A ransomware attack took The Weather Channel down

The Weather Channel was hit by a ransomware attack on Thursday, briefly taking a live TV program off the air, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The attack came amid severe weather in the southeastern United States and knocked out the cable channel for more than an hour. The FBI told the Journal a ransomware attack was the source of the […]

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Russian lawmakers approve plan to take more control over internet traffic

Russian lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to take further control over internet traffic in the country, The Associated Press reports. Under the proposal, Russian internet traffic would be required to be sent through servers in the country, according to the AP, giving the country more leverage to surveil and censor information. The bill was approved by the […]

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Google and Apple block TikTok in India following court order

Google and Apple have removed TikTok from their respective stores in India, one of the app’s biggest user bases, according toreports from Reuters and Quartz. The move follows a request from the state court on April 3rd to ban access to TikTok on Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store after concerns were raised that […]

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Aston Martin finally launches its first electric car

Aston Martin has finally been revealed its first electric car which the company announced four years ago. Based on the existing combustion-engine Aston Martin Rapide sedan, the Rapide E debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show on Tuesday. Only 155 will be made, and Aston Martin didn’t announce a price for the car. Powered by an […]

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Sony has launched S.Ride taxi hailing service in Tokyo

Sony has recently launched a taxi-hailing service in Tokyo. Minna no Taxi’s S.Ride app is available to use from today and lets users flag down regular taxis; payment can be handled with cash, credit card, or through a QR code-powered digital wallet. The S in S.Ride doesn’t stand for Sony, as you might think a […]

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Netflix has recently added 10 new original films to Indian slate

On Monday, Netflix announced a slate of 10 new Indian original films, across a range of genres and subjects with a variety of A-list talent attached. Continuing its investment in Indian content, these additions include previously announced titles Music Teacher, Cobalt Blue, Chopsticks, Upstarts and Bulbul. Netflix plans to make them available to Netflix users around the world by the end […]

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Google Pay responded to PIL in Delhi Court questioning its Authorization and Legality

Google Pay has recently responded to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the Delhi High Court by Abhijit Mishra, questioning its authorisation as a payment system operator. Google said in his statement: “Google Pay complies with all applicable legal requirements. Google Pay operates as a technology service provider to its partner banks, to allow […]

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New Senate Bill will prohibit Big Tech companies from using tricks to get users personal data

On Tuesday, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) introduced a bill that would prohibit large internet platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google from using deceptive design tricks as methods to trick users into handing over their personal data. The DETOUR (Deceptive Experiences To Online Users Reduction) Act, if approved, would ban platforms from […]

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European Commission demands Valve stop geo-blocking games inside the EU

The European Sommission has issued an official statement of objections today, directed at Valve, whose Steam online portal is the biggest store for PC games in the world, and five game publishers Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media, and ZeniMax the Commission takes the view that they’ve all engaged in antitrust violations by putting […]

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Netflix removes support for Apple AirPlay due to some technical limitation

Netflix has withdrawn the support for Apple’s AirPlay recently. The feature allowed people watching Netflix on their iPads and iPhones to instantly play the content on their TVs. Netflix confirmed in a statment to The Verge that it pulled the wireless casting feature last week due to a ‘technical limitation.’ Netflix’s support page also says […]

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