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June, 2021

  • 18 June

    Facebook’s Neighborhoods Feature Faces Crowded Niche Market, Profiling Concerns

    When Facebook began testing its new “Neighborhoods” feature in Canada last October amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the tech giant described it as a dedicated place for people to connect with their local communities. Here, in a corner of the world’s largest social network, people met neighbours, shared banana bread ingredients, ...

  • 17 June

    Parents Name Baby Boy HTML, Leaves Internet Amused and Concerned

    All is fair in love and baby names. Or so we were led to believe, especially after Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and musician Grimes named their son, X Æ A-Xii Musk. Yes, we don’t know how to pronounce that either, but Elon says “Æ” is pronounced Ash. And ...

  • 16 June

    Twitter Slammed by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for Not Complying With New Digital Rules

    IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Twitter had deliberately defied and failed to comply with the country’s new IT rules, that became effective in late May. The new rules or the so-called Intermediary Guidelines, announced in February, are aimed at regulating content on social media firms such as Facebook, ...

  • 15 June

    Google Meet’s Companion Mode to Be Rolled Out in September

    Google Meet is getting a new ‘Companion Mode’ feature, through an update, that allows users to add remote members through an additional screen. The Companion Mode gives remote members all the advanced interactive features that the members present physically have access to. This move comes in a bid to make ...

  • 14 June

    WhatsApp Brings Back Green Colour for Notifications for Beta Users: Report

    WhatsApp has reportedly restored green colour notifications for its Android beta app. WhatsApp started testing a dark blue colour for its notifications with the 2.21.12.12 beta update but it looks like that didn’t sit well with the beta users. The colour can be seen in the WhatsApp notifications for app ...

  • 13 June

    How to Turn Off Read Receipts in Facebook Messenger, Apple iMessage, WhatsApp

    WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Apple’s iMessage — all three apps have the read receipt function that notifies the sender when the receiver has read their message. Read receipts are an important part of communication through messaging apps. It allows users to understand whether their message has been seen by the ...

  • 12 June

    Facebook Messenger is Getting Updated With New Themes, Quick Reply Bar, More

    Facebook Messenger is getting three new features in an update for its mobile app. The new features include three new chat themes, a quick reply bar, along with QR code scanning and payment links. The update will be rolled out for its Android and iOS apps. The social media giant ...

  • 11 June

    Flexiple Co-Founder Shares No Code Tools That Help Him Run $2-Million Startup

    Flexiple co-founder and CEO Karthik Sridharan shared a fascinating story on Twitter of No Code tools that helped him build a startup with $2 million (roughly Rs. 14.6 crores) revenue. Flexiple is a network of top freelance developers and designers. The No Code tools, Sridharan said, cost his company just ...

  • 10 June

    Illegal Drugs Trade Goes Digital Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, Europe Drug Agency Says

    Like supermarkets, restaurants, and purveyors of sourdough bread, the illegal drugs trade went digital to serve its customers during lockdown, and could stay that way when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, Europe’s drugs agency said on Wednesday. “The pandemic is pushing drug criminals online, reinforcing a trend,” said the European ...

  • 9 June

    How Does Instagram Work? Head Adam Mosseri Answers

    “How does Instagram decide what shows up for me first?”, “Why do some of my posts get more views than others?”; “How does Instagram decide what to show me in Explore?” — if you have ever wondered about these questions as a user or a creator on Instagram, don’t worry. ...