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Telangana government signs pact with Google for ‘Digital Telangana’

The Telangana Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Google India for ‘Digital Telangana’. The MoU will improve and get more local language content online using Google’s digital publishing tool “Navlekha”. As part of the MoU, Google will work with the state government to help digitize the government’s content in Telugu to make ..

Zonel Sougaijam included in Facebook Hall of Fame 2019

Zonel Sougaijam, a 22-year-old civil engineer from Manipur, has been honoured by Facebook for discovering a WhatsApp bug that violated the privacy of a user. The social media giant awarded $5000 to him and also included him in the ‘Facebook Hall of Fame 2019’ for detecting the WhatsApp bug. Mr. Sougaijam detected that during a ..

Facebook launchs its first interactive game show ‘Confetti’ in India

Facebook has launched its first interactive game show titled “Confetti” in India, which will start from June 12 on its dedicated video platform – Facebook Watch. The interactive show will air from Wednesday to Sunday and will challenge participants to answer pop culture trivia questions for a chance to win Rs 3 lakh as cash ..

China blocks all language editions of Wikipedia

China has expanded its ban on Wikipedia to block the community-edited online encyclopedia in all available languages. Hence, Wikipedia had joined thousands of other websites which cannot be accessed in China. According to a report by the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), China started blocking all language editions of Wikipedia from April 2019. China’s ..

Google Pay partners with MMTC-PAMP to introduce buying and selling of Gold

Google Pay has partnered with Bullion refiner MMTC-PAMP India to initiate buying and selling of gold through the app to make Google Pay more useful for Indian customers. Through this pact, Google Pay users will be able to buy 99.99 per cent 24-karat gold for any value, which will be stored on behalf of the ..

Thousands of Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa

Amazon has employed thousands of workers to improve and assist the Alexa digital assistant powering its line of Echo speakers. Amazon workers team listens to voice recordings captured in Echo owners’ homes and offices. They might also hear private details such as bank details. The recordings are fed back into the software to eliminate gaps ..

New Zealand’s Privacy commissioner calls the Facebook “morally bankrupt pathological liars”

John Edwards, New Zealand’s privacy commissioner has lashed out the Facebook by labeling it as “morally bankrupt pathological liars” after Mark Zuckerberg tried to play down the Facebook live-streaming of Christchurch shooting that killed 50 people. John used his Twitter page to criticize the Facebook which has also drawn the ire of Prime Minister Jacinda ..

Google India Head Rajan Anandan resigns

Vice president for Google India and South East Asia, Rajan Anandan is quitting from the company after an 8 year stint. He was responsible for driving growth at Google India. He will stay until the end of this month. Further he will be joining Silicon Valley’s marquee venture fund Sequoia Capital. Vikas Agnihotri, who is currently Google’s country director ..