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Facebook Sued by Shareholder Over Record Stock Plunge

Days after Facebook’s stock suffered the largest drop in Wall Street history, a shareholder sued the company, accusing the social media network of making misleading statements about its user numbers and operations. The plaintiff, James Kacouris, filed the lawsuit Friday seeking class-action status and to recover damages. Kacouris alleged that Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, violated federal securities laws by misleading shareholders about ... Read More »

New Crypto-Miner PowerGhost Targeting Corporates in India: Kaspersky Lab

A new cryptocurrency miner, dubbed PowerGhost, is targeting corporate networks in India and several other regions in the world, according to new research from Russia-based cyber-security company Kaspersky Lab. PowerGhost uses multiple fileless techniques to discreetly gain a foothold in corporate networks, meaning that the miner does not store its body directly onto a disk, increasing the complexity of its detection ... Read More »

Mozilla Is Redesigning the Iconic Firefox Logo and Asking Users to Give Feedback

HIGHLIGHTS Mozilla is redesigning its Firefox logo The company is asking users to give their feedback It has shared two design system approaches As Firefox is growing its presence on the Web by getting not just new features but also adding new versions to meeting specific requirements, its creator, Mozilla, has started redesigning the traditional Firefox logo. The company believes that with the addition of voice assistance ... Read More »

WhatsApp Android Beta Gets ‘Mute’ Button in Notifications, Reportedly Sets Stage for Stickers

WhatsApp Mute button in notifications was spotted in testing earlier HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp has added a ‘Mute’ button It helps mute WhatsApp notifications directly from the notification panel WhatsApp is also separately setting up the ground for stickers WhatsApp last week reportedly started testing ‘Mark as Read’ and ‘Mute’ buttons to make it easier for users to take actions on new WhatsApp messages directly ... Read More »

LinkedIn India User Base Doubles in 4 Years to Cross 50 Million

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn on Tuesday said its India member base has doubled in the past four years to cross 50 million in the country. India is LinkedIn’s fastest-growing and largest market outside the US. Globally, the professional networking platform has over 562 million members. “Our members-first, localised approach has helped us cross the 50 million mark in India. We are at the beginning ... Read More »

EU Agrees on Data Deal With Japan

The European Union reached a deal on Tuesday allowing businesses to seamlessly transfer personal data between the bloc and Japan, deepening economic links as the two sides also agree a free-trade pact. The EU and Japan concluded several years of data talks in Tokyo in the margins of a bilateral summit and the deal should come into effect towards the ... Read More »

Supreme Court Backs Ban That Virtually Outlaws Cryptocurrencies in India

HIGHLIGHTS SC refused to overturn RBI ban on dealing in cryptocurrencies India is going a step further in cracking down on peer-to-peer money Abu Dhabi, South Korea are creating rules to allow secure crypto-trading India’s top court refused to overturn a central bank ban on lenders from dealing in cryptocurrencies, a move that effectively outlaws the nascent industry in Asia’s third-largest ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency Exchange Theft Surges in First Half of 2018: CipherTrace

Theft of cryptocurrencies from exchanges soared in the first half of this year to three times the level seen for the whole of 2017, leading to a three-fold increase in associated money laundering, according to a report from US-based cyber-security firm CipherTrace released on Tuesday. The report, which looks at the global anti-money laundering market, showed that in the first six months ... Read More »

Xiaomi Plans to Enter US Market Next Year, Says Ties Will Help Avoid Trade Tensions

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi is set to enter the US next year The company is considering the US market “very attractive” Xiaomi’s Senior Vice President Wang Xiang confirmed the development Xiaomi is aiming to enter the US a long time after gaining success in India and China. The company also recently entered Europe and the UK. The Beijing-based smartphone maker that sells its Mi and ... Read More »

Top five social media mistakes

Who would have thought that in today’s society it could be so easy to use your social media accounts whichever they are in a way that you will deeply regret? These fun apps and accounts are supposed to be ways to connect with friends, or to reach out to a vast number of people from all walks of life with ... Read More »