ProtonMail Launches VPN Service for Everyone, Includes a Free Tier

HIGHLIGHTS ProtonMail’s ProtonVPN service is now available to all The VPN service was being tested in last few months The ProtonVPN also has a free tier for users Switzerland-based ProtonMail has officially released its VPN service, ProtonVPN, which includes a free tier for users apart from paid options. The new virtual private network (VPN) serviceRead More

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Facebook, Google Are Managing the Internet When It Suits Them

Google and Facebook are facing new competition to their online business models after President Donald Trump signed a bill putting Internet service providers on a path to being able to monetise online users the same way these technology giants do. Next up is the threatened unwinding of the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, which couldRead More

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Hike Admits Taking Inspiration From Tencent’s WeChat

HIGHLIGHTS Hike rolled out an in-app e-payments wallet on Tuesday E-payments have surged in India since November last year Hike’s wallet is the first such service by a messaging platform in India Indian instant messaging platform Hike rolled out an in-app electronic payments wallet on Tuesday in a bid to cash in on rising digitalRead More

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Facebook Said to Have Received Nod to Set up Indonesia Unit

Facebook Inc has received an in-principle approval to set up a domestic unit in Indonesia, said a senior government source from the Southeast Asian nation, home to the social networking giant’s fourth-largest user base. Indonesia has been pushing multinational technology firms to be locally incorporated, arguing that companies such as Alphabet Inc’s Google set upRead More

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Sex Offenders Cannot Be Barred From Social Media, Top US Court Says

HIGHLIGHTS Packingham had been convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old girl He was barred for 30 years from using Facebook and other social media Packingham went to his Facebook page and wrote how relieved he was The US Supreme Court unanimously struck down Monday a North Carolina law that barred registered sex offenders fromRead More

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Hike 5.0 Brings Redesigned Interface and Wallet Feature With UPI-Based Payments

HIGHLIGHTS The Hike 5.0 app will roll out by Sunday on Android, iOS Wallet feature will initially only be available on Android The iOS app will only get the Wallet feature by July-end Hike Messenger on Tuesday at an event in New Delhi unveiled a completely redesigned offering with the introduction of Hike 5.0. ApartRead More

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WhatsApp Extends Support for BlackBerry, Nokia S40 Platforms: Reports

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp to continue working on BlackBerry and Nokia S40 platforms But Nokia Symbian S60 support will end this June Nokia Symbian S60 users will have option to get chat backups in email WhatsApp has become an essential messaging app amongst all kinds of mobile users irrespective of the operating system their devices run on.Read More

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Ransomware attack needs global solution

WannaCry is a computer worm, which locks up computers until a ransom is paid. OPINION: Last weekend’s global ransomware attack, “WannaCry”, has raised many questions – from quirky economics questions such as “Is $300 just the right amount for a ransom?” to “Should we pay the ransom?” What we do know is that the maliciousRead More

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