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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.
Amazon CEO

Even Bezos couldn’t stop a selfie leak

Bezos' selfie has triggered an alarm for billionaires everywhere, for whom personal protection is no longer just bodyguards and top-notch alarm systems.
The Twitter Inc. logo displayed outside the company's headquarters in San Francisco | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

We do not make any decisions based on political ideology, says Twitter

A Parliamentary panel had summoned Twitter officials last week over safeguarding citizens’ rights on social media.

Elon Musk protege Yusaku Maezawa takes break from Twitter to focus on ‘actual job’

In one of the highest profile stunts on Twitter this year, Maezawa said he would pay out 100 million yen to 100 people who shared one of his tweets.
iPhone X

The iPhone is boring, and Apple doesn’t want investors to fixate on it

The problem is nothing Apple does can fill the iPhone-sized hole in its revenue
Logo of the app | roadwatchers.org

How an app is helping wild animals beat rash drivers

An app that looks to shortlist roadkill hotspots has helped reduce such accidents on a West Bengal stretch by 86%.
The Apple Inc. logo is displayed at one of the company's stores in Hong Kong | Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Apple bug lets iPhone users listen in on others via FaceTime conference call

The bug happens when an iPhone user creates a FaceTime conference call, puts in their phone number, and then adds the number of another person.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.