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Twitter Inc Failed To Comply With New IT Rules, Could Lose Immunity: Centre

The IT Rules, 2021 are the law of the land and Twitter is mandatorily required to comply with the same, said the affidavit filed in response to a plea by lawyer Amit Acharya, in which he claimed non-compliance of the Centre's new IT Rules by the microblogging platform.

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ByteDance Selling TikTok AI To Companies Including In India

China-based ByteDance which is the parent company of TikTok, has reportedly started selling the AI technology of the short video-making app to other companies, including in India where the app is banned.

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WhatsApp Soon To Allow Users To Choose Video Quality Before Sending

Choosing the video quality before sending is useful as it means that you can pick the right option to either save bandwidth or share the video without heavy compression.

1 Billion Smartphones To Have Wireless Charging Globally By 2021 End
1 Billion Smartphones To Have Wireless Charging Globally By 2021 End

Despite the higher cost that wireless charging adds to smartphones, sales of the devices are strongest in the Asia Pacific region where 49 per cent of the installed base of wireless charging enabled smartphones are.

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Health Ministry Joins ShareChat, Moj To Spread Covid Vax Awareness

ShareChat, with over 160 million monthly active users in India, allows users to share their opinions, record their lives and make new friends - all within the comfort of their native language.

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Twitter, Google, FB Pledge To Protect Women Online

Tech firms like Twitter, Google, Facebook and TikTok have committed to tackle online abuse and enhance security for women on their respective platforms.

Twitter-inspired Instagram working on 'Exclusive Stories' feature
Twitter-Inspired Instagram Working On 'Exclusive Stories' Feature

Inspired by the upcoming Super Follows feature of Twitter, Instagram is now working on a tool that will let creators post exclusive content to their Instagram stories only available to subscribers.

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Facebook Launches 'Bulletin' For Independent Writers

With an aim to promote independent writers, Facebook has announced a set of publishing and subscription tools -- Bulletin -- to support these creators in the US.

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Google Messages To Get 2 New Features Soon In India

The new experience uses machine learning technology to automatically sort your messages into categories, including personal, transactions, OTPs and offers to help you easily find the messages that matter most the moment you need them.

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YouTube TV '4K Plus' Tier Brings 4K Streaming

Google-owned video-streaming giant YouTube TV is introducing a new add-on that introduces 4K quality, downloads and unlimited simultaneous streaming on a home network to the Google live TV subscription service.

WhatsApp Appoints Manesh Mahatme As 'Head Of Payments' In India
WhatsApp Appoints Manesh Mahatme As 'Head Of Payments' In India

As Director of WhatsApp Payments - India, Mahatme will focus on enhancing the payments experience for users, scaling the service offering and work towards contributing to WhatsApp's vision of digital and financial inclusion in India.

Twitter Interim Grievance Officer For India Quits
Twitter Interim Grievance Officer For India Quits

The social media company's website no longer displays his name, as required under Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021.

FAU-G: Akshay Kumar Announces Beta Release Of Action Game's Team DeathMatch Mode
FAU-G: Akshay Kumar Announces Beta Release Of Action Game's Team DeathMatch Mode

Akshay Kumar had launched the mobile action game Fearless and United Guards (FAU-G) on the occasion of India's 72nd Republic Day in January this year.

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Twitter May Soon Let You Connect Your Google Account

Micro-blogging site Twitter is working to make it possible to sign in to your account through a connected Google Account.

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Instagram May Soon Allow Users To Post From Desktop

Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram added the ability to view Stories on the web in 2017 and added direct messaging to desktop late last year.

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'Data Breach In Online Trading Platform Has Put Millions Of Customers At Risk'

The customers' data has been put up for sale on a data sharing platform on June 15 and the incident has been reported to Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) by Technisanct.

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Google Pushes Back 3rd-Party Cookie Block Until 2023

A Privacy Sandbox feature for Google Chrome that would block third-party cookies has been delayed by a year, over what the company said is a concern for advertisers.

ARCI Develops Cost-Effective Catalysts For Metal-Air Battery
ARCI Develops Cost-Effective Catalysts For Metal-Air Battery

Worldwide efforts are being made to develop different kinds of energy devices, such as lithium-ion batteries, lead-acid batteries, redox flow batteries, lithium-air batteries, zinc-air batteries, sodium-ion batteries, fuel cells, and super capacitors.

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Twitter Integrates Razorpay With Tip Jar To Send, Receive Money

After introducing Tip Jar that allows people to send and receive support with cash gifts, Twitter on Thursday said that it is adding an Indian payment gateway, Razorpay, as an additional payment provider to it.

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Super Follows, Ticketed Spaces Coming To Twitter

Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that it will begin rolling out applications for Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces, giving creators an early shot at joining in the first group of testers for the features.

Adobe Refreshes Premiere In New Public Beta
Adobe Refreshes Premiere In New Public Beta

Adobe has stripped away complex and confusing settings and allowed users to simply pick clips to import into new projects.

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'WHO M-Yoga' App Launched By PM Modi Aims To Help Spread Yoga Across The World

The app will provide many videos of yoga training and practice based on common yoga protocols in different languages. It will help promote yoga and wellness among the people around the world, especially during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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Facebook Announces Week-Long Music Celebration In India

As an extension of its ‘Social For Good' initiative, over 80 artists, singers and music composers across genres including film, classical, ghazals, pop, indie, rap and hip-hop will take the virtual stage across Facebook and Instagram.

COVID19 Fight: Google Raises Rs 33 Cr In Internal Donations For COVID-Hit India
Google Messages Now Allow Font Size Changes In Conversation Threads

Google is rolling out a new option where users can now pinch-to-zoom to change the font size in Google Messages for Android.

Beware! Joker Is Back & It Can Steal Through Trickery
Beware! Joker Is Back & It Can Steal Through Trickery

Joker Trojan steals information from the victim’s device via SMS messages, contact list, and device info.