12 Feb 2021
Biden slams brakes on Trump's TikTok and WeChat bans
US President Joe Biden has been quite busy passing executive orders undoing Donald Trump's policy decisions. Many of these orders involve reversing Trump administration's measures meant to keep China in check.
26 Jan 2021
Indian Government will continue ban on PUBG and TikTok
The Indian Government has reportedly sent notices to Chinese app makers relaying that their existing bans will continue. The government had blocked 59 Chinese apps in June and 118 more in September last year.
28 Dec 2020
Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over coronavirus reportage
A 37-year-old citizen journalist was on Monday sentenced to four years in prison by a Chinese court over her coronavirus outbreak reporting, more than a year after the virus emerged in Wuhan.
24 Nov 2020
Centre bans 43 more mobile apps; check full list here
The central government on Tuesday decided to ban 43 mobile applications for being "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity" of India.
27 Sep 2020
PUBG ban not likely to be revoked anytime soon: Report
The ban on PUBG came as a big blow for PUBG Corporation, the creator of the title, and Tencent Games, the Chinese company behind its mobile version.
21 Sep 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more
Over the weekend, the US ban on TikTok, WeChat saw major developments.
20 Sep 2020
#WeeklyRecap: Potential life on Venus, Apple's new hardware, and more
This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology, including an unexpected - and still unconfirmed - case of alien life discovery.
19 Sep 2020
TikTok CEO asks Instagram, Facebook to help fight US ban
A few hours ago, the US Department of Commerce issued an order to ban the downloads of TikTok and WeChat apps, and limit their functionality.
18 Sep 2020
US bans TikTok, WeChat downloads from September 20: Details here
In a major move, the US government has announced the decision to ban popular Chinese services TikTok and WeChat.
05 Sep 2020
All you need to know about Akshay Kumar's FAU-G game
Just days after the Indian government placed a fresh ban on more than 100 Chinese apps including the popular battle royale game PUBG amid escalated tension in Ladakh, a made-in-India alternative has been announced.
24 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok suing Trump administration, and more
In the updates reported over the weekend, TikTok confirmed the plan to sue the Trump administration for pressuring its parent company into selling the US business of the video-sharing service.
17 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Trump may ban Alibaba, other Chinese companies
Over the weekend, a lot happened in the world of technology.
15 Aug 2020
Trump gives ByteDance 90-day deadline to sell TikTok's US business
Delivering his latest salvo against Beijing, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order giving ByteDance a 90-day deadline to divest the US operations of TikTok, its video-sharing service.
09 Aug 2020
#WeeklyRecap: US blocks out ByteDance; Apple, Google unveil new devices
This week, we witnessed some major hardware launches, but the biggest news in the world of tech was US President Donald Trump's crackdown on TikTok's parent ByteDance and WeChat's parent Tencent.
07 Aug 2020
Chinese giant Tencent loses $35 billion after Trump's ban
A few hours ago, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning certain business transactions with Tencent, the Chinese conglomerate that owns WeChat messaging service.
07 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Trump signs order banning business with TikTok's parent
In the updates since yesterday, US President Donald Trump signed executive orders banning business transactions with TikTok's parent company ByteDance and Tencent's WeChat.
16 Jul 2020
India begins questioning of owners of banned Chinese apps
Late last month, India's Information Technology Ministry banned 59 Chinese applications, deeming them "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order".
01 Jul 2020
PM Modi quits Chinese platform Weibo after India's app ban
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have quit Chinese microblogging platform Weibo.
30 Jun 2020
#TechBytes: Best alternatives to popular Chinese apps banned in India
Amid heightened tensions along the LAC, the Government of India has taken the decision to ban as many as 59 'unsafe' Chinese applications.
29 Jun 2020
TikTok to SHAREit, Government of India bans 59 Chinese apps
Amid heightened tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Government of India has taken the decision to ban 59 Chinese smartphone apps with immediate effect.
28 Jun 2020
Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in human trials: Details here
As the world deals with the novel coronavirus pandemic, China National Biotec Group (CNBG) has announced a major milestone in the effort to develop a vaccine for the deadly respiratory disease.
21 Jun 2020
#WeeklyRecap: Cyber attack warnings, Chrome spyware, voice tweets, and more
This week's technology updates were marked by major cybersecurity threats from Chinese and North Korean hackers and some really annoying bugs in Apple and Microsoft's products.
20 Jun 2020
#NewsBytesExplainer: Why 'boycotting Chinese goods' will not be easy
A few days ago, soldiers from India and China locked horns in the most gruesome clash along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in decades.
17 Jun 2020
WeChat to TikTok, 52 'China-linked' apps red-flagged by Indian intelligence
As many as 52 'China-linked' apps, including some popular ones, have been deemed unsafe by Indian intelligence agencies.
11 Jun 2020
China orders Weibo to disable some features: Here's why
Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo has been ordered to disable some of its features for a week.
08 May 2020
China: Fundraiser for monument to remember COVID-19 victims allegedly censored
Since the coronavirus outbreak started in China late last year, the nation has been accused of silencing reports on the crisis.
19 Apr 2020
#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more
This week, despite the evolving COVID-19 crisis, notable developments were made in the world of tech.
16 Apr 2020
Reliance and Facebook could team up for WeChat-like "super app"
Social media giant Facebook and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) could soon team up for a WeChat-like "super app".
20 Mar 2020
How China acted against whistleblowers who spoke against coronavirus handling
China, the home to coronavirus, wants to hijack the narrative surrounding the deadly disease, that has killed over 8,000 globally and infected over 2 lakh. President Xi Jinping wants the world to believe his regime had control of the situation.
25 Feb 2020
China using WeChat/Twitter to silence people speaking about coronavirus
After mass crackdowns, China is going after individual users sharing completely innocuous stuff on social media.
17 Feb 2020
Amid coronavirus outbreak, China resorts to online classes
The outbreak of coronavirus has hit all aspects of daily life in China, including the education system.
13 Feb 2020
China launched an app to detect potential coronavirus cases
As the death toll from the outbreak of coronavirus continues to increase, China, the epicenter of the epidemic, is doing everything possible to isolate diseased patients and prevent the infection from spreading.
30 Jan 2020
India shares evacuation forms with citizens stuck in China: Report
As the deadly coronavirus infection spread to all provinces and regions of China, the Indian embassy in Beijing has prepared to evacuate Indians stuck in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.
24 Jan 2020
Government will launch its own internal messaging app, like WhatsApp
India has been at loggerheads with Facebook-owned WhatsApp over non-traceability of messages.
08 Dec 2019
Some women are paying for virtual boyfriends: Here's why
Today, a large number of people use smartphone technology to fight their loneliness.
23 Nov 2019
Hackers can steal your posts, location from Facebook apps
Facebook and Instagram dominate as the most favored social media apps on the internet.
20 Sep 2019
Mysterious substance photographed on Moon's far side: Details here
Last year, China's Chang'e-4 mission delivered a rover called Yutu-2 on the far side of the Moon, the part that never faces Earth.
02 Sep 2019
Viral Chinese app ZAO can swap your face with anyone
Just as people began moving on from the FaceApp trend, another AI-based app has gone viral on the internet - ZAO.
01 May 2019
Reliance Jio to launch WeChat-like Super App with 100+ services
Reliance Jio is working to launch a Super App which will provide over 100 services under one platform, according to a Business Standard report.
19 Apr 2019
Goodbye BBM! BlackBerry Messenger shutting down next month
After 14 years of service, the iconic BlackBerry Messenger, the service that introduced us to web-based instant messaging, is coming to an end.