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66th Day Of Lockdown

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Google could pick up stake in Vodafone Idea

A report in the Financial Times says Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is looking to buy 5 per cent stake in Vodafone's India business.

28 May 2020 11:26 PM

Aussie papers go digital, downsize as COVID, unpaid content aggregation by Google, Facebook take toll

Ad revenue has declined making print operations unsustainable while Big Tech makes money on newspaper content without paying the publishers.

28 May 2020 4:43 PM

JioMart, self-declared as a kirana store aggregator, launches in 200 cities without them

Grocery is 70% of Indian retail market, with 90% driven by neighbourhood shops. Will Reliance include them, subdue them or wipe them out?

26 May 2020 5:54 PM

Big technology firms should be stopped from turning the world into a China, Noam Chomsky says

He is referring to China's social credit system that tracks citizens to award/deduct points on a score determining one's access to services.

25 May 2020 5:08 PM

Work from home being sold as the new culture by tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter

It enables companies to cut the cost of rent, power and other charges from maintaining an office

22 May 2020 4:54 PM

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Was behind in 2016, but confident of stopping election interference this time, Zuckerberg says

Facebook had been accused of helping Trump win in 2016 through misinformation that was posted by foreign governments online.

21 May 2020 9:18 PM

Warning messages will pop-up on Facebook Messenger if you're chatting with a potential scammer

The safety notices will pop up if activity taking place in the background is deemed suspicious by artificial intelligence software.

21 May 2020 8:37 PM

Australian watchdog suggests boycott of Google, Facebook to force them to pay for news

The radical idea was among a series of possible bargaining tools put forward by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

19 May 2020 5:25 PM

As EU seeks accountability, Mark Zuckerberg urges approach that won't turn Big Tech into smaller firms

European Commission working on a Digital Service Act to curb powers of US big tech — even as Google, Facebook lobby hard against tough terms

19 May 2020 4:58 PM

Bois locker room: HC seeks response from Google, Facebook, Twitter on plea to remove content

The Bois Locker Room Instagram chat group of 17-18 year-old boys from affluent Delhi families was exposed discussing raping their classmates

19 May 2020 3:36 PM

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YouTube, WhatsApp abound with conspiracy theories accusing Bill Gates of starting the virus outbreak

In recent months, 5G networks and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros have also been blamed for creating COVID-19

18 May 2020 10:09 PM

Accused of stifling competition, Google slapped with antitrust cases in US

In 2013, the Federal Trade Commission closed an extensive investigation into Google’s alleged abuses without taking any action.

16 May 2020 4:50 PM

Why India needs to be the centre for content moderation reform

A significant number of moderators for most platforms are contracted through companies such as Cognizant, Genpact, and Accenture.

16 May 2020 3:10 PM

Giphy, bought by Facebook, to be integrated into Instagram

The social-media giant has reportedly offered to keep more than 100 Giphy employees

15 May 2020 11:06 PM

Moderators who sued Facebook for mental distress from watching graphic content to be compensated

The settlement grants US moderators who were part of the class action lawsuit USD 1,000 each totalling USD 52 million.

13 May 2020 8:41 PM

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Probe finds that hate speech spread on Facebook led to 2018 Sri Lanka unrest, company apologises

Riots erupted as anti-Muslim anger was whipped up on social media, forcing the Sri Lankan government to impose emergency and block Facebook.

13 May 2020 8:10 PM

Covid consipracy theory video ‘Plandemic’ viewed by millions before Facebook, YouTube can take it down

Its spread illustrates how easy it is to use social media as a megaphone for dubious content, and how difficult for platforms to remove it.

13 May 2020 7:51 PM

Facebook throws open ‘hateful memes’ challenge for researchers to develop algorithms to tackle it

The social media giant is leaning on AI to filter out objectionable content as the coronavirus has sidelined most of its human moderators

13 May 2020 4:56 PM

Can't remain an Average Joe online, Biden's gotta go 'social' to beat Trump in the election

Strategists worry that Biden is dangerously behind Trump on key metrics across platforms including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

12 May 2020 3:23 PM

Tech This Week | Will Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ make the internet a safer place?

Best case scenario: The body achieves incremental progress by laying out key principles that guide Facebook’s content moderation efforts.

11 May 2020 5:11 PM

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