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28 Aug 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Walmart-Microsoft team up for TikTok deal, and more

In the updates since last night, TikTok, the current talk of the town, got Walmart as the latest bidder for its business.

27 Aug 2020

Shashi Tharoor

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.

27 Aug 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos is now worth $200bn, and more

In the updates since last night, Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, became richer than ever.

26 Aug 2020


Google 'confused' users with privacy settings, its own employees admit

Much like Facebook, Google is also heavy on tracking the web activity and location data of its users for advertising purposes.

26 Aug 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Chrome getting major speed improvements, and more

In the updates since last night, Google announced new features for Chrome, aimed at making the browser faster and power-efficient.

25 Aug 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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).

24 Aug 2020

New Zealand

Christchurch terrorist planned to burn down mosques, NZ police say

Over a year after the tragic Christchurch shootings in New Zealand, a court heard for the first time the official account of what the terrorist had planned.

22 Aug 2020


Joseph Gordon-Levitt praises artist Jason Goldwin Chang

Jason Goldwin Chang is a New York-based actor, musician, and model who is currently enrolled at the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

22 Aug 2020


#LeakAlert: Data of 235 million TikTok, Instagram, YouTube users exposed

As many as 235 million users of leading video services TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube have been hit by a data leak.

20 Aug 2020

Shashi Tharoor

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


How ISIS used Facebook to scam people needing face masks

In the past few months, we have seen a number of instances of fraudsters using COVID-19 to con unsuspecting people.

17 Aug 2020

Delhi Police

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.

16 Aug 2020


After Reels, Facebook testing another TikTok-like video format in India

As TikTok struggles to hold its ground in global markets, Facebook is going a full-on assault mode to take its place.

15 Aug 2020


Facebook's 'mega merger' begins, Instagram and Messenger chats being integrated

More than a year ago, Facebook had announced the audacious plan of merging the underlying infrastructure of its key messaging products - Instagram direct messages, Messenger, and WhatsApp.

14 Aug 2020


Instagram's servers kept private photos and DMs long after deletion

Despite doing a good job at distancing itself from Facebook and its privacy-related debacles, Instagram keeps running into occasional minor issues.

13 Aug 2020


Bengaluru: How rioters cornered cops with guerrilla-like attack, discreet planning

On Tuesday, outraged over a "derogatory" Facebook post about Prophet Muhammad, thousands of rioters set various pockets of Karnataka's East Bengaluru on fire, while the police struggled to contain the violence.

12 Aug 2020


Facebook Lite is shutting down on iOS: Details here

In an unexpected move, social media giant Facebook is sunsetting the Lite version of its main mobile application.

10 Aug 2020

Delhi Police

Facebook employee flags man's "suicidal tendencies," cops avert tragedy

A man, in his 20s, was saved from ending his life by Delhi and Mumbai Police after an Irish Facebook employee told about his suicidal tendencies last week, said reports.

10 Aug 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok plans to sue Trump administration, and more

Over the weekend, TikTok was reported to be planning legal action against Trump administration.

06 Aug 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook, Twitter remove Trump's misleading post, and more

In the updates since last night, both Facebook and Twitter launched a crackdown on a misleading post from US President Donald Trump.

02 Aug 2020


#WeeklyRecap: Big Tech trial, CERT-In's warning, NASA's Mars mission, more

This week, the biggest story in tech was the congressional trial of the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon over anti-trust issues.

01 Aug 2020


Facebook's E.gg is bringing back creativity of the 'early internet'

Back in the 90s, surfing the web was all about websites with flashy texts, GIFs, and images.

30 Jul 2020


Big Tech on trial: Key moments from the historic hearing

On Wednesday, Big Tech went on trial as the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook appeared before Congress for a hearing on antitrust.

27 Jul 2020


Big Tech CEOs to testify before Congress: All details here

On Wednesday, the Chief Executives of four of US' largest technology conglomerates - Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google - are heading to testify before a US Congressional panel.

27 Jul 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Google sued for shady practices, and more

Over the weekend, another case was added to the list of lawsuits against Google.

26 Jul 2020


Messenger Rooms: How to use Facebook's new Zoom challenger

A few months ago, Facebook introduced Messenger Rooms as its own "casual" take on Zoom and Google Meet.

26 Jul 2020


Google uses Android to track its rivals apps: Report

In a major shocker, a report from The Information has revealed that Google uses Android to track the applications offered by its rivals.

24 Jul 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Russia accused of testing satellite-destroying technology, and more

In a strange piece of news, Russia has been accused of testing "what would appear to be [an] actual in-orbit anti-satellite weaponry," BBC reported.

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.

17 Jul 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Nepalese tonsured in UP, forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram"

In a deplorable incident, a youth, said to be a citizen of Nepal, was tortured in Uttar Pradesh and forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram." The incident is being viewed as a fallout of the Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli's remark that the Hindu deity belonged to his country.

16 Jul 2020


Amazon launches 'Interactive Video Service' for businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the entire world to switch to the routine of interacting, studying, and working remotely.

15 Jul 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: UK bans Huawei, WhatsApp goes down, and more

In the last few hours, a lot has happened in the world of technology.

12 Jul 2020


#WeeklyRecap: Instagram's Reels, Jio's WhatsApp clone, Google's smart speaker, more

This week, tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Jio made headlines in the world of technology.

10 Jul 2020


A Facebook glitch is crashing popular iOS apps: Details here

If you are running into frequent app crashes on your iPhone, you are probably not alone!

09 Jul 2020


Facebook to PUBG, Army directs troops to delete 89 apps

Amid growing security concerns, the Indian Army has directed its troops to delete 89 smartphone applications.

08 Jul 2020


Now, Instagram brings TikTok-like 'Reels' to India

The key to success is making a move at the right time—and Instagram is doing just that.

06 Jul 2020


India's app ban could cost TikTok's parent company $6 billion

Following the deadly Indo-China clash along the LAC, the Indian government announced the decision to ban 59 'unsafe' Chinese applications.

04 Jul 2020


COVID-19 Free Jobs Forum, a place to find work opportunities

COVID-19 has put a dent in the Indian economy, with several industries suffering and tens of thousands of people going out of work.

01 Jul 2020


Google gets serious about AR again, acquires "smart-glasses" company North

Following the footsteps of players like Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook, internet giant Google is also joining the bandwagon of Augmented Reality or AR.

30 Jun 2020


Microsoft suspends all advertising on Facebook, Instagram

Microsoft has suspended all advertising on Facebook and Instagram at least until August.