Category: Internet

YouTube to Stop Automatic Sharing of Activity to Twitter, Google+

Video-sharing giant YouTube has announced that it will kill the feature that allows users to automatically share their YouTube Activity on micro-blogging site Twitter and its own social network Google+ after January 31. Twitter currently allows users to share their YouTube activity via options such as going to YouTube Settings, then to Connected apps and choosing “Share your […]

Cambridge Analytica Fined $19,000 for Ignoring Data Request

A British court fined a sister company of consulting firm Cambridge Analytica GBP 15,000 ($19,000) on Wednesday for failing to disclose fully what information it held on an individual who had asked to know, the data regulator said. The Information Commissioner’s Officer (ICO) said it was the first prosecution of the now defunct Cambridge Analytica, a company […]

Dormant Twitter Accounts Being Hacked to Spread IS Propaganda: Report

Exploiting a decade-old flaw, hackers are taking control of dormant Twitter accounts to spread Islamic State (IS) propaganda, a media report said. Although Twitter has suspended many of these accounts, some are still active, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday. Some of these accounts are tweeting messages supporting violence. To take control of the accounts that have remained inactive for years, […]

Mozilla Thunderbird to Be Revamped Soon With New UI and Better Gmail Support

Mozilla is working towards making some major changes to its Thunderbird desktop email client that includes a facelift to the User Interface (UI) and better support for Gmail. Mozilla Thunderbird is a free and open-source cross-platform email client, news client, RSS and chat client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy was modelled after that […]

E-Commerce FDI Policy Bars Foreign Investment in Multi-Brand Retail: Government

The Centre on Thursday said the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy on e-commerce does not allow foreign investments into multi-brand retail. The Departent of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), in a statement assured that FDI in allowed only in the business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce segment and not in the business-to-consumer (B2C) segment, which in effect is […]

Google Being Investigated by Turkey’s Competition Authority

Turkey’s competition authority said on Monday it had launched an investigation into whether internet search engine Google broke competition law with algorithms it uses for searches and to target advertisements. The probe follows a complaint that Alphabet’s Googleunit had “abused its dominant position and made the efforts of other companies difficult”, the authority said. The investigation […]