitive news era, Mark Zuckerberg has said. The social networking giant has tied up with 200 news outlets to introduce a dedicated News tab on […]

Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Publishes Ads Containing Lies

Washington: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defended the social network’s policy of publishing campaign ads that contain false statements or lies and claimed that people will just have to live with it and decide for themselves what is true and what is not true. In a speech at Georgetown University in Washington on Thursday, Zuckerberg admitted […]

Facebook encryption to make child porn rampant: FBI head

Washington: If Facebook continues with its data encryption project, it will only help child pornographers flourish on the social networking platform without any control, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray has said. In a speech at the US Justice Department on Friday, Wray said: “When it comes to protecting children, we’re at […]

Facebook, WhatsApp and Messenger on smartphone
WhatsApp quietly rolls out tool to share status on Facebook

San Francisco: Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp has begun rolling out a feature for Android users to let them share their status stories directly on Facebook Story and other apps. Just like Instagram, WhatsApp’s status Stories let users post images, text and videos on your profile that disappear after 24 hours. WhatsApp hasn’t made an […]

'Deepfakes' videos different from fake news: Zuckerberg

San Francisco: Admitting that Facebook cannot fight fake news on its own, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg is considering to treat “deepfakes” and misinformation separately so that altered “deepfake” videos can be tackled in a better way. “Deepfakes” are video forgeries that make people appear to be saying things they never did, like the popular forged […]

Towards a happier, less nastier Facebook

Menlo Park (California): Passive use, loneliness and the agony of social comparisons are some of the “ills” being battled on social media and Facebook’s answer to these are: easier ways to comment back, a dating feature and a time tracker to check overuse. During the International Press Day event at the company’s headquarters in Menlo […]

Facebook may introduce its cryptocurrency in June

San Francisco: Facebook may finally launch its long-rumoured cryptocurrency later in June. The cryptocurrency, under Facebook’s “Project Libra”, is reportedly aimed at allowing Facebook’s global users to transfer money across borders and to make online purchases. With its cryptocurrency, the social networking giant is planning to include bonuses for merchants that adopt it. Infact, employees […]

Mark Zuckerberg set to face leadership vote

San Francisco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was likely to face a leadership vote at the social networking giant’s annual general meeting on Thursday to step down as Chairman. According to the BBC, Zuckerberg was “unlikely to lose the vote because he owns 60 per cent of the company’s shares”. “However, the percentage of shareholders who […]

Mark Zuckerberg rejects call to break up Facebook

London: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected the call for breaking up his company, saying the size of Facebook was actually a benefit to its users and for the security of the democratic process. In an interview with French broadcaster France 2, Zuckerberg dismissed the claim made by his long-time friend and Facebook co-founder Chris […]

'Privacy-focused' Facebook unveils new look, features

San Francisco: In yet another bid to make its platforms “privacy-focused” amid close scrutiny into its privacy practices from governments the world over, Facebook has unveiled new looks and features for Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. Addressing nearly 5,000 developers at its annual F8 conference in San Jose, California late Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg said gaining users’ […]

Facebook sues New Zealand firm for Instagram fraud

San Francisco: In order to “protect the integrity” of its platform, social networking giant Facebook has sued a New Zealand based fraud company that sold inauthentic likes, views and followers for Instagram posts and accounts for an undisclosed amount. Facebook estimates that the company, Social Media Series Limited, run by Arend Nollen, Leon Hedges and David […]

Facebook actively working on WhatsApp Pay in India

San Francisco: Facebook is upbeat on the growth of digital payments in India and is actively working on launching WhatsApp Pay soon, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said. In an earnings call with analysts late Wednesday, Zuckerberg said the company is building out Payments for the global market. “We have a test that is running in […]

Facebook mistakenly deleted Zuckerberg's posts

San Francisco: In a bizarre incident, social networking giant Facebook has said that it “mistakenly deleted” CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s old posts, some of them dating back to 2007 and 2008. A spokesperson from the company reportedly said many of Zuckerberg’s old posts about Facebook can still be found on the company’s blog and in its […]

Ukrainian hackers used quizzes to leak over 60K Facebook users' data

San Francisco: Ukrainian men used online quizzes to lure more than 60,000 Facebook users into installing malicious browser extensions that leaked their profile data and friends lists to offshore servers, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the company. Andrey Gorbachov and Gleb Sluchevsky allegedly used the browser extensions to overlay their own advertisements onto […]

Facebook's internal conversations, memos leaked online

San Francisco: Internal conversation between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other company excecutives were leaked online that contained a highly confidential 2012 memo detailing several policy matters. “About 60 pages of un-redacted exhibits from a lawsuit between Facebook and Six4Three, an app developer, were posted anonymously on GitHub,” the Guardian reported on Friday. The leaked […]

Facebook denies claims that half of its accounts are fake

London: Facebook has as termed “unequivocally false” a report that claims the social networking platform hosts one billion fake accounts, a media report said. According to a Daily Mail report, a former classmate of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that the social media giant hosts one billion fake accounts on its platform, or 50 per […]

Facebook has multi-year plans to overhaul its systems: Zuckerberg

San Francisco: Saying goodbye to one of his toughest years filled with several controversies, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he is “proud” of the progress in 2018 and the company has now established multi-year plans to overhaul its systems and is executing those roadmaps. In a year-end note on Friday, the 34-year-old Zuckerberg said his […]

Facebook temporarily removes post on 'black people problem'

San Francisco: Facebook reportedly pulled down a post by a former employee who accused the social media giant of having “a black people problem”, the media reported. According to a report in CNET on Tuesday, the post by Mark Luckie, former strategic partner manager for global influencers at Facebook, accused the company of “failing its […]

I have no plan to step down: Zuckerberg

San Francisco: Despite mounting pressure from investors to step down as Facebook chairman as the social media firm faces intense scrutiny on data scandals, Mark Zuckerberg has said he has no plans to retire. In an interview with CNN late on Tuesday, he said this was not the time for him to quit as Facebook […]

Facebook investors want Mark Zuckerberg to resign: Report

San Francisco: Facebook investors have increased pressure on Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down after a New York Times investigation suggested that the social network hired a Republican-owned political consulting and PR firm that “dug up dirt on its competitors”. According to a report in The Guardian on Saturday, Jonas Kron, Senior Vice […]

With 2.27 bn users, Facebook revenue hits $13.5 bn in Q3

San Francisco: Facebook reported $13.5 billion in revenue with a net income of $5.1 billion ($1.76 per share) in the third quarter that ended September 30. The monthly active user (MAU) base reached 2.27 billion — an increase of 10 per cent year-over-year while daily active users (DAUs) were 1.49 billion — an increase of […]

Zuckerberg seeks more time to fix Facebook

San Francisco: As countries over the world including India face elections amid the spread of fake news and political interference on social media platforms, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has asked for some more time to fix his network that has over two billion users. In a post on Friday, Zuckerberg said that Facebook started on […]

Facebook defends two-question survey to curb fake news

San Francisco: Despite facing criticism that its two-question users’ survey to curb the spread of fake news could be manipulated, Facebook has defended the survey in a series of tweets. According to Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed, Facebook will sample a new set of users each day. “There is always the risk that people […]

Mark Zuckerberg's New Year resolution; 'Fix Facebook'

San Francisco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal challenge for 2018 is to “fix Facebook” when it comes to dealing with abuse and hate, fake news or interference by nation-states on the platform. In a post late Thursday, Zuckerberg said the world feels anxious and divided and Facebook has a lot of work to do when […]