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

Modi PM of India

Indian Prime Minister Modi closes his Weibo account

Sina Weibo said it has deleted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s account at the request of the Indian embassy, as tensions between the two countries continue to simmer.

India TikTok China Relations

India asks ISP’s to block banned Chinese apps

India has ordered telecom companies and other internet providers to stop access to 59 banned Chinese-origin apps, according to notices seen by journalists, intensifying efforts to ...

Tech Titans

EU throws new rule book at tech giants in competition search

Frustrated by its continuing failure to loosen Google’s grip on search, despite more than $8 billion in fines, the European Union is lining up new rules to level the playing ...

India China

Start-ups in India downplay Chinese links amid wave of anti-China sentiment

Indian start-ups with Chinese funding and Chinese smartphone makers are actively touting their Indian-ness to users as they seek to address a growing wave of nationalism following ...

Reddit

Reddit bans ‘The_Donald’ forum amid broad social media crackdown

The social media platform Reddit has shut down r/The_Donald, a forum which long served as a popular online home base for fans of President Donald Trump, saying it violated the site...

Telegram messaging

Telegram to pay $18.5 million, return investor money to settle SEC charges

Telegram Group Inc has agreed to return $1.2 billion to investors and pay an $18.5 million civil penalty to resolve charges over an unregistered digital token coin offering, the US...

Social Media Giants

US government asks tech CEO’s to ensure online platforms not used to spur violence

The US Department of Homeland Security sent a letter to CEO’s of five large tech companies asking them to ensure social media platforms are not used to incite violence in the...

Facebook

Facebook will label newsworthy posts that break rules as ad boycott widens

Facebook has said it will start labelling newsworthy content that violates the social media company’s policies, and label all posts and ads about voting with links to authori...

WhatsApp says Brazil's central bank willing to restore payments service

WhatsApp says Brazil’s central bank willing to restore payments service

Facebook messaging service WhatsApp has said that Brazil’s central bank had said it intended to find a way to restore the payments service in the country by working with Visa...

Brazil suspends WhatsApp's new payments system

Brazil suspends WhatsApp’s new payments system

Brazil’s central bank effectively suspended a newly-launched system allowing users of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service to send money via chats, ordering Visa and M...

Facebook

German court reimposes data curbs on Facebook

Facebook must comply with an order by Germany’s antitrust watchdog to curb data collection from users, a top German court ruled on Tuesday, in a setback for the US social net...

Trump

Big Tech takes aim at Trump’s H1B visa decision

US President, Donald Trump has suspended the entry of some foreign workers in a bid to boost domestic hiring, sparking opposition from corporate America and tech sector executives.

Google France

Google faces employee petition to end tech sales to police

More than 1,600 workers at Alphabet are petitioning its Google unit to stop selling email and other services to police departments, a source familiar with the matter has said.

Joe Biden

Biden campaign asks Twitter and Facebook to remove Trump posts

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s political campaign has asked social media giants Facebook and Twitter to remove posts by Republican President Donald Trump on Mo...