Huawei signs deal with TomTom to develop maps for its phone

Huawei has reportedly signed a deal with Dutch digital mapping company TomTom to develop maps for its phones, reports Reuters. A TomTom spokesperson told Reuters that the deal closed some time ago, but it became public late last week. According to the reports of Reuters Huawei is building its own apps with TomTom’s maps, traffic information, and navigation […]

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TikTok shows zero take down requests from China in its first transparency report

TikTok has recently released its first transparency report, showing which countries have submitted requests for content removal as well as access to user data. In the Chinese tech giant ByteDance, claims it did not receive a single takedown request from Communist Party of China in the first half of 2019. TikTok’s report shows that US law […]

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WhatsApp will not be available on following smartphones starting 1 Jan 2020

Starting 1 Jan 2020, WhatsApp will stop working on older mobile devices globally as the company has withdrawn support for such phones. The users on Windows Phones will be locked out forever after December 31, said Facebook. WhatsApp will stop working on millions of phones in the next couple of months as the company withdraws […]

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Google to bring spam detection and verified business messaging to Android

Google has recently announced that it’s will bring two new features for its Messages app on Android. One of those features is spam detection for US users, which first launched in select countries in January. If the Messages app detects a suspected spam message, Google says it will show you a warning where you can confirm […]

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FTC could block Facebook from integrating messaging apps

The Federal Trade Commission could force Facebook to back out of its plans to integrate its family of apps, including Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. According to the report officials have grown fearful in recent months that any moves to further tie Facebook’s products together could make it more difficult for agencies like […]

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Facebook will not remove encryption from WhatsApp and Messenger

Facebook executives has recently told Attorney General William Barr that the company would not provide law enforcement with investigative access to its encrypted messaging products ahead of a senate hearing on encryption on Tuesday. In a letter, WhatsApp and Messenger heads Will Cathcart and Stan Chudnovsky, respectively, said: “The backdoor access you are demanding for law enforcement […]

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NEFT money transfer will be available 24×7 from 16 December says RBI

Starting from 16 December, bank users will be able to use NEFT money transfer at anytime of the day or night as the service will be available 24×7 in India says RBI. The announcement was made by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 6 December through this notification, and informed that all the banks in […]

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WhatsApp to Take Legal Action Against People Violating Its Policy

WhatsApp has recently announced that it will sow take legal action against those who violates its Terms of Service, starting 7 December. The company said that it is entitled to its right to serve legal notices to those engaging in bulk messaging or automated messaging, something that is a serious violation of the messaging platform’s […]

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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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