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July, 2019

  • 22 July

    Jio, Facebook Partner to Launch ‘Digital Udaan’ Literacy Initiative for New Internet Users

    Reliance Jio on Wednesday announced a digital literacy initiative for the first-time Internet users in the country. As part of the “Digital Udaan” initiative in collaboration with Facebook, Jio will engage with its users every Saturday to help them learn about Jio Phone features, use of various apps and Internet ...

  • 21 July

    Twitter to Soon Offer More Context on Why Certain Tweets Are Unavailable

    You will soon be able to know why certain tweets go unavailable in your conversation thread on Twitter. The micro-blogging platform is working on to “add context” to “this tweet is unavailable” notices. “We’re fixing the issue where you see so many ‘This Tweet is unavailable’ notices in conversations. This ...

  • 20 July

    TikTok Testing Instagram-Inspired Features: Report

    The wildly popular short video-sharing app TikTok is reportedly mulling to launch a host of new features that seem to have been inspired by Facebook-owned Instagram. The features were discovered by reverse-engineering specialist Jane Manchun Wong who posted screengrabs of the features on Twitter. The purported Instagram-inspired features include a ...

  • 19 July

    Instagram Will Now Alert Violators Before Deleting Their Accounts

    Whilst users from around the world are protesting against Instagram blocking their accounts for “no apparent reason” citing “policy violations”, the photo-messaging platform has now decided to warn users when their account is going to being deleted. Instagram is adding a new warning alert that would show users a history ...

  • 18 July

    WhatsApp for iPhone to Allow Voice Message Previews in Notifications

    allows previewing photos and videos in notification, and now it is looking to let users to preview voice messages as well. There’s no word on when this enhanced push notification feature will roll out to the stable version, but a fresh screenshot shared online gives us a glimpse of what ...

  • 17 July

    Is Facebook Launching a TikTok Competitor?

    With Facebook roping in former Google employee Jason Toff for a key portfolio, speculation is rife about the social networking giant preparing the launch of a serious competitor to the short video-sharing app TikTok. Toff, who earlier served as the General Manager for Twitter’s short-video sharing service Vine, has joined ...

  • 16 July

    Twitter for Web’s Massive Redesign Is Now Rolling Out to All Users

    Back in January this year, Twitter revealed that it is redesigning its Web interface. The social giant is now rolling out the desktop redesign to all users starting Monday. The fresh design takes a lot of cues from its mobile interface, adding a new navigation bar, and more customisation options. ...

  • 15 July

    French Lawmakers Approve 3 Percent Tax on Online Giants

    France’s lower house of parliament approved Thursday a small, pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook – and the French government hopes other countries will follow suit. The bill aims to stop multinationals from avoiding taxes by setting up headquarters in low-tax EU countries. Currently, the companies ...

  • 14 July

    France Moves to Make Companies Block Hate Speech Online

    French lawmakers have approved a measure that is intended to force search engines and social networks to take hate speech off the Internet. The measure adopted Thursday by the lower house of the French parliament would require social networks to remove hate speech within 24 hours of a confirmed violation. ...

  • 13 July

    IBM Proposes Changes to Law Shielding Internet Firms From User Content Liability

    International Business Machines proposed changes to a 1996 law that protects Internet companies from liabilities related to what users post on their platforms. In a blog post on Wednesday, IBM called for a fresh look at Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230), which exempts developers of online services ...