Apple Has A Repair Problem In The World's Second Largest Smartphone Market
There are no Apple stores yet in India, and iPhone users have been stranded with third-party service providers, who they say do not live up to the premium brand’s promise in the rest of the world.
Twitter Is About To Be Questioned About Political Bias By India’s Nationalist Government. The Company Is Denying It.
Twitter says that it doesn’t let users’ political ideologies influence its policies, three days before being questioned by a Parliamentary Committee in India.
Germany Has Told Facebook To Change The Way It Gathers Data
A government watchdog ruled the social network has abused its market dominance. Facebook will appeal the decision.
Facebook Has Banned Four Armed Groups From Its Platform In Myanmar
The social network is under pressure to act after hate speech and misinformation in Myanmar fueled ethnic violence against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.
Apple Revoked Facebook’s Developer Credentials Over An App That Mined Teenagers’ Device Data
The Facebook Research app paid people as young as 13 $20 per month in order to access data, including web searches and emails.
China Has Blocked Microsoft Bing, The Only Major Foreign Search Engine Its Citizens Could Access
Bing is the latest foreign internet service to be blocked by the “Great Firewall,” a system of censorship controls employed by China’s authoritarian government.
Netflix Says It Won’t Show Content In India That Disrespects The Country’s Flag, Hurts Religious Sentiments, Or Promotes Terrorism
The streaming giant, along with eight other streaming services, voluntarily agreed to ban contentious content — but critics say it’s censorship.
Facebook Has Removed Hundreds Of Pages And Accounts Linked To Russia For “Inauthentic Behavior”
"The people behind this activity coordinated with one another and used fake accounts to misrepresent themselves, and that was the basis for our action."
Facebook Is Bringing In Stricter Ad Rules For Countries Going To The Polls In The Next Few Months
“We know we’re not going to be perfect, but our goal is continuing, ongoing improvement,” said a Facebook official.
Meet The Women Who Have To Sneak Onto Facebook
Women are prohibited from using Facebook in some of India’s most patriarchal corners. Some are taking the risk anyway, going online under false identities against the wishes of their community and Facebook itself.
Apple Is Building iTunes Directly Into Newer Samsung Smart TVs
You'll no longer need to buy an Apple TV to buy, rent, and play back your iTunes movies and TV shows if you have a 2018 or 2019 Samsung smart TV.
In 2018, American Tech Companies Acknowledged The Mess They’d Created In India
Silicon Valley at last conceded this year that things in India and other developing markets were far from rosy.
India Wants Tech Platforms To Break Encryption And Remove Content The Government Thinks Is "Unlawful"
It is not clear whether India will now choose to be a leader in privacy or mass surveillance, sources told BuzzFeed News.
India's Government Denies Telling Federal Agencies They Can Snoop On Every Computer, Despite An Order That Seemingly Says They Can
“Welcome to 1984.”
Facebook Allowed Netflix, Spotify, And A Bank To Read And Delete Users’ Private Messages
The social network also allowed Microsoft’s search engine Bing to see the names of nearly all users’ friends without their consent, according to a report.
Alexa Is Hooking Up With Apple Music
Apple Music comes to Echo next month. “This is beyond dope!!!!”
Starbucks Will Ban Porn On Its Free Wi-Fi In All US Stores Next Year
The move comes after years of sustained pressure from an internet-safety group that says public Wi-Fi networks “are attracting pedophiles and sex offenders."
WhatsApp Has Finally Hired A Head For India, The Company’s Largest Market
The instant messaging app has been under fire in India for its role in spreading misinformation that killed at least 29 people this year.