Category: Internet

Skype for Web Gets HD Video Calling, Call Recording, New Notification Panel

Skype for Web gets revamped notification panel HIGHLIGHTS Skype for Web gets an update with new features like chat media gallery The update brings HD video calling, revamped notification panel There’s also a new chat media gallery for all links and photos Microsoft has revamped its Skype calling service on the Web bringing HD video Read More

Facebook Messenger Bug Revealed Who You Were Chatting With

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed about making his platform more secure, a bug in Facebook Messenger allowed websites to gain access to users’ data, including who they have been chatting with, say researchers. Now fixed by Facebook, the vulnerability in the web version of Messenger allowed any website to expose who you have been messaging, Read More

YouTube Testing New ‘Fact Checks’ on ‘Misinformation Prone Content’ in India

YouTube has started showing fact checks from approved publishers HIGHLIGHTS YouTube is rolling out the new feature in India Fact checks are said to be available for searches in English and Hindi YouTube is working with “approved” fact-checking partners In a bid to curb the circulation of fake news, YouTube is adding new “information panels” Read More

Apple Music, Annie Lennox Campaign for ‘Global Feminism’ on International Women’s Day

Annie Lennox in Apple-powered ‘global feminism’ campaign for Women’s Day 2019 HIGHLIGHTS Annie Lennox highlights women’s issues in Apple video Farhan Akhtar, Richa Chadda, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa star Apple Music is launching a “#GlobalFeminism” playlist Apple has partnered with Scottish singer-songwriter and social activist Annie Lennox, and her NGO The Circle, to create a Read More

US Senator Proposes Breaking Up Amazon, Facebook, Google

Photo Credit: Reuters/ Brian Snyder Warren highlighted her plans to break up big companies in a Medium post HIGHLIGHTS Warren seeks sweeping new reforms for Silicon Valley firms The move aims to restore balance of power in democracy She aims to curb illegal, anti-competitive tech mergers Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged on Friday to take 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 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

Government Defends Snooping, Citing Grave Threat to Security

  The Centre on Friday defended its decision to authorise 10 agencies to undertake surveillance by intercepting, monitoring or decrypting any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer under the Information Technology Act, 2000 and interception of messages under the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885. Citing “grave threat to the country from terrorism, radicalisation, Read More

Amazon Plans New Chain of Grocery Stores in US: Report

  Amazon.com plans to open dozens of grocery stores across the United States as it looks to expand in the food business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Amazon is also exploring a strategy of strengthening its new supermarket brand by purchasing regional grocery chains that operate at least Read More

Facebook Working on Its Own Cryptocurrency for WhatsApp

  More than 50 engineers at Facebook are reportedly busy giving shape to the social media giant’s own cryptocurrency and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is quite bullish on the project. Not only Facebook, highly-encrypted mobile communications apps Telegram and Signal are also on the job to roll out new cryptocurrencies over the next year, The New York Times reported Read More

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