Category: Tech Updates

Facebook, WhatsApp May Soon Have to Share Messages With the UK

HIGHLIGHTS Purpose is to support investigations into suspected criminals We oppose government attempts to build backdoors: Facebook UK and US have agreed not to investigate each other’s citizens Social media platforms based in the US including Facebook and WhatsApp will be forced to share users’ encrypted messages with British police under a new treaty between the two countries, […]

EU GDPR Rollout: Complaints Against Google, Facebook Under New Privacy Law

A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it’s filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users’ consent under new EU privacy rules – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Starting Friday, companies that collect or process the personal information of EU residents must comply with new rules that protect the privacy of […]

Apple Patent Hints at Plans to Let Siri Give Smart Responses to Unanswered Calls

An Apple patent application has surfaced that shows the company is exploring ways to make declining a call on an iPhone a more “pleasant experience” in the future. According to the patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the tech giant is reportedly working to make its digital assistant Siri to help provide the caller with a reason on […]

Uber Disabled Emergency Braking in Self-Driving Car That Killed Pedestrian: NTSB

‘ Uber had disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March even though the car had identified the need to apply the brakes, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday. The report into the first fatal crash caused by a self-driving […]

Microsoft SMS Organizer App Can Deliver CBSE Results, Even When Offline

Microsoft Garage team’s SMS Organizer app, made only for Indian Android users, essentially caters to an audience that likes to keep their SMS inbox de-cluttered. The app uses machine learning to pick out messages and classify them based on priority. It also comes with some nifty featureslike the option to delete OTP messages, promotional messages, and […]