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WhatsApp Forces Users to Share Data with Facebook

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Ranking the 5 big suits against Google and Facebook

Facebook stands to lose the most, but Google is more likely to lose: That’s the consensus of experts Axios asked to rank the threats the two tech giants face as five separate major antitrust lawsuits bear down on them. Why…

Why California’s Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Facebook or Google

California, that innovative economic juggernaut that so often takes the regulatory lead on matters such as automobile emissions, is once again establishing the ground rules to a vital industry. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into law by Governor…

7 Ways to Group Video Chat While You Wait for That FaceTime Update

This past spring, Apple demoed a version of FaceTime that would support group video chat for up to 32 people at once. The update was supposed to come with the official release of iOS 12 this fall—but it turns out…

Why Facebook’s Thinning Profit Margins Are a Secret Asset

Mark Zuckerberg & company surprised investors on two fronts last month, pushing Facebook shares down 20 percent and wiping out about $130 billion in market value. One was predictable, the other less so. First, Facebook user growth is slowing, and…

From dusty villages to Delhi, Indians seek people to persecute

WHEN the two old friends set off in early June for a day in the country, they had no inkling of what was in store. Abhijit Nath, a 30-year-old businessman, liked cooking, dogs and fancy pet fish. Nilotpal Das, 29,…

The World Cup led to a record-breaking number of app downloads and consumer spend in Q2

The second quarter of 2018 was another record-breaker for mobile app downloads and revenue. According to a new report this week from App Annie, there were over 28.4 billion app downloads worldwide across both iOS and Google Play in the…

Dish is the first TV provider to offer support for Apple’s Business Chat

Dish today announced it’s becoming the first TV provider to offer customer support over Apple’s Business Chat. Launched earlier this year, Business Chat allows companies to communicate with their customers over iMessage in order to answer questions, provide customer service,…

India Netflix actor Rajshri Deshpande ‘disgusted by porn star label’

Image copyright Rajshri DeshpandeImage caption Rajshri Deshpande stars in Netflix’s first Indian drama Sacred Games An Indian actress has said she felt “disgusted” after her sex scene in a Netflix series went viral as a “porn clip”. The 30-second video…

Life at the frontier

Though down from the record-high numbers of previous years, migrants are continuing to make the perilous voyage across the Mediterranean Sea to seek shelter in Europe, often fleeing war zones in countries like Syria or extreme economic hardship. Following a…