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US wants India to buy another $5-6 bn worth of poultry and farm goods for reinstatment of GSP benefits.
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Facebook gears up for marketing push in India

The plan, sources told ET, is to enhance user engagement across the suite of apps – Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The move comes at a time when Chinese video-sharing networking service TikTok is adding users in India. The Menlo Park-based social network, owned by tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, has hired Avinash Pant to head the marketing function.

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  • It’s not the first time WhatsApp’s been drawn into a hacking controversy. WhatsApp in November sued Israeli spyware maker NSO Group, accusing it of infecting phones of some users through the messaging app.The lawsuit said that NSO Group used a vulnerability in WhatsApp, since patched, to secretly deliver its surveillance software to users.

    A forensic analysis by technical experts retained by Bezos after a leak of his personal information in early 2019 suggested that the Bezos iPhone was compromised by "tools" procured by a close associate of the Saudi de facto ruler.

    United Nations experts on Wednesday called for an "immediate investigation" by the United States and others into information they received that suggests that Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked after receiving a file sent from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's WhatsApp account.

    Millions of users were unable to share videos, photos and GIFs, audio and stickers and several of those said they were even unable to view WhatsApp Status feature. According to Downdetetector.com, the problem started in the evening around 4 p.m. and alive outage map showed users in India, Europe, Brazil and in Southeast Asia were affected by the outage.

    Deepak Sahni on trusting multiple mobile devices and apps for productivity.

    His suggestion as well as warning received an overwhelming response as well as support on the microblogging site. Swiggy, however, responded to Rao’s tweet reiterating its commitment to road safety.

    In a first-of-its-kind in India, the Telangana State Election Commission will be using facial recognition app in a bid to counter impersonation by voters on a pilot basis in 10 selected polling stations.

    Social media intermediaries — with more than 5 million registered users — have to trace the original sender of a message when asked by a government agency armed with an order from a judicial magistrate court or a higher court.

    Many millennials think it’s easier to feel the chemistry face to face, versus on text whether it’s casual dating or looking for a life partner, reports Anjali Venugopalan

    Zomato on Tuesday said it has acquired the Indian business of Uber Eats in an all-stock deal.

    Over half of the new jobs will be in technology, including software engineering and data science, Facebook's vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Nicola Mendelsohn said. Other roles will be in the "community integrity" team, which makes products to detect and remove harmful content from platforms like FB, Messenger, IG and WhatsApp.

    TikTok plans to launch new tools that would enable brands to get more info on influencers and their user base.

    Clause 6 provides for constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards to protect the cultural, social heritage of the Assamese people. The panel in its preliminary report is said to have suggested the introduction of Inner Line Permit, reservation of seats in the legislative assembly and local bodies, and reservations in employment for the Assamese.

    On Thursday, MX Player was named the top streaming app in India for 2019 by App Annie, a San Francisco-based research firm that specialises in data on the mobile app industry.

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