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Who can claim tax benefit on interest paid on education loan?

The advantage of an education loan is that if the parent doesn’t have money, the loan can be repaid after the child completes the course and gets a job. Photo: iStockphoto Education costs are spiralling. The fee for a masters or diploma in management from premier institutes can be about ₹ 25 lakh, while many private medical institutes charge about ... Read More »

Samsung Patents New Face, Iris Recognition Biometric Camera; May Take on Apple’s Face ID

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung has been granted a patent for a filing in 2014 The biometric camera said to feature iris and 3D face recognition The technology is expected to get introduced in the Galaxy S10 Samsung may soon replace its iris scanning technology with a new biometric camera, if a recently granted patent is any indication. 3D facial recognition technology is one ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J6 Price Cut in India for 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage Variant

HIGHLIGHTS Galaxy J6 top model seen to get a Rs. 500 price cut It is now available at Rs. 15,990 The new price is seen on Samsung India E-Store Samsung Galaxy J6, the company’s mid-range smartphone, has received a Rs. 500 price cut in India – for its top 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant. The Galaxy J6 made its way into ... Read More »

Pixel, Pixel XL Users Couldn’t Use Unlimited Google Photos Storage Due to Typo, Issue Fixed

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel and Pixel XL users were not enjoying unlimited storage in Photos This was due to a typo in AOSP builds The issue only affected users running custom AOSP-based ROMs One of the huge advantages of buying a smartphone from the Google Pixel series was unlimited photo and video storage in Google Photos, thereby eradicating the problems of storage ... Read More »

Facebook Bots Label US Declaration of Independence as Hate Speech

Facebook has apologised after its content-filtering algorithms flagged the US Declaration of Independence as a hate speech. Parts of the document was flagged as “hate speech” by Facebook bots after a Liberty, Texas-based newspaper, the Liberty County Vindicator, posted on Facebook “small bites” from the Declaration in the lead up to the country’s Independence Day on July 4. Facebook later restored ... Read More »

WhatsApp Starts Testing ‘Suspicious Link Detection’ Feature to Limit Spam Circulation: Report

In another move to put a stop to the circulation of spam on its platform, WhatsApp is working on a Suspicious Link Detection feature. The new feature, which is presently said to be under testing, helps users detect suspicious links available within their WhatsApp messages. It is a part of the WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.18.204 and later, though not available ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg Becomes World’s Third Richest Person as Facebook Stock Soars

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has overtaken Warren Buffett as the world’s third-richest person, further solidifying technology as the most robust creator of wealth. Zuckerberg, who trails only Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, eclipsed Buffett Friday as Facebook shares climbed 2.4 percent, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. It’s the first time that the three wealthiest people on the ranking made their fortunes from technology. Zuckerberg, 34, is ... Read More »

Facebook Says Bug Unblocked Connections for Over 800,000 Users

Facebook on Monday said it is notifying more than 800,000 users that a software bug temporarily unblocked people at the social network and its Messenger service. The glitch active between May 29 and June 5 has been fixed, according to Facebook, which has been striving to regain trust in the aftermath of a Cambridge Analyticadata privacy scandal. “We know that the ability to block ... Read More »

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Data Sharing Probe Said to Now Include FBI, SEC, FTC

A federal investigation into Facebook’s sharing of data with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has broadened to focus on the actions and statements of the tech giant and now involves three agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to people familiar with the official inquiries. Representatives for the FBI, the SEC and the Federal Trade Commission have joined the Department of Justice in its inquiries about the two ... Read More »

Instagram Introduces ‘You’re All Caught Up’ Message, Parent Company Facebook Tests Do Not Disturb Features

HIGHLIGHTS Instagram aims to help users keep track of new posts Facebook is testing snooze functionality for preset time durations Even Instagram is expected to get Do Not Disturb features Facebook-owned Instagram on Monday announced the launch of a new feature on its mobile app that is an attempt to help users cut down on excessive usage as well as help them keep track ... Read More »