Category Archives: Internet

Apple Gives US Users Tool to See What Data It Has Collected

Apple on Wednesday rolled out an online tool to users in the United States and several other countries to download, change or delete all the data that the iPhone maker has collected on them. Apple updated its privacy website with the tool, which was unveiled earlier this year for users in the European Union in response

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Amazon Great Indian Sale Is Coming Back Again on These Dates

The online festive season sales aren’t over yet. After a successful sale earlier this month, Amazon has just announced that the second round of its Great Indian Festival sale will begin on October 24. The sale will offer customers another chance to grab their favourite products at a discount just before Diwali. The next Amazon

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RBI Wants to Enable Seamless Transfer Between Mobile Wallets Using UPI

The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday laid out guidelines that would allow for seamless payments between different mobile wallets, in a move that could further boost the use of digital payments in the country. Mobile wallets such as the one run by SoftBank and Alibaba-backed Paytm have become popular in India after a ban

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EU Regulators Ask Sony’s Rivals and Users How It Might Use Power After EMI Deal

EU antitrust regulators reviewing Sony Corp’s $2.3 billion (roughly Rs. 17,000 crores) bid for EMI are asking rivals and users whether they think the Japanese group would use its greater market power to win better terms in digital media deals. Announced in May, the move would make Sony the world’s largest music publisher, with rights

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Facebook’s Former Security Chief Warns of Tech’s ‘Negative Impacts’ – and Has a Plan to Help Solve Them

For two years, Alex Stamos was the Facebook executive tasked with defending the company’s systems against Russian interference and other critical threats. Now the former chief security officer, who left the social network in August, says Facebook – and the entire technology industry – needs a systems of checks and balances to help it weigh

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Facebook Now Says Data Obtained Through Portal Can Be Used to Serve You Ads

Facebook may use the information it receives through Portal to serve ads targeting you Facebook has been in the news for privacy-related issues for a while now, and it’s in that backdrop that Facebook last week launched its video-chat device named Portal. The social networking giant unequivocally mentioned that it “doesn’t listen to, view, or

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Google to Charge Licensing Fee for Its Android Apps, Unbundle Chrome and Search in Europe

Google will have to allow smartphone manufacturers to ship Android devices in the EU without Google Chrome preinstalled, as a result of the massive EUR 4.34 billion fine imposed on the company by European Commission antitrust regulators in July this year. In order to avoid additional penalties while its appeal of the fine is pending,

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Instacart Continues Funding Spree, Raises $600 Million

When Amazon.com bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion (roughly Rs. 1 lakh crores) last year, anyone watching grocery-delivery upstart Instacart was just about ready to stick a fork in it. But the San Francisco-based startup maintained a more optimistic outlook. It said competition from Jeff Bezos’s e-commerce behemoth would actually help it grow. Now, it looks

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Dell Stands Behind Plan to Go Public Despite Icahn Clash

Dell Technologies is sticking with its $21.7 billion (roughly Rs. 1.59 lakh crores) plan to go public by buying its tracking stock, DVMT, despite investor Carl Icahn’s objections. “Dell Technologies continues to believe that the proposed offer for DVMT shares, which represents a 29 percent premium to the DVMT share price immediately prior to the

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Google Is Trying to Build a Censored Chinese Search Engine, CEO Pichai Confirms

Google on Monday confirmed a secretive project that’s been fueling an employee-led backlash for weeks at the company: an effort to build a version of its search engine that complies with China’s online censorship regime. The project, code-named Dragonfly, is not only real but is already performing to the satisfaction of top Google executives. And

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