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YouTube clarifies rules on pranks as risky memes rage

Accounts that post videos violating policies on pranks will get a “strike” that will limit some features such as live streaming YouTube on Tuesday clarified rules against posting videos of dangerous pranks, as risky “challenges” prompt people to video themselves doing things like biting into laundry soap or driving blindfolded. The company already forbid content […]

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Data protection law finalised: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Government will soon introduce it in Parliament, says Union IT Minister   Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Rajya Sabha on Friday that the government had finalised the data protection law and it would soon be introduced in Parliament. Mr. Prasad said the government was in the process of finalising […]

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‘Section 377’ is top ‘What is…’ query of 2018 on Google

Priya Prakash Varrier is India’s ‘most searched’ personality Sport-related queries dethroned entertainment as India’s top ‘googling’ obsession in 2018, occupying the top three spots on the list of most searched for ‘items’ online. This is as per the annual trends data released by Google, which it does towards the end of every year. The top […]

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#MeToo: Google reforms sexual misconduct rules

Google bowed to one of the protesters’ main demands by dropping mandatory arbitration of all sexual misconduct cases Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture. CEO Sundar Pichai spelled out the […]

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Indian students bag US award for developing innovative app to check air quality index levels

A team of Delhi-based engineering college students has won a competition by US’ prestigious Marconi Society for developing an innovative mobile application that estimates the quality of air in one’s neighbourhood by analysing the images taken by a smartphone camera. The application developed by Tanmay Srivastava, Kanishk Jeet and Prerna Khanna of Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College […]

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Google Books

Google Books is a service from Google Inc. Google has partnered with a number of magazine publishers to digitise their archives. It hosts over 25 million scanned books. Why it’s fun: ** Summary: Displays analytical information regarding each book such as a word map of the most used words and phrases, a selection of pages, […]

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Google fired 48 employees for sexual misconduct: CEO Sundar Pichai

Google fired 48 employees, including 13 senior managers, over sexual harassment claims since 2016, CEO Sundar Pichai has revealed, asserting that the tech giant was taking an “increasingly hard line” on “inappropriate conduct” by people in positions of authority. This was in response to a report that Android creator Andy Rubin received a whopping $90 […]

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How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’

Rubin was one of three executives that Google protected over the past decade after they were accused of sexual misconduct. Google gave Andy Rubin, the creator of Android mobile software, a hero’s farewell when he left the company in October 2014. “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next,” Larry Page, Google’s […]