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WhatsApp sues India govt, says new rules mean end to privacy.

The lawsuit escalates a growing struggle between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government and tech giants including Facebook, Google parent Alphabet and Twitter in one of their key global growth markets.

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Co-WIN portal in Hindi,14 other languages from next week, more labs to monitor COVID variants

The Health Ministry has announced that the Co-win portal will be made available in Hindi and 14 regional languages by next week. Apart from this, it has also announced that it will be adding 17 more laboratories to the INSACOG network to monitor the variants of COVID-19.

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Not forcing users to accept the new update in the privacy policy: WhatsApp to Delhi HC

The reply of WhatsApp came on a petition challenging the privacy policy of the social messaging app Countering the allegation leveled in the petition, WhatsApp submitted that users were not previously given the option to opt-out of WhatsApp's privacy policies if they wanted to use the WhatsApp service.

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Google Maps testing new feature to enable sharing info on beds, medical oxygen

"As this will be user-generated content, it may be required to verify the accuracy of the information before utilizing it," Google said.

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Haryana Govt. launches Covid-19 helpline on WhatsApp for citizens of Gurugram

The new helpline has been developed by a group of volunteers and private sector organizations with the support of various departments within the Gurugram district administration.

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Facebook Launches In-App Vaccine Tracker In India

The vaccine tracker tool will allow users to find the nearest vaccine centers and their hours of operation as shared by the Union Health Ministry.

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Facebook, Apple announce fresh green energy deals

Facebook will buy renewable energy for its India operations, a first of its kind initiative for the social media giant in South Asia, while Apple’s net zero-carbon move, Restore Fund, is the first such initiative globally

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Facebook introduces host of new audio features to take on Clubhouse, Twitter

To start with, Facebook will allow users to host live chat rooms on Facebook Groups and Messenger, which is the central idea behind Clubhouse

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Microsoft helps 3 million people from India gain digital skills

The announcement builds on the company’s efforts to help people by extending free LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn courses and low-cost certifications.

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Centre mandates all ministries, public depts. to use BSNL/MTNL services

This official memorundum was issued on 12th October 2020 by Jitin Bansal, Director (PSU Affairs), Ministry of Communication

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Airtel beats Reliance Jio to become the top telco in the country

Bharti Airtel continued to deliver strong growth in new subscriber acquisition, adding 5.5 million new subscribers in December 2020, as compared to 3.2 million additions by Reliance Jio

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