Tech News

  • In addition to disputing misleading claims made by US President Donald Trump about mail-in ballots this week, Twitter has added fact-checking labels to thousands of other tweets since introducing the alerts earlier this month, mostly on posts about the coronavirus. The company does not expect to need additional staff for the undertaking, Twitter said.
  • The NASSCOM developed platform can be hosted on any cloud platform based on the government’s preference.
  • Zoom is planning to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paid clients and institutions such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer accounts. This was confirmed by a company official. "Charging money for end-to-end encryption is a way to get rid of the riff-raff," Zoom security consultant said.
  • Paytm has moved the Delhi High Court alleging that telecom service providers Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Jio and BSNL are not blocking fraudsters who are duping customers by "phishing" activities over mobile networks. Paytm has claimed that millions of its customers have been defrauded and the failure of telcos.
  • Since 2018, the most-expensive and most-powerful smartphone in OnePlus’ lineup has embodied design elements of the British car racing company McLaren. However, that is coming to an end. In a statement to Android Authority, a spokesperson from McLaren confirmed that their partnership with the BBK-owned smartphone brand has come to end.
  • In a letter to European Commission, the tracking app maker Tile has accused Apple of anti-competitive behavior. It says that Apple is abusing its power and favoring its own products. It claims that its products are not being given “equal placement” on the Apple App Store.
  • In an interaction with The Times of India–GadgetsNow, Irfan Sheikh– one of the team members of QBoxus– claimed that one of the buyers of TicTic simply ‘rebranded’ it into Mitron.