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BBC websites blocked in China after security change...
The BBC's move to the more secure delivery format HTTPS results in its pages being blocked.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-07 14:13 UTC
Mozilla debuts Firefox extension that recommends content based on your browsing activity...
Mozilla today lifted the lid on an experimental Firefox feature that recommends content based on what you're currently reading through the browser. The new tool is available as part of the Fi...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-07 14:12 UTC
Apple Might Ditch Lightning Connector After Pressure From The EU...
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Apple might have to part ways with the lightning connector after the EU is planning to launch an investigation against the issue of different types of chargers present in the smartphone industry. In 2009, 14 companies including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-07 14:09 UTC
Google Refuses To Assist U.S. Military, Bends Over For China's Communist Censors...
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Besides clearly showing the company is willing to put profit above doing what's right, their decision to censor their search engine in China is likely to threaten their bottom line in the long run.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-06 12:22 UTC
Apple's first ever dual-SIM iPhone may not launch in India...
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We now know that the first ever iPhone to support dual-SIM cards will launch this year in fall. The 2018 iPhone line up will have three iPhones and one of them will support dual-SIM cards- a feature confirmed by iOS 12. However, Apple is unlikely to launch this iPhone model in India, as per
By manojpnchal on 2018-08-06 06:34 UTC
Mozilla's new DNS resolution is dangerous...
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Mozilla wants to override any configured DNS server with Cloudflare. Why would anyone replace their ISP's DNS server with on from Cloudflare. Sharing data with third parties bears risks
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-06 03:27 UTC
Google Makes Plan To Return To China With Censored Search Engine...
Google has had quite the roller coaster ride with China. Back in 2006, Google unfortunately decided to give into pressure from the Chinese government, and agreed to launch a censored version of its site in China.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-01 20:48 UTC
Trump Be Warned: Google Is Not Great...
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There will be no free speech online if we do not hold Google accountable for its anti-competitive policies
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-31 06:08 UTC
John Oliver ripped into Facebook with a parody of its ubiquitous 'Here Together' ad (FB)...
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Comedian John Oliver roasted Facebook with a parody version of its "Here Together" TV ad. The parody plays on Facebook's issues with misusing data, fake news, and outrageous content. It caps a terrible week for Facebook, which lost $120 billio
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-30 17:14 UTC
Big data backlash: Consumers wise up to Facebook, Twitter...
Social network user bases are flat-ling as consumers and governments respond to data privacy and fake news concerns.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-30 17:11 UTC
Tech giants meeting with Trump administration to craft federal privacy regulations...
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The Trump administration is quietly meeting with top tech company representatives to craft a proposal to protect web users' privacy amid the ongoing fallout globally of scandals that have rocked Facebook and other companies.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-30 01:10 UTC
U.K. lawmakers recommend tougher rules on Facebook...
The U.K. government should increase oversight of social media like Facebook and election campaigns to protect democracy in the digital age, a parliamentary committee has recommended in a scathing report on fake news, data misuse and interference by Russia
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-28 15:40 UTC
Facebook Now Rolling Out Downvote System To More Users...
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Facebook has resumed wider testing for its new upvote and downvote system. Instead of disliking a comment, users will be able to cast votes a la Reddit.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-28 14:58 UTC
H-1B visa denials rise after Trump 'hire American' order: report...
President Donald Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” executive order last year appears to have led federal immigration officials to deny more requests for the controversial H-1B visa, according to a new report.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-26 02:07 UTC
Mozilla exec says Google slowed YouTube down on non-Chrome browsers...
A redesign allegedly made the video site more dependent on Chrome's architecture.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-25 14:13 UTC
OnePlus 6 is now available at Rs. 1,500 discount...
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Aimed at students, OnePlus has announced its 'Back to School' offer under which the company is offering Rs. 1,500 discount on the OnePlus 6 smartphone. Notably, the discount will be available to tho
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-20 11:30 UTC
Indians can now forward 1 WhatsApp message only five times...
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In its latest attempt to curb spread of misinformation, WhatsApp has launched a new forwarding limit feature. While the cap will apply to all users, in India, where people forward more messages, pho
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-20 06:28 UTC
Which smartphones will be launched in the second-half of 2018?...
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The first half of 2018 is almost over, and the year has already seen notable smartphones being launched. However, as with almost everything, manufacturers seem to have saved the best for last, with m
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-19 05:20 UTC
Google, hit with record $5 billion EU antitrust fine, to appeal...
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EU antitrust regulators hit Google with a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) fine on Wednesday and ordered it to stop using its Android mobile operating system to block rivals, a ruling which the U.S. tech company said it would appeal.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-18 16:13 UTC
Verizon stops activating 3G phones...
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Verizon is no longer activating phones that aren't 4G LTE-capable. Recently, a few readers told Droid Life that Verizon had declined their requests to activate 3G devices, and the carrier has now confirmed that this will be the policy going forward...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-17 23:10 UTC
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