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Google Working On 'Find My Device' Network For Android Users

Taking a cue from Apple, Google is reportedly working on a 'Find My Device' network that will help nearly three billion Android users locate their lost devices.

Snapchat Removes Speed Filter That 'Encouraged' Reckless Driving

Popular social media platform Snapchat is removing a feature known as the "Speed Filter" that lets users capture how fast they are driving and then share it with friends.

52% Of Indian Firms Report Cyber Attack In Last 12 Months
India Targeted Through Cyber Intrusions By RedFoxtrot Linked To Chinese Military

RedFoxtrot maintains large amounts of operational infrastructure and has employed both bespoke and publicly available malware families commonly used by Chinese cyber espionage groups.

CEO Satya Nadella Steps In As Microsoft Chairman Too
CEO Satya Nadella Steps In As Microsoft Chairman Too

Nadella will lead the work to set the agenda for the board, leveraging his deep understanding of the business to elevate the right strategic opportunities and identify key risks and mitigation approaches for the board's review, the company said in a statement late on Wednesday.

Twitter Loses Status Of Intermediary Platform In India

Social media platform Twitter has lost its status of intermediary platform in India over non-compliance to the new intermediary guidelines.

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Google Pay Expands Cards Tokenisation With More Indian Banks

Google Pay on Wednesday announced to expand its cards tokenisation feature in collaboration with Visa with new banks that enables users to make debit or credit card payments through a secure digital token attached to their phone.

Twitter Appoints Interim Chief Compliance Officer Ahead Of House Meet
Twitter Appoints Interim Chief Compliance Officer Ahead Of House Meet

"We are keeping the MeitY apprised of the progress at every step of the process. An interim Chief Compliance Officer has been retained and the details will be shared with the ministry directly soon."

Microsoft To End Windows 10 Support In Oct 2025

The end-of-support timeline puts the Windows 10 lifecycle at a hair over 10 years, similar to previous iterations of the OS.

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Facebook Expands Affordable, Fast Internet Access In India

In a bid to expand affordable internet access for the public, Facebook India on Tuesday announced new partnerships with internet service providers (ISPs) D-Vois and Netplus.

Google Workspace, Chat Now Open To All For Seamless Hybrid Work

The company's 3 billion-plus existing users across consumer, enterprise, and education have access to the full Google Workspace experience, including Gmail, Chat, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Meet and more.

YouTube Music Introduces 'Replay Mix' Feature For Most Played Songs

The playlist, which currently appears ahead of My Supermix in the "Mixed for you" section of the app, features the standard record-inspired cover art in cool tones of blue, green and orange.

Adobe Removing Photoshop Mix, Fix From App Store

After years of neglect, software major Adobe is removing its free "Photoshop Mix" and "Photoshop Fix" apps from the App Store on June 21.

Google Team Uses AI To Create Next-Gen Chips Faster Than Humans

A team of Google researchers is working on to design next-generation artificial-intelligence (AI) chips, and has created an AI model that allows chip design to be performed by artificial agents with more experience than any human designer.

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Indian SIM Cards Used In China For Frauds Under Lens

Indian agencies are engaged in getting details of 1,300 SIM cards as they were being used by a gang of Chinese to hack accounts and commit financial frauds, a suspected activity of a Chinese intelligence agency.

Twitter In Search Of 'Designer' To Locally Tailor Platform To Comply With India's New Rule

Twitter India is stepping into the equation in the public domain after a series of recent blows, even as Twitter officials told an Indian newswire that they are hurrying and would close the loop on appointing a chief compliance officer "within a week" from June 7.

Pune-Based Vocalist's Music App Among Apple Design Award Winners

NaadSadhana, a studio-quality iOS music app created by Pune-based classical khayal vocalist Sandeep Ranade, has been selected as one of the 12 winners of the 2021 Apple Design Awards.

CoWIN Not Hacked, Data Of 15 Cr Indians Safe: Researcher

A hacker group that goes by the name of "Dark Leak Market" claimed, via a tweet, that they have the database of about 15 crore Indians who registered themselves on the CoWIN portal and are reselling it for $800 since they are not the "original leakers" of the data.

Now Use Your Voice To Write Emails In Microsoft Outlook On Mobile

Microsoft has announced to bring Cortana-enabled voice capabilities to its Outlook mobile app which will help users write emails, schedule meetings and search.

FB To Show Creators How Much Money They Pay To Apple, Google

As Apple presented its flagship WWDC21 developer conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social network will show creators how much money Apple and Google are actually taking from them via their respective app stores.

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Twitter To Launch Super Follows Tool For Users With 10K Followers

Twitter is set to soon launch the Super Follows feature that will enable some users with at least 10,000 followers to charge for providing exclusive additional content like extra tweets, joining a community group or receiving a newsletter.

Facebook Makes Its Best Tool Available For Better Translation

In a bid to help build better translation systems, Facebook has open-sourced FLORES-101, a first-of-its-kind, many-to-many evaluation data set covering 101 languages from all over the world.

'Twitter' Dorsey On Wrong Side Of Indian Hurricane, 'Koo' Aprameya Says He Is Ready
'Twitter' Dorsey On Wrong Side Of Indian Hurricane, 'Koo' Aprameya Says He Is Ready

A furious Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) warned Twitter that failure to adhere to the norms will lead the platform to lose exemption from liability under the Information Technology Act.

Tinder Introduces New Feature To 'Block Personal Contacts' To Avoid Awkwardness
Tinder Introduces New Feature To 'Block Personal Contacts' To Avoid Awkwardness

"We are rolling out Block Contacts as an additional resource empowering members with peace of mind by helping create a worry-free space for them to spark new connections."

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Nigeria Suspends Twitter Indefinitely

The Nigerian government has indefinitely suspended Twitter, just days after it accused the US micro-blogging platform of double standards and supporting the secessionists in the west African country.

Juhi Chawla's 5G Lawsuit: Delhi HC Junks Plea, Imposes Rs 20 Lakh Fine
Juhi Chawla's 5G Lawsuit: Delhi HC Junks Plea, Imposes Rs 20 Lakh Fine

Justice J.R. Midha held that the suit filed by actress Juhi Chawla and two others was defective, non-maintainable, and also contained unverified and vexatious assertions.