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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
YouTube launches its TikTok rival, “YouTube Shorts”

YouTube launches its TikTok rival, “YouTube Shorts”

As TikTok’s fate in the U.S. remains murky, YouTube today announced the launch of a new short-form video experience it’s calling YouTube Shorts. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 15, 2020  9:20 am
Xbox Series S set to debut on November 10

Xbox Series S set to debut on November 10

Xbox Series S console will debut on November 10, Microsoft has confirmed through a teaser video released on Tuesday. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 9, 2020  3:27 pm
India bans PUBG Mobile and 117 other Chinese apps

India bans PUBG Mobile and 117 other Chinese apps

India has banned more than 100 additional apps with linkage to China, including popular mobile game PUBG, citing cybersecurity concerns as geopolitical tensions escalate at the two neighboring nations’ disputed border. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 3, 2020  1:11 pm
Twitter account of Narendra Modi’s personal website hacked

Twitter account of Narendra Modi’s personal website hacked

The Twitter account for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website and the Narendra Modi Mobile App was reportedly hacked at around 3:15 am on Thursday. The account has 2.5 million followers. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 3, 2020  8:32 am
China’s new tech export controls could give Beijing a say in TikTok sale

China’s new tech export controls could give Beijing a say in TikTok sale

China’s new rules around tech exports mean ByteDance’s sale of TikTok’s U.S. operations could need Beijing’s approval, a Chinese trade expert told state media, a requirement that would complicate the forced and politically charged divestment. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 31, 2020  3:06 pm
Google services including Gmail hit by serious disruption

Google services including Gmail hit by serious disruption

Google services including Gmail, Drive and Docs are currently experiencing serious issues, as the company has acknowledged on its status dashboard. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 20, 2020  2:40 pm
Google Lookout: App reads grocery labels for blind people

Google Lookout: App reads grocery labels for blind people

Google’s AI can now identify food in the supermarket, in a move designed to help the visually impaired. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 13, 2020  4:21 pm
Apple boss Tim Cook joins the billionaires club

Apple boss Tim Cook joins the billionaires club

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has moved into the billionaire club as the tech firm’s share price continues to soar. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 11, 2020  4:10 pm
TikTok to sue Trump administration on President’s executive order ban

TikTok to sue Trump administration on President’s executive order ban

The embattled short-form video app TikTok may launch its legal fight against an executive order banning the app in the United States on Tuesday, under grounds the ban is unconstitutional. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 9, 2020  5:57 pm
TikTok: Trump says he will ban Chinese video app in the US

TikTok: Trump says he will ban Chinese video app in the US

United States President Donald Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the US. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 1, 2020  4:27 pm
NASA’s new Mars rover launches from Florida to seek signs of past life

NASA’s new Mars rover launches from Florida to seek signs of past life

NASA’s next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Thursday atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $2.4 billion mission to search for traces of potential past life on Earth’s planetary neighbor. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 30, 2020  9:02 pm