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Amazon, Apple, Google to Testify Before US Senate on Data Privacy on September 26

Six major Web companies and Internet-service providers, including AT&T, Twitter, and Alphabet’s Google, will detail their consumer data privacy practices to a US Senate panel on Sept. 26, according to a congressional statement on Wednesday. The Senate hearing will give the six technology-related companies, which also include Amazon.com, Apple, and Charter Communications, “an opportunity to explain their approaches to privacy,” said US Senator John Thune, the Republican ... Read More »

Instagram Rolls Out New Feature to Help Deal With Drug Abuse

HIGHLIGHTS A prompt would pop-up if users try to find drug abuse related treatment It will also happen if users look to buy drugs illegally on the platform The feature is currently available in the US Facebook-owned Instagram is rolling out a new “prompt feature” that would pop-up if users try to find substance abuse related recovery and treatment services or look ... Read More »

Facebook ‘Better Prepared’ for Election Meddling, Zuckerberg Says

HIGHLIGHTS We have recently thwarted foreign influence campaigns: Zuckerberg Zuckerberg outlined a series of steps Facebook has taken Facebook was ill-prepared for the 2016 US election, he said Facebook is better prepared to defend against efforts to manipulate the platform to influence elections and has recently thwarted foreign influence campaigns targeting several countries, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday. Zuckerberg, posting on his Facebook ... Read More »

The Right Casters for Medical Environments

Sanitation is on of the most important factors in any medical setting. When the potential for contamination exists, everything from surfaces and equipment to the carts and caster wheels that move them have to maintain some level of sterility. That’s why stainless steel is the go-to material in labs and medical facilities. Why Does the Material of Casters Make a ... Read More »

Why you should choose cloud-based DDoS over clean pipe solutions

By now the dangers of a DDoS attack are broadly known. It’s not just the computer geeks that know what damage DDoS can do, it’s entered everyday speech as more and more people worry about the service outages caused by DDoS – all led by epic running news reports. Businesses are right to be frightened, but what can a business ... Read More »

Google Slammed for Producing Titan Security Key in China

Google on Thursday began selling a new piece of hardware called the Titan security key, which is designed to add another layer of protection for online security. But the company has faced some criticism for producing the key in China through a partnership with manufacturer Feitian, according to a report from CNBC. The product is labeled as being “Produced in China,” meaning, like many consumer electronics, ... Read More »

Huawei Mate 20 Lite With 4 Cameras Launched at IFA 2018; AI Cube Smart Speaker Unveiled Too

Huawei AI Cube features Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant and can also act as a router if the need arises HIGHLIGHTS Huawei Mate 20 Lite has been priced at GBP 379 The AI Cube comes with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity The GPS locator has long standby and operational times Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei unveiled the Mate 20 Lite smartphone and a new smart speaker ... Read More »

Twitter Planning to Launch Threaded Conversations, ‘Who Is Online’ Feature

Twitter is planning to roll out threaded conversations like Facebook along with status indicators – showing who else is online among your followers – on its platform. In a tweet, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday that the microblogging platform will soon get interesting updates. “Playing with some new Twitter features: presence (who else is on Twitter right now?) and threading (easier to read ... Read More »

Amazon Stops Using Pilot Episodes to Garner Audience Feedback

Amazon has decided to stop its experiment of putting the first episodes of developing content referred to as the “pilot episodes”, the media reported. Up until now, the company released the pilot episodes to get customers’ feedback on what episodes should become a series. “I’d never say ‘never’ but that version is not something we’re doing. We’ll use our own testing ... Read More »

IBM Wins $83 Million in Groupon E-Commerce Patent Fight

A US jury awarded IBM $82.5 million (roughly Rs. 562 crores) after finding that Groupon infringed four of its e-commerce patents. Friday’s verdict is a boon to IBM’s intellectual-property licencing business, which last year brought in $1.19 billion (roughly Rs. 8,200 crores) for the company, holder of more than 45,000 patents. IBM sued Groupon for $167 million (roughly Rs. 1,150 crores), accusing it of ... Read More »