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Judiciary needs to shed resistance, adopt modern means of communication like Twitter: Justice DY Chandrachud
India

Judiciary needs to shed resistance, adopt modern means of communication like Twitter: Justice DY Chandrachud

"There is a world of accountability at large and I think we can earn the respect of the community at large provided we adopt and come on the platforms which are so prevalent in the society," he said

Telegram Premium subscription now available with faster downloads and more extra features
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Telegram Premium subscription now available with faster downloads and more extra features

Telegram has now launched its Premium services, using which paying customers of the instant messaging app can take advantage of a hoard of new features. These include better group and chat management systems, sending larger files and some nifty exclusives.

Although Ukraine denied the easy victory Vladimir Putin hoped for, Russia’s military presses for reduced goals
World

Although Ukraine denied the easy victory Vladimir Putin hoped for, Russia’s military presses for reduced goals

Despite all the determination of Ukraine's people, all the losses among Russia's forces, and all the errors of Russia's leaders, there is no sign that the war will soon be over

Chat platforms like Telegram, WhatsApp avoid being blocked by Russia
World

Chat platforms like Telegram, WhatsApp avoid being blocked by Russia

Messaging apps have gotten a pass so far in part because Meta-owned WhatsApp is less suited for mass communication, while Telegram's ability to blast information to large groups has made it useful both for independent media and the Kremlin

No Siri, Alexa, smart devices in secret meetings: Government officials warned against tech threats
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No Siri, Alexa, smart devices in secret meetings: Government officials warned against tech threats

Top government sources said that the new communication sent to all ministries advises that during meetings where classified issues are to be discussed, officials keep their smartphones and smartwatches outside the room.

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram outage: Mark Zuckerberg issues apology
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Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram outage: Mark Zuckerberg issues apology

Downdetector, which monitors reports of outages across the internet, said the Facebook service outage is the largest it has ever seen with over 10.6 million problem reports from all over the globe

Telegram's latest update introduces new chat themes, interactive emojis and more
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Telegram's latest update introduces new chat themes, interactive emojis and more

Telegram is now offering eight new themes which users can apply to specific private chats.

Telegram rolls out group video calls, animated backgrounds and more features in latest update
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Telegram rolls out group video calls, animated backgrounds and more features in latest update

Telegram has also introduced a noise suppression feature for users to amplify the quality of the voice, during a live voice chat.

German authorities seek to fine Telegram operators for failing to police users’ actions
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German authorities seek to fine Telegram operators for failing to police users’ actions

German officials believe that use of the Telegram app has reached a threshold where it can be treated in the same way as Facebook, Twitter and TikTok when it comes to requiring cooperation with authorities.

Google, Facebook, Whatsapp comply with new IT Rules; Twitter yet to share details, says report
India

Google, Facebook, Whatsapp comply with new IT Rules; Twitter yet to share details, says report

Twitter said it was committed to India as a vital market, but criticised the new IT rules and regulations that it said 'inhibit free, open public conversation'

Fake videos, misinformation on social media inflame Israeli-Palestinian conflict
World

Fake videos, misinformation on social media inflame Israeli-Palestinian conflict

A video shared by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesperson purportedly of Palestinian militants firing rockets at Israelis from civilian areas in Gaza Strip was taken down by Twitter, as it was a 2018 clip from Syria or Libya

Telegram’s latest update introduces Payments 2.0, voice chat scheduling and more
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Telegram’s latest update introduces Payments 2.0, voice chat scheduling and more

Users of Telegram can now also fast-forward videos and access new features on the web versions.

Telegram introduces new features including voice chats 2.0, recorded chats, raise hand and more
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Telegram introduces new features including voice chats 2.0, recorded chats, raise hand and more

Telegram also allows admins to create separate invite links for speakers and listeners to avoid any confusion.

Telegram update brings features like home screen widgets, auto-delete, and more
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Telegram update brings features like home screen widgets, auto-delete, and more

Telegram saw a surge in users over the last few weeks and became the most downloaded app on Google Play Store.

WhatsApp to go ahead with new privacy policy, says it has conveyed commitment to protect privacy to govt
India

WhatsApp to go ahead with new privacy policy, says it has conveyed commitment to protect privacy to govt

Last month, the messaging app had faced questions from the Centre about its updated privacy policy, under which it could share limited user data with Facebook and its group firms

Telegram becomes the most downloaded app globally in January 2021, followed by TikTok
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Telegram becomes the most downloaded app globally in January 2021, followed by TikTok

India reported the largest number of Telegram app downloads resulting in 24 percent of the total downloads.

Apple sued for not removing Telegram from App Store, group claims app has 'hateful content'
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Apple sued for not removing Telegram from App Store, group claims app has 'hateful content'

The lawsuit is pressuring Apple to examine Telegram with a view to removing its access on the App Store.

Hike messaging app pulled down from Google Play Store and Apple App Store
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Hike messaging app pulled down from Google Play Store and Apple App Store

Hike official said that global companies like Telegram, Signal were too strong and unless India bans foreign firms, it is difficult for homegrown apps.

WhatsApp delays new privacy policy by three months amid backlash over data sharing with Facebook
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WhatsApp delays new privacy policy by three months amid backlash over data sharing with Facebook

WhatsApp now says it is now going to use the three-month delay to better communicate both the changes in its new policy and its long-standing privacy practices