Facebook Should Be Treated as Content Creator, Say Attorneys in Ad Policy Case

For the efforts it makes to “customise” audience for its advertisers, Facebook should legally be considered as a “content creator” just as any other media outlet, according to US attorneys involved in a case relating to the social networking giant’s ad policies, the media reported. This assertion may have immediate legal ramifications and open the way for … Read more

Top Twitter Users Lose 2 Percent of Followers on Average as Policy Changes

A Twitter policy change on Thursday to increase the service’s credibility cost its 100 most popular users about 2 percent of their followers, on average, according to social media data firm Keyhole. Twitter is no longer counting as followers any accounts that have been locked because of suspected fraud, Chief Executive Jack Dorsey posted on Thursday. Locked accounts had … Read more

Government to Launch ‘Open Software Policy’ to Enhance Transparency: Prasad

The government is shortly coming out with an “open software policy” to further the process of transparency and credibility in administration, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in New Delhi on Wednesday. “The Department of Posts and Common Service Centres with presence in nearly 400,000 centres are being deployed to further empower less … Read more

Mobiles get Make in India policy

 The government plans that after PMP-II, value addition in feature phones will go to 58.3 per cent and smartphone to 39.6 per cent. New Delhi: To counter the Chinese imports, Centre has notified a phased manufacturing programme (PMP) under which through fiscal and financial incentives domestic manufacturing of mobile phones and its various parts will … Read more

WhatsApp Fined $3.3 Million by Italy Over User Data Sharing Policy

Italy’s antitrust watchdog said on Friday it was imposing a EUR 3 million ($3.3 million or roughly Rs. 35 crores) fine on messaging service WhatsApp for allegedly obliging users to agree to sharing their personal data with its parent company Facebook. All 28 European Union data protection authorities asked WhatsApp last year to stop sharing … Read more

WhatsApp Privacy Policy Case Referred to Constitution Bench by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Wednesday referred social media platform WhatsApp’s privacy policy matter to a Constitution bench which will hear the issue on April 18. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said the parties should appear before the Constitution bench and formulate issues to be taken up for the … Read more

Sensex ends lower post RBI policy review, banks hit hard

(Representative image) MUMBAI: RBI’s decision to keep rates unchanged caught the stock markets off-guard on Wednesday with a sharp plunge in the Sensex within minutes of the policy announcement amid a heavy pounding of bank stocks, but a quick recovery saw the index limiting its losses at just 45 points. NSE’s Nifty index fared better … Read more

Gujarat government to provide Rs 200 crore for student innovation policy

It is widely speculated that the policy, which is all set to roll out, will support students to realise their innovative ideas into reality. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani. RELATED STORIES IITs want to introduce executive M.Tech Mehbooba Mufti announces ex-gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh, jobs to victims of Kashmir unrest Telangana to mark … Read more

Policy to be implemented soon for 20 world-class universities: Prakash Javadekar

Addressing the Youth Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017, Javadekar said “We have finalised guidelines and soon will implement the policy to set up 20 world class universities in India, ten from private and ten from public institutions HRD minister Prakash Javadek at Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 (Image source: https://twitter.com/PrakashJavdekar) RELATED STORIES CBSE Class 12 … Read more

IITs urged HRD ministry to review fees exemption policy for economically weaker section

In one of its recommendations, the IIT fraternity suggested that the prevailing merit-cum-scholarship scheme should be improvised so that every eligible student can obtain the scholarship. IIT RELATED STORIES Bihar School Examination Board shows signs of successful clean-up in the system post scam Vice-chancellors across North India enter discussion for greater autonomy in universities Bajrang … Read more