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Facebook globally blocks Jair Bolsonaro supporters’ accounts over fake news

Facebook on Saturday announced that it has globally blocked certain accounts controlled by supporters of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro implicated in a fake news inquiry, a day after it was fined for not complying with a Supreme Court judge’s order to do so. A spokesperson for Facebook said the order was “extreme” and threatens “freedom […]

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How hackers gained control of Twitter accounts

A “co-ordinated” attack targeting popular Twitter accounts used to fool people into donating money through the cryptocurrency route has exposed serious security glitch on the social media platform. A Motherboard report claimed that the accounts were taken over using an internal tool at Twitter. The accounts were hacked  by changing the email address associated with […]

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Twitter Bitcoin Hackers Looted $117,260.69

The “co-ordinated” Twitter Bitcoin hackers looted $117,260.69 by posting spam messages on popular twitter accounts. The messages invited payments to a Bitcoin address with the promise of doubling the amount in return. According to Blockchain.com tracking the BTC account, as much as $117260.69 (that is 12.86252562 BTC) has been received and much of it has been […]

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Twitter accounts hacked in cryptocurrency scam

The Twitter accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos,  Mike Bloomberg, Kim Kardashian West, Warren Buffett, Kanye West and official accounts of Uber and Apple were among the tens of high-profile accounts that were hijacked on Wednesday. These accounts  requested donations in the cryptocurrency through a link. Twitter said it was […]

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Amazon memo asking employees to delete TikTok was ‘sent in error’

Amazon said an email sent to employees asking them to remove the video-sharing app TikTok from their mobile devices was sent in error. An internal memo sent to staff earlier on Friday asked employees to delete the app over “security risks”. “If you have TikTok on your device, you must remove it by July 10 […]

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Instagram launches Reels feature in India to grab TikTok market share after ban

The unprecedented ban of TikTok for the Indian market has opened up opportunities for others. Facebook owned Instagram announced the extension of the testing of Reels feature in India. Reels similar to TikTok allows users to record, edit and share short multi-clip videos. “With the rise in video consumption overall and videos making up over […]

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Chinese App TikTok to exit Hong Kong market amid controversial security law

TikTok has said that it will exit the Hong Kong market ‘within days’ after China implemented the controversial security law in the city. The short form video app owned by China-based ByteDance has made the decision to exit the region after various tech giants decided to suspend processing government requests for user data in the […]

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Chingari lights up 10 million downloads on PlayStore after TikTok ban

Video sharing social networking application, Chingari an alternative to TikTok surpassed 10 million downloads on Goolge PlayStore. The sudden spike in downloads comes after the Indian Government banned TikTok over data security issues. Chingari founded by programmers Biswatma Nayak and Siddharth Gautam allows users to download and upload videos, chat with friends, interact with new […]

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OnePlus mid-range Nord to feature 5G integrated Snapdragon 765G chip

The OnePlus mid-range smartphone will most likely feature a he Snapdragon 765G chip after a tweet from Qualcomm’s EU branch said that they “are excited to work with OnePlus as they embark on new beginnings”. The Snapdragon 765G chip is Qualcomm’s first chipset with an integrated 5G modem. This was further confirmed by OnePlus founder, […]

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Apple unveils iOS 14, own range of chipsets for Mac. Apple WWDC 2020 keynote highlights

WWDC 2020 keynote began with Apple CEO Tim Cook talking to the audience via a live stream. He began the keynote by talking about the Black Lives Matter movement and on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He explained how Apple were helping the two. The entire WWDC 2020 event is being held online due to the […]

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European Union want monthly audits from Facebook, Google and Twitter on coronavirus misinformation

The European Union wants social media platforms to submit monthly reports on how they’re handling misinformation around the coronavirus pandemic. The new guidelines were unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday and apply to companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter that have signed up to an existing EU code of conduct on disinformation. World health […]

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Twitter Fleets Brings Instagram-Like Disappearing Stories

Twitter has announced the rollout of a new feature, Twitter Fleets, for its mobile users in India. The feature finally brings Twitter at par with the likes of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp, wherein users will get to post temporary updates on their Twitter profiles, which will last only for 24 hours. As seen with […]