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Becoming more like WhatsApp isn’t the solution to Facebook’s privacy concerns

Mark Zuckerberg aims to make private messages private and ephemeral – meaning Facebook can’t read our messages, and the data doesn’t stick around for long.

Facebook had cracked down on Bangladeshi ad farm targetting Utah before U.S. midterms

Part of efforts to prevent 'meddling' in elections, social media giant promises to better monitor content ahead of elections in India, Philippines, Ukraine and Thailand.
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Several tech brands besides Facebook and Google are tracking us

Facebook and Google would be able to buy data from other ad market players even if they were banned from gathering information about users’ browsing.
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Google set to launch ‘Netflix of gaming’ that won’t need pricey consoles, computers

Google Stadia lets developers build new games on a streaming platform that will allow players to access the action through the web.
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New Facebook rules will end job, housing ads that discriminate by age, gender, pin code

The rules are aimed at settling a string of lawsuits that allege Facebook enables bias in housing, credit and employment.

Twitter is now a 13-year-old teenager — and is acting like one

As Twitter turns 13, ThePrint looks back at its journey through the growing-up years, from its launch in 2006 to going public in 2013.
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Google’s ‘Project Stream’ could be the Netflix of video games

Google's video game service, which launches Tuesday, is designed to allow users to play on a web browser or TV without a PlayStation and Xbox.
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Mastercard concerned India’s strict data rules may hinder fraud detection

The RBI had asked payment firms to ensure their data is stored exclusively on local servers, making it one of the few countries with the strictest data localisation rules.
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The web is 30 years old. What better time to fight for its future

If we give up on building a better web now, then the web will not have failed us. We will have failed the web.
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This invention 143 years ago led to the small & powerful computers we all carry with us now

Today's smartphones wouldn't have existed if it weren't for Alexander Graham Bell, who fought off controversy over whether he was indeed the inventor of the first telephone.

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PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.