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Explained: Why WhatsApp deferred deadline for users to accept new privacy policy

May 09, 2021 8:38 am

The Facebook-owned platform said that even those users who had not accepted the updated terms of services will not have their account deleted for now.

Explained: Why SpaceX's Starship landing bodes well for NASA's Moon mission

May 07, 2021 2:24 pm

The spacecraft has been described as a game-changer for space travel, being a fully reusable transportation system for crew and cargo to the Earth's orbit, Moon and Mars.

Explained: What is 5G trial, and why is it important for Indian telcos?

May 07, 2021 8:02 am

In the initial phase, these trials will be for 6 months, including a 2-month period for procurement and setting up of the equipment.

Explained: How Twitter's new prompt, to cut down toxic tweets, will work

May 07, 2021 7:42 am

Apart from social media platforms, agencies such as the UN have also taken note of hate speech in recent times.

Explained: Reading Facebook Oversight Board decision on Donald Trump ban

May 07, 2021 7:30 am

Although the oversight board has agreed with Facebook's decision, it has also said that the punishment meted out to Trump was unfair and that the platform must justify its decision again after reviewing it.

Explained: Why Signal was blocked on Facebook-owned Instagram

May 06, 2021 7:50 am

Signal attempted to use Instagram ads to highlight how Facebook 'collects' data from users, and was blocked. What did it do, and how did Facebook respond?

Explained: When does Twitter 'permanently suspend' an account, like it has done with Kangana Ranaut?

May 06, 2021 9:03 am

Twitter says when it decides to permanently suspend an account they will notify the user about the abuse violations. They also “explain which policy or policies they have violated and which content was in violation.”

Explained: Why the SpaceX nighttime splashdown is NASA's first since 1968

May 06, 2021 9:14 am

Originally, Crew-1 did plan to come back during the day on Wednesday last week, but the return kept getting postponed due to bad weather.

Explained: Why finding the 'oldest water on Earth' matters in the quest for life on Mars

May 05, 2021 10:50 am

Dr Barbara Sherwood Lollar of the University of Toronto has extracted from a Canadian mine water that is 1.6 billion years old.

Explained: In Assam earthquake, reminder of seismic hazard along HFT faultline

May 05, 2021 10:55 am

Assam earthquake: The primary earthquake had its epicentre at latitude 26.690 N and longitude 92.360 E, about 80 km northeast of Guwahati, and a focal depth of 17 km, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.