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YouTube disables comments for some videos featuring minors amid uproar, loss of advertisers

Google’s video service giant faced flak after it was used by potential predators to exploit minors.

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 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.

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".

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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