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December, 2019

  • 11 December

    Hike Sticker Chat App Crosses 2 Million Weekly Active Users, Aimed to Start Generate Revenue in 2020

    Hike Sticker Chat app that debuted to offer sticker recommendations in place of text messages has surpassed the mark of two million weekly active users. The app was launched in April this year as a spin-off of the original Hike app that was meant to compete against the likes of ...

  • 10 December

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Also Hit by WhatsApp Hack, Congress Says

    Congress said on Sunday that its general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had been informed by messaging service WhatsApp that her phone was hacked during this year’s election campaign by malware from Israeli surveillance firm NSO. Last week, the Indian government asked Facebook-owned WhatsApp to explain the nature of a privacy ...

  • 9 December

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Takes a Dig at Facebook’s New Logo, Rebranding

    Facebook earlier this week announced its rebranding and introduced a new logo with its name featured in all uppercase letters. The Menlo Park, California-based company claimed that the new logo is designed to convey “optimism.” However, many netizens have made fun of the social media giant. The list of mockers ...

  • 8 December

    WhatsApp Spotted Working on Blocked Contact Notice, Multi-Platform System Registration Code, and More

    WhatsApp has released beta app updates for both Android and iPhone users, and these updates offer hints on developing features. The Android app beta version 2.19.332 hints work on two features, one that shows blocked contact notice in the chat, and another that groups blocked contacts into different categories. WhatsApp ...

  • 7 December

    Facebook Dark Mode Testing Spotted by Android Users

    Dark mode for Facebook has reportedly been spotted by some users of its Android app. With more and more apps joining the dark mode bandwagon, it looks like soon we’ll finally see the feature get the official release for the Facebook app as well. Apart from this, Facebook also seems ...

  • 6 December

    WhatsApp Dark Mode Elements Spotted in Avatar Images, VoIP Screen on Android Beta

    WhatsApp Dark Mode has been in development for the chat service’s Android and iPhone apps for some time now. But now, the latest WhatsApp beta for Android version indicated some notable tweaks pertaining to the ongoing development. The beta update appears to include new avatar placeholders for the WhatsApp Dark ...

  • 5 December

    TikTok Prevented Disabled Users’ Videos From Going Viral: Report

    Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok has acknowledged that content produced by disabled users was deliberately suppressed by the firm’s moderators in a bid to prevent these users from becoming victims of bullying, the media reported. Facing criticism, TikTok acknowledged that its approach had been flawed, the BBC reported on Tuesday, ...

  • 4 December

    Cabinet Approves Personal Data Protection Bill, to Be Introduced in Parliament This Session

    The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the much-anticipated Personal Data Protection Bill and the government will now introduce the bill in Parliament in the ongoing winter session. Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, however, did not give any details of the bills to the media, saying details will ...

  • 3 December

    Facebook Brings WhatsApp Integration to Its Revamped Crisis Response Tool

    Social network giant Facebook is adding a WhatsApp button to crisis response tool, its disaster-reporting and communications feature where a user requests or offers help during a time of emergency. The tool is being used in 300 crises in more than 80 countries presently. The new feature will allow people ...

  • 2 December

    DuckDuckGo Is Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Default Search Engine

    Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey recently revealed that he has stopped using Google and moved to its rival DuckDuckGo. In a Twitter post, the CEO professed love to DuckDuckGo and said he had made it his default engine. It read: “I love @DuckDuckGo. My default search engine for a ...