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Snapchat employees abused users' private data: Report

SAN FRANCISCO:  Workers across several departments at photo-messasing platform Snapchat who have privileged access to users' data spied on them for years, a Motherboard report has claimed.

Spectrum auction, 5G trials top Telecom Ministry agenda for new government

NEW DELHI: Preparing the Cabinet note for spectrum auction, rolling out of the new digital communications policy and establishing regulatory sandboxes, 5G technology trials, policy on experimentation and trial spectrum for technologies in June, will top the agenda of the Union Telecom Ministry over the next three months once the new government takes over.

Woman asks Amazon CEO to return product in meeting

SAN FRANCISCO:  Amid Amazon's annual shareholders conference where dozens of people joined to discuss issues like renewable energy use and equal pay, a woman called out to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos trying to return a product that was purchased from the e-commerce platform.

Challenges of Teenage Driving and How to Tackle Them

Times are changing, and teenage isn’t what it was like a couple of decades ago. Today, with the world being more opena lot has come to fore. For children of today, teenage is an exciting time – the newfound independence, relaxed late-night curfews and even a car in the form of physical self-sufficiency.

4G tablet market grows 62% in India in Q1, Lenovo leads

NEW DELHI: The shipment of 4G tablets grew 62 per cent in India in the first quarter of 2019 which was led by Lenovo, a new report said on Wednesday.

Google officially announces Glass Enterprise Edition 2

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is bringing the second edition of its eye-wearable device -- Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, with improved camera, USB-C type port and safety frames.

US restrictions won't affect 5G plans: Huawei

BEIJING: Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Chinese tech giant Huawei, on Tuesday denied that restrictions imposed by the US on its products and supplies will affect the roll-out of 5G technology.

US temporarily loosens restrictions on Huawei products

WASHINGTON:  The US Commerce Department has announced loosening of some of the restrictions Washington placed on Huawei equipment last week, which made it difficult for American companies to do business with the Chinese tech giant.

Apple to substitute Watch Series 3 repairs with Series 4

SAN FRANCISCO: Running low on inventory for the older model, Apple has informed its retail staff to substitute some Apple Watch Series 3 repairs with the Series 4 globally, the media reported.

Google limits Huawei's use of Android

WASHINGTON:  Google has barred Huawei from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a major blow to the world's second-largest smartphone seller. It also means loss of Android licence for Huawei, forcing it to use the open source version of the operating system.

Ashok Leyland ready to ride on Elon Musk's India dream

MUMBAI:  Tesla CEO Elon Musk who has been moving back and forth on his India dream for couple of years and unable to take the next big step now has an invitation from commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland.

Redmi Note 7S with 48MP primary camera now in India

NEW DELHI: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Monday refreshed its Redmi Note 7 lineup with the 48MP camera-powered Redmi Note 7S for a starting price of Rs 10,999.

2 arrested for livestreaming voting on Facebook Live

MOHALI:  You must have read about people livestreaming suicides, shootings and other crimes on Facebook Live but police here have arrested two local leaders for uploading videos of casting their votes on the platform.

Snapchat down as users unable to refresh app

SAN FRANCISCO:  Users in Europe and some parts of the US reported that popular photo-messaging app Snapchat have stopped working for them.

Google restricts Huawei's use of Android

WASHINGTON:  Google has cut phone maker Huawei off from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese firm. New Huawei smartphones will also lose access to popular Google apps.

Facebook removes 265 Israel-based fake accounts

Facebook has said it has removed 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts, Facebook Pages, Groups and events that originated in Israel and were involved in coordinated inauthentic behaviour.

WhatsApp warns clones to cease bogus operations in India

Companies in India claiming that they can help people send bulk messages on WhatsApp must cease operations, the Facebook-owned messaging app warned on Thursday.

itel launches 'A46' budget smartphone in India

China-based Transsion Holdings' itel Mobile on Thursday launched its "A46" smartphone with HD+ full screen display and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled dual camera setup for Rs 4,999 in India.

First Apple computer to be auctioned online

In 1976, Apple Inc made and sold the first ever Apple computer. Fewer than half of the 200 Apple-1 computers, ever made, have survived and one of them could be yours as it goes for an online sale starting Thursday.

India fast becoming a hub for AWS developers

A nation of tech innovators, India is fast becoming a developers' hub for Amazon Web Services (AWS), top company executives said here on Wedneday.

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