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Thailand blocks Telegram messaging app over mass anti-government protests

Thailand has ordered internet providers to block the Telegram messaging app, amid mass anti-government protests in the nation. The local media on Monday reported after a document marked “very confidential” was leaked and shared widely on social media. Telegram is a popular secure messaging app that has been used by activists to organise protests at […]

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Instagram comes under scanner for making email addresses and phone numbers of minors public

Facebook owned Instagram has come under scanner by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) over the social media giant’s handling of children’s personal data on its websites. The DPC, the main data privacy regulator in the European Union, received complaints from individuals and had identified “potential concerns” in relation to the processing of children’s personal data […]

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Twitter suspends fake accounts pretending to be Black supporters of Donald Trump

Twitter suspended multiple fake accounts pretending to be Black supporters of President Donald Trump. Many of these accounts had tweeted this identical phrase: “YES IM BLACK AND IM VOTING FOR TRUMP.” Twitter said the accounts violated rules against platform manipulation and spam, which ban users from tweeting to “artificially amplify or suppress information,” among other […]

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OnePlus 8T with 65W Warp fast charging, quad cameras launched starting @ ₹42,999

OnePlus finally unveiled the new flagship OnePlus 8T five months after launching the OnePlus 8 series. The 8T similar to the 8 Pro comes with quad rear cameras inside a rectangular module instead of a vertically aligned pill-shaped module. The phone is also relatively thinner and lighter than the OnePlus 8 Pro with 8.44mm thickness […]

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Pakistan bans TikTok or failing to filter out “immoral and indecent” content

Pakistan has blocked short-form video application, TikTok for failing to filter out “immoral and indecent” content. The ban comes in view of “complaints from different segments of the society against immoral and indecent content on the video sharing application,” said the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). The PTA said it would review its ban subject to […]

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Sony PlayStation 5 launch could be delayed in India over trademark issues

Sony PlayStation 5 that is set for a global launch date on November 12. However, it’s India release could be delayed over trademark issues. Mako Reactor claims the trademark for the PS5 name in India was filed on October 29, 2019, by Hitesh Aswani, who apparently lives in Delhi, almost three months before Sony applied […]

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India could launch its own app store to bypass Google’s 30% commission on payments

India could launch its own mobile app store or expanding an existing one if it receives enough demand from domestic firms for an alternative to Apple and Google platforms. The nation has some 500 million smartphone users, most of whom use Google’s Android platform, but Indian start-ups have criticised the company for policies they say […]

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iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Mini tipped to launch on October 13

The new Apple iPhone 12 launch date, variants, and storage configurations were revealed by tipster Jon Prosser. The upcoming iPhone models are expected to be launched at an event on October 13. Interestingly, the tipster claims. Prosser confirmed the launch of iPhone 12 mini, claiming that it is the final marketing name. The ‘mini’ moniker first […]

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Your Facebook usage is inversely proportional to your happiness, study finds

The use of Facebook is inversely proportional to your happiness and use of the social media platform has negative impact on your well-being, a study has found. The study was carried out over a span of two years. While previous studies found links between happiness and social media use, they have had limited or unrepresentative […]

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US court halts TikTok app store ban

A US judge blocked an order from the Trump administration to ban new downloads of Chinese App TikTok within the United States. Judge Carl Nichols of the US District Court for the District of Columbia issued the injunction on Sunday. TikTok welcomed the intervention, and vowed to keep defending its rights. “We’re pleased that the […]

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Apple launches its online store in India

Apple launched its online store in India. As expected, the complete range of Apple’s products and services are available in the online shop, and that includes the iPhone line-up, the Mac computing device line-up, the iPad series, Apple Watch, Apple AirPods family, HomePod smart speaker and more. There are category specific offers lined-up as well, […]

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Donald Trump ‘blesses’ Walmart-Oracle deal for purchase of 20% of TikTok US

President Donald Trump has approved a deal between TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, and Oracle temporarily averting a ban on TikTok in US app stores, he said on Saturday. The Commerce Department confirmed in a statement Saturday evening that it would delay the restrictions that were originally to take effect on Sunday by one week. ByteDance […]