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World Bank is concerned about free data services like Facebook’s Free Basics

The World Bank has said net neutrality should ensure greatest possible Internet access to users and not undermine their fundamental rights and freedoms, voicing concern over moves by companies globally including Facebook in India to provide people free Internet with restricted access. “Care should be taken to ensure that users have the greatest possible access […]

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Internet set to cut cord with US government this year

A plan to end a key US government oversight role on the Internet is on track for completion this year, the head of the online address gatekeeper said, in a symbolic move towards asserting the independence of the web. While the transition will not change how the Internet works, it would help reassure users, businesses […]

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Lava partners ShopInSync to offer preloaded online shopping service

ShopInSync Inc, India’s first comprehensive and connected shopping platform, on Wednesday tied up with Lava, a leading smartphone company to offer selection and easy price comparison via an integrated messaging service on 10 Lava smartphones. “We are delighted to partner with Lava and bring ShopInSync to millions of Indian consumers via Lava’s upcoming 4G smartphones,” […]

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Skype to soon add group video calling feature on iOS, Android and Windows 10

Microsoft will soon add group video calling feature to its Skype mobile app for Android, iOS and Windows 10. The feature is said to be released in the coming weeks. Users who wish to try out the feature before its official roll out can pre-register on Microsoft’s site. In addition, the company is also celebrating Skype’s 10th […]

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Google Maps will now try to guess where you are going

Google is known to add timely tweaks to its products, and the latest is Maps. The company has updated Maps to add a new Driving mode feature. This feature takes into account the web history of the user as well as current location, in order to figure out where you are headed. It will offer route […]

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A WhatsApp picture or text of an accident can save lives: Transport Minister

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari Thursday floated an idea that a simple click of the mouse or a snap on WhatsApp about an accident or the site itself can help the government machinery swing into action and thus, save lives. He exhorted people to leverage the Internet to make India accident-free. “I do not want anyone […]

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German high court rules Facebook “Friend Finder” is unlawful

Germany’s highest court has declared unlawful a feature that encourages Facebook users to market the social media network to their contacts, confirming the rulings of two lower courts. A panel of the Federal Court of Justice ruled that Facebook’s “friend finder” promotional feature constituted advertising harassment in a case that was filed in 2010 by […]

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Google self-driving exec says needs proposals to share research

John Krafcik, the head of Google’s project to develop self-driving vehicles, said on Thursday he would have to see specific proposals before entering into a consortium including automakers. Krafcik appeared with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who spoke of working with companies to develop safety guidelines for self-driving vehicles. Krafcik was asked whether Google would […]

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Twitter sued by US widow for giving voice to Islamic State

Twitter is being sued by the widow of an American killed in Jordan who accuses the social media company of giving a voice to Islamic State, adding to the pressure to crack down on online propaganda linked to terrorism. Tamara Fields, a Florida woman whose husband Lloyd died in the Nov. 9 attack on the police […]

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Facebook Mentions comes to Google Play, allows verified public figures to connect with fans

For us normal folks, the standard Facebook for Android application will do the trick when it comes to keeping tabs on friends and family members. For people who have a verified account, though, it can be a tad more difficult to connect with fans when using the normal version of the app. So if you […]