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Facebook will ban ads that tell people in US not to vote

Washington, Jul 1: Facebook Inc will ban ads that discourage people from voting ahead of the 2020 US presidential election, according to its second annual Civil Rights Audit published on Sunday.

Facebook pledged to put its new “don’t vote” policy prohibition into effect in the fall, before the 2019 US elections on Nov. 5, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg...

Twitter to put notice on political leaders’ outrageous tweets

Twitter has decided to go hard on political figures like US President Donald Trump who frequently violates its policies, saying it will put out a notice for tweets from accounts belonging to political figures, verified users, and accounts with more than 100,000 followers if they violate its rules.

The notice -- a screen you have to click or tap...

Google Maps to now predict crowd situation on buses, trains

Adding to the plethora of new features that Google has been introducing to Maps, the search-engine giant would now predict transit crowdedness of buses and trains for passengers.

The new feature has already been made available in around 200 cities around the globe, The Verge reported on Thursday.

The search-engine giant is basing these details on past rides...

A drying Yamuna could endanger Taj Mahal

Agra, Jun 25: The inordinate delay in granting permission for construction of a barrage on the Yamuna in Agra, about one-and-a half km from the Taj Mahal, could end up endangering the monument of love.

According to experts, the Taj Mahal is built on massive wooden slippers that have shrunk over the years because of the decrease in the...

Woman falls asleep in Air Canada flight, wakes up alone in pitch dark

Montreal, Jun 24: A woman boarded an Air Canada flight earlier this month, fell asleep after takeoff and woke up alone in a dark, parked plane, apparently forgotten about by ground staff.

Tiffani Adams's story was posted by a friend on Air Canada's Facebook page, drawing incredulous reactions from readers and a request for details from the airline....

Amazon invests Rs 450 cr in India payments unit

American retail giant Amazon has infused Rs 450 crore into its payments unit in India - Amazon Pay, according to regulatory documents.

Amazon Pay (India) has allotted 45 crore shares of Rs 10 each aggregating to Rs 450 crore to Amazon Corporate Holdings and Amazon.com.incs Ltd, documents filed with Corporate Affairs Ministry showed.

The documents, sourced by business...

Two habitable planets that could support life discovered

Two exoplanets that have been discovered, which are warm similar to Earth and may have water, could be alternatives to support life, according to a study on Tuesday.

Scientists have been searching for planets close to nearby stars since 2016 using a 3.5-meter telescope.

Images captured at the Calar Alto Observatory in Almeria, southern Spain, and two other...

WhatsApp maintains its stand on Indian govt’s demand for message traceability

New Delhi, Jun 18: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday said it has nothing fresh to add to the Indian government's demand to trace the origin of messages on its platform as it "undermined the privacy of the people".

Reacting to an ET story that claimed government officials have asked WhatsApp to digitally fingerprint every message, without breaking its end-to-end encryption,...

India will overtake China as world's most populous country in 8 yrs: UN report

New Delhi/United Nations, Jun 18: India will overtake China to become the world's most populous country in just eight years, according to a United Nations report.

In the world' populated country by the century ends. Meanwhile, the Chinese population will decrease by 31.4 million, or around 2.2 per cent, between 2019 and 2050.

The report titled 'The World...

Facebook to unveil new cryptocurrency

London, Jun 17: Facebook is set Tuesday to unveil a bid to bring cryptocurrency payments into the mainstream, reportedly with the endorsement of governments and financial giants.

The world's biggest social network is expected to outline details of a virtual currency launching next year that it hopes will avoid the rollercoaster volatility of "blockchain" technologies such as bitcoin....