WhatsApp Group Video, Voice Calling Feature Rolled Out for Android, iOS Users

WhatsApp group calling feature with both voice and video support is finally live. First discovered back in October last year, group calling on the Facebook-owned messaging app was officially announced by Facebook at its annual F8 developer conference in May this year. The new WhatsApp feature is now available for users around the world on iOS and Android. Notably, the…

China’s prosecutors charge former top internet censor with corruption

China’s former internet tsar Lu Wei has been indicted with taking a “huge amount of” bribes, the top prosecutor’s office announced on Monday. Lu, widely seen as the public face of China’s draconian control over the internet during his term at the helm of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) until 2016, now faces a…

Oppo R17 Reportedly Teased in China, Tipped to Sport 10GB of RAM

Chinese company Oppo launched the R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition in March this year in the Chinese market, and the company has already started teasing its successor at events. The company’s alleged upcoming device Oppo R17 is now reportedly being teased at Oppo-sponsored events, hinting at an imminent launch. The smartphone has also been tipped to sport a mammoth 10GB of RAM….

Social Media Companies Can’t Escape Responsibility: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said the government has issued notice to WhatsApp as social media companies are accountable for the misuse of their platforms. The government issued notice to WhatsApp as rumours in the social media application preceded most incidences of violence, Prasad said in the Rajya Sabha while participating in a discussion on the misuse of social…

SAP, Oracle ERP Vulnerabilities Being Increasingly Targeted by Hackers

At least a dozen companies and government agencies have been targeted and thousands more are exposed to data breaches by hackers exploiting old security flaws in management software, two cyber-security firms said in a study published on Wednesday. The Department of Homeland Security issued an alert citing the study by security firms Digital Shadows and…

1,662 Defamatory URLs Blocked by Social Media Platforms: Government

As many as 1,662 defamatory URLs were blocked by social media platforms like Facebook and Twitterfollowing requests from law enforcement agencies, Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Tuesday. Facebook has blocked 956 URLs against requests for 1,076 URLs, Twitter 409 URLs against 728 requests, and YouTube 152 URLs against 182 requests, Ahir said in a written reply…

Huawei Nova 3, Nova 3i India Launch Confirmed for July 26

Huawei has sent out press invites for a July 26 event in Delhi, where it was expected to launch the Huawei Nova 3and Huawei Nova 3i smartphones in India. Amazon India will be the exclusive online retail partner for Huawei’s new Nova series in India, the company confirmed last week. Now, thanks to the invite image, we can be sure Huawei is…