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YouTube for Web Gets Chat and Share Features; Android Users Get Collapse Video Controls

HIGHLIGHTS A new chat icon in the title bar allows you to message on YouTube Android users get a new collapse video feature with more controls YouTube tests a new way of showing videos in your subscription feed YouTube, one of Google’s most successful products, has been a constant work in progress, with new features being added and tested continuously. The company ... Read More »

PornHub VPNhub for Secure Browsing Launched for Mobile and Desktop

HIGHLIGHTS VPNhub keeps your browsing data confidential It is available on Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS devices There is an ad-free VPNhub Premium version priced at Rs. 720 Adult entertainment site PornHub has launched its own VPN service with free and unlimited bandwidth. Aptly named VPNhub, the virtual private network is meant to encrypt and secure data connections to protect users’ personal information. It essentially ... Read More »

Google’s Advanced Protection Program Now Supports Apple’s iOS Apps

HIGHLIGHTS Apple apps can now access Google data of Advanced Protection users Google earlier restricted the access to only Google apps This program protects users’ data from phishing and hacking Last October, Alphabet’s Google launched an Advanced Protection Program in order to provide stronger security for varied users such as government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being ... Read More »

Google Updates Chrome Policy for Blocking Autoplay Videos, Personalising It

HIGHLIGHTS Chrome version 66 included autoplay video changes The new policy lets Chrome learn which sites you want to play sound If users don’t have a browsing history, a whitelist is used Google Chrome started blocking audio and video that automatically played on certain wesbites, with the launch of the Google Chrome 66 for desktops. Now, the company has modified the policy ... Read More »

Google to Verify Identity of US Political Ad Buyers

HIGHLIGHTS Google will now require identification proof from US political ad buyers It is designed to avoid being used to spread misleading or divisive ads Google in 2017 promised to make political advertising more transparent Google on Friday said that people looking to place US election ads on its platform will need to show identification, and make clear who is paying. ... Read More »

Facebook Bids to Keep Data Privacy Case From EU’s Top Court

Facebook bid on Monday to block referral of a landmark privacy case to Europe’s top court by requesting a last-ditch appeal, seeking to avoid a potential ban on the legal instrument it uses to transfer users’ data to the United States. The case, taken in Ireland by privacy activist Max Schrems, is the latest to question whether methods used by technology ... Read More »

Ministry of Defence Website Not Hacked or Defaced, Says MeitY

The Defence Ministry’s official website was hacked on Friday, forcing the government to initiate action to restore the site. A Chinese character appeared on top of the page when website www.mod.gov.in was opened. Later, the words “the site cannot be reached” and “please try again” appeared on the home page. Minutes later, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took to Twitter to say: ... Read More »

Walmart Said to Complete Due Diligence for Buying Into Flipkart

Walmart completed a thorough due diligence process on e-commerce firm Flipkart this week, two sources said, as the US retail giant looks to take a controlling stake of 51 percent or more in the Indian company. Walmart has already floated a shareholder agreement, or offer proposal, and is looking to shell out about $10 billion to $12 billion for the stake that would value ... Read More »

IPL 2018: Airtel to Deploy ‘Massive MIMO Pre-5G’ Networks Across Venues

Bharti Airtel on Friday said it will deploy the advanced Massive MIMO Pre-5G technology across Indian Premier League (IPL) 201 match venues starting with the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai where the first match will be played on April 7. The telecom service provider said it will deploy the service in IPL match venues in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mohali, Indore, Jaipur, Bengaluru and Chennai. ... Read More »

Cambridge Analytica Worked for Pro-Brexit Group, Claims Former Employee

A former Cambridge Analytica political consultant said the company’s management misled the British public about work the firm did for a pro-Brexit group before the vote to leave the European Union, the Guardian reported on Friday. Brittany Kaiser, a business development director at the company from 2014 until earlier this year, said in an interview that Cambridge Analytica was carrying out data ... Read More »