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Facebook Testing Messenger Feature to Spot Suspicious Accounts

Facebook is testing a feature that will identify malicious accounts sending unwanted direct messages to you on its Messenger platform. According to a report in Motherboard on Wednesday, the feature when it goes live will provide additional information about direct messages from unknown contacts. “We are testing a way to provide people with more context on folks they may not have connected with ... Read More »

WhatsApp Will Now Label Forwards in a Bid to Combat Misinformation

What the WhatsApp ‘Forwarded’ indicator will look like HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp has now started labelling forwarded messages The feature was previously seen in a beta version It can help limit the circulation of fake news and misinformation WhatsApp has started rolling out a feature that will indicate to users which messages they receive were forwarded by as is the sender. Seen by Android beta users ... Read More »

How Businesses Can Use Mobile Marketing to Their Advantage (Infographic)

The marketing industry isn’t the same as it was 10 years ago. And much of that is thanks to the rise of smartphones. Today’s marketing initiatives go far beyond print ads and desktop computers, and it’s more important than ever to have a mobile marketing campaign in place for your business. If you’re feeling stuck, there’s no need to worry. With a ... Read More »

Benefits Of Drinking Water: 8 Ways To Ensure You Are Having Enough Water

Experts around the world cannot emphasise enough on the need to stay hydrated at all times. Also dubbed as the elixir of life, water controls and manages several critical functions like digestion, transporting nutrients and oxygen to the cells, preventing constipation and maintaining the electrolyte (sodium) balance. The body also eliminates water through urine and sweat, which is why it ... Read More »

Rose Tea: 5 Weight Loss Benefits And Easy Ways To Make It At Home!

Rose is a flower that has wide-ranging uses in cooking as well. From using it to decorate sweets to making gulkand and rose sherbet out of the dried petals, Indians have been using rose flowers in foods and drinks since ages. Rose also finds a lot of use in cosmetics and organic creams and ointments. It has a host of health benefits ... Read More »

The benefits of taking an education loan and the need to strike a balance

A student loan would obviate the need to disturb your own investment portfolio and help preserve your financial goals, including retirement plans. Photo: ThinkStock Education is expensive, be it in India or overseas. However, as a parent, you are always in a quandary whether to tap into your savings or avail an education loan. In India, good quality higher education ... Read More »

American Cancer Society Suggests Colon Cancer Screenings To Begin At Age 45 To Prevent Early Deaths

The American Cancer Society is now urging people not to wait until they are 50 to get their colon checked. The organization’s new guidelines suggest that people should get screened for colon cancer in their 40s. The Alarming Rise In Colon Cancer Cases The ACS announced this new guideline on Wednesday, May 30, stating that extensive analysis shows earlier screenings could help ... Read More »

Twitter, Facebook Launch Tools to Track Advertising

Twitter on Thursday made it easier for users to identify political campaign ads and know who paid for them, as social media platforms faced the threat of US regulation over the lack of disclosure on such spending. The microblogging site launched ‘Ads Transparency Center’ to allow anyone to view ads that have been put on Twitter, with greater transparency about US federal election ... Read More »

Donald Trump to announce his choice for SC judge on July 9, Indian-American Amul Thapar in fray

Judge Amul Thapar will have to wait till July 9 to know if he will make history as the first American of Indian or Asian descent to be nominated to the United States Supreme Court as one of its nine justices. He is on a shortlist of candidates being considered by President Donald Trump to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who ... Read More »

Google’s New Policy Boss Will Tackle Everything From AI Anxiety to Antitrust

HIGHLIGHTS Karan Bhatia will become Google’s next head of policy Google wants Bhatia to craft policy strategy on several issues These include AI, job creation, and critical infrastructure Alphabet’s Google announced Thursday it tapped General Electric Co. global affairs chief Karan Bhatia to become its next head of policy. Google wants Bhatia to craft the search giant’s public policy strategy on a wide range ... Read More »