All stories by Neha Alawadhi
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 optionsRediff.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 KooRediff.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 banRediff.com8 Feb 2021
MPs asked if the platforms have the right to take down or suspend accounts.
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 2019Rediff.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 termsRediff.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 MitronRediff.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 workersRediff.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 messagesRediff.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 downloadsRediff.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 dealRediff.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'Rediff.com10 Apr 2020
'We have to plan for whatever the new normal is.'
Coronavirus crisis: What start-ups must doRediff.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?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-stormRediff.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 2019Rediff.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 eventRediff.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 debutRediff.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 worriedRediff.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.