Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Technology

WhatsApp postpones its plans to update the privacy policy

The top-rated messaging app, WhatsApp, has delayed to update its privacy policy after a backlash over what this app shares with Facebook (the parent company). WhatsApp had started alerting its users in the previous month about its updated privacy policies,...

A big break for WhatsApp competitor platforms

Telegram and Signal, both messaging platforms, have been observing a significant increment in the number of downloads across the world after a controversial modification to WhatsApp’s terms and regulations. The popular messaging platform, WhatsApp, had described to its users that...

Facebook and Twitter have taken down Trump’s video clip  

On Wednesday, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook had eliminated a video clip featuring President Donald Trump, addressing his followers when a crowd of Trump supporters attacked the United States Capitol. The platforms said that the video clip, in which President...

Amazon stepped into the medical industry, which will affect other online pharmacies

The owner of Quick Meds (an online pharmacy), Ahsan Bhatti, said that he thinks the impact would be huge. Moreover, Bhatti is worried about the future of Amazon (a dominant online eCommerce giant) stepping into the pharmacy industry in...

SolarWinds hacking group got into the source code of Microsoft

On Thursday, Microsoft confirmed that the hacking team behind the SolarWinds broke into Microsoft and accessed some of its source codes. Source Code, the basic set of instructions that execute a particular operating system or software, is usually the...

NYSE decides to delist three Chinese telecom companies

The NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) described that it will delist three Chinese telecommunication companies that are based on claimed links with its military. All three telecommunication companies, including China Unicom Hong Kong, China Telecom, and China Mobile, have...

Selena Gomez alleges Facebook of spreading COVID-19 disinformation

Facebook, the dominant social media giant, could be answerable for thousands of COVID-19 deaths for allegedly spreading misleading information about Coronavirus, said Selena Gomez. On Tuesday, the 28 years old singer, Selena Gomez shared a video clip on Twitter, in...

Trump administration appeals court’s order blocking TikTok restrictions

On Monday, the American government made an appeal to the federal judge's order that restricted the Commerce Department from applying limitations on TikTok (Chinese-owned video sharing platform) that will effectively halt its working in the United States. China accessed personal...

You may need vaccine passport if you want to travel in 2021

In the current situation, the COVID-19 vaccines are starting to be delivered in the United States and overseas, and everyone is looking for the day when they can shop, go to theaters and make their traveling plans again. But...

China increases its pressure on Alibaba with anti-monopoly scrutiny

On Thursday, Chinese officials declared an anti-monopoly inquiry of Alibaba Group (leading e-commerce giant), boosting official struggles to increase control over emerging tech industries of China. China’s market official described that it was investigating Alibaba’s rule of ‘Choose one of...

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