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    Twitter cracks down on COVID vaccine misinformation

    San Francisco: Twitter says it has begun labelling tweets that include misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and using a "strike system" to eventually remove accounts that repeatedly violate its rules. The company said Monday that it has started using human reviewers to assess whether tweets violate its policy against COVID vaccine misinformation. Eventually, the work will...

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    India top over-performer in frontier technologies

    Chennai: India is the top "over-performer" in terms of readiness in using, adopting and adapting frontier technologies like artificial intelligence, big data, block chain and robotics, as per the Unctad global index. The global index rates 158 countries on their readiness for frontier technologies based on five building blocks: information and communication technologies (ICT)...

    • 4 days ago
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    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella bats for global regulation on privacy

    Hyderabad: Describing privacy as a human right, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday said he is hoping for a global regulation on safety and privacy of data that would make sure that tech products and services are safe to use. In a virtual interactive session with Telangana IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao in BioAsia 2021, Nadella said the COVID-19 pandemic across the...

    • a week ago
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    ISRO, MapmyIndia join hands to take on Google Maps/Earth

    Bengaluru: Indian Space Research Organisation and location and navigation technology solutions provider MapmyIndia announced an initiative to partner together to offer India's best, and fully indigenous, mapping portal and geospatial services. It combines the power of MapmyIndia's digital maps and technologies with ISRO's catalogue of satellite imagery and earth observation data,...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Koo crosses 3 million users, popularity surges amid Twitter row

    New Delhi: Koo has in the last few weeks seen a massive surge in user base as Union ministers and government departments have endorsed the homegrown microblogging platform amid a spat with Twitter. From information technology ministry using Koo to broadcast its stand on Twitter not fully complying with its order to take down inflammatory content to ministers, including Piyush...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Explainer: The Indian Twitter rival staging a Koo

    New Delhi: Indian social-media app Koo is witnessing a surge in popularity, fuelled by politicians and others flocking to it after U.S. rival Twitter Inc refused to follow a government order to block certain content on its platform. Twitter has locked horns with New Delhi this month over the order to remove more than 1,100 accounts and posts which the government says are spreading misinformation...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Twitter seeks dialogue with IT Minister after order to block 1,178 accounts

    New Delhi: Twitter on Tuesday said it is seeking formal dialogue with the Information Technology Minister after the government ordered it to take down 1,178 accounts for allegedly spreading misinformation around farmers' protests. The microblogging platform also noted that safety of its employees is a “top priority”. "We continue to be engaged with the...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Airtel says network 5G ready; demonstrates live 5G service in Hyderabad

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel on Thursday said its network is 5G ready now as the telco successfully demonstrated live fifth-generation service -- with ultra-high speeds -- over a commercial network in Hyderabad city. The move assumes significance as telcos are gearing up to leverage 5G as the next frontier for future growth to bolster revenues and provide stronger customer...

    • a month ago
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    Majority of WhatsApp users may not use pay features if it shares info with FB: Survey

    New Delhi: A majority of respondents in a survey said they will not use Whatsapp payment features and may discontinue business chat if the app shares information with Facebook and third parties, according to a survey. The survey -- conducted around Whatsapp new proposed policy across the country covering over 17,000 respondents -- found that five per cent...

    • a month ago
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    WhatsApp adds new biometric security layer for desktop users

    New Delhi: WhatsApp on Thursday said it is bringing in an additional layer of protection for users linking their WhatsApp account to their computer. The Facebook-owned company said it will use the face or fingerprint unlock, where it is available on the mobile phone operating system, to facilitate the new security feature. "In order to link WhatsApp Web or Desktop to your...

    • a month ago

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