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OnePlus 9 Rumours: Triple camera setup, 120Hz 6.55-inch display

Leaks of the OnePlus 9 smartphone in vanilla colour have surfaced online. Like the OnePlus 8T, the phone will pack a vertically-aligned rectangular triple rear camera setup along with a single selfie camera housed inside a hole-punch cutout at the top left corner, according to 91Mobiles. Twitter user, TechDroider said that the rumoured OnePlus 9 […]

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Google Play store accounts for 67.2 percent malicious malware app installs

Android, Google’s mobile operating system is the most popular operating system on smartphones. This means it also gets the most apps and app downloads as compared to any other mobile operating systems. This also means that Android devices are more prone to malware and viruses that may slip in with app downloads every now and then. Now […]

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United States HALTS ban on TikTok amid legal challenges

The United States has halted the ban on TikTok that was due to come into affect on Thursday night. The order would have prevented the app from being downloaded in the US. The US Commerce Department delayed the ban “pending further legal developments,” citing a Philadelphia court ruling from September where three prominent TikTokers had […]

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Google is ending unlimited free photo backup on Google Photos

Google is ending the unlimited free photo backup on Google Photos. This means users will not be able to to use Google Photos cloud storage to backup and store unlimited “high quality” for free, after June 1, 2021. Users will have to stump up for a Google One subscription to get cloud storage for Photos. […]

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India to regulate online content, social media and streaming platforms

The Indian government has decided to regulate content on video streaming platforms, including global services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Walt Disney’s Hotstar. India’s ministry of information and broadcasting will oversee streaming video content, which was previously unregulated, a brief government circular said on Tuesday, without providing further details. News and current affairs […]

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Twitter red-flagged 40% of Trump’s tweets and retweets since November 3

American microblogging and social networking service provider, Twitter, stepped up its effort to fact-check President Donald Trump, labeling 40% of his 30 tweets and retweets with warnings that said he made misleading claims about the electoral process, according to a tally by The New York Times. In September, Twitter said it would take aggressive action […]

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Facebook owned WhatsApp launches WhatsApp Pay for Indian users

Facebook owned WhatsApp announced WhatsApp Pay’s availability in India from Friday. WhatsApp in its blog has mentioned that it wants to make money transferring as easy as sending messages on the app. India currently has many payment apps including Paytm, PhonePe, Google Pay among others. Announcing the new feature, WhatsApp said in a blog, “Starting […]

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Apple asked to pay $503 million for infringing software

A Texas jury decided that Apple should pay US$ 503 million for infringing virtual private network technology patented by software security firm VirnetX. The legal battle between Apple and Nevada-based VirnetX involved data transmission security in devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, according to court documents. “We thank the jury for their time […]

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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 […]