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Iranians experienced a near-total Internet blackout on Wednesday amid days of mass protests against the government over the death of a woman held by the country’s morality police for allegedly violating its strictly-enforced dress code. An Iranian official had earlier hinted that such measures might be taken out of security concerns. The loss of connectivity
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The US Department of Defense has launched a review of its psychological warfare operations after the discovery of fake accounts on social media promoting pro-West disinformation, an official confirmed Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman Pat Ryder confirmed the review after a Washington Post report said social media giants Facebook and Twitter had shut down a number of
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SEBI, or the Securities and Exchange Board of India, is looking to increase the surveillance of social media platforms through a Web intelligence tool, to examine violations of various securities laws. The capital market regulator is working towards a Web intelligence tool that relies on an artificial intelligence-based solution to extract and analyse unstructured publicly
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Zoom, one of the most popular video-calling apps, issued a statement on Thursday evening after thousands of users reported issues with the platform on Downdetector.com. After more than 40,000 complaints regarding problems while working on the video-conferencing platform, Zoom assured its users that it is actively working to resolve the problem. Within an hour, the
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Byju’s on Wednesday posted a 13-fold widening in losses in the year through March 2021. The Indian online education platform’s losses reportedly widened to Rs. 45.7 billion for the financial year 2021, while the Bengaluru-based firm reported a revenue of Rs. 24.3 billion. Byju’s released the financial statements after a delay of 18 months, and
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Twitter whistleblower Peiter Zatko’s disclosures reveal that there was at least one Chinese agent working at the microblogging platform, according to a report quoting a US Senator during a hearing where the whistleblower is set to begin testifying before a US Senate Committee. The whistleblower, who previously worked as Twitter’s security chief, has made allegations of
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Tesla will allow users to select the next location of its Supercharger for fast charging the company’s electric vehicles (EVs) on Twitter. The firm revealed on Thursday that it would allow users to vote on the company’s next Supercharger location via a poll, after they suggested locations that required the company’s fast EV chargers. Tesla’s Superchargers can
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Social media intermediaries have serious obligations and responsibilities under Indian laws and the failure to observe due diligence could have consequences, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Rajeev Chandrasekhar reportedly said on Wednesday. He made the remarks in the context of vitriolic online abuses faced by Indian cricketer Arshdeep Singh in the
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DDoS-Guard has become the second service provider to drop support for notorious online forum Kiwi Farms. The online protection provider announced on Monday that it has terminated services for the Kiwi Farms forum. It reportedly received several complaints claiming that the forum’s content violated DDoS-Guard’s Acceptable Use policy. It then analysed the content and decided
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