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Instagram.Indian Link

You can now restrict bullies on Instagram without notifying them

To curb online bullying, Facebook-owned Instagram announced a unique feature this week, where a user can "shadow ban" or "restrict" a bully from commenting on his or her posts. Once you "restrict" someone, comments on...
Quick Heal1.Indian Link

Quick Heal 1st Indian firm to get US patent for anti-ransomware tech

Pune-based Quick Heal Technologies has become the first Indian company granted a patent for its ground-breaking anti-ransomware technology by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Designed and developed by Quick Heal's state-of-the-art R&D and...
Twitter.Indian Link

Twitter to put a notice on political leaders’ harmful tweets

Twitter has decided to go hard on political figures like US President Donald Trump who frequently violate its policies, saying it will put out a notice for tweets from accounts belonging to political figures,...
Snapchatfeature.Indian Link

India ranks high on Snapchat’s global friendship survey

To explore how culture, age and technology shape preferences and attitudes related to friendship, Snapchat conducted a global survey of 10,000 people across India, Australia, France, Germany, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the UK...
AI4.Indian Link

AI, machine learning help shrimp, vegetable farmers reap good harvest

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning have entered aquaculture and agriculture farms in some Indian states, benefitting the farmers in cutting down their labour and the uncertainties of trial and error methods. Thanks to these...
Whatsapp.Indian Link

Facebook honours Manipuri youth for spotting WhatsApp bug

Facebook has honoured a 22-year-old engineer from Manipur for detecting a bug on the instant messaging platform WhatsApp. The social networking giant awarded Zonel Sougaijam $5000 (roughly about Rs. 3.4 lakh) for the discovery and...
Google Maps.Indian Link

Google Maps get test ‘off-route’ alert feature in India

As part of the many new features Google is experimenting with and adding on Google Maps, the search engine giant is testing an 'Off-route' alert feature, available exclusively in India for now. Intended to keep...
Snapchat.IndianLink

Snapchat launches tools for voters ahead of Indian elections

Aiming to encourage people ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, photo-messaging app Snapchat has announced the launch of tools and polling information for Indian voters. Educating its users about the resources provided by the...

WhatsApp unveils tipline to report fake news in India

People in India can submit misinformation or rumours to the Checkpoint Tipline on WhatsApp at +91-9643-000-888.

Sleep robot, foldable smartphones and more

Here are our favourite technologies/innovations from the Consumer Electronics Show 2019