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Signal sees meteoric rise in daily installs as people look for WhatsApp alternatives

Signal sees meteoric rise in daily installs as people look for WhatsApp alternatives

The number of new users installing messaging app Signal every day is on track to cross 1 million, putting it closer to levels seen by larger rival WhatsApp, following an update to the Facebook Inc-owned app’s privacy policy. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 12, 2021  6:55 pm

Trump’s Twitter account permanently suspended

Trump’s Twitter account permanently suspended

US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”, the company says. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 9, 2021  9:54 am

Twitter & Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump’s accounts

Twitter & Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump’s accounts

Donald Trump has been suspended from Twitter and Facebook after tweeting to supporters who attacked the US Capitol. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 7, 2021  10:54 am

Jack Ma not missing but keeping a low profile, says report

Jack Ma not missing but keeping a low profile, says report

After various reports claimed that Chinese billionaire Jack Ma may have gone missing, CNBC, citing a person familiar with the matter, reported on Wednesday that the Alibaba founder has been lying low for the time being. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 6, 2021  6:11 pm

Alibaba under investigation by China over monopoly tactics

Alibaba under investigation by China over monopoly tactics

Chinese tech giant Alibaba is being investigated by regulators over monopolistic practices. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 24, 2020  4:36 pm

China’s lunar capsule returns to Earth with new moon samples

China’s lunar capsule returns to Earth with new moon samples

For the first time in more than four decades, humanity has brought moon rocks down to Earth. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 17, 2020  2:43 pm

YouTube, Gmail, Google Meet, and Google Docs crash for users across the world

YouTube, Gmail, Google Meet, and Google Docs crash for users across the world

Gmail, YouTube and Google Docs seem to down be down for users in Sri Lanka as well as across the world. Google’s online services within G Suite like Google Meets are unable to load. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 14, 2020  6:08 pm

Instagram and Facebook Messenger down for users across the globe

Instagram and Facebook Messenger down for users across the globe

In what seems to be a cross-platform issue, both Facebook Messenger and Instagram users are reporting glitches with their apps. But, the Mark Zuckerberg-owned enterprise, which is currently in the throws of two massive anti-trust lawsuits in the US, has no update on what’s wrong. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 10, 2020  6:26 pm

‘Christmas Star’ to be visible this festive season for first time in 800 years

‘Christmas Star’ to be visible this festive season for first time in 800 years

On December 21, a bright object will appear in the night’s sky. Astronomers have dubbed it the ‘Christmas Star’ due to it appearing over the festive season. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 10, 2020  4:23 pm

China removes TripAdvisor, 104 other apps from stores under ‘cleansing campaign’

China removes TripAdvisor, 104 other apps from stores under ‘cleansing campaign’

China has removed 105 apps including that of U.S. travel firm TripAdvisor Inc from app stores in the country, under a new campaign to cleanse stores of apps it deems spread content related to pornography, prostitution, gambling and violence. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 8, 2020  7:50 pm

China spacecraft collects samples from moon to take back to Earth

China spacecraft collects samples from moon to take back to Earth

A Chinese spacecraft took samples of the moon’s surface Wednesday as part of a mission to bring lunar rocks back to Earth for the first time since the 1970s, the government said, adding to a string of successes for Beijing’s increasingly ambitious space program. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 2, 2020  7:22 pm

India blocks several Alibaba apps in widening Chinese blacklist

India blocks several Alibaba apps in widening Chinese blacklist

India banned another 43 Chinese apps including some of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s key shopping services, expanding its mobile blacklist to more than 200 applications. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 25, 2020  5:30 pm

Facebook and Twitter grilled over US election actions

Facebook and Twitter grilled over US election actions

Facebook and Twitter’s chief executives have been challenged over their handling of the US election in their latest appearance before the US Senate. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2020  3:04 pm

Playstation 5, Xbox Series X bring Sony-Microsoft rivalry to a new generation

Playstation 5, Xbox Series X bring Sony-Microsoft rivalry to a new generation

The next generation of video game consoles is now here. Both Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Sony’s Playstation 5 hit stores this week — the newest chapter in an ongoing face-off between Microsoft and Sony. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 13, 2020  7:01 pm

WhatsApp introduces ‘disappearing messages’ feature

WhatsApp introduces ‘disappearing messages’ feature

WhatsApp is introducing a “disappearing messages” option that will erase chats from the phone of both the sender and recipient after seven days. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 5, 2020  5:37 pm

Twitter, Facebook flag Trump posts on U.S. election eve

Twitter, Facebook flag Trump posts on U.S. election eve

Twitter and Facebook late on Monday both flagged posts by President Donald Trump that claimed a U.S. Supreme Court decision on mail-in voting in Pennsylvania would lead to “rampant” fraud and was “very dangerous.” MORE..

(0)Comments | November 3, 2020  1:31 pm

US senators spar with Big Tech over legal immunity, politics

US senators spar with Big Tech over legal immunity, politics

Capitol Hill clashed with Silicon Valley Wednesday over legal protections and censorship on social media during a fiery hearing a week before Election Day in which Twitter’s Jack Dorsey acknowledged that platforms need to do more to “earn trust.” MORE..

(0)Comments | October 29, 2020  7:04 pm

Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs to defend key law before U.S. Senate panel

Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs to defend key law before U.S. Senate panel

The chief executives of Facebook, Twitter and Google will defend a law protecting internet companies before a Senate panel on Wednesday, a topic that has split U.S. lawmakers on ways to hold Big Tech accountable for how they moderate content on their platforms. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 28, 2020  7:54 pm

PayPal to allow cryptocurrency buying, selling and shopping on its network

PayPal to allow cryptocurrency buying, selling and shopping on its network

PayPal Holdings Inc joined the cryptocurrency market on Wednesday, allowing customers to buy, sell and hold bitcoin and other virtual coins using the U.S. digital payments company’s online wallets. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 21, 2020  6:11 pm

Google’s new feature allows humming and singing to search a song

Google’s new feature allows humming and singing to search a song

Google is adding a new “hum to search” feature to its search tools today that will let you hum (or whistle, or sing) the annoying song that’s stuck in your head, and then use machine learning techniques to try to identify it. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 19, 2020  11:27 am

Twitter flags Trump tweet for violating its rules on COVID-19 information

Twitter flags Trump tweet for violating its rules on COVID-19 information

Twitter on Sunday flagged a tweet by Donald Trump in which the U.S. President claimed he was immune to the coronavirus, saying it violated the social media platform’s rules about misleading information related to COVID-19. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 12, 2020  4:41 pm

Instagram to hide comments considered offensive

Instagram to hide comments considered offensive

Instagram will begin automatically hiding potentially offensive comments as part of its ongoing attempt to address online bullying. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 6, 2020  1:54 pm

Uber wins appeal against London ban

Uber wins appeal against London ban

Uber has won its appeal after losing its license to operate in London, Bloomberg reports. A judge ruled that the service is “fit and proper” and should be allowed to operate in the England capital.

(0)Comments | September 28, 2020  6:55 pm

Amazon unveils flying home security drone, Ring

Amazon unveils flying home security drone, Ring

Ring, the Amazon-owned home security business, introduced a flying camera on Thursday that may excite home-surveillance fans but is almost certain to rankle privacy advocates. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 26, 2020  1:02 pm

Astronomers find possible sign of life on Venus

Astronomers find possible sign of life on Venus

Traces of a rare molecule known as phosphine have been found in the hellish, heavily acidic atmosphere of Venus, astronomers announced Monday — providing a tantalizing clue about the possibility of life. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 15, 2020  11:04 am
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