Blue Whale Challenge: Facebook takes on online suicide game

At a time when suicide reports linked to the challenge of the game Blue Whale Internet emit shock waves across the country, Facebook said Friday that it was working with suicide prevention partners to collect sentences, hashtags and names of groups associated with online challenges that promote self-suicide or suicide.
“We provide resources to people who seek these terms on Facebook,” said the social media giant.
It is said that the challenge of the blue whale Game psychologically causes players who engage in bold and self-destructive tasks for 50 days before finally taking the “winner” of suicide.
Facebook said it also removes content that violates our community rules, which do not allow the promotion of self-injury or suicide.
Beginning of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, Facebook said it would also suit people in India with information about support groups and tools for suicide prevention in News Feed.
“Facebook is a place where people connect and share, and one of the things we’ve learned from mental health and the academic partners we’ve been working with is that being connected is a protective factor suicide prevention, “said Ankhi Das, Facebook’s public policy director in India, South and Central Asia.
Additional resources on suicide prevention and on-line wellness will also be added to its security center, Facebook said.
With these resources, people can access tools to resolve online conflicts, help a friend who expresses suicidal thoughts, or who receives resources if they are going through a difficult time.
“We are deeply concerned about the security and the millions of people in India who use Facebook to communicate with those who care and acknowledge that there is an opportunity with these tools and resources to connect someone who struggles with a person who already has a relationship with it, “Das said.
The Facebook Security Center also offers advice to parents, teenagers, educators and law enforcement officials to initiate an online security conversation with localized resources and videos available.
People can also come to Facebook when they see something that makes them fear the well-being of a friend.
“We have teams working around the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, looking at the reports that come in and giving priority to the most serious reports, such as suicide. For those who contact us, we suggest a suggested text to facilitate the conversation. with his friend in need, “Facebook said.
“We provide the friend who has expressed suicidal thoughts with information about local helplines, as well as other advice and resources,” he added.

GST effect: Apple cuts iPhone, iPad prices in India

GST effect: Apple cuts iPhone, iPad prices in India

One day after the goods and services tax (GST) came into effect, Apple has cut retail prices for tomorrow models iPhones, iPads, Mac and Apple watch for their consumers in India.

The Apple iPhone 7 (32GB version) Rs 60,000 can now be purchased at Rs 56 200. The Rs 70,000 iPhone 7 (128GB) is now available for Rs 65,200 and Rs variant 80000256 Go to Rs 74,400.

The base model (32GB) of Apple iPhone 7 Plus is now available in Rs 67,300 instead of 72,000 Rs previously.

The 32GB model of the iPhone OS (Rs 27,200), gathered in Bangalore, will now cost Rs 26,000. The iPhone 6s 32GB (50,000 rupees) is now available for Rs 46,900.

The new prices took into account the basic customs duty (BCD) of 10 percent.

“We think the best way for Apple to increase its share in India is to bridge the gap between affordability and the ambitious value of the iPhone, even in the past have proven successful with 4S, 5S and iPhone 6 by reducing the price, “said Tarun Pathak IANS, senior analyst, mobile devices and ecosystems at New Delhi Research Research Counterpoint.

“By the end of 2017, we believe the iPhone OS 6 and we are the headlights by which most users will enter the Apple ecosystem for the first time,” added M. Pathak.

India has gained an important place in the scheme of things Apple in the recent past.

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the United States, his company was positive about the production of iPhone OS in Bangalore.

According to industry sources, Cook informed the premier of the production of the popular Apple iPhone model SE at its Bangalore plant and application developers working for Apple.

In May, Apple began the initial production of a small number of iPhone OS in Bangalore, where it opened its Application Accelerator to provide specialized support to developers earlier this year in March.

In addition to the iPhone, Apple also reduced the price of the iPad, Mac and Apple watch.

According to experts, the fall in prices after the GST will help Apple to consolidate its position in the difficult Indian market. Currently, Apple has 3 percent of the market in volume and 11 percent in value in the country ….