“Humbly seeking help”: Meta India employee writes heartfelt note after being sacked; seeks desperate help

A Meta India employee has written a heartfelt note after being sacked by the Mark Zuckerberg-owned company. Sutha Sehgar took to social media to share her ordeal triggering a wave of reactions from netizens. Sehgar wrote, “Apparently it’s a tradition to take badge photo when you leave Meta but I did not realise that the … Read more

This Google India employee was sacked days after fifth anniversary with tech giant, 10 minutes before important meeting

A Google India employee has shared her experience of being sacked by the tech giant days after she completed five years with the organisation. Aakriti Walia, who worked as a Programme Manager, Google Cloud, took to social media to share her experience of being unceremoniously fired. Walia wrote on Linkedin that an ‘access denied’ message … Read more

Elon Musk issues clarification after strong reactions to free speech announcement on Twitter

Tesla founder Elon Musk has issued a clarification after his pledge to make Twitter a platform that promotes free speech evoked strong reactions from the European Union and London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Musk, who is set to acquire 100% control of Twitter, had vowed to turn the social media platform, where users could share their … Read more

Here’s why #leavingtwitter is trending after Elon Musk’s announcement

Immediately after it became official that Twitter had decided to accept Elon’s offer to buy 100% stakes in the social media company, the hashtag #leavingtwitter became a top trend on the microblogging site. This followed an important announcement from Musk on free speech. Even before Twitter released an official statement, Musk had assured even his … Read more

Elon Musk’s big message to ‘worst critics’ users after reports say Tesla founder set to buy Twitter

American billionaire businessman Elon Musk has issued an extraordinary assurance to Twitter users after reports said that the Twitter board had agreed to sell the social media platform to the Tesla founder. Musk wrote on Twitter, “I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means.” This came … Read more

Elon Musk embarrasses Saudi Prince on media freedom after Alwaleed bin Talal rejects Twitter takeover bid

Tesla founder Elon Musk has publicly embarrassed Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal after the latter took to Twitter to announce that he had rejected the US billionaire’s offer to buy 100% stakes in Twitter. Talal, who reportedly owns over 5% stakes in Twitter, had said that Musk’s offer was not an accurate valuation of the … Read more

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $41.39bn, says he will reconsider his position as shareholder if offer not accepted

Tesla founder Elon Musk has offered to buy the 100% stakes in Twitter for $54.20 share days after he declined to join the company’s board. Musk said in the latest SEC filing, “I am offering to buy 100% of Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash, a 54% premium over the day before I began … Read more

Speculations rife after Elon Musk slams Twitter on free speech, says new ‘platform needed’

Speculations are rife after Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk slammed Twitter for curbing free speech as he highlighted the need for an alternative social media platform. In a series of tweets, Musk wrote, “Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines … Read more

“Beginning of downfall?”: Internet frenzy as Facebook’s daily active users fall for first time in 18 years; Meta loses $200bn market value in single day

Social media platforms exploded on Thursday after it emerged that Facebook had lost its daily active users for the first time in its 18-year history. Facebook’s parent company, Meta, said that its daily users had fallen to 1.929bn in the three months to the end of December 2021, compared to from 1.930bn in the previous … Read more

Google’s brutal act against small news publisher for honest journalism; ‘Janta Ka Reporter’ severely punished by search engine giant

This is a story of how Google has chosen to brutally punish a small news publisher like Janta Ka Reporter for our decision to carry out fearless journalism and hold the ruling party to account. We’ve been forced to go public after suffering for more than one year. After our expose on #RafaleScam in 2019, … Read more

Faced with negative PR, Facebook changes its name to Meta

Faced with negative publicity globally, Facebook has decided to change its corporate name to Meta as part of a major rebranding exercise. According to reports, the change of name would only apply to its corporate name and its individual social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp would continue to be known by their … Read more

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down for many users across globe

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are reported to be down for many users across the world with users not being able to access the social media platforms. Users have taken to rival Twitter share their experience with many using hilarious memes to take potshots at Facebook and its own platforms. Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp down right now, … Read more

Facebook issues apology after social media giant’s algorithm labels video featuring Black men’s altercations with White cops as ‘primates’

Social media giant Facebook has apologised after its artificial intelligence wrongly labelled a video featuring Black men’s altercations with White police officers as ‘about primates.’ Facebook said in a statement that the error was ‘unacceptable.’ A Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying, “While we have made improvements to our AI we know it’s not perfect … Read more

Facebook forced to revoke ‘censorship’ of #ResignModi after widespread criticism

Facebook has come under widespread criticism for censoring posts critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his handling of the latest pandemic after it became evident that the social media giant had blocked posts shared under hashtag #ResignModi on its platform. Faced with global outrage, Facebook later said that it had revoked the ban on … Read more

“We don’t respond to threats”: Australian PM Scott Morrison shows ‘bully’ Google its place, will rest of world follow?

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has bluntly told the ‘bully’ Google that his government did not respond to threats after the tech giant threatened to shut search engine in Australia. “We don’t respond to threats,” Morrison told reporters adding that Australia ‘makes our rules for things you can do in Australia.” Speaking to reporters in … Read more

Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Apple, Kanye West hacked; hackers post tweets to promote bitcoin

Many high profile Twitter accounts belonging to Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanya West, Jeff Bezos, Apple and Uber were reportedly hacked with hackers using these accounts to ask people to send thousands of cryptocurrency. Twitter has said that it was looking into the latest incident of hacking of high-profile accounts. The hackers used Bill Gates’ … Read more

SpaceX launch: Private rocket company successfully sends two NASA astronauts into orbit

The private rocket company SpaceX sent two NASA astronauts namely Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit on Sunday (IST). This is the first of its kind pilot project by the US Space agency, which is seeking to explore a new business model for itself. By collaborating with tech billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX, NASA will … Read more

French vigilante hacker’s stunning claim on COVID-19 Aarogya Setu Mobile App, says ‘ privacy of 90 million Indians is at stake’

A French vigilante hacker, who identifies himself as Elliot Alderson, has amde a stunning claim over the piracy breach committed by the government-owned Aarogya Setu Mobile App. Alderson took to Twitter to allege that the ‘privacy of 90 million Indians is at stake.’ Alderson wrote on Twitter, “Hi @SetuAarogya, A security issue has been found in … Read more

Accenture chief backs out of RSS event after protests, Zoho founder Sridhar Vembu says he will attend because of his ‘conscience’ call

IT giant Accenture chief Rama Ramachandran has decided to opt out of next month’s RSS meet following backlash on social media. The RSS, the ideological parent of the BJP, has issued a revised list of guests for its planned event, billed as Resurgent Bharath, excluding Ramachandran’s name. Meanwhile, Zoho founder Sridhar Vembu has said that he will … Read more

Chennai-based techie Shanmuga Subramanian helps NASA locate impact site and debris of Chandrayaan 2 Vikram Lander

US Space agency NASA has said that its moon mission had been able to locate the impact site and debris of Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram Lander. it also released a couple of breathtaking photos. The photos show the Vikram Lander impact point and associated debris field. Green dots in the photo above indicate spacecraft debris (confirmed or likely), … Read more