SAN FRANCISCO - Facing human rights violation allegations over the misuse of its platform by the Myanmar government to fuel atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim minority, social networking giant Facebook has announced the hiring of a human rights policy director. The social media firm's new director would help promote peace, human freedoms and build strong communities while simultaneously crack down those who...
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple officially introduced its 2018 line-up of iPhones -- the premium iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR at an event in California late on Wednesday. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will support dual SIM and dual standby functionality. The premium iPhone XS and XS Max come with upgraded 12MP + 12MP camera and 2x optical zoom. There is an improved TrueTone quad-LED flash as well.
SAN FRANCISCO - Google that came into existence 20 years back with its first product Search engine from a garage today has seven products that are used by more than a billion people every month. The exact date of the company's founding is up for debate -- even for those who are in the business of providing answers. "Google Inc. was incorporated on September 4, but for more than a decade we've celebrated our birthday on September 27,
NEW DELHI - The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Monday called for an all India traders strike against the Walmart-Flipkart deal on September 28. "We are organising a 'Bharat Trade Bandh' (All India Traders Strike) on September 28 against the Walmart-Flipkart deal. We want the government to nullify the deal as it is against the sector," CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal told IANS.
SAN FRANCISCO - Google has started upgrading subscribers of its paid storage plan to a simpler and cheaper "Google One" plan with expanded memory across Drive, Gmail and Photos for its users in the US. "Google One" plans would include 100 GB storage for $1.99, 200GB for $2.99 and 2TB for $9.99 per month, while pricing for plans larger than 2TB will remain the same, the company wrote in a post on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO - One of the most popular instant messaging platforms in the world -- WhatsApp -- is working on a much anticipated "picture-in-picture mode" for Android platform. The feature, once rolled out, will allow users to continue the video call on a minimised screen while browsing through the rest of their conversation. According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the messaging app has recently submitted...
BRUSSLES - Accusing Google of illegally using Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of its search engine, the European Commission on Wednesday imposed a record fine of 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) on the tech giant, which said it would appeal against the decision. According to the Commission, Google has imposed since 2011 illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its...
SAN FRANCISCO - Several Facebook groups are sharing pirated Hollywood movies to hundred of thousands of users and the social media giant's automated software are unable to stop copyright infringements, the media reported. According to the Business Insider, these Facebook groups make no attempt to conceal catalogs brimming with the latest blockbusters like "Ant Man and the Wasp" and "A Quiet Place."
SAN FRANCISCO - Sunil Abraham, Executive Director of Bengaluru-based The Centre for Internet and Society, has been appointed as Vice President, VP, Leadership Programmes, at Mozilla Foundation -- a US-based non-profit organisation that leads the Open Source Mozilla project. Abraham will start as an advisor to Mozilla's executive team and directors and will move to Berlin full-time in January 2019, Mozilla Foundation said in a statement.
NEW YORK - To address the growing needs of customers to combat the rampantly increasing cyber threats, software major Tech Mahindra on Monday partnered with US-based cybersecurity digital forensics and incident response firm LIFARS. Tech Mahindr''s Security Operations Centre (SOC) and LIFAR'' incident response service will be combined to innovate and create new services in specific areas of threat detection, mitigation,