Written byShubham Sharma
Over the weekend, another case was added to the list of lawsuits against Google.
This time, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking the tech giant to the court, claiming that it failed to take proper consent from Australians about combining the personal information on their Google accounts with their activities on non-Google sites.
Here are other major developments.
The decision was taken to accommodate the memorial service of civil rights leader John Lewis, who passed away on July 17.
It's the first time that these four executives will testify in one hearing.
Separately, WhatsApp rival Telegram has pushed an update, introducing features like sending 2GB files in chat (WhatsApp, are you listening?), setting profile videos, showing thumbnail preview of photos/videos in the conversation list, and automatically archiving messages from people who are not in contacts.
In another development, video platform TikTok has launched a crackdown on several hashtags related to the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory.
Just recently, Twitter said that hackers that targeted its platform accessed DMs of 36 high-profile accounts.
In response, Elon Musk, who was also targeted, claimed he is not worried about it.
Speaking to the New York Times, Musk said, "We can probably cherry-pick some section of my DMs that sound bad out of context but overall my DMs mostly consist of swapping memes."
Google has confirmed that it will be providing free replacement devices to people who are facing problems while connecting their Nest Thermostats to Wi-Fi.
Then, Apple is said to be working on a Face ID-like feature for MacBooks, while OnePlus has leaked 271 email addresses of its customers through a mass email in which the sender forgot to use the BCC field.
The first part of COVAXIN's Phase 1 trial has been completed with 50 volunteers being administered by the shot.
Meanwhile, an AIIMS study has shown that focusing on fever as a predominant symptom of COVID may lead to many cases being missed.
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