04 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter 'error' keeps users from tweeting, and more
In the updates since last night, Twitter drew flak for an error that restricting tweeting.
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.
10 Jul 2020
TikTok mulling substantial changes to distance itself from China
Amid criticism from several quarters, the loudest from the United States and India, short-video platform TikTok is mulling changes in its corporate set up to distance itself from its parent company's Chinese links, reports said on Friday.
16 Jun 2020
Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos may finally testify before Congress
E-commerce behemoth Amazon has confirmed that its founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, is ready to testify before a US Congressional panel this July.
28 May 2020
Google's 'Scam Spotter' will help you dodge online frauds
For years, we have been hearing cases of scammers and fraudsters tricking internet users into giving their money or personal details away.
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.
25 May 2020
Watch out! COVID-19 contact tracing scams are on the rise
The spread of COVID-19 has triggered a wave of scams.
27 Dec 2019
To keep children safe, YouTube once considered screening videos manually
Despite being incredibly successful, YouTube hasn't been able to dodge controversies.
20 Dec 2019
Again! Facebook data of over 26 crore people leaked online
Despite FTC's $5 billion fine for privacy violations and a lot of flak from the general public, Facebook's security issues aren't just coming to an end.
03 Oct 2019
US Presidential candidate Warren, Zuckerberg lock claws over #BreakUpBigTech
2020 US presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to break up tech giants including Facebook Inc, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn't pleased.
08 Aug 2019
Instagram's 'preferred marketing partner' tracked location of millions
Even after scandals like Cambridge Analytica and a massive FTC fine, Facebook's privacy woes aren't coming to a halt.
28 Feb 2019
TikTok illegally collected children's data, slapped with $5.7 million fine
TikTok, one of the most famous video-sharing platforms in India, has been caught collecting personal data of children aged under 13, illegally.
28 Dec 2018
Watch out! Fraudsters targeting Netflix users with phishing emails
Despite being one of the biggest streaming platforms in the world, Netflix has been marred by a wave of phishing scams.
22 Nov 2018
From December 1, spend more for flying out of Delhi
Passengers flying out of Delhi airport will have to spend more as Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) has approved the revision of service charges.
13 Jun 2018
NY: Indian-origin man to pay over $136,000 in India-based tech-support-scam
Paramjit Singh Brar, an Indian-origin man, who had allegedly provided substantial support to an India-based tech-support scam, has agreed to pay over $136,000 and a permanent ban from marketing, promoting or offering tech-support services as part of a settlement with US federal authorities.
08 Jun 2018
Facebook bug made private posts public, affecting 1.4 crore users
Facebook is deep in trouble, yet again. This time for a bug that is estimated to have impacted as many as 1.4cr users.
04 Jun 2018
Facebook giving open-access to user's data; formed data-sharing partnerships: NYT
Weeks after it was revealed that a British political firm Cambridge Analytica accessed millions of user data on Facebook, the social network company is now through another set of allegations by the New York Times.
08 Feb 2018
Pune call center which cheated 11,000 Americans busted
Pune police busted a call center scam in the Koregaon Park area earlier this week and arrested three men running the operations.
22 Nov 2017
Uber paid hackers $100,000; concealed data stolen of 57mn users
Uber is facing another PR nightmare. It has emerged that the company concealed a massive data breach affecting 57mn users/riders for a whole year.
16 Jul 2017
How Google pays academicians to buy "influence"
With its tentacles spread into everything, way beyond the Internet, Google has become extremely powerful and influential.
05 May 2017
Qualcomm seeks to ban iPhone imports into the US
On April 28th, 2017, Apple stopped paying royalties to Qualcomm.
20 Jan 2017
Uber to pay $20mn to "misled" American drivers
Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle allegations that it "misled" drivers with false promises on how much they would earn and pay to finance a car.