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Twitter CEO Says Conservative Employees ‘Don’t Feel Safe’ Expressing Opinions

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said that the conservative employees at the social media service “don’t feel safe to express their opinions” at work. Dorsey – like his counterparts at Facebook and YouTube – has consistently said that his service isn’t biased. But the people who build Twitter are biased, Dorsey admitted in an interview last month, saying out loud what everyone already knew: Twitter, like most tech ... Read More »

BSNL FTTH Broadband Plans Revised to Offer Up to 3.5TB Data to Compete With Jio GigaFiber

HIGHLIGHTS The FTTH plans were previously revised in July The costliest FTTH plan is priced at Rs. 16,999 Jio GigaFiber recently saw an official public launch BSNL FTTH (Fibre to the Home) broadband offerings have been revised to now offer more data at faster speeds, in a possible attempt to take on Jio GigaFiber, for which registrations began recently on August 15. Four ... Read More »

Pre-Owned Smartphone Market in India Booming, Average Selling Price Rises to Rs. 11,000: OLX

With more and more Indians aiming to own high-end smartphones, the pre-owned smartphone market is booming and on the online trading platform OLX, the average selling price (ASP) of a pre-owned smartphone has jumped from Rs. 9,000 to Rs. 11,000 in just one year, the company said on Saturday. More and more high-end phones are now being traded on the platform ... Read More »

Google Says It’s Removing Over ‘100 Bad Ads Every Second’

] HIGHLIGHTS Scammers were purchasing search ads: WSJ “They were masquerading as authorised service agents for companies” Google will roll out a verification programme in coming months Google is removing over 100 scam advertisements every second for violating its policies and will soon implement a verification programme to further weed out bad actors from its platform. After The Wall Street Journal reported that ... Read More »

Twitter CEO to Testify Before US House Panel on September 5

Twitter’s chief executive will testify before a US House of Representatives committee on September 5, the panel said on Friday, after some Republicans raised concerns about social media companies removing content from conservatives. The House Energy and Commerce Committee “intends to ask tough questions about how Twitter monitors and polices content,” Republican Representative Greg Walden, the panel’s chairman, said in a statement. ... Read More »

Facebook Fixes Bug That Marked Some Posts as Spam

A day after some users complained about their Facebook posts being marked as spam, Facebook on Saturday said it has fixed the bug that caused the problem. “We have fixed a bug that caused some posts to be incorrectly marked as spam. We’ve restored the posts that were affected and are very sorry this happened,” Facebook said in a tweet. Even journalist and ... Read More »

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 »