ByteDance has reportedly settled children’s data lawsuit

TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance has reportedly reached a settlement on Wednesday with a group of parents who alleged that the company collected and exposed the data and personal information of minors, in violation of the children’s privacy law. The plaintiff’s lawyer in the case, Gary Klinger, confirmed that a proposed settlement of $1.1 million had been reached. In […]

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ByteDance has reportedly been sued for collecting data on kids

ByteDance the parental company of TikTok has reportedly being sued after allegedly violating child privacy laws and collecting the data of young users through the video app, which was formerly called Musical.ly. ByteDance acquired Musical.ly in 2017, and later rebranded it as the social video app TikTok.  According to the December 3rd complaint, ByteDance has collected data from […]

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Adobe to acquire Oculus Medium a VR sculpting tool

Adobe is reportedly acquiring Oculus Medium, a virtual reality sculpting tool owned by Facebook owned VR company. In a blog post Oculus notes: Nothing is apparently changing for now — the Medium will remain free for people with an Oculus VR system. But it suggests that Adobe will bring more features, improvements, and other developments to Medium […]

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Facebook acquires Beat Games the popular VR game developer Studio

Facebook is reportedly acquiring Beat Games, the developer of popular VR game Beat Saber. According to the report of TechCrunch Beat Games will keep operating independently, but it will become part of Oculus Studios, Facebook’s VR gaming group.  In a blog post, Oculus content director Mike Verdu said the game will keep releasing across all platforms, and […]

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Twitter to remove inactive users accounts to free up usernames

Twitter is recently started sending out emails to owners of inactive accounts to inform them to sign in by December 11th, or your account will be deleted and its username will be made available for others. So any account that hasn’t signed in for more than six months will receive the email alert. According to […]

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Twitter allows to use 2FA service without taking users phone number

Twitter now allows users let you use two-factor authentication (2FA) without taking their phone number. It enable users to use authentication apps or security keys. Authentication apps are more secure, and now you can use them without providing more personal details to Twitter than you need to. We’re also making it easier to secure your account […]

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Govt new IT rules for social media would mandate traceability of originator

Government is reportedly finalising it’s IT rules for social media which would mandate traceability of originator of information on such platforms and removal of malicious content within 24 hours of notice, Parliament was informed on Thursday, 21 November, reported news agency PTI. The proposed new norms include deployment of technology-based automated tools or appropriate mechanisms […]

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PayPal acquires Honey Science Corporation for $4 billion

PayPal announced today that it has acquired Honey Science Corporation, the company that makes the popular Honey deal finding Chrome extension, for approximately $4 billion. The deal is mostly in cash reports, TechCrunch. At the moment PayPal hasn’t made it clear about exactly how Honey and its deal-finding tech will be integrated into PayPal’s products, but in […]

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Twitter introduces new policies for political ads

On Friday, Twitter introduced new guidelines for organizations that advertise on political causes like climate change and abortion. Starting November 22nd, there will be two new advertising polices in place: one for political content and one for cause-based advertising. The political content policy forbids the paid promotion of any content that references candidates, political parties, […]

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