Neha Alawadhi

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Do you use Koo app? Please be careful!

Do you use Koo app? Please be careful!

Rediff.com12 Feb 2021

French security researcher Robert Baptiste posted a screenshot suggesting the micro-blogging platform that offers a Twitter-like experience in Indian languages had Chinese connections.

Twitter invokes freedom of expression, weighs legal options

Twitter invokes freedom of expression, weighs legal options

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

The networking giant said it has taken steps to reduce the visibility of hashtags containing harmful content, which included prohibiting them from trending and appearing as recommended search terms.

Amid Twitter standoff, Union ministers shifting to Koo

Amid Twitter standoff, Union ministers shifting to Koo

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

Koo, which works on similar lines as Twitter, was born with a focus on regional language, unlike Twitter and Facebook, which are very popular but primarily cater to an English-speaking audience, reports Neha Alawadhi.

MPs watching Facebook Trump ban

MPs watching Facebook Trump ban

Rediff.com8 Feb 2021

MPs asked if the platforms have the right to take down or suspend accounts.

Will data protection Bill finally see daylight?

Will data protection Bill finally see daylight?

Rediff.com15 Jun 2020

After the first draft of the Bill was submitted under a committee chaired by Justice B N Srikrishna in 2018, there were objections raised by businesses, especially on the broad restrictions on cross-border data flow.

India saw 2nd highest phishing hosting attacks in Q1 2019

India saw 2nd highest phishing hosting attacks in Q1 2019

Rediff.com15 Jun 2020

Phishing attacks could either be in the form of an email from a trusted source asking for personal information such as passwords, bank details and personal details, or it could mimic an existing website or webpage and trick a user into entering confidential information on the page.

Yatra ends merger pact, sues Ebix in US for breach of terms

Yatra ends merger pact, sues Ebix in US for breach of terms

Rediff.com7 Jun 2020

Ebix had signed the agreement last year to acquire Gurugram-based Yatra Online for an enterprise value of $338 million (about Rs 2,327 crore) in an all-stock deal. The deal was supposed to conclude in the October-December quarter after regulatory approvals but went through several extensions, according to regulatory filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Why Google took down TikTok clone Mitron

Why Google took down TikTok clone Mitron

Rediff.com3 Jun 2020

Mitron probably would have continued with the free run for quite some time, had it not come to light that the source code of the app was actually developed by a Pakistani developer, reports Neha Alawadhi.

Govt makes Aarogya Setu a must for all office workers

Govt makes Aarogya Setu a must for all office workers

Rediff.com2 May 2020

The ministry of home affairs has made the use of Aarogya Setu app mandatory for all employees, both private and public, and pinned the responsibility for compliance on the head of respective organisations.

COVID-19: How WhatsApp is tackling spread of fake messages

COVID-19: How WhatsApp is tackling spread of fake messages

Rediff.com27 Apr 2020

WhatsApp limited the number of times a frequently forwarded message can be sent further to only one chat at a time. This resulted in 70% plunge in viral forwarded messages globally, WhatsApp told GoI.

Aarogya Setu tops charts with 75 million downloads

Aarogya Setu tops charts with 75 million downloads

Rediff.com25 Apr 2020

The exponential number of downloads can be attributed to a call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking people to have the app on their mobiles, combined with the government's push for downloading of the app through other channels, reports Neha Alawadhi.

Zomato may buy Grofers in all-stock deal

Zomato may buy Grofers in all-stock deal

Rediff.com15 Apr 2020

Sources said a merger could benefit both as Grofers' private labels business would be a draw for Zomato, as well as its experience in the online grocery delivery space.

Post COVID-19: 'IT industry will emerge stronger'

Post COVID-19: 'IT industry will emerge stronger'

Rediff.com10 Apr 2020

'We have to plan for whatever the new normal is.'

Coronavirus crisis: What start-ups must do

Coronavirus crisis: What start-ups must do

Rediff.com6 Apr 2020

'If many start-ups lose in this environment, there will be less number of people willing to start new businesses.'

What kind of telecom services do Indian users like?

What kind of telecom services do Indian users like?

Rediff.com17 Feb 2020

44 per cent Indian respondents say that bundling media services with their telecom plan was the main reason they were willing to spend more on their mobile and fixed broadband bills.

What brands must do to weather troll-storm

What brands must do to weather troll-storm

Rediff.com19 Jan 2020

From consulting firms to tech and detergent companies, brands are busy swatting away online crusaders. In the fraught times we live in, it is not just religion that stokes the fires of controversy. In such instances, it may be best to take the trolls head on.

India lost over $1.3 billion to internet shutdowns in 2019

India lost over $1.3 billion to internet shutdowns in 2019

Rediff.com10 Jan 2020

The total cost of internet shutdowns across the world stood at $8.05 billion in 2019, an increase of 235 per cent since 2015-16.

Outrage over tech honchos' presence at RSS event

Outrage over tech honchos' presence at RSS event

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

Zoho's co-founder and CEO Sridhar Vembu is set to be the chief guest while Accenture's managing director and head of operations (Chennai) Rama S Ramachandran is to be the guest of honour at the 'Resurgent Bharath' event to be held in Chennai on February 2, reports Neha Alawadhi.

Nutanix bets big on govt clients, defence projects after Nasdaq debut

Nutanix bets big on govt clients, defence projects after Nasdaq debut

Rediff.com31 Dec 2019

In India, the company serves customers such as stock exchanges, brokers, non-banking financial companies, financial services and insurance, IT and IT-enabled services.

Data Bill: Why Nasscom, mobile body are worried

Data Bill: Why Nasscom, mobile body are worried

Rediff.com28 Dec 2019

The Bill says that the central government, in consultation with the Data Protection Authority, can direct any data fiduciary or data processor to provide non-personal data to enable better targeting of delivery of services. The government can also ask data processors to provide data for formulation of evidence-based policies for its own use.

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