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Now, SoftBank is considering bidding for TikTok in India in league with Jio & Airtel

TikTok is considering selling its operations in several countries after local govts shut out the app, in fears that sensitive user data was being shared with the Chinese state.
BJP MLA Raja Singh

Facebook has banned BJP MLA T Raja Singh, but his supporters can still post his praise

T. Raja Singh was among the central figures named in an August WSJ report that claimed Facebook ignored hate speech by BJP leaders to protect its business interests in India. 
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

How India bans apps, can ban be beaten? All you want to know about govt’s China app ban

Experts offer answers on the multiple questions surrounding India’s ban on Chinese apps, which comes amid soaring border tensions between the nations.
The PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) game | Justin Chin/Bloomberg

India bans PUBG & 117 other Chinese apps, terms them prejudicial to sovereignty

The banned apps include Baidu, Baidu Express Edition, Tencent Watchlist, FaceU, WeChat Reading and Tencent Weiyun, according to an official statement.
The Facebook Inc. application logo on display | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Facebook has sent the world a warning by threatening Australian news publishers

The standoff has turned one of Facebook’s most distant markets into a test case as watchdogs around the world turn their own power against digital behemoths.
Attendees view the Apple Inc. iPhone 11 after an event in Cupertino, California, U.S. | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

What Covid? Apple is confident of selling 75 million 5G iPhones later this year

Apple plans to launch four new iPhone models in October with 5G wireless speeds, a different design and a wider choice of screen sizes.
The Facebook Inc. application is displayed for a photograph on an Apple Inc. iPhone in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Facebook is struggling to respond to growing demands from Washington to explain how the personal data of millions of its users could be exploited by a consulting firm that helped Donald Trump win the presidency. Photographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg

Facebook changes rules, says it can block content to avoid regulatory or legal risks

The global tweak to its terms of service, which takes effect on 1 October, gives Facebook the room to do whatever it deems necessary to maintain its business objectives.
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Facebook threatens to block Australians from sharing news as it escalates antitrust battle

The move seeks to push back against a proposed law that wants Facebook & Google to compensate publishers for the value they provide to their platforms.
The Facebook Inc. application is displayed for a photograph on an Apple Inc. iPhone in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Facebook is struggling to respond to growing demands from Washington to explain how the personal data of millions of its users could be exploited by a consulting firm that helped Donald Trump win the presidency. Photographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg

Facebook didn’t act when BJP violated political ad rules, WSJ now alleges

WSJ report also says Facebook India policy head disparaged Congress, supported Modi in internal messages. But company says her posts taken out of context.
Artificial intelligence

Covid made companies AI friendly, but consumers are yet to trust it

The role of Artificial intelligence is now crucial in helping countries to adapt, stay safe & improve how we live and work. But transparency and ethics are key.

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Lt Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa | File photo: Twitter | @AsimBajwaISPR

Nawaz Sharif or Asim Bajwa, corruption scandals in Pakistan turn into never-ending soaps

In Pakistan, no one seems interested in demanding stronger, more independent institutions which would do due diligence away from the public glare.
The Reserve Bank of India | File photo: Bloomberg

Stringent Kamath panel suggestions mean not many stressed firms can avail of RBI debt recast

RBI has implemented KV Kamath panel’s recommendations in totality, including parameters like high debt service coverage ratio and investment grade rating.

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Representational image for India-China relations | File photo: Bloomberg

China wanted ‘no escalation’ on hotline call in the day, tried to capture territory at night

Hours before trying to push in 1,000 soldiers near Pangong Tso on 28 August, Chinese PLA had called Indian Army to avoid escalatory action and night patrolling.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Fort Modi is impregnable despite China, Covid, job losses. Only one leader can defeat him

Critics wonder why voters aren’t turning against Modi. But a well-entrenched Indian leader has never been defeated by a rival; only Modi can do that to himself.