Author Archives: Loknath Das

Twitter Removes ‘Locked’ Accounts From Follower Counts

HIGHLIGHTS Users are likely to see “follower” numbers drop We reach out to owners of locked accounts to confirm all is well: Twitter Most of these accounts “were created by real people”, said Twitter Twitter said Wednesday users are likely to see “follower” numbers drop as the service stops adding in potentially dubious or fraudulent accounts. The social network said it ... Read More »

Facebook Removes ‘Treason’ as Tag to Identify Users’ Interests

Facebook has removed “treason” as a keyword to identify its users’ interests for advertisers, it said on Wednesday, after Danish state broadcaster DR revealed its existence. In an article published on Wednesday, DR cited experts expressing concerns that the tag – that Facebook called an “interest category” – could be used by intelligence services in authoritarian regimes to identify people considered ... Read More »

Uganda Protest Over New Social Media Tax Turns Violent

Ugandan police on Wednesday used tear gas and bullets to break up a street protest against a new tax targeting social media users. Two protesters were arrested in downtown Kampala, the capital, after a scuffle in which some policemen were assaulted, said Luke Owoyesigire, a spokesman for Kampala police. The protest was organised by a popular lawmaker, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, a ... Read More »

Elon Musk Calls Thailand Cave Rescue Diver a ‘Pedo’ in Twitter Rant

It has been five days since a dozen boys were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand, and five days since Elon Musk has been wandering in a Twitter labyrinth of his own making. The Silicon Valley engineer and billionaire was briefly seen in Thailand last week, hauling a miniature submarine to the mouth of the cave just before an international dive team rescued ... Read More »

Facebook Fails to Stop Users From Sharing Pirated Movies

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. “These groups, some of ... Read More »

Thai Cave Rescuer May Sue Elon Musk Over ‘Pedo’ Tweet

A British caver who helped rescue 12 boys from a Thai cave said Monday he may take legal action against Elon Musk after the entrepreneur called him a “pedo”. Tesla CEO Musk launched the extraordinary tirade against Vernon Unsworth without providing any justification or explanation, after the cave expert slammed his offer of a miniature submarine to extract the footballers from the Tham Luang ... Read More »

I Took the iPhone SE on a Trip and It’s Still a Great Secondary Phone

HIGHLIGHTS The iPhone SE was first launched in March 2016 Performance and camera quality is great for a two-year old phone An iPhone SE 2 is expected around September this year The iPhone SE 2 has recently been tipped for a launch in September this year, as dozens of leaks and rumours continue to circulate the Internet. Interestingly, one of the most notable aspects ... Read More »

Jio Phone 2 vs Nokia 8110 4G: Price, Specifications, Features Compared

Jio Phone 2 price in India is Rs. 2,999 as part of an introductory offer HIGHLIGHTS Jio Phone 2 will support WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook at launch It will be available from August 15 Both the 4G feature phones sport 2.4-inch displays At its annual AGM, Reliance took the opportunity to launchthe Jio Phone 2 in India. The feature phone saw a lot of improvements from ... Read More »

How to Install MIUI 10 Beta on Redmi Note 5 Pro or Another Xiaomi Phone

MIUI 10 beta can be installed easily, but you shouldn’t do it on your primary device HIGHLIGHTS Anyone can now try out MIUI 10 thanks to the Global beta Xiaomi has released the Global Beta for select devices You probably shouldn’t install it on your primary device The MIUI 10 Global Beta has been released and in this guide, we ... Read More »

IISc, 2 IITs among 6 in govt’s ‘institutes of eminence’ list

According to the latest world university ranking by UK-based agency Quacquarelli Symonds, IIT-Bombay has a global ranking of 162, the best among Indian institutions, followed by IISc (170) and IIT-Delhi (172). New Delhi: The centre on Monday announced the names of six “institutes of eminence”, three each from the public and private sectors, as part of its plans to create world-class ... Read More »