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WhatsApp delays new privacy policy by three months amid severe criticism

The policy change was originally scheduled to come into effect on February 8, the Facebook-owned company said

16 Jan 2021 1:45 PM

WhatsApp faces first legal challenge in India over privacy

WhatsApp has made a mockery out of our fundamental right to privacy, the petition said

16 Jan 2021 12:22 AM

Signal to ramp up hiring after WhatsApp controversy drives download surge

Signal was downloaded by 17.8 million users over the past 7 days, a 62-fold rise from the prior week, according to data from Sensor Tower

14 Jan 2021 12:21 AM

US Capitol Hill siege: Google pulls Parler from app shop for 'egregious content'

Facebook and Twitter banned Trump accounts Friday due to fear he would use them to instigate another attack such as the one on Wednesday

09 Jan 2021 1:41 PM

Robotic technology deployed by Air India to disinfect aircraft interiors

Air India Express said there are plans to extend this technology for its aircraft operating from other airports in its network in India

08 Jan 2021 1:16 PM

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ISRO successfully launches Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C49

The international satellites — one from Lithuania, four each from Luxembourg and the USA

08 Nov 2020 3:33 AM

As easy as sending a message: WhatsApp Pay starts service in India

In 2018, the Facebook-owned company had started testing its UPI-based payments service in India

06 Nov 2020 4:26 PM

China’s new data security initiative has implications for India

Chinese foreing minister Wang Yi’s announcement came a month after the United States launched its new Clean Network program in early August

10 Oct 2020 5:26 PM

Dhamakedaar like a firecracker — the VingaJoy SP-6560 wireless speaker

It’s astonishing how the little pocket speaker packs such a big punch, like the 'Diwali atom bomb' it seems to resemble.

05 Oct 2020 10:13 PM

Tech This Week | Facebook services integration comes with trade-offs

Once WhatsApp and Instagram (and Oculus) became sufficiently big, it was time to integrate these properties into the larger Facebook machine

04 Oct 2020 10:32 PM

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Google sends notices to Zomato, Swiggy, on IPL promos ‘violating’ Play Store norms

Zomato spokesperson said that the company will be replacing Zomato Premier League with another promotion by the weekend.

01 Oct 2020 12:01 AM

As tech war heats up, China's Twitter-like Weibo and search engine Sogou delist from US

Sogou confirmed it would be taken private by tech giant Tencent, in a deal that values the firm around $3.5 billion.

29 Sep 2020 9:48 PM

Amazon will soon allow users entry to Seattle stadiums, offices with a wave of their palm

The company expects to roll out Amazon One as an option in other Amazon stores in the coming months.

29 Sep 2020 6:05 PM

Tech This Week | The need for anti-trust reform

Earlier this month, CCI dismissed an anti-trust case against Amazon.

29 Sep 2020 4:57 PM

Temporary relief for TikTok as judge halts Trump’s download ban till November 12

District Judge Carl Nichols has issued a temporary injunction at the request of TikTok.

28 Sep 2020 5:14 PM

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Boy do they like to come after you! Social media won't let you live down your mistakes

Several people who did not wear masks and subsequently got infected with COVID-19 have been hounded on social media.

26 Sep 2020 7:21 PM

Google parent settles sexual misconduct lawsuit with $310M pledge toward diversity, equity programmes

Alphabet Inc. said Friday that it will prohibit severance packages for anyone fired or under investigation for misconduct.

26 Sep 2020 6:16 PM

ByteDance applies for Chinese licence to sell TikTok stake to Oracle

Beijing tightened control over technology exports last month to gain leverage over Washington’s bid to force a sale of TikTok to US owners.

25 Sep 2020 12:03 AM

Trump’s order banning TikTok could be blocked by judge

Until July 1, when rumours of a ban first began to circulate, TikTok was adding some 424,000 new US users each day.

24 Sep 2020 11:31 PM

Britain's delayed virus app launched in England and Wales, after switching to Google-Apple API

The app uses Bluetooth to alert users if they spend 15 minutes or more within two metres of a user who subsequently tests COVID-19 positive.

24 Sep 2020 10:41 PM

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