Monthly Archives: November 2019

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple Offer Defence in US Congressional Antitrust Probe

Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple defended their business practices in responses to detailed questions by lawmakers conducting an inquiry into antitrust issues in the tech sector. The answers, released Tuesday by the House subcommittee overseeing the probe, come as antitrust scrutiny of the companies has escalated rapidly, with federal and state enforcers opening formal investigations… Read More »

WhatsApp Snooping Row: Facebook Service Says Regrets Not Meeting ‘Government Expectations’

With the government accusing WhatsApp of not informing it on time and with details that personal data of Indians was compromised by a spyware, a spokesperson for the Facebook-owned instant messaging app said it regrets that it did not meet the “Governments expectations for proactive engagement on these issues.” The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)… Read More »

4 Shot Dead While Watching Football Game In Backyard In California: Cops

Police said they are looking for surveillance footage, witnesses to track the suspects (Representational)   Los Angeles: Four people were shot dead and six others wounded while watching a football game in the backyard of a central California home on Sunday, police said. “Three people died on scene,” deputy Fresno police chief Michael Reed told reporters.… Read More »

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales To Launch WT: Social To Rival Facebook, Twitter

Jimmy Wales said that social media platforms running on advertising is problematic   San Francisco: Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website named “WT: Social” intending to get right what Facebook and Twitter have so far been getting wrong. The new website will compete with both the social media platforms. Instead of going for… Read More »

In Telecom Row, Government Could Be Making A Grave Mistake

For Kumar Mangalam Birla’s textile-to-telecom empire, adversity is a 100-year-old companion. In 1919, when the businessman’s great-grandfather wanted to start a jute mill, the dominant British firm, Andrew Yule & Co., bought all the surrounding Calcutta land. The Imperial Bank, the forerunner of today’s State Bank of India, initially refused Birla a loan. The government… Read More »

Academic Activities Have Suffered Greatly, Students Should End Strike: JNU Vice Chancellor

Academic activities have suffered greatly, students should end strike: JNU Vice Chancellor   New Delhi: Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar on Sunday said the academic activities have greatly suffered in the past two weeks due to the protests and urged the students to end their strike. “During the last two weeks,… Read More »