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NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter loses safe harbor in India, and more

17 Jun 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter loses safe harbor in India, and more

Twitter seems to have lost the dangerous game of chicken it has been playing with the Indian government.

NewsBytes Briefing: Biden shows China some love, and more

11 Jun 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Biden shows China some love, and more

US President Joe Biden's love hate relationship with China continues with his latest order revoking his predecessor Donald Trump's executive orders against Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat apps.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple keeps Android users in check, and more

10 Jun 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple keeps Android users in check, and more

"Don't call us, we'll call you," best describes the dynamics between Android and Apple users when it comes to the new cross-platform FaceTime update.

NewsBytes Briefing: The internet experienced a brief hiccup, and more

09 Jun 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: The internet experienced a brief hiccup, and more

Several major news websites and social media platforms such as Reddit were down for about an hour starting 3 PM Indian Standard Time. The disruption was caused by cloud computing services provider Fastly experiencing technical difficulties with its services.

NewsBytes Briefing: Tinder makes it easier for cheaters, and more

08 Jun 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Tinder makes it easier for cheaters, and more

Tinder's very nature makes it unviable for cheaters. While fake profiles don't get you anywhere, using your real identity will get you spotted and ratted out by common friends.

NewsBytes Briefing: Biden goes all Trump on China, and more

05 Jun 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Biden goes all Trump on China, and more

Many consider US President Joe Biden as an antidote to his predecessor Donald Trump, hoping for him to undo the latter's policies. However, reality is quite different. After continuing Trump's immigration policies, Biden is also continuing Trump's trade war with China.

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance weaponizes 3D printing against COVID-19, and more

04 Jun 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance weaponizes 3D printing against COVID-19, and more

Reliance might have disrupted the technology space with Jio, but now it has its eyes set on COVID-19. The Indian conglomerate is coming up with a lot of lateral solutions to tackle issues such as combating the virus itself with experimental treatments.

NewsBytes Briefing: Samsung's helping Google fold the Pixel, and more

03 Jun 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Samsung's helping Google fold the Pixel, and more

As more rumors emerge hinting at Google considering a foldable version of its Pixel smartphone, the terrible durability of Samsung's first foldable device is a cautionary tale for anyone trying to replicate it.

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla gets dearer due to pandemic, and more

02 Jun 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla gets dearer due to pandemic, and more

The pandemic has made life hard for everyone across the board. Gamers can't buy graphics cards and carmakers can't, well, make cars due to lack of essential chips.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon will set your Wi-Fi free, and more

01 Jun 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon will set your Wi-Fi free, and more

Not long after nipping the workers' union in the bud, Jeff Bezos and company want to share your means of internet connectivity. You have 10 days to opt out of Amazon's Sidewalk program if you own an Alexa, Echo, or other Amazon devices.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple has its eyes on cryptocurrencies, and more

29 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple has its eyes on cryptocurrencies, and more

Apple either bucks the trend and adopts radically new technologies long before competitors, or it takes its own sweet time to embrace new tech used by everyone. The cryptocurrency craze, however, fits between these two scenarios.

NewsBytes Briefing: Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis no longer thought-crime, and more

28 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis no longer thought-crime, and more

Mainstream media, so-called fact checkers, and Big Tech censors have a busy weekend of stealth editing incriminating content and revising their algorithmic ban hammers ahead of them.

NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp avenges Twitter in India, and more

27 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp avenges Twitter in India, and more

Not long after Delhi Police raided Twitter's offices, WhatsApp has avenged its social media peer by suing the Indian government. Facebook is playing it smart by refraining from simply refusing to comply to government demands.

NewsBytes Briefing: Delhi Police pays Twitter a visit, and more

26 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Delhi Police pays Twitter a visit, and more

Twitter learned the hard way that Narendra Modi shouldn't be confused with Donald Trump, and that its arbitrary policies won't fly in India.

NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse hits million downloads on Android, and more

25 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse hits million downloads on Android, and more

Despite Big Tech doing its best to clone Clubhouse into their existing platforms, evidently nothing beats the original. Android users flocked to the newly launched app of the audio-only social media platform and downloaded it a million times.

NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse officially comes to Android, and more

22 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse officially comes to Android, and more

Clubhouse sure has played its exclusivity card to the ragged end. But like all things new and intriguing, the novelty of the audio-only social media platform has worn off, which has manifested in a 10-fold drop in downloads of the iOS app.

NewsBytes Briefing: ByteDance co-founder steps down as CEO, and more

21 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: ByteDance co-founder steps down as CEO, and more

While the Big Tech oligarchy unpersoned a sitting US President, China seemingly took those lessons to heart and began cracking down on the tech oligarchy within its own backyard.

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft tries hiding Windows 10X's demise, and more

20 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft tries hiding Windows 10X's demise, and more

In the deluge of Google I/O announcements, news of Microsoft killing Windows 10X has slipped through the cracks. But we have taken it upon ourselves to bring this tragic development to light.

NewsBytes Briefing: Germans are making a flying Tesla, and more

19 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Germans are making a flying Tesla, and more

What's better than an electric car? An electric aircraft, of course. German aviation start-up Volocopter is about to give a whole new dimension to range anxiety with its electric-powered rotorcraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitterati feels the subscription blues, and more

18 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitterati feels the subscription blues, and more

Apple has been going after its Big Tech rivals by hurting their ad revenue models, but Twitter is making sure it can weather Apple's impending "adpocalypse".

NewsBytes Briefing: New vulnerability affects every internet-connected device, and more

15 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: New vulnerability affects every internet-connected device, and more

Security researchers have discovered a new FragAttack vulnerability that isn't restricted to smartphones, but encompasses absolutely every single device bearing Wi-Fi capability. It even compromises the new WPA3 Wi-Fi security protocol.

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla doesn't like Bitcoin anymore, and more

14 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla doesn't like Bitcoin anymore, and more

Not long after allowing Tesla electric vehicles to be bought using Bitcoin, CEO Elon Musk has had a change of heart.

NewsBytes Briefing: YouTube's TikTok clone already doing well, and more

13 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: YouTube's TikTok clone already doing well, and more

Silicon Valley's foundation is built on compelling ideas. But ideas can be stolen, which happens with clockwork precision in the world of social media platforms. For instance, YouTube's TikTok clone has been gradually phased out from testing to global roll-out now.

NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp masters the art of lying, and more

12 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp masters the art of lying, and more

After the public outcry over WhatsApp's ham-handed privacy policy, Facebook was forced to delay the deadline and assure that users won't lose their accounts or functionality.

NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse finally launches Android app, and more

11 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse finally launches Android app, and more

Clubhouse just found out the hard way that it is no De Beers, and that boosting app popularity with artificial scarcity doesn't work forever.

NewsBytes Briefing: IBM creates first 2-nanometer chip, and more

08 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: IBM creates first 2-nanometer chip, and more

Those who thought IBM had stopped making processors are in for a surprise as the company claims to have created the world's first 2nm processor.

NewsBytes Briefing: SpaceX's Starship finally sticks the landing, and more

07 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: SpaceX's Starship finally sticks the landing, and more

After numerous flight tests ending up in fiery balls of fire, Elon Musk's SpaceX has finally managed to land a Starship prototype without an incident.

NewsBytes Briefing: Signal weaponizes Facebook ads against it, and more

06 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Signal weaponizes Facebook ads against it, and more

In a brilliant move of lateral thinking, Signal showcased the real danger of Facebook's invasion of user privacy through, well, Facebook's targeted advertisements.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter finally opens up Spaces, and more

05 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter finally opens up Spaces, and more

After beta testing Spaces on minorities and marginalized netizens for a while, Twitter has finally opened up its Clubhouse clone to common folks, provided you happen to have at least 600 followers.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortage cripples the auto industry, and more

01 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortage cripples the auto industry, and more

Global chip shortages are getting ridiculous. Ford has projected its earnings will be slashed by an eye watering $2.5 billion as a consequence. That's 1.1 million fewer vehicles from just one auto maker.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook commits accidental censorship, and more

30 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook commits accidental censorship, and more

Facebook is so used to censorship that it sometimes does so accidentally. That's the reason it cited after being caught hiding posts calling for the resignation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the country's worsening pandemic crisis.

NewsBytes Briefing: Intel should be worried of Apple, and more

29 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Intel should be worried of Apple, and more

Even as Apple's new iOS 14.5 wreaks havoc on Facebook's and Google's advertising business model, its custom-designed processors have not only displaced Intel's offerings, but their performance and efficiency threatens the x86 rivals.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple puts Facebook, Google on notice, and more

28 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple puts Facebook, Google on notice, and more

In January everyone had dismissed Apple CEO Tim Cook's privacy campaign as a PR stunt. We had called it back then that it was no ordinary PR stunt, and Cook was setting up a booby trap to gut rivals Facebook and Google.

NewsBytes Briefing: Here's how deepfakes could end humanity, and more

27 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Here's how deepfakes could end humanity, and more

Unknown perpetrators, using the power of deepfakes, duped Dutch politicians into believing they were video conferencing with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's chief of staff.

NewsBytes Briefing: App makers are terrified for Apple, and more

24 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: App makers are terrified for Apple, and more

If you thought the term Big Tech mafia was a hyperbole, think again. App makers told US senators that they are scared of Apple and Google during the ongoing anti-trust dog and pony show.

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers blackmail Apple with repair schematics, and more

23 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers blackmail Apple with repair schematics, and more

Apple has been fleecing customers with exorbitant repair charges and planned obsolescence, but now a hacker collective called REvil has turned the tables on it.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook promotes cybercriminals targeting its userbase, and more

22 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook promotes cybercriminals targeting its userbase, and more

Facebook's recent string of security snafus aren't mere coincidences, but a symptom of what's turning out to be systemic security lapses. Case in point: Facebook Messenger users in 84 countries face serious phishing threats.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook announces its Clubhouse clone, and more

21 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook announces its Clubhouse clone, and more

You can find everything in Silicon Valley except originality. Sure enough, Facebook joins the mad rush to clone Clubhouse.

NewsBytes Briefing: Domino's leaks all your data, and more

20 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Domino's leaks all your data, and more

So you thought you'd order pineapple topping on your pizza and no one would find out? Well, think again because Domino's India has somehow managed to leak 180 million order details, which include names, phone numbers, addresses, and even credit card details.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortages will continue until 2023, and more

17 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Chip shortages will continue until 2023, and more

Want a new graphics card, gaming rig, or a next-generation console? Well, you might as well pay the atrocious scalper prices because the world's largest chipmaker TSMC has painted a rather grim picture.