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Facebook to Fund Trainee Local Newspaper Reporters in Britain

Facebook is donating GBP 4.5 million ($5.8 million or around Rs. 41.26 crores) to train journalists in Britain to support communities that have lost local newspapers and reporters, in no little part due to ad revenue and readers switching online to the social media giant. The US company said on Monday it recognised the role it […]

Google Says Dark Mode Can Help Improve Battery Life on Android Devices

Google has finally confirmed that dark mode on Android phones uses less power and saves battery life. “Google revealed a bit of information on how your smartphone spends its battery life. They did this at this week’s Android Dev Summit, speaking to developers about what they can do in their apps to avoid consuming massive amounts […]

Google’s YouTube Said to Be Hosting Videos on ‘How to Hack Facebook’

Even as Facebook struggles to deal with a fresh data breach that affected nearly 50 million of its users, Google’s video streaming platform YouTube continues to host tutorials that claim to provide people ways to hijack Facebook accounts, the media reported. Hours after Facebook revealed the breach on Friday, some YouTube videos, which were seen several thousand times, described a method […]

US Explores Measures to Regulate Big Tech Companies

Calls on the federal government to rein in the tech industry have neared a fever pitch in Washington, as Facebook and Google have grappled with widespread misinformation and allegations of political bias on their platforms. Adding to that pressure, the companies are also being dogged by claims about their size and dominance in the Internet ecosystem. Now, the regulators […]

Google Case Set to Examine if EU Data Rules Extend Globally

Google is going to Europe’s top court in its legal fight against an order requiring it to extend “right to be forgotten” rules to its search engines globally. The technology giant is set for a showdown at the European Union Court of Justice in Luxembourg on Tuesday with France’s data privacy regulator over an order to […]

Many Android, iOS Apps Ask for ‘Risky’ Permissions, Push Aggressive Ads: Symantec

While Apple and Google regularly upgrade their respective app store listings to limit malicious apps to some extent, Symantec has highlighted that there are tons of apps that put user privacy at risk. The company through a new research found that there are many apps available on Google Play and Apple App Store that request for permissions or excessive access to user’s personal information. Through a couple […]

Tech Giants Face Hefty Fines Under Australia Cyber Laws

Tech companies could face fines of up to AUD 10 million ($7.3 million or roughly Rs. 51 crores) if they fail to hand over customer information or data to Australian police under tough cyber laws unveiled Tuesday. The government is updating its communication laws to compel local and international providers to co-operate with law enforcement […]