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Strengthening cybersecurity: Government to write a code for apps to run on
The exercise is likely to be done in consultation with the ministries of home, electronics and IT and I&B besides the department of telecommunications (DoT), sources said.
For successful people like Howard Marks, Warren Buffett, there's a bit of luck involved: Morgan Housel
The boom-bust cycle is faster now beca...
View: Nationalisation of data will destroy value for businesses, investors
A Committee of Experts led by Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishn...
Welcome to Facebook Shop! FB adds dedicated shopping section, will allow users to indulge in retail therapy
Facebook unveiled a similar shopping feature earlier this year.
Asia stocks rise as upbeat factory data lifts confidence
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.9%, while shares in China nudged up 0.1%. Australian stocks gained 2% for the biggest intraday gain since July 21. Tokyo shares also jumped by more than 1%.
Often criticised for violating user privacy, Facebook uses mobile location data to help fight Covid-19
Using mobile location data comes amid intense scrutiny of the privacy practices of tech companies.
S&P, Nasdaq close at record highs in tech-fueled rally
Tuesday's rally added to Wall Street's fifth straight monthly gain and the S&P 500's strongest August advance in more than three decades, which was also mostly thanks to technology stocks and central bank support.
View: Why Facebook and other "platforms" must be made liable for their content
Social media “platforms”, which enable their users to publish their thoughts and emotions directly, have become the largest and most influential media companies on the planet. They now tightly oligopolise the digital advertising market that they have transformed through large-scale privacy invasion.
Google's location-tracking tactics troubled its own engineers, unsealed documents reveal
The files, unsealed late last week, reveal that Google knew it had a massive problem on its hands after an AP article published in August 2018 explained how the company continued to track users' whereabouts even after they had disabled the feature Google called "location history". The released documents include internal Google emails.
US lawmakers, united in their ire, lash out at Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai
It was the first hearing for some time where Dems and Reps acted as if they had a common foe, though for different reasons. Dems criticized the tech cos for buying startups to stifle them and for unfairly using data to clone and kill off competitors, while Reps questioned whether the platforms had muzzled conservative viewpoints and were unpatriotic.
Inside Facebook’s early days of lobbying in India, led by Ankhi Das
A Wall Street Journal report published on August 14 claimed that Das, Facebook's public policy director in India, had opposed application of the platform’s hate speech rules to posts by BJP leaders.
‘Bharat to haul ecomm GMV past the $100 billion mark by 2025'
India's online shopping base will grow from 100 million to 300-350 million by 2025, with a majority of new shoppers emerging from tier-2 towns, says Bains & Company-Flipkart Study.
Zoom grapples with security flaws that sour users on app
Zoom’s shares have more than doubled this year as investors bet that the teleconferencing company would be one of the rare winners from the coronavirus pandemic. The company has become wildly popular, reaching more than 200 million daily meeting participants in March. But it has also drawn increased scrutiny from cybersecurity and privacy experts.
Facebook gears up for marketing push in India
The plan, sources told ET, is to enhance user engagement across the suite of apps – Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The move comes at a time when Chinese video-sharing networking service TikTok is adding users in India. The Menlo Park-based social network, owned by tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, has hired Avinash Pant to head the marketing function.
A bridge too far? Aarogya Setu, India's gamechanger app, is losing its charm
Notwithstanding its widespread adoption, Aarogya Setu has lately been hobbled by a host of factors.