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Cambridge Analytica Scandal: US Judge Denies Facebook’s Request to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Improper Sharing of User Data

Cambridge Analytica was hired by Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign A US judge on Friday denied Facebook’s request to dismiss a lawsuit by the Washington, D.C. attorney general over the social media giant’s improper sharing of 87 million users’ data with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. The US capital city sued Facebook in December, […]

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Facebook Brings Back ‘View as Public’ Feature

To make it easy for people to manage their publicly visible information on Facebook, the social media giant is restoring the “View as Public” feature it had disabled last year owing to a major security flaw. The feature helps users view their profile from the perspective of someone they aren’t friends with. It also makes […]

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OnePlus 7 Pro Teasers, Pixel 3a Launch, Nokia 4.2 India Release, Realme X, and More Tech News This Week

Photo Credit: WinFuture OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 are scheduled to be unveiled on May 14 Highlights OnePlus 7 Pro is rumoured to pack a pop-up selfie camera Nokia 4.2 India availability will be staggered Upcoming Realme X and Redmi flagship were talk of the town this week OnePlus 7 Pro teasers and leaks […]

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Samsung A80 and A70 Launch, Redmi Note 7 Pro 6GB First Sale, Realme 3 Pro India Launch Date, Huawei P30 Pro, and More News This Week

Samsung A80 sports a sliding and rotating triple camera setup HIGHLIGHTS Samsung A80 will go on sale beginning May 29 globally Realme 3 Pro is all set to be unveiled in India on April 22 Redmi Note 7 Pro 6GB price in India is Rs. 16,999 Samsung Galaxy A80 and Galaxy A70’s global launch, Redmi […]

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Twitter API Still Offers Enough Metadata to Reveal Where You Lived and Worked: Study

Twitter knows what you did last summer, at least before 2015. Sharing your location along with a small text was probably one of the biggest use cases of Twitter back in the days. When most users were tagging their location to their tweets, they didn’t realise Twitter was capturing their exact coordinates. A group of […]

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Public Officials Cannot ‘Block’ People on Social Media: US Appeals Court

An elected official in Virginia violated the First Amendment when she temporarily blocked a constituent on Facebook, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, in a novel case with implications for how government officials nationwide interact with constituents on social media. The unanimous ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit is the […]

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US Indicts Iranian Hackers Responsible for Deploying ‘SamSam’ Ransomware

Two Iranian computer hackers were charged Wednesday in connection with a multimillion-dollar cybercrime and extortion scheme that targeted government agencies, cities and businesses, the Justice Department said. Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri, 27, are accused of creating ransomware known as SamSam that encrypted data on the computers of more than 200 […]

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Sushmita Sen’s Dilbar Act Is Winning The Internet; Actress Shows Nora Fatehi How It’s Done

When Nora Fatehi danced to Sushmita Sen’s iconic song Dilbar Dilbar from Sirf Tum (1999) in Satyameva Jayate (2018), little did she know that the song will go on to become such a massive success. With the enormous success came a fair share of brickbats also. While purist of music have always loved the original version of […]

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Expanding its internet service to more countries in Africa, Tizeti raises $3 million

Tizeti, the Nigerian internet service provider behind the brand Wifi.com.ng, has raised $3 million in a new round of funding as it expands its unlimited internet service into Ghana. The new financing was led by 4DX Ventures, a new, Africa-focused fund that’s been deploying capital at an incredibly fast clip since its launch earlier this year. Its portfolio includes Sokowatch, […]

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Benin is the latest African nation taxing the internet

Benin has joined a growing list of African states imposing levies for using the internet. The government passed a decree in late August taxing its citizens for accessing the internet and social-media apps. The directive, first proposed in July, institutes a fee (link in French) of 5 CFA francs ($0.008) per megabyte consumed through services like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter. […]