Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Topic: Meta

Meta India public policy chief Rajiv Aggarwal, WhatsApp India head Abhijit Bose resign

The company has appointed Shivnath Thukral as its new director for public policy in India, a Meta spokesperson said.

EU antitrust regulators to charge Meta over use of customer data & ads business

The European Commission began an investigation into the social network company in June last year. Britain's competition agency also began an enquiry on the same day.

Meta to lay off more than 11,000 employees globally as Facebook owner battles soaring costs

The company said it would pay 16 weeks of base pay plus two additional weeks for every year of service as a part of the severance package and all remaining paid time off.

Meta to begin large-scale layoffs this week that will affect thousands of employees

Meta's stock market value has reduced by $67 billion. This comes amid slowing global economic growth, competition, privacy changes from Apple & concerns about the metaverse.

Meta India chief Ajit Mohan steps down after 4 years to join rival Snap, says report

Manish Chopra, director and head of partnerships at Meta India, will take over on an interim capacity.

Instagram gets new tools to help content creators make money, allow users to buy their NFTs

Meta has been rolling out more features for users to make money on its social media apps as it competes for talent with TikTok & other platforms.

Delhi Police searches The Wire office, homes of editor Varadarajan, 3 journalists in Meta controversy

The searches came days after an FIR was lodged by BJP's Amit Malviya against the portal & its journalists in connection with reports on how Malviya had special privileges at Meta.

After Amit Malviya’s FIR, The Wire files police complaint against own former employee for ‘forgery, fabrication’

BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya had Saturday lodged an FIR against The Wire's founder and editors for forgery, cheating and defamation, in connection with the now retracted stories

Amazon fined 4 million roubles by Russian court for failing to delete ‘illegal’ content

The e-commerce giant had failed to delete content on drug use & 'propagandising suicide', illegal under Russian law. The court had earlier banned Meta as an 'extremist' organisation.

Russia adds Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta to list of ‘terrorists and extremists’ organisations

A Moscow court in June rejected an appeal by Facebook parent Meta after it was found guilty of 'extremist activity' in Russia in March.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.