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The latest news and industry commentary on communication and collaboration platforms and the businesses building them.

WhatsApp

India asks WhatsApp to withdraw privacy policy update

India’s tech ministry has asked WhatsApp to withdraw changes to its privacy policy that the popular Facebook-owned messenger declared this month, saying the new provisions ta...

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Reliance to embed e-commerce app into WhatsApp within six months: Mint

Reliance Industries plans to market its e commerce app JioMart into WhatsApp within six months, financial website Mint has reported, as the Indian conglomerate looks to ramp up its...

Biden eyes ex-Obama team to 'tackle' antitrust issues

Biden eyes ex-Obama team to ‘tackle’ antitrust issues

Two former Obama staffers have emerged as front-runners to the top antitrust job at the US Department of Justice under the incoming administration of Joe Biden, based on two source...

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WhatsApp to delay launch of update business features after privacy backlash

WhatsApp is delaying an upgrade aimed toward increasing business transactions on the stage after a storm of concern from users who feared that the messaging platform was watering d...

UK

London resilient at top of European tech investment table despite COVID

London retained its position as the top European destination for tech venture capital in 2020, with levels near the record sum of the year before despite the impact of COVID-19, ac...

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Signal ramps up hiring after WhatsApp controversy drives downloads

Messaging app Signal has seen “unprecedented” growth after a controversial change in rival WhatsApp’s privacy policy and is seeking to hire more staff as it attem...

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President Trump claims Big Tech is dividing the country

President Donald Trump blamed Big Tech companies on Tuesday for dividing the Nation days Following Twitter and Facebook Prohibited him in their platforms for allegedly encouraging ...

Facebook

Facebook removed a record number of disinformation campaigns in December

Facebook identified and suspended a total of 17 disinformation networks on its platforms in the last month of 2020, representing its biggest monthly takedown ever, the US social me...

Senate

Researchers suggest misinformation that led to the Capitol siege is ‘radicalization’

Digital misinformation that resulted in violent unrest at the Capitol last week has gone past false claims and has reached the stage of “radicalization,” investigators ...

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Turkey probes Facebook’s move to collect WhatsApp data

The Turkish Competition Board said on Monday it had launched an investigation into WhatsApp and its owner Facebook Inc days after the messaging app asked users to agree to let Face...

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Twitter shares dive after they suspend the account of President Trump

Shares of Twitter slumped by some 7% on Monday, which knocks off about $2.5 billion of the market value of the controversial social networking business after it suspended the accou...

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How will Trump get his message out without social media?

The decision by tech oligarch’s to clamp down President Trump’s capacity to talk to followers through mainstream social media may require him to tap more conventional m...

Tech Titans

Apple, Amazon suspend Parler social network from App Store and web hosting service

Apple and Amazon have suspended Parler from their respective App Store and web hosting service, saying the social networking service popular with many right-leaning social media us...

Google

UK’s competition watchdog to probe Google’s browser changes

The UK’s competition watchdog said on Friday it has launched an investigation to Google’s suggestions to get rid of third-party cookies and other functions from the Chr...