Twitter sees 1.9 mn mentions of Gujarat polls, Modi top personality

New Delhi, Dec 19 :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi emerged as the most mentioned personality on Twitter during the course of Gujarat elections, followed by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, showed Twitter data which recorded over 1.9 million mentions of the elections on the platform since December 1.

The data revealed…

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Data requests from India surged in 1st half of 2017 : Facebook

San Francisco, Dec 19 (IANS) The Indian government requested Facebook for data 9,853 times in the first half of 2017 – up from 6,324 times in the first half of 2016 — Facebook’s latest ‘Government Requests Report’ revealed on Tuesday.

Facebook restricted access to 1,228 pieces of content…

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Google's response to record EU fine draws flak from rivals

London, Dec 18 Google may be courting fresh trouble after the European Commission’s massive penalty in June as its rivals are preparing to lodge new complaints with the Commission alleging “inadequate” response to the record anti-trust fine, a media report said.

In recent weeks, several of Google’s…

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Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off for space station

Washington, Dec 18 A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a team of three astronauts from the US, Russia and Japan blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The capsule with the three crew members — NASA’s Scott Tingle, Anton Shkaplerov of the…

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Google News warns sites not to hide country of origin

San Francisco, Dec 17 :  In an attempt to take on fake news head on, Google News has updated its guidelines to prohibit sites that misrepresent or conceal their country of origin or are directed at users in another country under false premises.

“Sites included in Google News must not misrepresent…

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