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Indian Army Asks Personnel to Delete 89 Apps Including Facebook, TikTok, Tinder, PUBG: Report

The Indian Army wants personnel to delete 89 apps, from messaging, to social media like TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram, games like PUBG, and all Tencent gaming apps, dating apps like Tinder and even news apps like Daily Hunt. There's a lot of overlap with the government's ban of 59 Chinese apps, but this list is even broader and isn't restricted to companies from China. → Read More

JioMeet: Reliance Jio Launches Free Video Conferencing App to Take on Zoom

After it’s giant fundraising round, Reliance Jio has entered a new business — teleconferencing. JioMeet supports calls with 100 participants, and can be used across all popular devices. → Read More

French Hacker Says Chingari Maker Globussoft's Website Has Malware

French hacker Robert Baptiste has claimed that the website of Chingari developer Globussoft is infected by malware. → Read More

US FCC Classifies Huawei and ZTE as Security Threats, Cuts off Funding

The two Chinese companies will no longer be used as suppliers for projects under the FCC’s Universal Service Fund. → Read More

TikTok, Shareit, 59 Apps Banned by Government, Here's What You Can Use Instead

TikTok, Camscanner, UC Browser, and 56 other apps were banned by the government. But don't worry because there are alternatives that you can use. → Read More

TikTok Banned: Government Bans 59 Chinese Apps Including Shareit, UC Browser, and WeChat

The Government on Monday issued a release on the ban of 59 mobile apps that are prejudicial to the security of the state and public order. Apps like TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser, and WeChat were just some of the ones that have been included in the list. → Read More

Google Pay Is Not Banned, But Is Authorised and Protected by Law, NPCI Clarifies

The National Payments Corporation of India issued a clarification stating that Google Pay has not been banned in India. → Read More

Why Is Facebook Blocking the Sikh Hashtag From Some Users?

Many users of Facebook and Instagram took to Twitter to complain about the #Sikh hashtag being banned on the two social networks. At the time of writing, #Sikh is still blocked for a number of users on Facebook, although it’s back up on Instagram. → Read More

COVID-19 Tech Job Losses Over 10,000 Now, Show No Sign of Slowing

A huge number of tech companies are cutting staff or shutting shop. The losses continue to mount with thousands of people out of jobs. → Read More

Mitron App Is Actually a Repackaged App From Pakistan Called TicTic: Report

The Tiktok rival Mitron has grown in popularity for being Indian. That might not actually be the case though. A new report suggests that the app was actually bought from a developer in Pakistan, and repurposed with a new logo. → Read More

MobiKwik Removed From Google Play for Aarogya Setu Link in App: CEO

MobiKwik CEO Bipin Preet Singh says the app was removed from the Google Play store for having a link to the Aarogya Setu contact tracing app. However, other apps like Paytm which also have this link have not been removed, he points out. → Read More

Facebook Wanted to Buy 10% of Reliance Jio: Report

According to reports, both Facebook and Google have been in talks with Reliance Ji too acquire a stake in the Indian telco. Facebook was discussing a 'multi-billion dollar' deal with Reliance Jio, but talks fell through due to the COVID-19 outbreak which put a stop to international travel. → Read More

Coronavirus Impact: Can We Run Out of the Internet Because of People Working From Home?

With offices around the world moving to work from home, and more streaming and gaming than ever, could rising traffic take the Internet down? Here’s what you need to know in 10 points. → Read More

Can an App Let Rioters Identify Cars Belonging to Muslims?

A public government database allows you to look up the name of any car owner, without any kind of safeguard to prevent misuse. → Read More

Is Your Company Gaming You Into Cost Cutting?

"Gamification" is omnipresent in the modern economy to the point that it stops being like a game, and feels a lot like—well—life. And it is pretty clear who is winning. → Read More

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Speaks Out Against CAA, Says It Is 'Sad... Bad'

Speaking at a press event, the Indian-born CEO of Microsoft, said "I would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant who comes to India and creates the next unicorn in India, or becomes the next CEO of Infosys." → Read More

Supreme Court Stands Up For Internet Access, Just Not For Kashmiris

Kashmir has now spent 159 days without proper Internet. The Supreme Court has side-stepped the whole point of the petitions to restore services, lawyers said. → Read More

BJP’s Obsession With Internet Shutdowns Cost India More Than $1.3 Billion Last Year

India imposed Internet restrictions more often than any other country in 2019, with over 100 shutdowns documented, according to a new report by Top10VPN. → Read More

CAA Protests: ‘Apolitical’ Techies Are Risking Jobs To Turn Up

Despite violent police action and company rules, many tech workers are showing up to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. → Read More

Delhi Shutdown Joins A France-Sized Hole In India’s Internet

More than 60 million people across India have been cut off from the Internet, some for over 100 days, a moved hailed only by China. → Read More