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Spotify announced it will stop political advertisements in 2020

Spotify announced it will stop political advertisements in 2020

Spotify announced on Friday that it will stop putting political advertisements on its platforms. This decision has been taken in the wake of upcoming US elections in January 2020. The move is aimed to prevent any attempts to divert the attention of general public through ads. Social media has a potential to influence the public opinion and hence Spotify will suspend political advertisements on its platform. About Spotify Spotify Technology S.A. is an international media service provider of Swedish origin….

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Social media platforms to implement User Identity Verification

Social media platforms to implement User Identity Verification

As per this requirement, social media platforms have to impact user verification mechanism This is in-line with the new bill Personal Data Protection Bill approved by Union Cabinet few days ago Indian government is leaving no stone un-turned when it comes to data privacy and preventing spread of fake news. Data protection and putting a check on the spread of fake news is very important when it comes to social media platform like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter etc. India is one…

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Cognizant content moderation business to see an exit

Cognizant content moderation business to see an exit

The IT giant said that it is more inclined to move towards a digitally-driven company The move will benefit many other service providers to enter into this business The American IT giant has decided to announce its decision to exit content moderation business. Cognizant content moderation business is valued at around $250 m a year. The exit will open the doors for other companies to be a part of this business. There are many social media companies, platforms who want…

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WhatsApp cannot start UPI powered payments business in India: Reserve bank of India tells Supreme Court

WhatsApp cannot start UPI powered payments business in India: Reserve bank of India tells Supreme Court

WhatsApp has been, since long, facing a battle of Israeli spyware (Pegasus) controversy over granting access to a few select individuals phone through malware which enters a users phone through video calls. Meanwhile Reserve bank of India too had a sour news for WhatsApp saying that WhatsApp cannot start payment business. Reserve bank of India has told Supreme Court that the messaging platform is not compliant with data localization norms and National Payments Corporation of India(NPCI) has been directed to…

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Indian Govt asked WhatsApp to clarify on privacy breach concerns:

Indian Govt asked WhatsApp to clarify on privacy breach concerns:

‘Facebook owned company,WhatsApp, has been asked to clarify about the nature of privacy breach on its messaging platform that is affecting some users of India’ said IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. “We have asked WhatsApp to explain the kind of breach and what it is doing to safeguard the privacy of millions of Indian citizens,” Prasad said in a tweet on Thursday. The story unfolded when WhatsApp sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group on last Tuesday. The messaging platform accused…

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Facebook to face a lawsuit over its facial recognition feature which is used to tag photos

Facebook to face a lawsuit over its facial recognition feature which is used to tag photos

Facebook will be undergoing a trail having failed to stay a lawsuit filed against it due to its facial recognition feature In 2011, Facebook introduced a new feature which will allows the users to tag the photo to ascertain is some if their fiends are included in the photo. In 2015, a class action lawsuit was filed against Facebook, alleging that Illinois citizens did not consent to having their photos being scanned with facial recognition software. There was also no…

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Facebook`s digital currency project Libra faces hurdles

Facebook`s digital currency project Libra faces hurdles

Facebook`s digital currency project Libra, a move to launch its own digital currency hits a road block as major online payment service providers withdrew their support from the project. In June 2019, Facebook announced that it was all set to launch its own digital currency with a view to helping millions of people make online payments even without having an active bank account. It was supposed to be backed up by a digital wallet Calibra and a digital currency Libra…

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