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WhatsApp joins the prestigious league; hits 5 billion+ installs on the Play Store
Jan20

WhatsApp joins the prestigious league; hits 5 billion+ installs on the Play Store

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has hit 5 billion plus installs on the Play Store—and this is not coming as a surprise considering the Facebook factor. The story of the app has been one of success from the very first time it burst into limelight in 2009. Facebook is the only other app besides Google’s preinstalled app that comes with Android phones that has been able to cross the 5 billion plus install on the Play Store. This...

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New facial recognition tool being used by FBI, others could spell the end of privacy
Jan19

New facial recognition tool being used by FBI, others could spell the end of privacy

https://vp.nyt.com/video/2020/01/18/84827_1_19clearview-fast-sub_wg_1080p.mp4 Credit: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/technology/clearview-privacy-facial-recognition.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes A new facial recognition tool currently available to law enforcement agencies including the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local cops in Florida is reportedly threating the online and offline privacy of millions of...

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TikTok is testing a new search page with popular topics like Beauty, Dance and more
Jan17

TikTok is testing a new search page with popular topics like Beauty, Dance and more

TikTok is reportedly working on a new search page that comes with different popular categories such as Dance, Beauty, Comedy, Gaming, and many more. The feature was spotted by social media personality Matt Navarra who posted a screenshot of what it looks like on his Twitter page. Under the Explore section, a redesigned page is now being tested, which will show a search bar atop and a list of topics beneath it. The search shows...

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Google Duo on the web can now be used without a phone number
Jan15

Google Duo on the web can now be used without a phone number

One of Google’s most active apps Duo, has welcomed a new update that will enable you to use the web version without a phone number. The video calling service has already activated the new feature; though Android Police reports that the exact date and time it was added is not known. For now, it seems you can only initiate a call, but same cannot be said when it comes to others calling you. When you navigate to duo.google.com on a non-G...

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TikTok releases its first transparency report with China noticeably absent
Jan03

TikTok releases its first transparency report with China noticeably absent

TikTok may have its problems with the US government, but that has not stopped the China-based app from stepping up efforts to earn the trust of everyone. Of course, trust is basic when it comes to issues that have to do with people’s data. The ByteDance-owned app has just announced its first ever transparency report. This is perhaps the best way to go when the US is turning its attention on you and scrutinizing your every move. The...

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US soldiers banned from using TikTok over threat to national security
Jan01

US soldiers banned from using TikTok over threat to national security

A decision to ban US soldiers from using TikTok on government-owned phones have been made by the Army. This is coming on the heels of concerns over national security, which has become a major issue in recent times with the China-based app. The US Army fears that the app could compromise national security or could be used as surveil citizens of the US. A spokesperson for the US Army Lt. Col, Robin Ochoa told Military.com per The Verge...

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