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WhatsApp row: How messaging app's new privacy policy impacts legal rights of Indian citizens
India

WhatsApp row: How messaging app's new privacy policy impacts legal rights of Indian citizens

With the data collected from WhatsApp, Facebook Inc may establish a monopoly in digital marketing leading to justified concerns from anti-trust activists

'Profiting off hate': Facebook engineer resigns from company, says social media giant on ‘wrong side of history’
Tech

'Profiting off hate': Facebook engineer resigns from company, says social media giant on ‘wrong side of history’

In a letter posted on the company’s internal message board, the former Facebook engineer wrote: 'I'm quitting because I can no longer stomach contributing to an organisation that is profiting off hate in the US and globally'

Wall Street rallies as some US states relax lockdown restrictions; all major indexes claw back, gain over 1%
Business

Wall Street rallies as some US states relax lockdown restrictions; all major indexes claw back, gain over 1%

The indexes are all now within 20 percent of their record closing highs reached in February, with the benchmark S&P 500 on track for its best month since 1987, after trillions of stimulus dollars helped US equities recover from March lows.

Reliance Jio-Facebook partnership will accelerate India's digital transformation: Mukesh Ambani
Business

Reliance Jio-Facebook partnership will accelerate India's digital transformation: Mukesh Ambani

In a video statement, Mukesh Ambani said he is delighted to welcome Facebook as a long-term partner and said the two companies will together accelerate India’s digital transformation to empower, enable and enrich people.

State attorneys general and Justice department officials discuss US Google antitrust probe
News & Analysis

State attorneys general and Justice department officials discuss US Google antitrust probe

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - State attorneys general investigating Alphabet Inc's Google unit met on Tuesday with U.S.

iPhone app developers questioned by US investigators as a part of Apple antitrust probe
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iPhone app developers questioned by US investigators as a part of Apple antitrust probe

CEO of developer Mobicip was interviewed in November by a US investigator who asked about the company's interactions with Apple.

YouTube announces its plan for tackling misleading election related content
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YouTube announces its plan for tackling misleading election related content

YouTube would remove any content that has been technically manipulated or doctored and may pose a 'serious risk of egregious harm.'

Facebook blames technical error, issues apology for vulgar translation of Chinese President Xi Jinping's name
World

Facebook blames technical error, issues apology for vulgar translation of Chinese President Xi Jinping's name

Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as 'Mr Shithole' in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence caused.

Reducing carbon footprint: How Microsoft, Google, others are working towards a cleaner atmosphere
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Reducing carbon footprint: How Microsoft, Google, others are working towards a cleaner atmosphere

Apple last March said that it had reduced carbon emissions by 64 percent since 2011.

Australia to develop code of conduct for digital platforms like Google and Facebook
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Australia to develop code of conduct for digital platforms like Google and Facebook

Australia said it would create the world's first dedicated office within an antitrust regulator to police Facebook Inc and Google .

Facebook, Apple and more to be reportedly reviewed for anti-competitive practices by the US
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Facebook, Apple and more to be reportedly reviewed for anti-competitive practices by the US

Trump has called for scrutiny of Google, accusing it of suppressing conservative voices online.

Uber's market debut sours most anticipated IPO since Facebook; only about a fifth of IPOs have ended first day of trading in red
Business

Uber's market debut sours most anticipated IPO since Facebook; only about a fifth of IPOs have ended first day of trading in red

Uber's IPO was a watershed moment for the decade-old company, which was started after its founders struggled to find a cab on a snowy night.

Twitter, other companies haven't done enough to combat online abuse: Jack Dorsey
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Twitter, other companies haven't done enough to combat online abuse: Jack Dorsey

Dorsey says he would give himself a ‘C’ grade when it comes to “tech responsibility.”

Facebook starts testing augmented reality advertisements on its News Feed in US
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Facebook starts testing augmented reality advertisements on its News Feed in US

Facebook is expanding the shopping feature on Instagram stories globally in time for the holidays.

Twitter suspended over one million accounts daily to curb misinformation: Report
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Twitter suspended over one million accounts daily to curb misinformation: Report

Twitter suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June, and the pace has continued in July.

Tinder beats analyst expectations for revenue, appears unconcerned about Facebook's dating app
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Tinder beats analyst expectations for revenue, appears unconcerned about Facebook's dating app

Tinder added 3,68,000 average subscribers in the first quarter from the previous quarter.

Facebook ends partnership with data brokers and brings changes to privacy settings amid Cambridge Analytica data scandal
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Facebook ends partnership with data brokers and brings changes to privacy settings amid Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Facebook adjusted the privacy settings on its service on 28 March, giving users control over their personal information in fewer taps.

Facebook data scandal reflects that most countries are unprepared for a digital economy: UN
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Facebook data scandal reflects that most countries are unprepared for a digital economy: UN

United Nations trade and development agency said that data privacy is just one of many boxes that national regulators need to tick if they hope to get a handle on e-commerce

New York and Massachusetts are demanding information on the data leak from Facebook
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New York and Massachusetts are demanding information on the data leak from Facebook

The letter requests documents about violations of Facebook’s terms of service, and copies of all communications between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

US tech firms succeed in bringing changes to the bill which restricted Chinese investment in US technology industry
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US tech firms succeed in bringing changes to the bill which restricted Chinese investment in US technology industry

The bills are aimed at reining in China’s acquisition of US high tech knowledge even as China has sought to focus on production of higher-value goods.