WhatsApp: Messaging service banned 7,196,000 accounts in India in November for violating policies

Popular messaging platform WhatsApp on Monday (January 1, 2024) said that it had banned 7,196,000 accounts in India in November. WhatsApp said it banned the accounts between November 1 to 30, 2023. Several accounts banned proactively According to the company’s India monthly report under the IT Rules, 2021, the platform proactively banned 1,954,000 accounts, out […]

WhatsApp: Messaging service to launch revamped dark mode soon

The popular message-sharing app WhatsApp is working on introducing a new background colour for its web client’s dark theme. The app is also planning to introduce a new tweaked sidebar. According to We Beta Info, the new features have been designed to enhance aesthetics and reduce eye strain in low-light environments. “The new interface is […]

Digital fraud in Singapore: From deepfakes to fake Domino’s Pizza website, island state is seeing a crime wave

The tiny island nation of Singapore has one of the most tech-forward populations in the world, with nearly 91 per cent Internet penetration till 2022, growing to a projected 94 per cent by 2026. This is good for business, but this is also good for the business of fraud. The country, with a population of […]

Not a single Indian educational institution is in global top 50, says President Murmu, urging introspection

President of India Droupadi Murmu has emphasised upon the necessity to introspect and explore why Indian educational institutions have not reached the top 50 of global rankings, despite the nation’s knowledge heritage. During her address yesterday at the 69th convocation of IIT Kharagpur, the president said, “Not even a single educational institution of such a […]

Singapore’s National AI Strategy 2.0 designed to unlock huge economic potential over 5 years

The National AI Strategy 2.0 launched this week by Singapore Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong is set to unlock the country’s huge social and economic potential over the next five years. Singapore has been a leader in the Artificial Intelligence field for several years now, having topped a global index […]

Katrina Kaif is the latest Bollywood victim of deepfake, with morphed towel scene from Tiger 3 going viral

The Katrina Kaif deepfake comes just a couple of days after actress Rashmika Mandanna’s deepfake photo surfaced, showing her in a lift, wearing workout clothes with a plunging neckline.

India is an “extraordinary market”, says Apple CEO Tim Cook, citing “all-time revenue record”

Global tech giant Apple is increasing its footprint in India, both in terms of sales and production, and CEO Tim Cook sees this as “an extraordinary market”, with “a lot of people moving into the middle class”.

Los Angeles lobbies for an Indian consulate for stronger business ties and to serve 150K+ Indian Americans

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and the Indian American community have urged the Government of India to open a consulate in the second-largest city of the United States of America and the entertainment capital of the world.

Singapore regains Asia’s No. 1 spot in latest Global Innovation Index, overtaking South Korea

Singapore has moved up two rungs in the 2023 Global Innovation Index (GII), taking back its No. 1 spot in Asia and becoming No. 5 in the world. For the past two years, South Korea had stayed ahead in the list of innovative Asian nations.

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