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Fact Check: Is Your Phone Listening To Your Conversations? Know It Here

Jun 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

It's no coincidence the item you’d been interested in was the same one you were targeted with.

Major Blow For Social Media Giants As EU Court Strengthens National Data Watchdog Powers

Jun 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The European Union's Court of Justice ruled that ‘under certain conditions’ a national watchdog has the power to take a company to court over a GDPR violation even if it's not the lead regulator.

G-7 To Support 15% Corporate Tax To Deter MNCs From Stashing Profits

'Reform the global tax system to make it fit for the global digital age and crucially to make sure that it's fair, so that the right companies pay the right tax in the right places,' Britain's Treasury Chief Rishi Sunak said

Google Claims New IT Rules Not Applicable To Its Search Engine

Jun 02, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre's stand on the matter

New IT Rules: Google, Facebook, WhatsApp Share Details With Govt, Twitter Yet To Comply

Social media companies, including Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Koo, Sharechat, Telegram and LinkedIn, have shared details with the IT ministry as per the requirement of the new IT rules.

27 May, 2021

Google, FB Fall In Line As Govt Turns Up The Heat

Outlook Web Bureau

Facebook and Google have agreed to implement the changes, while WhatsApp has moved the Delhi High Court to register its objection to the traceability clause of the new IT rules.

19 May, 2021

Google I/O 2021: New Privacy Settings, AI Tools And Release Of Android 12 Beta Among New Announcements

Outlook Web Bureau

Google has also announced new enhancements to its Password Manager, which helps users create, remember, save and auto-fill passwords across the web.

26 April, 2021

Google Pledges Rs 135 Crore To Tackle Covid Crisis In India; Nadella Thanks US Govt

Outlook Web Bureau

India logged a record of 3,52,991 new coronavirus infections in a day on Monday, taking its total tally of Covid-19 cases to 1,73,13,163.

23 March, 2021

Google Fixes Mysterious App Crash Issue That Affected Amazon, Gmail Apps On Android Devices

Outlook Web Bureau

Several Android users on Tuesday complained that apps like Amazon and Gmail were crashing on their mobile devices.

14 March, 2021

Google To Face Lawsuit Over Allegations That It Collects Users’ Data In Incognito Mode

Outlook Web Bureau

While Google has denied allegations of snooping on its users, the company reportedly said during a court hearing that the incognito mode on Chrome does not make its users invisible.

11 March, 2021

Google Pay To Give Users More Control Over Their Data


Google Pay is rolling out an update to the app from next week that will provide users with more controls to decide how their Google Pay activity is used to personalise features within the app.


10 March, 2021

Google Doodle Remembers ‘India’s Satellite Man’ Udupi Ramachandra Rao On His Birth Anniversary

Outlook Web Bureau

Professor Udupi Ramachandra Rao was a space scientist who supervised the launch of India’s first satellite — 'Aryabhata' in 1975.

26 February, 2021

Facebook Signs Pay Deals With 3 News Publishers After New Law Introduction In Australia

Associated Press (AP)

Facebook said letters of intent had been signed with independent news organizations Private Media, Schwartz Media and Solstice Media.

25 February, 2021

Indian Publishers Ask Google To Pay For Using Their Content

Outlook Web Bureau

The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) on Thursday asked Google to compensate Indian newspapers for using their content.

20 February, 2021

Google Fires AI Manager Margaret Mitchell Who Protested Timnit Gebru's Sacking

Associated Press (AP)

The firing comes a month after Mitchell also vented on Twitter about the handling of her former colleague, Timnit Gebru, who parted ways with Google late last year.

19 February, 2021

Australia PM Scott Morrison Urges Facebook To Lift Blockade On News, Calls It ‘Threat’

Associated Press (AP)

The blockade has escalated a fight with the government over whether powerful tech companies should have to pay news organizations for content.

18 February, 2021

Australians Blocked From Accessing News On Facebook After Proposal Of New Law

Associated Press (AP)

The Australian Parliament is debating proposed laws that would make the two platforms strike deals to pay for Australian news.


15 February, 2021

Google To Pay $1.3 Million Fine 'Misleading' Rankings For French Hotels

Associated Press (AP)

The French government launched an investigation upon receiving complaints from hoteliers about Google's rankings to monitor the nature of information present on the platform

Photo Gallery

Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel attends the inaugural ceremony of a new mega milk powder plant and new packaging film plant of Amul, in Gandhinagar

PTI Photo

Former Union Minister Vijay Goel along with supporters holds a demonstration at the ITO Chowk against Kejriwal government calling its fight against pollution only a drama, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

Uttar Pradesh ADG (Law and Order) Prasant Kumar (L) and UP Principal Secretary Deepak Kumar address a press conference on the cancellation of the UPTET Exam 2021, at Lok Bhawan in Lucknow.

PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

Leaders from various parties join the BJP in presence of the party's State unit President Swatantra Dev Singh and Deputy C M Dinesh Sharma, in Lucknow.

PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

A health worker collects swab samples of a vendor for COVID-19 testing at a market in the wake of spike in coronavirus cases, in Jammu.

PTI Photo

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Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


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Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

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An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

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