Stratechery’s Ben Thompson’s Take on ‘Regulation of Facebook and Google’ Debate Is Highly Logical

The recent debates on whether tech-giants, particularly, Facebook and Google “needs to be regulated” has heated up. There are some genuine comments coming in over the issue. One such being from Ben Thompson. The founder of one of the leading tech newsletter Stratechery presented on Thursday at Recode’s annual Code Conference. He argued that Facebook and Google, potentially…

Uber is Planning a Tactical Exit From India’s Food Delivery Industry

Uber has firmly said that it won’t exit India or any more markets, following withdrawal from China, Russia, and Southeast Asia. Although, the plans on the future of its food delivery business in the country looks unclear. If media reports are to be believed, Uber might make an exit from India’s food delivery industry. According to India’s Economic Times reports, Uber is in the final phase of…

FBI Shutting Down Its Special War Crime Unit

The FBI is taking down a special unit that looks into international war crimes and hunts down war criminals. This includes suspected torturers and culprits of genocide as well, as per the Center for Investigative Reporting. The unit was formed a decade ago to support federal efforts to hunt Nazis living in the United States after World War II. The group had…

Uber Resolved a Bug That Exposed Unsecure Third Party Secrets

Uber has resolved a bug that was discovered by Indian security researchers recently. It allowed access to the secret developer tokens of apps that integrated with the ride-sharing service. Security researchers Anand Prakash and Manisha Sangwan wrote a blog post explaining the situation. A vulnerable developer endpoint on Uber’s back-end systems, since locked down was accidentally…

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The latest estimations from eMarketer suggest that the US advertisers will spend more than $129 billion on digital advertising in 2019. While expectations for expenditure on “traditional” advertising is just over $109 billion. That means Digital advertising businesses like Facebook and Google will outsize traditional advertising businesses like TV, radio, and newspapers in the US this year.…

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Maybe robots putting up buildings together won’t be an uncommon scene in the next few years. But, South Korea just wants to be the starter. The planned Robot Science Museum in Seoul will have a humdinger of a first exhibition: its own robotic construction. The idea for robotic construction advances from Melike Altinisik Architects(MAA), the Turkish…

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India is WhatsApp’s biggest market. The popular messaging app and its parent company Facebook have more than 200 million users in the country. Now, the recent step of the Indian government poses threat to the company’s policies. The Indian government has decided to hold technology companies accountable for the content that appears on their platforms.…

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A Chinese government propaganda app that recently received a huge success was developed by Alibaba, two people at the company told Reuters. The news comes at a time when China’s tech firms are under global scrutiny over their ties to Beijing. “Xuexi Qiangguo”, the name is translated as ‘study to make China strong’. It is…