Month: March 2019

Facebook Working on Its Own Cryptocurrency for WhatsApp

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly bullish on the cryptocurrency project HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp users will also be able to do cryptocurrency transactions Telegram is also reportedly developing its own cryptocurrency Signal and Line are among others working on similar project More than 50 engineers at Facebook are reportedly busy giving shape to the social media Read More

Google Rejects Australian Regulator’s Call for Scrutiny, Denies Market Power

Alphabet’s Google has rejected calls by Australia’s competition regulator for tougher scrutiny of its operations, denying that it enjoys market power in online searches and advertising, documents published on Monday showed. The global giant was responding to recommendations made late last year by the watchdog, such as increased scrutiny and a new regulatory body to Read More

Reliance Industries to Acquire Grab A Grub, C-Square to Expand E-Commerce, Logistics Services

Reliance Industries has entered into agreements to acquire logistics services platform Grab A Grub in a bid to augment the group’s digital commerce initiatives and strengthen its logistics services. The Mukesh Ambani-owned group said its wholly-owned subsidiary Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd (RIIHL) has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of equity shares Read More

Google Fights EU Copyright Overhaul, Says Would Hurt Europe for ‘Decades to Come’

Internet giant Google on Monday urged the European Parliament to resist approving a planned overhaul of the bloc’s online copyright law that the company said would hurt Europe for “decades to come”. European lawmakers could vote as soon as next week on the landmark legislation that is intended to modernise copyright for the digital age Read More

Holdout Jeff Bezos Confronted by Amazon Moms Demanding Day Care

Amazon has long resisted pleas to provide a backup day care benefit for employees, even though other tech companies have offered the perk for years. Now a group comprising hundreds of working moms is waging a campaign to persuade founder and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos that providing help for parents dealing with flu outbreaks, Read More

WebAuthn Becomes an Official Web Standard, Will Help You Say Goodbye to Passwords

WebAuthn API has been declared as a Web Standard by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) HIGHLIGHTS W3C has announced that WebAuthn is now an open web standard The standard enables password-free logins on the web Most popular web browsers have already added support for WebAuthn Do you hate entering passwords to log into websites all Read More

Andhra Pradesh Assures Citizens Their Personal Data Is Safe

HIGHLIGHTS Citizens need not be concerned about the security of their data: govt. Government refuted the allegations of data leakage from database All safeguards were in place for data protection, government said Dismissing the allegations of data leakage from the government database, the Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday said the citizens need not be concerned Read More

Google Testing Shoppable Ads in Image Search Results

Google Images now gets shoppable ads in the sponsored segment HIGHLIGHTS These ads will show up in Google image search These ad links will let you buy products that you see The feature is being tested with few users for now Google is introducing shoppable ads in image searches. The company has announced that image Read More

Google Patches Zero-Day Flaw in Chrome Under Active Attacks

Chrome 72.0.3626.121 update is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux HIGHLIGHTS The zero day flaw was reported by Google’s Clement Lecigne There have been reports of attackers exploiting the flaw in the wild The flaw is said to be a memory management error in FileReader API Google has announced that an update released to Read More

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