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Flo reaches settlement with FTC over misuse of period-tracking data

14 Jan 2021

Flo reaches settlement with FTC over misuse of period-tracking data

Flo, a popular period tracking app with a user base of over 100 million, was allegedly sharing user data with Facebook and Google discreetly. This was also reported in 2019 by The Wall Street Journal.

Vaccine tracker: Covishield trials running smoothly; COVAXIN expected by February

08 Nov 2020

Vaccine tracker: Covishield trials running smoothly; COVAXIN expected by February

Even as the COVID-19 outbreak has witnessed a downward trend in India, some states have been reporting large spikes in infections, indicating that the pandemic is far from over.

Pierce Brosnan lists Bond-inspired Malibu property for $100mn

01 Oct 2020

Pierce Brosnan lists Bond-inspired Malibu property for $100mn

The dream Malibu house of former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan is now available for a staggering $100 million.

Soon, Microsoft Teams will offer a 'virtual commute' experience

30 Sep 2020

Soon, Microsoft Teams will offer a 'virtual commute' experience

From Together Mode to Breakout Rooms, Microsoft has announced some pretty unique features for its Teams work collaboration platform.

No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

23 Sep 2020

No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

A Delhi Assembly panel on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it will take no coercive action against Facebook's top executive in India over the social media giant's alleged role in the February Delhi riots.

Is Quibi's sale on cards? It's a "speculation," says company

22 Sep 2020

Is Quibi's sale on cards? It's a "speculation," says company

Mobile subscription TV start-up Quibi may go up on sale as per a recent report by The Wall Street Journal, which claims that the founder is looking into "strategic options" that also includes the chance of a potential sale.

Attempts were made to influence Delhi elections, alleges Facebook's ex-employee

16 Sep 2020

Attempts were made to influence Delhi elections, alleges Facebook's ex-employee

Social media giant Facebook, already facing scrutiny in India for allegedly favoring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has now landed in a fresh soup after a former employee alleged that attempts were made to influence the 2020 Delhi Elections.

Delhi panel summons Facebook India's VP over hate speech row

12 Sep 2020

Delhi panel summons Facebook India's VP over hate speech row

A Delhi Assembly panel has summoned Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan amid allegations of inaction against politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over hate speech on the social media platform.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok tries to dodge sale, and more

10 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok tries to dodge sale, and more

Last night, TikTok was reported to be considering a way out of selling its US business to an American company.

COVID-19 vaccine developers to pledge against rolling out shots prematurely

06 Sep 2020

COVID-19 vaccine developers to pledge against rolling out shots prematurely

In light of the havoc wreaked by COVID-19, governments around the world have become more than willing to fast-track regulatory approvals and launch promising vaccines, anti-virals, and tests for their citizens.

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

03 Sep 2020

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

Facebook, which is at the center of a storm in India after a report claimed it didn't act against hate speech of members of the ruling BJP, on Thursday banned T Raja Singh from its platform.

Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again

29 Aug 2020

Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again

The Congress party has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him about the steps taken by the social media giant to investigate the recent hate speech allegations.

BJP leads in political advertisement spending on Facebook

27 Aug 2020

BJP leads in political advertisement spending on Facebook

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spent most on advertisements on "social issues, elections, and politics" on Facebook India, followed by Congress, an Indian Express report said today.

Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row

25 Aug 2020

Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row

A Delhi panel is planning to summon Facebook executives amid allegations that the social media platform did not act against hate speech on its platform by politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

BJP MPs seek Tharoor's removal from parliamentary panel

20 Aug 2020

BJP MPs seek Tharoor's removal from parliamentary panel

Two Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarians have sought the removal of Shashi Tharoor as the chief of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology.

Threat to life, alleges Facebook employee amid hate speech row

17 Aug 2020

Threat to life, alleges Facebook employee amid hate speech row

An employee of Facebook approached Delhi Police alleging threat to her life, days after a report in a foreign publication claimed that the social media giant does little to control hate speech by BJP leaders, triggering a political war of words.

Quibi's founder sells Beverly Hills mansion for a staggering $125mn

15 Aug 2020

Quibi's founder sells Beverly Hills mansion for a staggering $125mn

Los Angeles just got one of its costliest residential property sales in its history.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok collected data violating Android policies, and more

12 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok collected data violating Android policies, and more

In the updates since last night, The Wall Street Journal published a report detailing the behavior of TikTok since 2018.

MbS tried killing me in Canada, alleges ex-Saudi intel officer

07 Aug 2020

MbS tried killing me in Canada, alleges ex-Saudi intel officer

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, already facing scrutiny for the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, has been now accused of another serious crime by a former intelligence officer, Saad Aljabri.

After India's ban, questions loom over TikTok's fate in America

02 Aug 2020

After India's ban, questions loom over TikTok's fate in America

A month ago, India banned TikTok, citing concerns over data security and deeming the app prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity, and defense of India, as well as security of the state and public order.

US will ban Chinese app TikTok, declares President Donald Trump

01 Aug 2020

US will ban Chinese app TikTok, declares President Donald Trump

After indicating his views about TikTok, owned by Chinese giant ByteDance several times, United States President Donald Trump said on Friday (local time) that he will ban the popular short-form video app.

NewsBytes Briefing: Zuckerberg says no deal with Trump and more

21 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Zuckerberg says no deal with Trump and more

Since last evening, the world of technology has seen some notable developments.

Coronavirus: Goldman Sachs says face masks can save US economy

01 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: Goldman Sachs says face masks can save US economy

Destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic, the United States can save itself by following one small practice — wearing masks. Leading investment bank Goldman Sachs declared that masks can not only save lives but rescue the economy too.

Amazon's next big ambition? A fleet of AI-controlled self-driving cars

26 Jun 2020

Amazon's next big ambition? A fleet of AI-controlled self-driving cars

After Alphabet's Waymo, Tesla, and Uber, online shopping giant Amazon is stepping into the field of autonomous vehicles.

How can you contract COVID-19? Experts agree on leading cause

23 Jun 2020

How can you contract COVID-19? Experts agree on leading cause

As the coronavirus pandemic has sickened over 9 million people worldwide, there has been growing consensus on how the disease gets transmitted, The Wall Street Journal reported.

US President Trump likely to suspend H-1B, other visas

21 Jun 2020

US President Trump likely to suspend H-1B, other visas

United States President Donald Trump will announce new restrictions on employment-based immigration visas in the next two days.

Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos may finally testify before Congress

16 Jun 2020

Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos may finally testify before Congress

E-commerce behemoth Amazon has confirmed that its founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, is ready to testify before a US Congressional panel this July.

Donald Trump mulling H-1B visa suspension amid rising unemployment

12 Jun 2020

Donald Trump mulling H-1B visa suspension amid rising unemployment

United States President Donald Trump could suspend a large number of work visas to protect the unemployed Americans in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Facebook is still planning to show ads in WhatsApp

24 Apr 2020

Facebook is still planning to show ads in WhatsApp

Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal had reported that Facebook was putting its WhatsApp advertising plans "on ice".

Pakistan court commutes US journalist Daniel Pearl murder-convict's death sentence

02 Apr 2020

Pakistan court commutes US journalist Daniel Pearl murder-convict's death sentence

A Pakistan court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of a convict in the 2002 murder of United States journalist Daniel Pearl.

Apple won't manufacture iPhone 11 in India: Here's why

05 Mar 2020

Apple won't manufacture iPhone 11 in India: Here's why

A few days back, Apple chief Tim Cook announced the company's plan to launch its first brick-and-mortar store in India.

Delhi Riots in nutshell: Neither Ram nor Allah, anti-nationals won

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Riots in nutshell: Neither Ram nor Allah, anti-nationals won

If there was one person who could have controlled the Delhi riots, it was Narendra Modi. Systemic failure No. 1.

Jeff Bezos buys $165 million home after mansion-hunting with girlfriend

13 Feb 2020

Jeff Bezos buys $165 million home after mansion-hunting with girlfriend

The world's richest person, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, has just bought the most expensive property in Los Angeles, United States.

Is China under-reporting coronavirus cases, deaths amid outbreak?

06 Feb 2020

Is China under-reporting coronavirus cases, deaths amid outbreak?

The official tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus surged past 28,000 on Thursday, while the death toll reached 563 in China.

Facebook taking U-turn, drops plan to show WhatsApp ads: Report

17 Jan 2020

Facebook taking U-turn, drops plan to show WhatsApp ads: Report

For more than a year, we have been hearing about Facebook's highly ambitious plan to monetize WhatsApp by showing ads.

Apple releases iOS 13.3 with parental controls: Details here

11 Dec 2019

Apple releases iOS 13.3 with parental controls: Details here

As expected, Apple has released the latest iteration of its mobile software, iOS 13.3 (and iPadOS 13.3).

Google sued for stealing lyrics from a third-party platform

04 Dec 2019

Google sued for stealing lyrics from a third-party platform

As Sundar Pichai gears up to take the job of Alphabet's CEO, Google, a key subsidiary of the holding company, is facing a lawsuit - for plagiarizing or stealing lyrics from a third-party platform.

Confirmed: Disney+ will be streaming on Fire TV devices

08 Nov 2019

Confirmed: Disney+ will be streaming on Fire TV devices

Disney's direct-to-consumer content streaming service, Disney+, is set to go live on November 12.

Now, Apple iPhone Xr is being manufactured in India

22 Oct 2019

Now, Apple iPhone Xr is being manufactured in India

Apple's famous 'affordable' smartphone, the iPhone Xr, now comes with the 'Made in India' tag.

Did Bill Gates lie about relationship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein?

15 Oct 2019

Did Bill Gates lie about relationship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein?

A recent report has revealed that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates had met late US financier Jeffrey Epstein "many times" despite having knowledge of his sexual crimes against children.