Weekly Tech News Headlines – Jan 30 2021

 Biometric feature for WhatsApp WebWhatsApp who was recently facing heat due to its revised privacy policy, is now all set to bring a new Biometric feature to its service. The new authentication layer will be provided for those using its web and desktop versions. So if a smartphone supports, users will not be able to add in a Biometric login, which will use different methods to sign in through fingerprint, face ID or iris ID.The additional layer of security will prohibit illegal logins to your WhatsApp account on the web. In order to link WhatsApp Web or Desktop to your…
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Weekly Tech News Headlines – Jan 20 2021

 Ban on Huawei strengthens in USAAccording to sources from Reuters, the Trump administration in its last few days of office has decided to revoke the licenses of companies that supply materials to the Chinese Telecommunication giant, Huawei. Companies like Intel and Japanese chip maker Kioxia Corp were informed that they would no longer be able to sell to Huawei. The administration plans to revoke several dozen more such licenses. US President Donald Trump has long considered Huawei’s dominance in the telecommunications world to be a threat to their national security. Huawei in May 2019, is put on an "entity list,"…
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5G Network: UK bans Huawei from future expansion in country

The UK government on Tuesday announced the removal of existing equipment of Chinese Huawei by 2027 and a ban on buying new equipment from the company from December 31 2020.The decision comes following new advice produced by the National Cyber Security Center (NCSE), chaired by UK PM Boris Johnson, on the impact of US sanctions against the telecommunications vendor.Technical experts at the NCSC reviewed the consequences of the sanctions and concluded the company will need to do a major reconfiguration of its supply chain as it will no longer have access to the technology on which it currently relies.They found…
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Indian Army bans 89 Social Media apps for its personnel, includes Facebook, Instagram and more

Indian Army has asked all its Officers and Soldiers to immediately delete (not deactivate) their social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Zoom, Truecaller, Reddit and more from their mobile phones by July 15.This order is passed citing security consideration and leakage of sensitive data. Army said those who don't follow this order will face strict action.The list of 89 apps issued also include 59 Chinese apps who were recently banned by Indian Govt. Read more at:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/76858779.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
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Chinese Apps Ban: TikTok’s CEO message to Indian employees

After the ban of 59 Chinese apps by Indian government on 29 June, Today Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi quits popular Chinese social media website Weibo.Amidst the tension and confusion Kevin Mayer, TikTok chief executive and the chief operations officer of ByteDance, which owns the video-sharing app, said in a post on the company website:"At TikTok, our efforts are guided by our commitment to democratizing the internet. To a large extent, we believe we have been successful in this effort… However, we stay resolved and committed to our mission, and are working with stakeholders to address their concerns. TikTok…
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India bans 59 Chinese Apps including TikTok, Shareit, WeChat

As per article published in Press Information Bureau of India,“The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps ( see Appendix) since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order. The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre,…
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