16 mn accounts of Indian Instagram influencers fake: Study

New Delhi:  A whopping 16 million accounts of Indian influencers on Facebook-owned Instagram are fake, revealed a new study, suggesting such people are artificially boosting “vanity metrics” that marketers often use while selecting influencers, including followers and engagement. The research by Swedish e-commerce start-up A Good Company and data analytics firm HypeAuditor jointly assessed 1.84 […]

Google contractors listening to your bedroom talks via Assistant

San Francisco/New Delhi:  Third-party contractors working for Google are recording and secretly listening to your bedroom conversations via Google Assistant on smartphones, home speakers and security cameras, a new report has claimed, stressing that such recordings raise serious questions about privacy of users. According to Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS, users’ conversations with Google Home speakers […]

Facebook, WhatsApp down globally, users in a fix

New Delhi:  Millions of users worldwide, including in India, were left clueless on Wednesday evening when Facebook and its family of apps including WhatsApp and photo-sharing platform Instagra entered a global outage. People took to Twitter to share their experiences. “Everyone moves to twitter when instagram, facebook, and whatsapp get down, including me!” tweeted one […]