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OPPO F17 with 30W VOOC flash charge to go on sale on Sep 21
short by Roshan Gupta / on 20 Sep 2020,Sunday
OPPO F17 with ultra-sleek leather-feel body and 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 to go on sale on September 21. Starting at ₹17,990, OPPO said that the F17 gives 4-hour talk with 5 minutes charge and comes in three colour options: Classic Silver, Dynamic Orange, and Navy Blue. Sporting an AI ultra-wide camera, the F17 features a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:00 am on 20 Sep
OnePlus has introduced the all-new 'OnePlus Fridays', a dedicated weekly initiative to provide exciting offers and rewards to the OnePlus community on its website every Friday. Starting tomorrow, users can purchase OnePlus products including the OnePlus Nord and OnePlus Buds through a special sale. Users can also avail a series of other exciting offers only on the brand’s website.
short by Roshan Gupta / 01:22 pm on 18 Sep
500% increase in cyber crimes in India after COVID-19: Doval
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval on Friday said financial frauds have seen exponential increase following the COVID-19 pandemic. Doval said there has been an increase of 500% in cyber crimes due to limited awareness and cyber hygiene. "There's a greater dependence on digital payment platforms due to reduced cash handling and greater data sharing is happening online," he added.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 03:13 pm on 19 Sep
Paytm back on Play Store hours after it was removed by Google
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2020,Friday
Paytm has said that it is back on the Play Store hours after it was removed for violation of Google's Play Store policies on gambling. "We assure all our users that their balances and linked accounts are 100% safe. Our services are fully functional on all existing apps," Paytm had earlier said.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:35 pm on 18 Sep
Google said we violated its gambling policy over cashback feature: Paytm
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 18 Sep 2020,Friday
Paytm said Google removed its app from Play Store claiming that it violated its gambling policies by issuing cashbacks through cricket-themed scratch cards. Paytm allowed consumers to collect player cards linked to their transactions and a certain number of cards would earn them a cashback. Paytm added it has temporarily removed the cashback component to meet Play Store policy requirements.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 06:15 pm on 18 Sep
US to ban downloads of TikTok and WeChat from Sunday
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2020,Friday
The US will ban downloads of WeChat and Tiktok from Sunday, the US Department of Commerce (DoC) has announced. Companies will be barred from hosting the Chinese-owned apps in the US. The ban on new US downloads of TikTok could be still rescinded by US President Donald Trump before it takes effect on Sunday, Reuters reported.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:10 pm on 18 Sep
Facebook has been sued in the US for allegedly spying on Instagram users through the unauthorised use of their mobile phone cameras. Instagram's use of the camera is done for the purpose of collecting "lucrative and valuable data on its users that it would not otherwise have access to", Instagram user Brittany Conditi alleged in the lawsuit.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:22 pm on 18 Sep
When asked in an interview whether Elon Musk could be considered the "new Steve Jobs", Bill Gates said, "If you know people personally, that kind of gross oversimplification seems strange." "Elon's more of a hands-on engineer. Steve was a genius at design and picking people and marketing...You wouldn't walk into a room and confuse them with each other," Gates added.
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:13 pm on 19 Sep
App will be back on Play Store soon, your money is safe: Paytm
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 18 Sep 2020,Friday
After Paytm's main app was taken down from Google Play Store, the payments company said the app will be back "very soon". "All your money is completely safe," Paytm said, adding that the users can continue to use the app normally. Paytm did not explain why the app was removed from the Play Store.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 03:15 pm on 18 Sep
Mozilla shuts down Firefox Send and Notes
short by Aishwarya / on 18 Sep 2020,Friday
Mozilla announced it's shutting down two of its services: Firefox Send and Firefox Notes. Launched in March 2019, Firefox Send was a tool for encrypted file sharing. Earlier this year, Mozilla had paused it while it was investigating reports of abuse. Mozilla said Firefox Notes was initially meant to be an experiment for testing new ways to sync encrypted data.
short by Aishwarya / 07:04 pm on 18 Sep
Tesla wins case against ex-employee accused of hacking in US
short by Aishwarya / on 18 Sep 2020,Friday
Tesla has won a case in the US against a former employee, Martin Tripp, accused of stealing gigabytes of Tesla's confidential data and transferring it to third parties, court documents showed. Tesla sued Tripp in 2018 claiming he had admitted to writing software that hacked its system. Tripp was also accused of making false statements to media about Tesla.
short by Aishwarya / 03:23 pm on 18 Sep
Facebook will update its internal discussion policies to impose restrictions on employees' ability to debate social and political issues. The rules would apply to employee discussions of how executives handle politically sensitive content on Facebook's platforms. "We're updating our employee policies...to ensure our culture remains respectful and inclusive," a Facebook spokesperson said.
short by Aishwarya / 11:52 pm on 18 Sep
US TikTok ban would be bad for Instagram, Facebook: Instagram head
short by Aishwarya / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Instagram head Adam Mosseri said a US TikTok ban would be "quite bad for Instagram, Facebook, and the internet more broadly." He added most of Instagram's users and most of its potential growth are based outside the US. "Long term costs of...countries making aggressive demands and banning us over the next decade outweigh slowing down one competitor today," Mosseri added.
short by Aishwarya / 08:07 pm on 19 Sep
Epic Games denied Apple's claims that there had been a 70% decline in interest in Fortnite between October 2019-July 2020. Apple has alleged Epic brought a case against it to "revive" the waning interest in Fortnite. Epic also denied Apple's claims that removing Epic from Developer Program helped security and privacy, arguing Apple hasn't pointed to a "single security issue".
short by Aishwarya / 11:18 pm on 19 Sep
TikTok sues Trump govt to block US ban, asks Facebook for support
short by Aishwarya / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
TikTok and ByteDance filed a complaint in a court challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that would block US firms from doing business with them. They said Trump moved to ban the app for political reasons and not to stop an "extraordinary threat". TikTok's interim CEO Vanessa Pappas also invited Facebook "to publicly join our challenge and support our litigation".
short by Aishwarya / 03:26 pm on 19 Sep
Amazon announces first recipients of $2bn Climate Pledge Fund
short by Hiral Goyal / on 17 Sep 2020,Thursday
Amazon, on Thursday, announced electric automaker Rivian and JB Straubel-led recycling startup Redwood Materials as its first recipients of the $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund. In June, the company had said it would invest in sustainable technologies to reach its goal of net zero carbon by 2040. Other recipients of the fund include CarbonCure Technologies, Pachama and Turntide Technologies.
short by Hiral Goyal / 09:31 pm on 17 Sep
China has accused the US of "bullying" and asked it to "cease (its) wrongful actions". Earlier, it was announced the US will be banning downloads of WeChat and Tiktok from Sunday. "If the US insists on going its own way, China will take necessary measures to resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies," China's commerce ministry said.
short by Aishwarya / 07:48 pm on 19 Sep
American cloud-based software company Salesforce has announced that it will be hiring 12,000 new employees over the next year. It will add 4,000 new jobs in the next six months. In August, the firm had confirmed that it was firing 1,000 people. However, it had given the affected employees 60 days to find other positions in the company.
short by Aishwarya / 10:26 pm on 19 Sep
Google Drive trash files will be automatically deleted after 30 days starting October 13. Previously, trashed items would be retained indefinitely until the trash was emptied by the user. Google will be showing a banner to users with details of the change. The changes will affect items that are trashed from any device and any platform.
short by Aishwarya / 10:46 pm on 18 Sep
MIT engineers claim to have designed a fisheye lens that is "completely flat". The design is a type of "metalens", a wafer-thin material patterned with microscopic features that work together to manipulate light in a specific way. Researchers claim it's the first flat fisheye lens to produce "crisp, 180° panoramic images".
short by Aishwarya / 06:56 pm on 19 Sep
Facebook to stop showing health groups in recommendations
short by Aishwarya / on 18 Sep 2020,Friday
Facebook has announced that it will no longer show health groups in recommendations to "prioritise connecting people with accurate health information". It said it is crucial that people receive their health information from "authoritative sources". Facebook said that people will still be available to invite friends to health groups and search for them.
short by Aishwarya / 08:07 pm on 18 Sep
Amazon's Indian ex-employee charged by US in merchant bribery plot
short by Aishwarya / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
A former Amazon employee, Nishad Kunju, in India was charged by the US with taking over ₹73 lakh in bribes to give select merchants an advantage over competitors. Along with Kunju, five other people in the US have been indicted as well. They were charged with conspiracy to use a communication facility to commit commercial bribery, among other things.
short by Aishwarya / 10:48 pm on 19 Sep
The Central Bureau of Investigation has booked six private firms for allegedly installing malware on people's computers under the pretense of providing anti-virus protection against bogus issues flagged through pop-ups. According to a CBI Spokesperson, victims were allegedly asked to contact customer support to install the anti-virus and make payments through an online link to resolve issues.
short by Hiral Goyal / 11:03 pm on 17 Sep
WeChat US users renew bid to block Trump's ban of app
short by Aishwarya / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
WeChat's US users have renewed their request in court to block President Donald Trump's restrictions on the messaging app. Earlier, the US Department of Commerce had announced that the US will ban downloads of WeChat and TikTok from Sunday. The US WeChat Users Alliance said the ban is "nothing more than an unprecedented prior restraint on protected speech".
short by Aishwarya / 04:37 pm on 19 Sep
Amazon's Zoox gets permit for driverless testing in California
short by Aishwarya / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Amazon's California-based self-driving car platform Zoox has received the permit to begin driverless testing on public roads within a designated part of Foster City in California, US. The permit allows Zoox to test two autonomous vehicles without a safety driver. Zoox is the fourth company to receive a driverless testing permit in the state after Waymo, Nuro and AutoX.
short by Aishwarya / 03:59 pm on 19 Sep
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