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Liquidity boost: State banks can now buy assets of NBFCs

The scheme will help address NBFCs and HFCs resolve their temporary liquidity or cash flow mismatch issues.

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Employees ain't happy enough at Facebook: Tech giant drops from 7th spot on list of best workplaces

FB now stands at number 23 on Glassdoor's list of "Best Places to Work" in 2020.

Sweeping powers to government under data protection Bill a step backwards, say experts

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  • The bill introduces a provision empowering the govt to ask a firm to provide anonymized personal data.

    Internet services will be suspended in Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup, according to a notification issued by Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Political Department) Kumar Sanjay Krishna.

    ​​A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said linking of accounts with social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp, with Aadhaar, PAN or any other identity document requires framing of policies or amendment in existing laws by the central government and this exercise cannot be done by the court.

    In response, Williams accused Apple of a “stunning and disquieting invasion of privacy” over its monitoring of his texts. In one message, Williams said Apple would have “no choice but to purchase” his new company.

    Season Two Ventures will make about 30 investments from this fund, starting with an initial cheque size of $500,000 to $1 million, and invest about $1 million in additional capital later on, to scale up the ventures.

    China's central bank - the People's Bank of China (PBC) - has stepped up efforts to roll out its Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) as it seeks to stay ahead of the competition among central banks around the world and help preserve financial sovereignty, state-run Global Times reported.

    Facebook blamed ILikeAd Media International Company and two individuals associated with the company — Chen Xiao Cong and Huang Tao — for the fraud. The defendants deceived people into installing malware available on the Internet. This malware then enabled the defendants to compromise people’s Facebook accounts and run deceptive ads promoting items.

    If racism is your platform for point-scoring, bringing up incidents from rival clubs as though this is all a game of Top Trumps, you’re – and I’m going to phrase this as nicely as possible – quite pathetic. You can’t fix stupid and it’s scary to think just how much of the population are sat fist-pumping in the knowledge there are no cameras ready to record their discrimination.

    The world will see in the first half of year 2020, an option to transfer photos and videos from the social media network directly to other services, starting with Google Photos, said Facebook. The option will be available to users in Ireland. Data transfers will be encrypted with a password prompt before any transaction.

    When Uber and Airbnb were getting off the ground earlier this decade, people were apprehensive about taking a ride with strangers, or staying in the home of a random person. Our parents literally cautioned us against this, and it seemed incredibly stupid to defy a lifetime of warnings.

    While the government and RBI had shown concern against the proliferation of private digital currencies, their interest on the subject has been lukewarm, said Sathvik Vishwanathan, the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Unocoin.

    According to those present in the meeting, the company was specifically asked to consider making the entry of only persons over the age of 15 on twitter and also take reports of abuse on the platform very seriously. Twitter told panel about the measures the company has taken to empower people, & women particularly with tools like mute, block and report.

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