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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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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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