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Google now Allow Android users in the EU to choose web browsers and search engines of their own choice

Users of Android devices will be able to choose their browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday, a senior Google executive said, in a move aimed at addressing EU antitrust concerns and staving off fresh sanctions.Hit with a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) fine last year for using the market power of its mobile software to block rivals in areas such as internet browsing, Alphabet

Microsoft CEO wants changes in HR practices to address sexual harassment complaints at the workplace

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said the company is making sweeping changes in its HR practices to address complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination at the workplace.In a letter to the employees obtained by Quartz, Nadella on Monday said the tech giant would create a new "Employee Advocacy Team."The letter came in the wake of an email chain full of sexual harassment claims by women employees.

Microsoft rejects US officials request to install Facial recognition technology on cars and body cameras

Microsoft Corp recently rejected a California law enforcement agency's request to install facial recognition technology in officers' cars and body cameras due to human rights concerns, company President Brad Smith said on Tuesday.Microsoft concluded it would lead to innocent women and minorities being disproportionately held for questioning because the artificial intelligence has been trained on mostly white and

Tesla to increase the price of its full Self-driving option

Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla is set to increase the price of its Full Self-Driving option from May 1."Please note that the price of the Tesla Full Self-Driving option will increase substantially over time," Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla, tweeted late on Saturday.Musk, however, didn't provide a specific figure. While responding to a question on Twitter, he said the increase would be "something like" around the

Apple is spending $500 million on “Arcade” gaming service

Apple is reportedly spending over $500 million to build its own stable of "Arcade" gaming service.The iPhone-maker announced its first-ever game subscription service called Apple Arcade in March that would feature over 100 new and exclusive games, including original releases from renowned creators like Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong and Will Wright."Apple is spending 'hundreds of millions' of dollars, 'likely'

Google sharing data with US officials

At a time when concerns over data collection and breach by tech majors are on the rise, it has been reported that US law enforcement officials have been turning to a particular Google database called "Sensorvault" to trace location and other data of people as part of their investigations.The database, that is otherwise maintained to collect user-information from Google products for ad targeting, contains

Twitter, Facebook and others remove 503 posts after Election Commission flags them

Social media sites, including Twitter and Facebook, pulled down a total of 503 posts from their platforms after the Election Commission flagged them for violating the model code of conduct (MCC) during the "silence period," the 48 hours before the conclusion of voting.EC Director General Dhirendra Ojha told reporters that of these, a whopping 500 posts were removed by Facebook alone. while two posts were removed

Twitter witnessed 45.6 million tweets in a month before the Lok Sabha election 2019

The U.S. based micro-blogging site Twitter Inc on Thursday announced that "It has reported 45.6 million tweets on its platform during a first-month period ahead of the Lok Sabha election 2019, including 1.2 million tweets in the first day of the voting."The first phase of the #LokSabhaElections2019 has Twitter buzzing with conversation. 45.6M Tweets were recorded from India and across the globe.

Facebook spends $22.6 million on Mark Zuckerberg security

Facebook Inc more than doubled the money it spent on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's security in 2018 to $22.6 million, a regulatory filing showed on April 12.Zuckerberg has drawn a base salary of $1 for the past three years, and his "other" compensation was listed at $22.6 million, most of which was for his personal security.Nearly $20 million went towards security for Zuckerberg and his family,

Facebook to ban groups for spreading fake news

San Francisco: In yet another bid to tame fake news, Facebook will crack down on Groups that repeatedly share misinformation by reducing that Group's overall News Feed distribution.The social media platform will also hold admins of the Facebook Groups more accountable for the Community Standards violations."When people in a group repeatedly share content that has been rated false by independent