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Over 60% cases at state women’s panel on social media harassment

Bengaluru: Over 60% of complaints lodged at the Karnataka State Women’s Commission are about harassment of women via social media, according to the commission’s chairperson Nagalakshmi Bai. This trend may not be confined to Karnataka, she said. Bai made the statement while speaking to textile workers at a factory in Mysuru recently. She said the commission had to rely on ... Read More »

Facebook Does Away With Over 5,000 Ad-Targetting Options to Thwart Discrimination

Facebook said Tuesday is cutting more than 5,000 ad-targeting options to prevent advertisers from discriminating based on traits such as religion or race. The shift eliminates the ability to direct Facebook ads at people based on ethnicity, beliefs, political affinity or other data that could be considered sensitive or personal. “While these options have been used in legitimate ways to reach ... 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 »

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 »

Xiaomi Opens Its 1000th Service Centre in India, Has Presence in Over 600 Cities

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi on Wednesday announced the opening of its service centre number one thousand in India. The company which has presence in over 600 cities in the country, opened up its 1000th service centre in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana. With the milestone, Xiaomi also announced that 500 of these service centres are authorised to repair its Mi TV range, ... Read More »

Google Said to Face EU Antitrust Fine Over Android in July

  Google is expected to be hit with a second EU antitrust fine in mid-July for using its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, three people familiar with the matter said. The European Commission, which has been investigating the case involving the unit of Alphabet since 2015, could issue its decision in the week of July 9, although the timing ... Read More »

WhatsApp Business App Has Over 3 Million Users, Says Facebook

WhatsApp Business is only available for Android at the moment WhatsApp Business has an active user base of over 3 million people, Mark Zuckerberg has said. The WhatsApp Business user base was revealed in Facebook’s Q1 2018 earnings call, Venture Beat reportedlate on Wednesday It is a standalone app separate from the other version of WhatsApp used by 1.5 billion people, was launched in January for Android users in six countries – ... Read More »

Forrester forecasts 5 percent growth in global tech market over the next two years

Forrester projects that the global tech market for business and government purchases of technology goods, software, and services will grow by around 5 percent in 2018 and 2019(subscription required) measured in constant currencies. Measured in US dollars, tech market growth will be stronger in 2018 at 6 percent due to a slightly weaker US dollar, then slow to 4.6 percent growth ... Read More »

Samsung Faces French Legal Case Over Alleged Abuses in China

Two French campaign groups filed a legal case against Samsung in France on Thursday over the alleged use of child labour and other abuses in Chinese manufacturing plants working for the electronics giant. Accusing the company of misleading commercial practices, the NGOs Peuples Solidaires and Sherpa lodged a complaint in Paris against Samsung’s French subsidiary and international parent company. Based on research ... Read More »

Android Set to Get ‘DNS over TLS’ Support, Hides Web Browsing History From ISPs

HIGHLIGHTS The addition of “DNS over TLS” support on Android will limit the use case Commits on Android Open Source Project have suggested the new development Android 8.1 could be the first version to get new support Keeping Internet service providers (ISPs) at bay, Google appears to be planning to add “DNS over TLS” support to Android. The new development will encrypt your ... Read More »