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Nick Clegg, Facebook vice-president, global affairs and communications | Photo: Facebookfuelforindia

Facebook ‘under tremendous political pressure’ to manage content, top official says

There are conflicting views about what should & shouldn’t be circulating on internet, particularly when it is not illegal, says Nick Clegg, Facebook V-P, global affairs & communications.
Mark Zuckerberg and Mukesh Ambani during their online interaction | By special arrangement

Jio and Facebook can drive India to achieve its $5 tn economy goal — Mukesh Ambani

In conversation with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Mukesh Ambani talked about Facebook and Jio's partnership and explained how it will benefit India in the long run.
Vandalism by workers at Wistron Corporation's manufacturing unit in Kolar, Karnataka on 1 December 2020| Twitter/ANI

Trouble at Wistron India plant won’t hurt iPhone output but could hit Apple’s ties with firm

Apple has long had its iPhones made in China by contractors such as Wistron, but political tensions between China & US have raised the risks of dependence on a single production base.
Representational image | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google services resume after massive outage hits Gmail, YouTube in multiple countries

Alphabet Inc faced a rare outage that saw users unable to use products such as Gmail, YouTube, Google docs among others for nearly an hour.

In 2021, there will be a cyberattack every 11 seconds. Here’s how to protect yourself

Cybercrime will cost the global economy $6.1 trillion annually, making it the third-largest economy in the world. And the pandemic is helping it.
Facebook and Instagram apps | Pexels

Why breaking up Facebook’s monopoly is more difficult than it seems

The FTC called for the unwinding of the company's Instagram & WhatsApp acquisitions, which have allowed it to achieve unprecedented power over global communication.

How a homeless high school dropout became CEO of a $1 billion company

Taihei Kobayashi's rags-to-riches story is among the most remarkable to emerge from a small-cap stock boom that’s minting fortunes in Japan.
Image: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Online gaming or gambling? Why fantasy sports, rummy and poker are stuck in controversy

NITI Aayog is seeking public comments on guidelines to regulate fantasy sports, while states have begun banning some activities. Video game industry wants it labelled ‘gambling’.

Apple is now working on own cellular modem, its top chip executive says

Cellular modem is one of the most important parts of a smartphone. The move extends Apple’s push toward greater reliance on its own parts at the expense of Qualcomm, Intel & others.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Breaking up Facebook will demolish Zuckerberg’s social media empire

The US federal trade body wants Facebook to divest Instagram and WhatsApp, which would threaten to erase much of the social media giant's long-term value.

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