Category: Internet

Facebook’s $5 Billion US FTC Fine Doesn’t Mark the End of Its Troubles

Facebook survived its latest brush with U.S. privacy regulators, at the cost of a record $5 billion fine and other restrictions imposed by the Federal Trade Commission. But it’s far from home free. While the company looks set to prosper in the wake of the FTC case, it faces a series of other investigations into Read More

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says ‘Deepfake’ Videos Different From Fake News

Admitting that Facebook cannot fight fake news on its own, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg is considering to treat “deepfakes” and misinformation separately so that altered “deepfake” videos can be tackled in a better way. “Deepfakes” are video forgeries that, among other things, make people appear to be saying things they never did, like the popular Read More

TikTok Suicide, PUBG Death: Here’s How to Fight Digital Addiction

Digital addiction is real and it could be as dangerous as drug addiction, warned psychiatrists while outlining practical ways to fight the urge to use gadgets non-stop both among children and adults. The warning came following reports of a 24-year-old mother committing suicide last week in Tamil Nadu after she was prevented from using TikTok Read More

EU Calls for More Data From Online Platforms in Fight Against Fake News

The European Union said online platforms must do more to combat disinformation, including sharing data on their efforts, after it tracked suspected Russian and domestic attempts to disrupt last month’s European Parliament elections. In a review due to be published on Friday and seen by Reuters, the EU assesses efforts to safeguard the May vote Read More

Flipkart, Goqii Settle Dispute Over Sharp Discounting

Walmart unit Flipkart has settled a legal dispute with an Indian startup that alleged it suffered losses because its products were sharply discounted on the global retailer’s website. Goqii, a seller of smartwatch-type health devices, sued¬†Flipkart¬†last month in a Mumbai court, alleging its devices were discounted by around 70% to the retail price, much more Read More

Expedia Fined by US for Providing Travel Services to Cuba

Online travel agency Expedia has agreed to pay a $325,406 fine to the US government for an alleged violation of the economic sanctions on Cuba, the Treasury Department has said. Expedia, which is based in Bellevue, Washington, may have violated the Cuban Asset Control Regulations, the main mechanism for enforcing the economic embargo on the Read More

Google Makes $600-Million Investment to Expand Oklahoma Data Centre

As part of its plan to invest $13 billion (roughly Rs. 91,000 crores) in building new data centres and offices in over a dozen states in the US this year, Google has announced a fresh investment of $600 million (roughly Rs. 4,200 crores) to expand its data centre in Pryor, a city in Oklahoma. The Read More

Google Faces Its First Privacy Probe From Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner

Google’s main regulator in the European Union, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, opened its first investigation into the US Internet giant on Wednesday over how it handles personal data for the purpose of advertising. The probe was the result of a number of submissions against the company, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) said, including from Read More

Google Search Gets a New Look on Mobile Devices

  Google has rolled out a new look for the search results page on mobile devices that puts the branding of websites front and centre. The search giant says the change is aimed to help the consumer better understand where the information is coming front. The revamped design is available now to a limited number Read More

Mi LED Smart Bulb Launched in India, Will Go Up for Crowdfunding on Friday

Mi LED Smart Bulb price in India has not yet been revealed by Xiaomi HIGHLIGHTS Mi LED Smart Bulb was launched alongside Redmi 7, Redmi Y3 For now, Xiaomi has not detailed a price for the smart bulb The Mi LED Smart Bulb will go up for crowdfunding on Friday Mi LED Smart Bulb has Read More

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