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Parler website returns with help from Russian firm; Still unusable

20 Jan 2021

Parler website returns with help from Russian firm; Still unusable

A week after Silicon Valley oligarchs collectively banded together to eliminate the fastest growing social media platform Parler, it is back online in limited capacity.

Trump calls Georgia's top official, demands to overturn election results

04 Jan 2021

Trump calls Georgia's top official, demands to overturn election results

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump directed the top election official in Georgia to "find enough votes" to change the poll outcome in an extraordinary phone call on Saturday, excerpts of which were released by the Washington Post on Sunday.

Johnny Depp loses case against 'The Sun' involving ex-wife Heard

02 Nov 2020

Johnny Depp loses case against 'The Sun' involving ex-wife Heard

Actor Johnny Depp has legally failed to substantiate his claims against tabloid The Sun over an article that branded him a "wife-beater" while mentioning his and ex-wife Amber Heard's tumultuous relationship.

Johnny Depp wants defamation case trial against Amber Heard postponed

04 Sep 2020

Johnny Depp wants defamation case trial against Amber Heard postponed

Legendary actor Johnny Depp wants the hearings of the defamation case he has lodged against his ex-wife Amber Heard to be delayed.

Next question: Newsom reacts to ex-wife Kimberly Guilfoyle's RNC speech

27 Aug 2020

Next question: Newsom reacts to ex-wife Kimberly Guilfoyle's RNC speech

On the opening night of the Republican National Convention on Monday, Kimberly Guilfoyle delivered a fiery speech that went viral for all the wrong reasons.

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

21 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

In the updates since last night, NASA revealed that there has been a small air leak at the International Space Station.

Unable to fly, travelers hop on flights to reach nowhere

19 Aug 2020

Unable to fly, travelers hop on flights to reach nowhere

With the coronavirus pandemic putting brakes on flying worldwide, frequent fliers are trying different styles to satisfy their "wanderlust".

Huawei phones may lose Android update support: Here's why

16 Aug 2020

Huawei phones may lose Android update support: Here's why

If you own a Huawei-built phone with Google's Android operating system, there is something you should know.

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases may be key to ending pandemic

09 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases may be key to ending pandemic

For months, it has been known that although the novel coronavirus is highly contagious, a large portion of infected individuals witnesses only mild or no symptoms.

Twitter labels Trump's video attacking 'fake news' as fake

19 Jun 2020

Twitter labels Trump's video attacking 'fake news' as fake

Continuing its stringent content moderation practices, Twitter has fact-checked a video tweeted by US President Donald Trump and labeled the same as 'manipulated media'.

Trump to sign executive order targeting social media firms

28 May 2020

Trump to sign executive order targeting social media firms

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order pertaining to social media, the White House has confirmed.

72-year-old man killed by son during Zoom call in US

22 May 2020

72-year-old man killed by son during Zoom call in US

A 72-year-old man was stabbed to death during a call on the video conferencing platform Zoom in New York, United States. The attacker is said to be the 72-year-old's own son.

Wuhan lab intern accidentally leaked novel coronavirus, says US media

18 Apr 2020

Wuhan lab intern accidentally leaked novel coronavirus, says US media

As the question of the origins of the novel coronavirus remains unanswered, reports claimed that the virus may have leaked from a laboratory in China's Wuhan city.

More than 15,000 private Zoom meetings leaked online: Details here

05 Apr 2020

More than 15,000 private Zoom meetings leaked online: Details here

Zoom, the video conferencing service that shot to fame in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, is drawing flak for leaking private meetings of its users.

Saudi King's brother, former Crown Prince among royals arrested

09 Mar 2020

Saudi King's brother, former Crown Prince among royals arrested

In what is believed to be the latest crackdown by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), a fourth prince was reportedly arrested on Saturday.

Johnny Depp allegedly said he would "burn" ex-wife Amber Heard

28 Feb 2020

Johnny Depp allegedly said he would "burn" ex-wife Amber Heard

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp allegedly said via text messages that he wanted to "burn" his former wife Amber Heard and "f**k her burnt corpse" during their volatile relationship in the past.

After hacking report, Bezos tweets image from Jamal Khashoggi's memorial

23 Jan 2020

After hacking report, Bezos tweets image from Jamal Khashoggi's memorial

The phone of the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, was allegedly hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, an explosive report in The Guardian claimed yesterday.

Apparently, Saudi Crown Prince hacked Jeff Bezos's phone via WhatsApp

22 Jan 2020

Apparently, Saudi Crown Prince hacked Jeff Bezos's phone via WhatsApp

Last year, Gavin de Becker, a security specialist known for assisting the CIA and FBI, claimed that the Saudi government had hacked the phone of Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man.

Piyush Goyal snubs Bezos's $1bn investment announcement, Chidambaram slams him

17 Jan 2020

Piyush Goyal snubs Bezos's $1bn investment announcement, Chidambaram slams him

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos came to India bearing gifts. The world's richest man promised to invest $1 billion to digitize small businesses, but this offer was welcomed rudely.

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi court hands death penalty to 5

23 Dec 2019

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi court hands death penalty to 5

Over a year after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, a court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death in connection with the incident.

Why did Google fire four employees, rather unceremoniously?

26 Nov 2019

Why did Google fire four employees, rather unceremoniously?

On Monday, tech giant Google fired four employees for allegedly accessing internal information "outside the scope of their jobs."

Google nearly published 100,000 X-rays, then realized serious privacy issues

16 Nov 2019

Google nearly published 100,000 X-rays, then realized serious privacy issues

Google wants you to believe that you are in full control of your data, but its actions tell a completely different story.

Uber CEO calls Jamal Khashoggi's murder "mistake", apologizes after outrage

12 Nov 2019

Uber CEO calls Jamal Khashoggi's murder "mistake", apologizes after outrage

Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered last year, inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. His murder, allegedly ordered by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, sparked outrage and showed dissenting voices are shut.

Now, US schools use app to track kids' bathroom breaks

05 Nov 2019

Now, US schools use app to track kids' bathroom breaks

Teachers often hate giving bathroom breaks to kids who end up using that time to roam around, create nuisance with their friends.

WhatsApp is suing an Israeli firm for spying on users

30 Oct 2019

WhatsApp is suing an Israeli firm for spying on users

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has sued Israeli security firm NSO Group for developing and injecting malware into its messaging service and using the same for spying on over 1,400 people.

Doctor burns to death as Tesla doors fail to open

24 Oct 2019

Doctor burns to death as Tesla doors fail to open

The futuristic doors of the electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc. have now landed the company in hot water.

Chinese government's app caught spying on 100 million Android users

14 Oct 2019

Chinese government's app caught spying on 100 million Android users

A Germany-based cybersecurity firm has claimed that the Chinese Communist party has been spying on people using its own app.

Saudi Arabia allows tourists men, women to share hotel rooms

05 Oct 2019

Saudi Arabia allows tourists men, women to share hotel rooms

A week after Saudi Arabia welcomed tourists for the first time, the conservative Muslim Kingdom has clarified that foreign men and women will be allowed to rent hotel rooms together, without needing to prove that they are related.

At Jamal Khashoggi's memorial, Jeff Bezos hugs his fiancée

03 Oct 2019

At Jamal Khashoggi's memorial, Jeff Bezos hugs his fiancée

A year ago, journalist Jamal Khashoggi was inhumanely murdered inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. On Wednesday, activists and his fiancée, Hatice Cengiz gathered outside the embassy to remember him.

Before killing Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi operatives made "chilling" jokes: Report

02 Oct 2019

Before killing Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi operatives made "chilling" jokes: Report

Exactly a year ago, journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul to collect documents needed to marry his fiancee. He didn't come out alive.

Man proposes to girlfriend underwater; dies before hearing 'Yes'

23 Sep 2019

Man proposes to girlfriend underwater; dies before hearing 'Yes'

In a tragic piece of news, a United States man died while proposing to his girlfriend underwater in Tanzania, East Africa.

Thousands worldwide, including ex-Saudi royal adviser, have Twitter accounts suspended

20 Sep 2019

Thousands worldwide, including ex-Saudi royal adviser, have Twitter accounts suspended

On Friday, the microblogging site Twitter said that it has closed down thousands of accounts on its platform for spreading fake news and pro-government propaganda.

Did President Trump accidentally tweet classified information about Iran?

31 Aug 2019

Did President Trump accidentally tweet classified information about Iran?

Amid tensions between the United States and Iran, President Donald Trump may have accidentally let it slip that he's spying on the Gulf nation.

Happy Birthday Buffett: Let's celebrate quirks of world's richest man

30 Aug 2019

Happy Birthday Buffett: Let's celebrate quirks of world's richest man

Warren Buffett, better known as the 'Oracle of Omaha', turns 89 today.

Here's how much Mia Khalifa earned from her porn stint

20 Aug 2019

Here's how much Mia Khalifa earned from her porn stint

Former pornstar Mia Khalifa is a global cultural sensation today. The 26-year-old took the adult film industry by storm since her appearance in scenes wearing a hijab.

Love coffee? This robot makes 100 cups in an hour

15 Aug 2019

Love coffee? This robot makes 100 cups in an hour

From preparing meals to actually delivering them, robots are taking charge of every major task in the food-tech industry.

Amazon accidentally gives 99% discount on Prime Day sale

21 Jul 2019

Amazon accidentally gives 99% discount on Prime Day sale

During the recent Amazon Prime Day sale, a few photography enthusiasts left a lot happier than they would have imagined.

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO's moon mission is cheaper than 'Avengers: Endgame'

14 Jul 2019

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO's moon mission is cheaper than 'Avengers: Endgame'

Fifty years after Apollo 11 made the historic Moon landing, India's second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, plans to "go where no country has ever gone before": the satellite's South Pole.

American Airlines staff makes woman 'cover up' before boarding flight

10 Jul 2019

American Airlines staff makes woman 'cover up' before boarding flight

A US woman was temporarily removed from an American Airlines flight for wearing "inappropriate" clothing. Tisha Rowe (37), a resident of Houston (Texas), said she and her 8-year-old son weren't allowed to board the flight until she "covered up."

MacKenzie Bezos to get $38bn in world's biggest divorce settlement

03 Jul 2019

MacKenzie Bezos to get $38bn in world's biggest divorce settlement

Months after the couple announced their split, MacKenzie Bezos (48) will walk away with $38 billion as she divorces her husband, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos (55), anytime this week.