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The Apple Inc. logo is displayed at one of the company's stores in Hong Kong | Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Apple plans to build self-driving cars for consumers by 2024

Apple is developing its own battery technology that could reduce the cost of power packs & is tapping outside partners for elements of the system, Reuters reported.
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News site seeks Rs 10 cr from Facebook, says posts blocked during farmer protest, 3 more times

The Ink has issued a legal notice to Facebook, threatening legal action if the amount is not paid within seven days of receipt.
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All about the suspected Russian cyberattack that Microsoft has called ‘moment of reckoning’

A US-based company’s software update has been used, allegedly by suspected Russian hackers, to infiltrate key US govt depts as well as systems in many parts of the world.
Fishing Net ( Representational Image) | Commons

Move over fishing nets, LED lights and audio technology are the new fisherman tools

Around the northeast Atlantic, scientists are working on trials of light and audio technology that are protecting endangered species & preserving food security.
Google headquarters in California | Wikimedia Commons

3 US states to file a new antitrust lawsuit against Google over app store fees

The attorneys general of Utah, North Carolina and New York are among states that are preparing a lawsuit, which hasn’t been previously reported and could be filed in January.
Microsoft building | Pixabay

Microsoft says its systems were exposed to Russia-linked hack

Microsoft is a customer of SolarWinds Corp, whose software the hackers are believed to have used to gain access to networks by installing malicious code.
The Huawei Technologies Co. logo | Bloomberg

Are we independent of Chinese govt? Huawei wants views of Indians in ‘reputation survey’

Huawei, accused of links to Chinese govt and facing curbs in countries over national security concerns, appears to be seeking to gauge people's perception of it through the survey.

Facebook building cameo-inspired tool to let fans pay celebrities for face time

The concept behind the tool, called Super, could gain importance as more public figures look to connect with fans digitally during the pandemic.
Alphabet Inc. Google And Gmail Illustrations Ahead Of Earnings Figures

Google’s Gmail service suffers outage for two days in a row

More than 17,000 people had reported Gmail issues to the website DownDetector, which compiles user-reported website and mobile network errors.
The Twitter Inc. logo. | Photographer: Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg

Twitter fined $547,000 for breaking EU’s data privacy law

The US social-media giant violated EU data protection rules by failing to report with 72 hours a breach that threatened the privacy of Android phone users.

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