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Online dating firm Bumble edged past quarterly revenue estimates on Wednesday, as more paying users flocked to its platform in search of companionship. The online dating industry had experienced a surge in popularity fueled by pandemic-induced curbs as people went the digital route to continue socialising, with the growth continuing its upward trajectory even after
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Twitter Inc was down for thousands of users on Tuesday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com. By Edited by Gadgets 360 with inputs from Reuters | Updated: 9 August 2022 23:58 IST Twitter was down for thousands of users on Tuesday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com. Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from
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After five years of negotiations involving the government, tech companies, and civil society activists, the world’s largest democracy is sending its debate on privacy back to the drawing board. The Indian government has junked the personal data protection bill, and decided to replace it with “a comprehensive legal framework.” If the current anarchy wasn’t bad
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Twitter has announced that its Location Spotlight feature for businesses is rolling out to users globally. The feature was previously available to users in specific regions in June this year. It is accessible to users with a professional account on Twitter, and allows Business account holders to display their business address, hours of operation, and
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Facebook owner Meta is quietly curtailing some of the safeguards designed to thwart voting misinformation or foreign interference in US elections as the November midterm vote approaches. It’s a sharp departure from the social media giant’s multibillion-dollar efforts to enhance the accuracy of posts about US elections and regain trust from lawmakers and the public
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WhatsApp is reportedly adding a new security feature to let people protect their accounts from potential scammers. According to a feature tracker, the feature is called Login Approval, and is currently under development. This will build on the two-step verification feature that the instant messaging platform already offers. With this feature, users can receive alerts
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Facebook-parent Meta said on Thursday it would make its first-ever bond offering, at a time when the social media company is making massive investments to fund its virtual reality projects. Meta did not disclose the size of the offering but said it would use the proceeds for capital expenditures, share repurchases, acquisitions or investments. The company
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Sandeep Ravindranath, an Indian filmmaker, posted his latest work to YouTube in May. The video, a nine-minute fictional drama with no dialogue titled Anthem for Kashmir, depicts a young political activist on the lam from authorities. Indian viewers likely picked up on its numerous references to alleged extrajudicial murders in the heavily militarised province, which
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