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WhatsApp stops your chat, don't miss !

As the government served WhatsApp with a second notice asking it to check the spread of fake and provocative content, the Facebook-owned platform has said it is launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone in India. "In India where people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world, we'll also test a lower limit of 5 chats at once. "We will also remove the quick forward button next to media messages," WhatsApp said in a blog post on Thursday.

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No more telemarketing calls on your mobile

Trai on Thursday revamped the regulations on pesky calls and spam as it spelt out new rules mandating subscribers' consent for receiving telemarketing messages. The regulator also asked telecom operators to ensure that commercial communication takes place only through registered senders. "...a complete overhaul of the regulation had become unavoidable. The objective of the regulation notified today is to effectively deal with the nuisance of spam experienced by the subscribers," the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said in a statement. The regulations provide for registration of senders, registration of headers (that segregate different types of messages), and, more importantly, registration of subscribers' consent.

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Latest Nokia budget smartphone launched with 5.2-inch HD+ display, know best offers

Finnish company HMD Global, which sells the iconic Nokia brand of phones, on Thursday launched Nokia 3.1 smartphone in India for Rs 10,499. The affordable 18:9 aspect ratio smartphone with 5.2-inch HD+ display gives more content at one glance, while the 2.5D curved display is protected by damage-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, the company said in a statement. Offering access to Google services like Google Assistant, the device delivers a pure Android experience with Android One OS.

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Mi Max 3 launched, know price, specifications and more

Xiaomi on Thursday announced the most awaited Mi Max 3 in China. The latest phablet announced is a successor to the Mi Max 2 that was launched 14 months ago. The key highlight of the phablet is its massive 6.9-inch full-HD+ display, vertical setup of dual rear cameras, and dual 4G VoLTE capabilities. Xiaomi Mi Max 3 specifications The Xiaomi Mi Max will feature a massive 6.9-inch full-HD+ powered by Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC paired with either 4GB/ 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and an Adreno 509 GPU.

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Vivo Nex India launch: Know launch offers, price, specifications and more

Upping the ante when it comes to innovation, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Thursday launched its made in India "NEX" smartphone with pop-up selfie shooter at Rs 44,990 in India. The smartphone, that will be available for purchase both online and select retail stores from July 21, comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and has high-end specifications including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. The company also introduced a new "cooling system" on the smartphone which is dedicated to hardcore gamers and said the feature would will keep the device cool even during long sessions of gaming.

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Fixing mistakes for better content moderation: Facebook

Facing ire over reports that it is protecting far-right activists and under-age accounts, Facebook on Wednesday said it takes the mistakes incredibly seriously and is working on to prevent these issues from happening again. Channel 4 Dispatches -- a documentary series that sent an undercover reporter to work as a content moderator in a Dublin-based Facebook contractor, showed that moderators at Facebook are preventing Pages from far-right activists from being deleted even after they violate the rules. In a blog post, Monika Bickert, Vice President of Global Policy Management at Facebook, said the TV report on Channel 4 in the UK has raised important questions about our policies and processes, including guidance given during training sessions in Dublin.

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Twitter account verification process halted due to General Elections

Looming elections in Pakistan, the US, Brazil and India have forced Twitter to shelve its public account verification programme as the micro-blogging platform is busy tackling the spread of fake news and misinformation, the company said on Wednesday. Twitter "does not presently have the bandwidth" to overhaul its verification system and provide a blue checkmark to true accounts, said Kayvon Beykpour, Product Head, in a series of tweets. "We've heard some questions recently about the status of verification on Twitter, so wanted to address directly. Updating our verification programme isn't a top priority for us right now (election integrity is)," Beykpour said.

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Rs 330000000000 fine on Google

Accusing Google of illegally using Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of its search engine, the European Commission on Wednesday imposed a record fine of 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) on the tech giant, which said it would appeal against the decision. According to the Commission, Google has imposed since 2011 illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general Internet search. Google must now bring the conduct effectively to an end within 90 days or face additional penalty, the ruling said.

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BIG news for YouTube creators

Google-owned YouTube is introducing a feature called "Copyright Match Tool" designed for YouTube creators who have problems with unauthorised re-uploads of their content. With the new feature, after a new video is uploaded, YouTube would run a scan to see if there is any other video that resembles the uploaded video very much or is the same and if there is a "match", it would appear on the "matches" tab, YouTube wrote in a blog post on Thursday. "We've been testing this tool with creators for nearly a year to make it safe and effective for the whole community," the company said.

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Mi Max 3 Price, launch date, specifications, and more

Xiaomi's upcoming Mi Mix 3 is rumoured to follow the footprints of Oppo and Vivo for the pop-up selfie camera. Now an alleged teaser image has surfaced online hinting at the launch schedule while earlier it was speculated to debut in September There isn't any clarity if Mi Mix 3 that will be the successor to the Mi Mix 2S, whereas Xiaomi is also nowadays making headlines for the Mi Max 3 launch. A leaked teaser for the launch of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 was spotted on the Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo, reports by Playfuldroid. Going by the teaser it highlights the pop-up camera of the new Mi Mix and still kept key features secret. Xiaomi's upcoming Mi Mix 3 is rumoured to follow the footprints of Oppo and Vivo for the pop-up selfie camera. Now an alleged teaser image has surfaced online hinting at the launch schedule while earlier it was speculated to debut in September There isn't any clarity if Mi Mix 3 that will be the successor to the Mi Mix 2S, whereas Xiaomi is also nowadays making headlines for the Mi Max 3 launch. In a latest, a picture has been leaked on Weibo giving us hints earlier launch, going by the leaked pic it claims July 19 for the Mi Max 3.

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