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Hike messaging app shuts down: Here's a look at its journey

In the current interconnected world, instant messaging apps have become a necessity. There are a bunch of instant messaging apps available for various platforms for users to stay connected with their family and friends. WhatsApp which is the most popular messaging app has been coming under the scanner by users for its controversial privacy policy update. In the year 2012 when Hike was launched, its popularity surged and reached new heights. But after some time, it starts falling because foreign messaging apps like WhatsApp have influenced people globally. Hike Sticker chats as it........

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Parliamentary Committee on IT summons Facebook, Twitter officials over 'prevention of social media misuse'

A parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology has summoned Facebook and Twitter officials on January 21 in connection with the issue of prevention of misuse of social media. A notice addressed to the Chairperson and Members of the Standing Committee on Information Technology, the agenda of the next sitting of the committee, to be held on January 21, states, "Evidence of representatives of Ministr........

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Beware of KYC Fraud: SBI Alerts Customers, Know How to Protect Yourself From Online Fraud

India’s largest public sector bank, The State Bank of India (SBI) has alerted its customers to beware and take precautions against the increasing cases of online fraud. Issuing an alert through a video on Twitter, the bank put out a warning that there have been many incidents in the recent past where fraudsters called people in the name of and churned out personal information from them. SBI Alerts Customers Against Online Fraud cybercrime.gov.in.” — State Bank of India (@TheOfficialSBI) How to know if it’s fraud?........

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After postponing privacy policy update, Whatsapp takes THIS step to retain users

Whatsapp has postponed the new policy for the time being and the company is constantly engaged in damage control. Popular messaging app WhatsApp, which is facing criticism for the changes made in the privacy policy, has decided to take a step back. Whatsapp has postponed the new policy for the time being and the company is constantly engaged in damage control. After giving several clarifications, Whatsapp tried to reach out to the people about the privacy policy by applying status on Sunday. 1. Whatsapp gave clarification by using status WhatsApp had recently changed the Privacy Policy and sta........

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Wikipedia Day: The most popular open-source information platform completes 20 years

15th January is observed across the globe as the day when one of the most popular open source information resource was born. Interestingly, Creative Commons, an American Non-Profit organization, also registered their website on the same day Wikipedia came into existence. Creative Commons was founded by by Lawrence Lessig, Hal Abelson, and Eric Eldred. It created the free and open copyright system which Wikipedia utilized. Wikipedia even has a Birthday Committee. The ones who register ........

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We Don't Sell Data: Microsoft Mocks Facebook-WhatsApp With Skype's Privacy Policy

The recent policy update by WhatsApp faced much criticism from its user base worldwide. The move went south for the Facebook-owned chat app, as downloads of its rival instant messaging apps substantially.  The backlash was followed by mockery by many, and Microsoft is now the latest one to join the bandwagon. . In what can only be assumed as a dig at WhatsApp, the video conferencing platform wrote that it does not sell its user data to third parties. . Information under the following topics are listed on the policy webpage - Collection an........

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Apple is reportedly prototyping foldable iPhone screens

And Touch ID could return to this year’s iPhone under the display Apple has started work on a foldable phone, and it’s begun prototyping foldable screens internally, . A final device is likely still years away, the report says, and Apple is working on just the display for now — not the rest of the phone it would attach to. The initial prototypes sound similar to the foldable screens we’ve seen used by , , and others. Bloomberg says Apple........

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Prototype TV ditches the plug and powers up wirelessly

Usually when we talk about "cutting the cord," it means disconnecting the cable or satellite feed from the TV and streaming content over Wi-Fi. But Russian startup Reasonance has bigger plans for TV cord cutting. The wireless TV prototype it showed at CES 2021 leaves the electrical cord behind in favor of a wireless power transmission and reception system. TVs have been getting thinner and lighter for decades, able to stand or mount virtually anywh........

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Turn Your iPhone into a Digital Level to Make Objects & Surfaces Straight, Plumb, or Angled

Let's say you're hanging a picture frame, and it doesn't look quite right. Sure, you could grab , but maybe it's in another room or buried in a toolbox somewhere. Maybe you're away from home, away from your tools. As it turns out, you almost always have a level with you, and it's likely sitting in your pocket right now or resting in your hand as you read this article. Your iPhone sports a hidden level out of the box — no download required. This feature is actually nothing new. Apple has included a level in every iPhone update since iOS 7. Back then, the level was tucked away in ........

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Phone numbers of WhatsApp Web users reportedly found on Google Search 

Troubles don’t seem to end for WhatsApp anytime soon. After Group chats, WhatsApp has allegedly exposed the phone numbers of the web users on Google Search via indexing. A few days ago it was reported that WhatsApp groups have appeared on Google Search, which means that anybody could find the group and join it by searching the group on Google search. As per security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaria, the phone numbers of WhatsApp web users have appeared on Google Search. WhatsApp is a mobile application but the app can also be used on Lap........

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WhatsApp Delays Data Sharing Change after Backlash on Privacy, Says 'We Can't See Your Private Texts'

WhatsApp on Friday postponed a data-sharing change as users concerned about privacy fled the Facebook-owned messaging service and flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal. The smartphone app, a huge hit across the world, canceled its February 8 deadline for accepting an update to its terms concerning sharing data with Facebook, saying it would use the pause to clear up misinformation around privacy and security. "We've heard from so many people how much confusion there is around our recent update," WhatsApp said in a blog post. ........

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We Have Been Spending An Awful Lot Of Time Glued To Our Phones And It Is Making App Companies Very Rich

It was perhaps not a hidden secret that over the past 12 months or so, that we all have been spending far too much time glued to our smartphone screens. And bad habits often last long, so better watch out for this one. Nevertheless, app analytics platform App Annie has now put numbers to the situation, and they are in equal parts mind-boggling and worrying. The highlights—there were as many as 218 billion new app downloads in 2020 across all app stores and platforms, users spent as much as $143 billion on app purchases and spent an average of 4.2 hours loo........

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Is Signal the New WhatsApp? What is Signal and Why It Is Trending After WhatsApp Policy Fiasco

An instant messaging app Signal has been the talk of the town since past couple of days. The app, which is a direct rival to Facebook-owned WhatsApp messenger, is seeing a massive surge in registrations as users are opting for Signal as an alternative to WhatsApp. This is happening as users are not happy with WhatsApp new policy which states that it will share some user data with Facebook's other apps and services. The surge in new registrations on Signal even delayed things, as the company sen........

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Bitcoin soars past $40,000 for the first time

The price of the cryptocurrency bitcoin soared past $40,000 for the first time on Thursday, rising USD 10,000 in just five days. The price of bitcoin was USD 40,380 at roughly 1820 GMT, having jumped 10.4 per cent during the trading session. It later lost some ground and Factset data valued it at USD 38,950 dollars, up 6.52 per cent on the day, at 1850 GMT. The cryptocurrency, which has known wild swings in value, passed USD 30,000 for the first time just on Saturday. "Investors continue to hop on the cryptocurrency train which appears to be gaining more interest now ........

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Intel announces RealSense ID face recognition tech for ATMs, doors

Intel has launched a new facial recognition hardware module called RealSense ID. It is another addition to the company’s RealSense range of products that have depth perception capabilities. RealSense ID is an on-device solution that works like Apple’s Face ID albeit not for smartphones at the moment. Instead, the new module will offer facial authentication on ATMs, airport kiosks, and control points in establishments. According to Intel, the new ........

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What are the 5 benefits of solar for your home?

From reducing grid dependence and utility bills to boosting property value and reducing carbon footprint, there are many benefits of solar energy.........

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It’s Time to Steer Clear of These 8 Awkward Grammar Mistakes

Blogs and articles that use incorrect grammar rarely do well. These 8 common grammar mistakes shouldn’t spoil the awesome content you create for online marketing. Fix them now!........

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SEO Audit: Complete Process Guide with Samples and List of Free Tools

Looking for SEO Audit with the best and Free Tools to analyze the website and resolve issues? SEO audit will help you to boost SEO strategy, according to the latest Google updates.........

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How to Determine your Chances to Rank in Google?

Let’s take a look at the steps to improve Google rankings. Here is a complete list you need to focus and maximize the chance to increase rank in Google.........

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Answers to 26 FAQs We Get as a Content Marketing Agency

You might have many questions before hiring a content marketing agency. We are here to help with 26 FAQs and answers.........

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