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The Virtual Private Network of your internet may not be fully private

Most people – including VPN customers – don’t have the skills to double-check that they’re getting what they paid for.
Youtube to remove clips of wing commander Abhinandan as per the directive order from the Home Ministry | Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Youtube may be problematic with ads, but it’s almost indispensable to brands

The Alphabet Inc. search giant is just so vital to advertising that no company that wants to reach consumers can survive without them.
Evan Williams | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams stepping down from board

Williams, in a tweet, thanked fellow founder Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone for “starting this crazy company with me".
SpaceX Falcon 9

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches second rocket of the year with three payloads

Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was launched Thursday from Florida with three payloads including an Indonesian satellite and an Israeli lunar lander. 
Attendees sit on the Google Assistant Ride at the Google Assistant Playground during the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show

Google is reorganising to tackle changing global policies on security, privacy

In an internal email, Google's new global policy chief described the change as a reaction to policy makers who are increasingly empowered to regulate the company's core businesses.
An iPhone XR

Samsung Galaxy S10 versus iPhone Xs Max: How the smartphones measure up

The choice of a Samsung or an Apple is also a decision for tight hardware-software integration rather than the usual iOS versus Android preferences.
iPhone

Apple set to combine iPhone, iPad, Mac apps by 2021

The goal of the initiative, code-named 'Marzipan', is to help developers build a single app that works on all Apple devices.
It is fascinating to study how people use technology in their relationships (representational image)

Sex is set to get intense, and unreal

Sex robots, virtual reality (VR) environments and feedback devices are being developed that could take the place of human partners.
Representational image | Photo: Flickr

Modi govt warns states to watch out for cyber-security threats, prove preparedness

Cyber-security experts say Modi govt's warning could be a case of too little, too late, especially in the absence of a comprehensive law on the issue.
Facebook

Facebook expands fact-checking network in India to spot fake news

Third party members India Today Group, Vishvas.news, Factly, Newsmobile and Fact Crescendo will add to Facebook's fact checking network.

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YourTurn

Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal | PTI/ANI

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif have pulled off the greatest Bollywood ‘heist’

How to be private people in a 24x7 online world? Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif just pulled off an impossible feat.

Billionaire backed FabIndia seeks Rs 3,770 crore in IPO

FabIndia aims to submit its draft red herring prospectus as soon as early next year. Its IPO will largely consist of investors selling existing shares.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.
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