Facebook Issued Notice by DCW Over Online Rape Threats to Gurmehar Kaur

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Tuesday issued notice to Facebook seeking details to identify those who issued rape threats to Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur. In the notice, Maliwal wrote that Kaur was subjected to “extreme abuse and rape threats” on her Facebook profile. “The Commission is in receipt of a…

Facebook Messenger Testing New Chat UI, Virtual Assistant ‘M’ Integration

Facebook is testing new features in its Messenger app for Android including a revamped UI and the integration of its previously announced ‘M’ assistant. These features were seen on the beta version of Facebook Messenger, and may arrive in the stable version soon. Android Police first spotted these changes on Facebook Messenger beta version, and…

Instagram Gets Stickers for Stories, Hands-Free Video Recording

Instagram has rolled out two more features that allows users to add stickers to posts and capture videos “hands-free”. According to a report in the Next Web on Tuesday, users can now add stickers to videos and photo stories through a sticker button that shows up next to the drawing tool. The feature includes specific…

Twitter adds more personalized follow recommendations to its apps

Twitter is trying to fix its discovery problem — again. The company is adding a new section to its iOS and Android app that will provide users with personalized recommendations for accounts they should follow. Additionally, the update also allows you to sync Twitter with your contact list so you can get notifications when people…

10 Facebook Live stars you need to follow now

First there was YouTube stars, then came Vine fame. Now, the new wave of Internet-born celebrity is by way of Facebook Live. While a lot of big brands and publishers are focused on creating content for Facebook’s livestreaming platform, some of the best broadcasts we’ve seen are made by regular people. Whether it’s a lifestyle…

Facebook just changed its Android app in a huge way

In early April, Facebook announced a very significant change to its mobile apps: A Facebook Live tab was to take center place in the app, pushing the Messenger button aside. The tab would offer a dedicated place for users to find live videos — but even though a month has passed since the initial announcement,…

Facebook continues Southeast Asia march with new Malaysia office

Just two weeks from its Philippines office opening, Facebook has launched another office in Malaysia. Facebook’s Asia-Pacific vice president, Dan Neary, announced the opening Wednesday. He said the company counts 18 million Malaysians as active users, which makes up 81% of the country’s Internet base. Facebook said 94% of its 12 million daily users access…

Meet the IRL Romeo and Juliet who met via Snapchat Story

“I was so nervous. I knew so many people were watching.” Reed Bjork felt anxious as he walked toward The KK, a popular college bar near the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He was about to meet a pretty young woman for the first time — and a bunch of Snapchat strangers were there to…

This living mural proposal will make you do a double take

This is one surreal proposal. San Francisco artist Alexa Meade uses people as human canvasses to create stunning pop art paintings that look like moving murals, and one recent photo shoot proved especially eye-popping when it concluded in a real-life proposal. Longtime couple Cristina Cordova and Daniel Levine were painted by Meade for a shoot…