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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.