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WhatsApp to Train Indian Users on Dangers of Fake News

After being asked by the central government to take steps to stop the spread of disinformation on its platform, WhatsApp on Wednesday roped in New Delhi-based non-profit Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) to create awareness among its users about the need to verify information. “Our goal is to help keep people safe by creating greater awareness about fake news and empowering users to ... Read More »

Snapchat Outage, Said to Affect Android Users, Has Now Been Resolved

Messaging app Snapchat has reportedly been crashing down on some Android devices for the past couple of days, the media reported. The issue has since been fixed, the company revealed late on Wednesday night. “We’re aware many Snapchatters are experiencing crashing on the app. We’re looking into it and working on a fix!” Snapchat Support said in a tweet, first acknowledging the issue ... 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 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 »

Instagram Launches IGTV Long Video App to Take on YouTube, Now Has a Billion Users

Instagram said Wednesday it now has more than one billion active users, as it unveiled a new long-form video feature in a bid to attract “creators” like those on YouTube. It becomes the fourth Facebook platform to hit the billion-user mark, including the namesake social network with more than two billion users, and the messaging applications WhatsApp and Messenger. Instagram, which had some 800 million users as ... Read More »

ACT Fibernet Broadband Plans Now Offer Up to 3 Months Free for Xiaomi Mi LED TV Users

HIGHLIGHTS ACT Fibernet has partnered with Xiaomi to offer special broadband plans Mi TV buyers will get up to 3 months of free broadband connection The plans are valid in Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad Internet service provider ACT Fibernet (Atria Convergence Technologies) on Tuesday introduced special broadband plans for Xiaomi Mi LED TV users. As part of this partnership with Xiaomi, ACT Fibernet will ... Read More »

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 »

Google Pixel 2 Receives Out-Of-Cycle OTA Update, Some Users Report

Days after releasing the January Android security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices, Google has now ostensibly pushed a new OTA (over-the-air) update for its Pixel 2 devices. Some users have confirmed the rollout of the new update that brings build number OPM2.171019.016. However, Google hasn’t yet listed the same version on its factory images or OTA downloads pages. Some Google Pixel 2 users have reported ... Read More »

Twitter Users Divided Over 280-Character Limit for Tweets: Survey

HIGHLIGHTS Only 38 percent users said they approved of the 280-character limit Thirty-two percent of the users preferred 140-character tweets A month after the change, 5 percent tweets are longer than 140-characters A month after Twitter doubled its 140-character restriction for people to express more in a tweet, users were divided on the new 280-character limit with only 38 percent approving the ... Read More »

Google Stole Data From 5 Million iPhone Users in the UK, Lawsuit Alleges

A consumer activist launched Thursday a lawsuit accusing Google of illegally collecting data on more than five million British iPhone users, who could possibly see a payout reaching into the hundreds of millions. A campaign group dubbed ‘Google You Owe us’ says the tech giant owes consumers “trust, fairness and money” after unlawfully placing cookies on mobile phones between 2011 and 2012. ... Read More »