PUBG game exposes children to crime, negative thinking: Scientist

PUBG encourages criminal mentality, suicides and negative mindset instead of enhancing intellectual capability, finds report.ASSOCHAM says it should comply with international standards to curb the hazardous effects of gaming addiction

TikTok says Indian users’ data located in Singapore servers: Report

ByteDance plans to build a data center in India as well, CEO Kevin Mayer said

Indian alternative to TikTok app registers over 1 crore downloads on Play Store

The Bengaluru-based company claims its app downloads have already crossed the one-crore mark from 5 lakh last month.Ghosh said Chingari is now scaling up its operations and plans to put in place a 100-member team for content moderation

JioMeet’s striking similarity to Zoom has Twitter users in fits

JioMeet has existed for a while now, but Jio made it officially available to everyone last night. The app was an invite only service before that, but the company had announced during its fourth quarter earnings earlier that it would be launched soon

Twitter says users can have edit button, but on one condition

The edit button feature could allow users to edit tweets, one of the most in-demand feature on the social media platform

Facebook, Twitter have new ways to encourage people to wear masks

Various methods of reminding users will include alerts at the top of their feeds on Facebook and Instagram.The company will also provide additional prevention tips and links to public health agencies

Jio takes on Zoom, Google Meet with free video conferencing app. Check features

JioMeet offers unlimited number of free calls in high definition (720p) to users and supports as many as 100 participants at once.Jio says that free call can be uninterrupted for 'up to 24 hours' long.

Facebook to shut down Lasso, its TikTok clone

Lasso was launched back in 2018 and was seen as TikTok's rival. The app allows users shoot 15 second videos and play popular music in the background with them, incorporating hashtags to create trends.

Google stops production of its mid-range smartphone Pixel 3A

Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 3A.There is no clarity regarding the launch timeline of Google Pixel 4A

BoxEngage.com: Indian-alternative of Tiktok goes viral

Currently, boxengage.com, in order to address all privacy concerns, is a website only, and would shortly launch its mobile app

All apps in India must conform to rules: Government

Indian announced the ban that affects UC Browser, WeChat and dozens of other apps on Monday, citing security concerns.It came against the backdrop of rising India-China military tensions along the Line of Actual Control, or LAC, in Ladakh

A window of opportunity for Indian apps: Investors

Investors said social content constantly requires large investments to scale, which domestic investors may be unwilling to do.Investors also highlighted the challenges around technology, product talent and capital investments, which are required to scale these social platforms

Here are the most asked Coronavirus questions on Google search in India

'Is corona virus weakening? When will vaccine for coronavirus come in India?' netizens ask Google.They also sought answers to questions like 'Which mask is best for coronavirus?'

Jio enters video conferencing space, makes JioMeet available to all

JioMeet goes up against well known names like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco WebEx and Google Meet.According to the app’s frequently asked questions (FAQ) page, it allows group calling for up to 100 participants on its free tier, which is the same as Zoom

Security flaws detected in Apache Guacamole, patched version released

Organisations need to update their corporate servers to get the patched version

Jio's video conferencing app, JioMeet, launched, can support 100 users at once

According to the press release, the HD video conferencing app can support up to 100 participants at once and there are no invite codes needed for the call to begin.Other features of the app include scheduling meetings, sharing screens with each other and more

Chinese app ban may push investments in Indian social content platforms

Though market sentiment may be working in favour of Indian social content apps, investors are quick to highlight challenges around technology, product talent and capital investments which are required to scale these social platforms

TikTok confirms no plans to pursue legal action against ban

We comply with the laws and regulations of the Government of India. Ensuring the data sovereignty, security and privacy of our users has always been and will continue to be a top priority for us, a spokesperson from the company said

Facebook glitch gave 5,000 apps access to users’ account information

Facebook’s privacy policy automatically restricts the app developers to access the user information after 90 days of inactivity.Facebook has assured users that the issue has been fixed and they haven’t found evidence of any unauthorised information being shared with the apps

Zoom released 100 new security features in 90 days

On 1 April, the company pledged to make a number of enhancements to address security and privacy issues.The 90-day freeze was put in place to focus all engineering and product resources in the direction of safety

Google Play Store confirms all 59 banned Chinese apps have been blocked

The company has blocked the apps that were still available on the Play Store.Searching for any of the apps on the application store will only either yield alternatives

Samsung Galaxy A31 receives price cut one month after launch: Details here

The device is selling on Amazon India as well as Samsung’s official website with the revised price tag.The lower price is applicable on the 6GB RAM, 128GB variant

Google and Apple start blocking banned Chinese apps from app stores

The Department of Telecommunications had directed telecom operators to block access to the 59 Chinese apps.Following the government’s interim order, some of the apps had voluntarily delisted from the Google and Apple app stores

Chinese app companies to try representation before legal recourse

A number of the banned Chinese app companies like ByteDance, UC Web, Moonton and Weibo among others have said that writ petitions to the government are their last resort, if ban is not lifted after representations

OnePlus to launch new TV series in India today with starting price under <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20,000

OnePlus has put up a dedicated page for the new range of products on Amazon India’s website.The TV range is expected to extremely slim as OnePlus has compared it to the own flagship smartphone

NPCI launches AI virtual assistant PAi

This is yet another NPCI’s initiative to improve digital financial inclusion in India.The AI virtual assistant, PAi is available round the clock helping users with access to accurate information on NPCI products