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Not only dating apps, 20 more apps sending sensitive information to Facebook

California, Dec 31: A new study has revealed that the relaying of sensitive information to Facebook is not coming from the dating apps alone. A Privacy International study has found that at least 20 out of 34 popular Android apps are transmitting sensitive information to Facebook without the users' permission. These apps include Kayak, MyFitnessPal, Skyscanner, and TripAdvisor, Engadget...

You have a month to choose your TV channels under new Trai rule

New Delhi, Dec 28: Telecom regulator Trai has given time till January 31 for consumers to opt for channels of their choice under the new framework for broadcasting and cable services.

“We had a meeting of broadcasters, DTH operators, and MSOs (multi-system operators) today (Thursday). Everyone confirmed their readiness to implement new regulations. However, they requested that...

Pune man 'spots' alien object outside his window, writes to PMO

Pune, Dec 28: The Pune Police were sent on a wild goose chase recently after a man sent an email to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) claiming to have spotted an alien object outside his house. Probe revealed that the man, who is 47 years old, was suffering from a mental ailment, a police officer said on Thursday....

Government tightens norms for e-commerce companies for sale of products

New Delhi, Dec 26: Tightening norms for e-commerce firms like Flipkart and Amazon, the government Wednesday took host of steps and barred them from selling products of the companies in which they have stake. The commerce and industry ministry also prohibited e-commerce companies from entering into an agreement for exclusive sale of products.

"An entity having equity...

HC wants police to install CCTV cameras in vulnerable areas within one year

New Delhi, Dec 20: The Delhi Police on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that the CCTV cameras it plans to install in vulnerable areas of the city will record hi-definition videos and will have facial recognition and number plate identification features.

Taking note of the submission, the High Court directed the police to ensure that CCTV cameras are...

Facebook reportedly gave tech giants access to users' private messages

New York, Dec 19: Social media giant Facebook has been sharing its users' personal data, including private messages and contact information for users' friends, with some of the world's largest technology companies like Microsoft, Amazon, far beyond what it has publicly admitted, according to leaked internal documents.

Facebook gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read users' private messages....

NASA satellites spot young star in growth spurt

Washington, Dec 19: An adolescent star in the midst of a dramatic growth phase has been observed with the help of two NASA space telescopes.

The youngster belongs to a class of stars that gain mass when matter swirling around the star falls onto its surface, NASA said in an official statement on Wednesday.

The star belongs to...

GSAT-7A to be launched from Sriharikota today

Sriharikota, Dec 19: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will on Wednesday launch the country's newest satellite GSAT-7A from the second launch pad of Sathish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota.

It is believed that the 2,250-kilogram geostationary communication satellite will give a boost to the Defence forces' communication capabilities. It is scheduled for launch today at 4.10...

Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder To Be Tested For Carcinogen: Reports

New Delhi, Dec 19: The drug regulator will on Wednesday seize samples of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder for testing, a newspaper stated, following a Reuters report that the company knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in the product. The Times of Indiaquoted an official source as saying that a team of 100 drug inspectors had been assigned to...

Swiggy, Zomato, others remove 10,500 restaurants for violating food safety law

New Delhi, Dec 14: As many as 10,500 restaurants have been de-listed by e-commerce firms like Zomato and Swiggy for not having license or registration under the food safety law, Parliament was told Friday.

Minister of state for health Ashwini Kumar Choubey said the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India or FSSAI in July directed food e-commerce firms...