Facebook, Google, Twitter Defend Filtering Practices Before US Congress

Facebook, Alphabet, and Twitter told a US House panel on Tuesday that the social media companies are not discriminating against content for political reasons. Conservative Republicans in Congress have criticised social media companies for what they claim are politically motivated practices in removing some content, a charge the companies have rejected. House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Republican,…

OnePlus 6 Gets New Android P Beta (Developer Preview 3) Build: How to Install

After Nokia 7 Plus got the Android P Beta 3 (Developer Preview 4) update a day ago, now OnePlus 6 has confirmed the arrival of a new build as well. Google, earlier this year, had announced availability of Android preview builds outside of the Pixel family, and OnePlus 6 is one of the many devices on the partner manufacturer list. Now, OnePlus has…

WhatsApp Android Beta Gets ‘Mute’ Button in Notifications, Reportedly Sets Stage for Stickers

WhatsApp last week reportedly started testing ‘Mark as Read’ and ‘Mute’ buttons to make it easier for users to take actions on new WhatsApp messages directly from their notifications. Now, the Facebook-backed instant messaging app has rolled out the Mute button for all users having the latest WhatsApp beta version on their Android devices. The button emerges on the message…

Internet can lead us astray

I love the internet. I can make my own travel arrangements, instantly check my stocks and learn eight surprising household uses for toothpaste without leaving my chair. I hate the internet. Unsubstantiated claims can be made about anyone and instantly explode on the internet as truth. Pictures can be doctored to support lies and cover…

Seagate Launches Fast SSD in India With Up to 540MBps Transfer Rates

Seagate on Thursday launched its Fast SSD portfolio in India. The new lineup, which includes the 250GB and 500GB variants, was unveiled at CES 2018 in January. The Fast SSD models come with USB Type-C and offer transfer rates of 540MBps. They also come in a shock-resistant build. There is also a folder syncing software that helps you…

Uganda Protest Over New Social Media Tax Turns Violent

Ugandan police on Wednesday used tear gas and bullets to break up a street protest against a new tax targeting social media users. Two protesters were arrested in downtown Kampala, the capital, after a scuffle in which some policemen were assaulted, said Luke Owoyesigire, a spokesman for Kampala police. The protest was organised by a…

Google Pay Gets Peer-to-Peer Payments, Lets You Save Concert Tickets and Boarding Passes

Google has integrated its peer-to-peer payments service Google Pay Send into its digital payments solution Google Pay to make the latter a one-stop destination to send and ask for money. Along with this, the search engine giant has also included other features in its payments solution, including support for mobile ticketing for travel, movies and concerts, just like Apple Pay, letting…