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India asks WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy over ‘grave concerns’

India has asked WhatsApp to withdraw the planned change to its privacy policy, posing a new headache to Facebook-owned service that identifies the South Asian nation as its biggest market by users. In an email to WhatsApp head Will Cathcart, the nati.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekJan 19th, 2021

UK’s MHRA says it has ‘concerns’ about Babylon Health — and flags legal gap around triage chatbots

The UK’s medical device regulator has admitted it has concerns about VC-backed AI chatbot maker Babylon Health. It made the admission in a letter sent to a clinician who’s been raising the alarm about Babylon’s approach toward patie.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 4 min. ago

How to build support for ambitious climate action in 4 steps

Canada and the United States are suddenly steeped in policy proposals to aggressively cut carbon emissions. In the face of a climate emergency and on the heels of numerous climate disasters, this is welcome news indeed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 4 min. ago

A Leading Critic of Big Tech Joins the White House

President Biden on Friday named Tim Wu, a Columbia University law professor, to the National Economic Council on Friday as a special assistant to the president for technology and competition policy, putting one of the most outspoken critics of Big Te.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 36 min. ago

Team of bioethicists and scientists suggests revisiting 14-day limit on human embryo

An international team of bioethicists and scientists contends it may be justified to go beyond the standing 14-day limit that restricts how long researchers can study human embryos in a dish. Going beyond this policy limit could lead to potential hea.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 35 min. ago

A mass exodus from California? Not exactly, says new study

New research released today by the UC Berkeley California Policy Lab finds that, contrary to some news media reports suggesting a mass exodus from California, most moves in 2020 happened within the state. Exits from California in 2020 largely mirrore.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 36 min. ago

Indian State Government Website Exposed COVID-19 Lab Test Results

A security flaw in a website run by the government of West Bengal in India exposed the lab results of at least hundreds of thousands of residents, though likely millions, who took a COVID-19 test. TechCrunch reports: The website is part of the West B.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News15 hr. 36 min. ago

Policy Brief: The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021

On 25 February 2021, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) notified the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IL & DMEC Rules) under Section 87 read with Section 79(2) of.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated News17 hr. 3 min. ago

After Third Large Quake Near New Zealand, Tsunami Warning Issued; Tsunami Watch in Hawaii

A major magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck roughly 600 miles northeast of New Zealand on Thursday afternoon, triggering concerns of a potentially damaging tsunami. From a report: It's the third major earthquake in less than eight hours on the Kermadec F.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Oakland Bans Leaf Blowers, Trimmers and Other Lawn Equipment That Rely on Combustion Engines

Oakland has banned the use of leaf blowers, trimmers and other lawn equipment that rely on combustion engines, citing health and climate change concerns. From a report: The city says that the "significant health hazards" to users and residents from t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Daily Crunch: Square acquires Tidal

Square buys a majority stake in Jay-Z’s Tidal, WhatsApp improves its desktop app and Hopin raises even more funding. This is your Daily Crunch for March 4, 2021. The big story: Square acquires Tidal Square announced this morning that it has pur.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Tufin Announces Vulnerability-Based Change Automation App

The newest app in the Marketplace combines Tufin’s security policy automation and vulnerability management capabilities BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$TUFN #automation—Tufin® (NYSE: TUFN), a company pioneering a policy-centric approach.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

WhatsApp adds one-to-one voice and video calling to its desktop app

The Facebook-owned messaging and VoIP service said that over the last year, they saw a meaningful uptick in people calling one another on WhatsApp. On New Year’s Eve, for example, the service set a new personal best for the most calls made in a sin.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic has increased loneliness and other social issues, especially for women

Social distancing guidelines have reduced the spread of COVID-19, but lockdowns and isolation also have created or aggravated other well-being concerns, reports new research. Mayo Clinic investigators found a significant increase in loneliness and a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Want to cut emissions that cause climate change? Tax carbon

Putting a price on producing carbon is the cheapest, most efficient policy change legislators can make to reduce emissions that cause climate change, new research suggests......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

WhatsApp introduces video and voice calls on desktop version

WhatsApp is allowing users to make video and voice calls on their desktop for the first time......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

WhatsApp now lets you make voice and video calls from your computer

To meet a significant increase in demand for voice and video calling, a WhatsApp update has added voice and video calling to the company's desktop apps......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Boss of Chinese gaming titan NetEase calls for shared parental leave

China’s relaxation of its one-child restriction has not delivered the population targets set by its policy planners. In 2019, the birth rate in China slumped to a seven-decade low, which experts attribute to changes in social attitudes, skyrock.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

WhatsApp adds voice and video calling to desktop app

WhatsApp is rolling out support for voice and video calling to its desktop app, the Facebook-owned messaging service said Thursday, providing relief to countless people sitting in front of computers who have had to reach for their phone every time th.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Indian state government website exposed COVID-19 lab test results

A security flaw in a website run by the government of West Bengal in India exposed the lab results of at least hundreds of thousands of residents, though likely millions, who took a COVID-19 test. The website is part of the West Bengal governmentR.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Cashify raises $15 million for its second-hand smartphone business in India

Tens of millions of people each year purchase a second-hand smartphone in India, the world’s second-largest market. Phone makers and giant online sellers such as Amazon and Flipkart are aware of it, but it’s too much of a hassle for them to i.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021